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Chevrolet Equinox vs. GMC Canyon

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Equinox

$495
Average Annual
Repair Cost

GMC Canyon

$530
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Chevrolet Equinox Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $495 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The GMC Canyon Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $530 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Canyon.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$495
inexpensive
expensive
$530
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.39
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
15%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(15)
3
(13)
2
(5)
1
(1)
The Chevrolet Equinox ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop constantly for engine problems after 10,000 miles...had to have the engine replaced at 50,000. Also h...”
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop co...”
5
(2)
4
(4)
3
(2)
2
(3)
1
(0)
The GMC Canyon ranks highest in suspension and ranks lowest in electrical.
“ My only problem in my 2009 canyon with 4cyl engine extended cab occured after 100,000 miles.For some reason the engine would not start.If I wait for 15 minutes the engine started.This usu...”
“ My only problem in my 2009 canyon with 4cyl engine extended cab occured after 100,000 m...”
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