2019 Hyundai Tucson vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox - Centennial CO

View Inventory2019 Hyundai Tucson vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox - Centennial CO

Vehicle Overview

The shoulder belts of the front seat of the Hyundai Tucson are height-adjustable for enhanced safety and can accommodate a passenger or driver of any height. Increased comfort can encourage both the passenger to back up and can prevent injuries. In contrast, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox does not offer front seat belts that are height-adjustable. The Tucson also comes standard with head restraints that are designed to protect the front passenger and driver from whiplash. The shoulder belts of the front seat of the Hyundai Tucson in Centennial Colorado are height-adjustable for enhanced safety and can accommodate a passenger or driver of any height. Increased comfort can encourage both the passenger to back up and can prevent injuries. Contrary, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox does not offer front seat belts that are height-adjustable.

Centennial CO - 2019 Hyundai Tucson's Overview

Exterior - 2019 Hyundai Tucson

A recent review on small SUVs rated the Tucson as one of the reliable vehicles. The Equinox does not feature even in the top three in its class in terms of reliability. The study also found that Hyundai vehicles have a better resale value than Chevrolet vehicles. The Hyundai ranks third in initial quality, which is above average in its category. Chevrolet ranks 6th based on mechanical problems per 100 models. Hyundai vehicles have proved more reliable than Chevrolet models in several recent surveys. The Hyundai Tucson also consumes less fuel than the Equinox under the same conditions and within the same distance. Tucson uses regular unleaded gasoline whereas the Equinox uses premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost up to 55 cents more per gallon.

Centennial CO - 2019 Hyundai Tucson's Exterior

Interior - 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Centennial CO

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson comes with a fuel door lock with a remote release located near the driver's seat. The fuel door lock helps prevent vandalism and fuel theft. The Equinox does not come with such a feature. Optional wipers of Tucson Limited trim can turn on and off automatically and adjust their speed according to the intensity of rainfall. Contrary, intermittent wipers of the Equinox have to be continuously adjusted. The IIHS rated the headlights of the Tucson as "Acceptable" and the Equinox's "Marginal." The Tucson offers drivers optional adaptive lights that can illuminate around corners. It can help them see further while navigating sharp turns and reading steering wheel angle and speed.

Centennial CO - 2019 Hyundai Tucson's Interior

Mechanical - Hyundai Tucson specs in Centennial

The Hyundai Tucson comes standard with rear and front stabilizer bars. These bars help keep the truck controlled and flat when maneuvering sharp corners. The Equinox offers only the rear stabilizer bar. The average width between the wheels on the Hyundai Tucson is 1.5 inches wider in the rear and 1 inch wider in the front than the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox for better stability and handling. The Arapahoe Hyundai can handle up to 0.82 G's while the Equinox can pull only 0.77 G's. The Tucson can also maneuver quicker than the Equinox. The Tucson has a 2.5 feet tighter turning circle than the Equinox for better maneuverability. The chassis of the Tucson is 6.9 inches longer than the Hyundai, and this makes it easier to maneuver, park in tight spaces, and handle.

Centennial CO - 2019 Hyundai Tucson's Mechanical
Powertrain - Hyundai Tucson specs in Centennial CO

The Tucson in Centennial Colorado comes with a 60,000 mile or five-year basic warranty, which includes 24-hour roadside assistance that covers the entire truck. The Chevrolet Equinox offers a 36,000 or three-year basic warranty tahat expires sooner than the Tucson. The powertrain warranty of the Arapahoe Hyundai can cover 40,000 miles or 5 years longer than the powertrain warranty of the Chevrolet. The 100,000 miles or 10-years warranty for the Tucson covers any repair needed on axles, driveshaft, joints, transmission, and engine. Coverage on the Chevrolet Equinox does not go beyond 60,000 miles or five years. The corrosion warranty of the Tucson is a year longer than the Chevrolet Equinox's 100,000 miles warranty.

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The Tucson also comes standard with head restraints that are designed to protect the front passenger and driver from whiplash. The Active Head Restraints move the headrest forward during a rear-end collision to prevent spine and head injuries. The Chevrolet Equinox does not have a head restraint system that can protect the front passenger and driver from whiplash. The Tucson comes with an optional driver alert monitor that can keep the driver attentive, suggest automatic emergency braking, and sound a warning. Recent research claims that drivers who fall asleep while on road cause approximately 1,500 deaths and over 100,000 crashes yearly. The Equinox, on the other hand, do not offer a driver alert monitor. But both the Tucson and Equinox come standard with passenger and driver frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, plastic fuel tanks, and front-side impact airbags. Other features to expect in these models are blind-spot warning systems, lane-departure warning systems, rear cross-path warning, and all trims are available in all-wheel drive. Car enthusiasts should also expect traction control, front-wheel drive, and electronic stability systems. All these features aid in preventing skidding and crash mitigation.

The tires of Tucson Limited and Sport are larger than the tires available on all Equinox trim levels. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value and SE trim come standard with tires that can handle rough terrains, and their 60 series profile can provide a stiffer sidewall than the 65 series of the Equinox. The tires of the Tucson Limited and Sport trims also have a lower series profile than the optional 50 series tires of the Equinox Premier.

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