The new 2022 Chevy Equinox and 2022 Toyota RAV4 have many appealing exterior updates and interior features to get the attention of crossover car-lovers anywhere. Both models have sporty exteriors, high-rated fuel ratings, and entertainment features that provide a luxurious SUV experience. Wondering which crossover to choose? This article describes each car’s performance, engine, interior, and entertainment features to help you determine which crossover is the right fit.
Updates for the 2022 Chevy Equinox and Toyota RAV4
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The main updates for the 2022 Chevy Equinox include mainly exterior style and engine updates. Some examples include more eye-catching headlights, a new grille design, and updated bumpers. The main change for the Equinox engine involves only one engine option for buyers instead of the previous two available. Meanwhile, the new 2022 Toyota RAV4 received some minor updates, including newly styled headlamps, new color options, and optional LED fog lamps.
Costs Fit for Any Budget
Both vehicles offer budget-friendly model options that let you experience exciting features without sacrificing your wallet. The MSRP value for the 2022 Equinox starts at $25,800 and can increase up to $33,795 for the Premier all-wheel-drive model. Here’s a breakdown of the starting values for each trim model:
- 2022 Chevy Equinox LS: $25,800.
- 2022 Chevy Equinox LT: $26,900.
- 2022 Chevy Equinox RS: $30,100.
- 2022 Chevy Equinox Premier: $31,000.
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The base value for the 2022 RAV4 starts at $26,525 and can increase up to $37575 for the Hybrid Limited. Here’s a breakdown of the starting values of each RAV4 trim model, including hybrid options:
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE: $26,525.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 XLE: $27,995.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE: $29,075.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE: $30,545.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium: $30,885.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE: $31,730.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure: $32,780.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium $33,435.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Limited: $35,025.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE: $35,055.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road: $36,465.
- 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited: $37,575.
Exciting Engine Specs
The 2022 Equinox only has one engine option: a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 170 horsepower. You can ride to your destinations with relative ease if paired with either front or all-wheel drive options. This engine also combines with a six-speed automatic transmission that promotes a smooth and fuel-efficient drive. If you want towing power, the Equinox offers up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. You can take your small trailer, pop-up tent, or tear-drop camper along for the adventure.
The 2022 RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 203 horsepower. Depending on your trim model, you can either upgrade to an all-wheel-drive or hybrid engine. Some model years come standard with the all-wheel-drive powertrain. Regardless of the engine, it pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission that promotes high fuel efficiency and seamless shift changes so you can relax and enjoy the ride.
Performance You Can Count On
Fuel efficiency slightly varies between the forward-wheel and all-wheel-drive Equinox. The all-wheel-drive option offers an estimated EPA fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 27 mpg. The forward-wheel drive option offers 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 28 mpg.
The RAV4 also has competitive fuel efficiency ratings, so you can journey further with fewer fuel stops. The TRD Off-Road model offers 25 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 28 mpg. Other models offer 27 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 30 mpg. All the RAV4 hybrid models have slightly higher fuel efficiency ratings with 41 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and a combined rating of 40 mpg.
Luxurious Interior Features
Both vehicles offer durable and sleek interior styles that can live up to the lifestyle preferences of any driver. The sporty Equinox has plenty of interior space for front and rear-seat passengers. Jet black cloth seats with contrasting red stitching, chrome accents, and a black headliner make for a sleek driving experience on the higher trim levels. You also opt for several interior upgrades to make for a more enjoyable experience on some models, including heated seats, embroidered front row headrests, a horizontal cargo net, and a collapsible cargo area organizer.
The RAV4’s thoughtful interior also offers a sleek interior with black coloring throughout and premium materials. As a driver or passenger, you can enjoy ample legroom and cargo space to take who or what you want along for the journey. You can also upgrade the interior of some models with all-weather floor liners, leather seating, a cargo liner, a frameless Homelink mirror, or the Quick-charge Cable Package.
Entertainment Features for Everyone
The 2022 Equinox comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment center, and you can upgrade to an 8-inch infotainment system instead. This digital touch screen interface also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can stay connected to your mobile devices on the go. Bluetooth, audio streaming, USB connectivity, standard 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, and an auxiliary input also help you and your passengers stay entertained, whether you’re in the city or exploring the countryside.
The 2022 RAV4 also comes standard with a 7- or 8-inch touch screen infotainment center and a 4G LTE hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capabilities. Other unique upgrade infotainment options include a JBL premium audio system, a dynamic navigation system, a Scout GPS Link, and a wireless charging pad.
Depending on the available options, add-ons, and upgrade features you prefer, the prices of these Chevrolet and Toyota models can vary. Huffines Chevrolet Plano at 1001 Coit Road has many affordable financing options that can help you secure the car of your dreams. If you want to know more about these two crossover SUVs or have questions, contact us online today or give us a call at 972-867-4000. Our friendly sales team will give you all the information you need.