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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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

On the road, many people want performance and handling to feel the rush of the open road. However, they also want their ride to feel safe and secure both for themselves and their passengers. Luckily, you can have both with the 2020 Mazda CX-5 – found right here at Kelly Mazda in the Scranton, PA area.

Despite being a small crossover SUV, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 boasts impressive safety and engine specifications packed into an upscale frame. But when it comes to engine performance and safety features, can it stand up to an SUV from a prominent truck brand? Our employees here at Kelly Mazda compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 to the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.

Standard Driving Features

2020 Mazda CX-5

Safety & Driving Feature

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available at Higher Trims
Standard Side Blind Zone Alert Available
Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Available
Standard LED headlights Not Available

Inside of their respective base trims, there is a noticeable difference in initial safety features and standard components found inside both vehicles. Despite the slight increase in price, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with an entire host of standard features to help you stay safe on the road. This includes the i-Activsense® safety technology suite, which helped the 2020 model win an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ in its class. Meanwhile, none of the features that the CX-5 has comes standard to the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox base trim – even the adaptive cruise control.

Engine Options for the 2020 Mazda CX-5

2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC

2020 Mazda CX-5 Engine Options

2.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo

187 Horsepower 250
186 ft-lbs Torque 320 ft-lbs
24 City / 30 Highway Fuel Economy 22 City / 27 Highway

Looking under the hood also shows some differences between each model. The table above displays both engine options for the 2020 Mazda CX-5, which both outclass the Chevrolet Equinox engine choices. With a standard 187-horsepower and 186 ft-lbs. of torque 2.5L engine, the drivability and handling of the CX-5 remain a high point for those who value performance. Plus, available i-ACTIV AWD® on top of the turbo engine option for up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque, the CX-5 can feel sporty while remaining a solid option on generally rough or wintry Pennsylvanian roads.

Finding the ideal mixture between performance, safety, and enjoyability can be a tough road for those interested in purchasing or leasing a vehicle. But if a crossover is what you want, we at Kelly Mazda in Scranton highly suggest the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for its well-rounded toolset that’s worth the praise. Stop in today and schedule a test drive today!