Holden Equinox LTZ-V vs Mazda CX-5 Akera Comparison

Can the new kid on the block beat up on the reigning tough guys? We pit Holden’s Equinox against Mazda’s middleweight SUV champion, the CX-5

For Holden, keeping its aged Captiva alive and kicking in the mid-size SUV segment where much younger and fitter rivals abound has been a bit of a struggle.

Battling against the segment-reigning Mazda CX-5, the resurgent Nissan X-Trail and Honda CR-V, plus a formidable list of match-fit rivals that includes Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan, the bravely struggling but tiring Captiva was way past its prime.

Its replacement, the US-designed Equinox, comes here with significant Australian developmental input and is a different story altogether.

Among mid-size SUVs, where does the Equinox fit?

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