2019 SUV Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Chevrolet Equinox


Compare the New Subaru Outback to the Chevrolet SUV Competition in Augusta, ME

You may have more than a few choices among compact SUVs here in the Augusta area, but not every crossover comes geared for the highway cruise and unbeaten path alike. Our automaker's flagship, however, the celebrated Subaru Outback wagon, does, and against competitors that come almost just as tough, like the new Chevrolet Equinox, it's plain to see. In fact, we've made checking out the matchup easy. Take a look with us here at Charlie's Subaru!



Charlie's Subaru

466 Western Ave
Directions Augusta, ME 04330

  • Sales: (207) 213-2700
  • Service: (207) 213-2704
  • Parts: (207) 213-2705

Sales Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

  • Outback features a higher-capacity 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. That of Equinox, a 1.5-liter I4, only puts out 170 horsepower, followed by a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that slots even lower, at 137 horsepower. That makes Subaru the more energetic choice.
  • Our SUV maintains its lead, too, with a 256-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 in higher trims. You can get a 252-horsepower four-cylinder in Equinox, but only in the highest LT and Premier trims, and even then, its power rating is just behind that of Outback.
  • Both models get comparable fuel economy. Outback, on the one hand, makes possible up to 25 mpg in cities like Portland, ME and South Portland as well as 32 mpg up highways like I-95 North from Auburn to Bangor. Equinox gets 26 mpg and 32 mpg respectively.
  • larger fuel tank can mean fewer trips to the pump between destinations, and that of Outback outdoes that of Equinox, 18.5 gallons to 14.9.
  • Safety-wise, Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard, as do a wheel slip-reducing X-MODE® and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, a suite of safe distancing, lane management, and collision-avoidance features. In Equinox, AWD is only available, there's no assistive mode to speak of, and comparable safety features are only optional, individually or as separate packages.
  • Outback is roomier, with more passenger space, 108.1 cubic feet to 99.7. That comprehends both better front head, leg, and shoulder room and more rear head and shoulder room.
  • It's also more accommodating for cargo, with both a higher minimum cargo volume, 35.5 cubic feet, and maximum cargo volume, 73.3 cubic feet. Equinox offers only 29.9 and 63.9 respectively.
  • With a better 2,700-pound tow rating, Outback can haul anything from a small camper with a pop-up tent to a dirt bike or snowmobile. Equinox can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Needless to say, if you've got a weekend adventure, an out-of-the-way ski getaway, or a coastal cruise planned, a new Outback comes ready to take you there and back again. Get in touch with the knowledgeable Subaru experts here on staff at 466 Western Ave, and we'll introduce you to the right trim for your needs!

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