Comparing the 2020 Honda HR-V in Kenosha Against the Chevrolet Equinox

January 10th, 2020 by

A reliable and safe vehicle is always a necessity for anyone on the road, that goes without saying. But there is more to a vehicle’s capabilities than standard airbags, crash-mitigating brakes, and superior traction control. All of which the HR-V has, but there are more features to consider when comparing it to the Equinox. For starters, the shoulder belts within the HR-V are height adjustable, which helps accommodate a wider variety of passengers and provide better comfort than the belts in the Equinox. 

Along with that, the HR-V host’s smart airbags that can deploy at different levels of force depending on passenger size and vehicle speed. This is determined by speed and seat sensors, so unnecessary force isn’t applied. There are sensors that can even detect if a child is leaning on the door, and will then automatically deactivate. The Equinox, unfortunately, is unable to do this because it doesn’t have smart airbags.

As for reliability, the HR-V’s engine is constructed for simplicity with a single overhead cam making the cylinder heads less complicated by reducing the number of moving parts. By providing you with a simple and more reliable vehicle, you can save money, time, and trouble, and according to Consumer Reports, the HR-V ranks 30 points higher than the Equinox in reliability. 

The way a vehicle handles the road says a lot about it’s suspension and handling capabilities, and until you test drive the HR-V for yourself, learning what separates the HR-V from the Equinox is all you can do. With this Honda, you can experience front and rear stabilizer bars with the HR-V’s all-wheel drive, to help keep the vehicle flat and controlled. Paired with that is the HR-V’s variable assist power steering for better control and an overall great feel of the road.

Aside from also having an incredible resale value, retaining 54.9% to 57.77% of its original price after five years, according to IntelliChoice, the HR-V is also found to be less expensive to operate than the Equinox. According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the HR-V costs $537 less to do suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles, $651 less for a muffler, and $154 less for brake pads!

If you want to know more about the 2020 Honda HR-V in Kenosha, come on by this weekend for a test-drive at Honda of Kenosha! Feel free to visit our website and give us a call to set up an appointment today! Looking for something slightly more agile? Compare Honda Civic trims with our team. 

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