2011 Chevrolet
Equinox LT
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.6

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Quite powerful
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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Good cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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More passenger seats
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

9.3

starting from

$24,970

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Equinox LT

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
32 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$24,970
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3
  • Room for more than 70% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 63.7 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.1
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Tahoe LTZ has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Cost 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • The best price we've seen is $30,550 cheaper (2.2x less), $24,970 vs $55,520
  • Gets around 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 15 mpg
Crash Test Ratings 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • The Equinox LT has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Around 80% more powerful, 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM
  • The Tahoe LTZ's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.4 lb/hp vs 20.8 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Tahoe LTZ
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.3

Practicality

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Chevrolet
Equinox LT
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of passenger seats, but the Equinox LT has very few
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 63.7 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of cargo room, but the Equinox LT has very little
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats, but the Equinox LT is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs 1,190 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Equinox LT
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Tahoe LTZ
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Equinox LT
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Tahoe LTZ has more speakers, but the Equinox LT has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
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Equinox LT
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MSRP $55,520 vs $24,970 The Equinox LT has a great price, but the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 22 mpg The Equinox LT has great city mileage, but the Tahoe LTZ is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Chevrolet
Equinox LT
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Tahoe LTZ
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The Tahoe LTZ is 1.5x safer than the Equinox LT

Performance

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Tahoe LTZ
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Equinox LT
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM The Tahoe LTZ is fairly powerful, but the Equinox LT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 20.8 lb/hp The Tahoe LTZ has OK performance while the Equinox LT gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Equinox LT
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 40.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Tahoe LTZ
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Chevrolet
Equinox LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Tahoe LTZ

Safety Features

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
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Equinox LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Road Tests

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Chevrolet
Equinox LT
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 10.7 seconds The Tahoe LTZ's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Equinox LT is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 138 ft The Equinox LT's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 80.0 mph mph The Tahoe LTZ's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Equinox LT's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Equinox LT vs Traverse LS
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Equinox LT vs Acadia SLE
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Nissan Rogue SV Equinox LT vs Rogue SV
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Equinox LT vs Explorer Limited
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Equinox LT vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Tahoe LTZ vs Durango Citadel
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 GMC Yukon Denali Tahoe LTZ vs Yukon Denali

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