2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

A red 2020 Mazda CX-5 compared to a red 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.

The small SUV market has been flooded with options in recent years. But from engine options and cargo space to technology and safety features, it’s difficult to tell which one is best for you. But one solid option comes in the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

Built with style and enjoyment in mind, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers itself to those looking for that perfect mix of handling, utility, and looks. With a modern design and stylish interior, this year’s model builds upon previous models in a lot of ways. But when comparing it to, say, a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox that you may see in the area, does it outclass its competition? Keep reading to find out how the Mazda CX-5 fares.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2.5L 4-cylinder 6A Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo 6A
187 Horsepower 170
186 Torque 203
28 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 28 MPG

Looking at the table above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a larger 2.5L engine but remains more balanced than the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox model’s base engine. This means that despite the base turbo engine inside the Equinox, CX-5 base trim’s horsepower outmatches its competition and remains the same in combined MPG. When moving to higher trims, both models can receive an upgraded engine. However, the Mazda CX-5 still outperforms with its 2.5L turbo engine that gives off up to 250 horsepower with 320 ft-lbs. of torque when using premium unleaded fuel.

Standard Features for the 2020 Mazda CX-5

But upon observing the basic trim level between the two, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 also stands out for its look and technology. While both models are known for their safety, CX-5 models come with the i-Activsense® safety package that includes more standard features such as adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and a Lane Departure Warning system. Some other features that come standard are as follows:

  • LED Headlights
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Automatic rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • 7” full-color touch screen display

Plus, the wallet-friendly L trim level for the 2020 Chevy Equinox is special order only rather than the readily available model like Mazda CX-5 Sport trim.

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