Compact crossovers are a great way for drivers to add convenient versatility to their daily routines. They provide a higher vantage point, roomy accommodations, and extra cargo capacity without taking up too much space. They're also one of the industry's most popular segments, so Sayre shoppers have numerous options to choose from. But when it comes to delivering the ultimate blend of utility, comfort, capability, and value, the Subaru Forester is tough to beat. To demonstrate this, here's a quick look at how the Forester measures up against one of its most prominent class competitors, the Chevy Equinox.

The Subaru Forester vs The Chevy Equinox:


 

Performance and Capability

Both the Forester and Equinox offer well-tuned driving manners on the road, exhibiting smooth ride qualities and balanced handling. The Forester is a little more adept in terms of motivation, with a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter BOXER engine than the Equinox's 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine.

However, when it comes to handling and capability off-road or in inclement conditions, the Subaru Forester is firmly in the lead. Every Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, while all but the base tier add Subaru's advanced X-MODE traction and hill-descent control. On the other hand, the Chevy Equinox has a basic AWD system, but it's only available as an option on the top three trim levels.

Subaru Forester vs. Chevy Equinox: Accommodations and Versatility

On the inside, the Subaru Forester outclasses the Chevy Equinox with a modern, attractive design, high-quality materials, and an intuitive layout. The Forester also has an appreciable advantage in both space and utility. Both models are about equal in terms of rear legroom and front hip room, but the remaining measures are well in Subaru's favor. Plus, the Forester also offers significantly more in terms of max cargo space, with 69.2 cubic feet to the Equinox's 63.9. And with the base-model Forester, you'll get even more, up to 74.2 cubic feet.

 

Subaru Forester vs. Chevy Equinox: Features

While both models feature well-equipped base trim levels, Subaru delivers more amenities for less money. The 2021 Forester comes standard with many features that are only offered as optional equipment on Equinox's upper tiers, including adaptive cruise control, steering-adaptive headlights (not available for Equinox), automatic high beams, and all-wheel-drive. Additionally, by stepping up to the Premium trim level, you can enjoy even more amenities than the similarly priced Equinox LS (Equinox's L trim is only available through special order). Forester Premium includes proximity keyless entry, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, raised roof rails, and heated front seats. To get these features on the Equinox requires climbing further up the trim ladder, and sometimes even adding a package to the top levels.

Test-drive the 2021 Subaru Forester at Williams Subaru of Sayre near Mansfield

Reach out to Williams Subaru today for more information about the latest Subaru Forester crossover and its available trim levels, financing options, and special incentives. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to explore the Forester's amenities and accommodations for yourself, we welcome you to visit here in Sayre for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.