The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs. the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Winnipeg is a city that is full of automobiles and dealerships. Finding just the right vehicle for your own particular needs can be quite confusing. But having an idea of what you want gives you a head start. If you have been considering the Hyundai Santa Fe, you need to take a closer look at the Chevrolet Equinox. Both vehicles are similar in style, but have some very distinct differences. These differences might just make you change your mind.
The Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with some great features. It has a six speed automatic transmission that is perfect for handling the roads in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. The horsepower the Equinox offers is 182 and it still gets 9.2L/100km in the city and 6.1L/100km on the highway. That kind of horsepower combined with terrific fuel economy is just one reason why the Equinox is a good choice for a vehicle. It also comes with a standard 12-month plan of OnStar and has a powertrain warranty of 60 months or 160,000km.
In comparison, the Hyundai Santa Fe has a six speed manual transmission (the automatic is available) and has a 175 horsepower rating. Its fuel economy does not compare with that of the Equinox. The Santa Fe gets 10.7L/100km in the city and 7.5L/100km on the highway. Times are tough everywhere, including Winnipeg, so that small difference can be a significant amount of money. The Santa Fe has the same standard air bags and ABS brakes as the Equinox, but does not offer OnStar. Its powertrain warranty is only good for up to 100,000km. That is 60,000km less than that of the Equinox.
The Chevrolet Equinox also has some of the “extras” that appeal to most people. Things like the driver information center and a trip computer are nice to have and they come standard on the Equinox. It comes down to personal choice when choosing between the Chevrolet Equinox and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Since the vehicles are similar in style and price, why not choose the Equinox and get some of the added features? Viking Motors supplies many Winnipeg customers with some great Chevy deals and are likely to get you the best deal around!