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Editors' Page: 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

By KBB.com Editors on November 26, 2013 3:26 PM
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Bigger than most compact SUVs, but smaller inside.

Although not directly competitive with the category's elite (Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4), the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox delivers a plus-size platform, composed ride, capable 4-cylinder engine and (rare in the category) available V6. If you don't go crazy on the option sheet, the Equinox is available at price points fully competitive with those CUVs in Honda and Toyota showrooms. However, the Equinox is now in the fifth year of its product cycle in a rapidly expanding market full of new or aggressively refreshed models; the clock and market are ticking.

Driving It

Our full review of the 2014 Equinox described the driving experience as "rather ho-hum. And even with the more powerful V6 option, Chevy's crossover SUV doesn't feel as athletic as a Ford Escape using a smaller, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine."

Build and Price

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox starts at a bit over $25,000 and tops out near $40,000. How much is the Equinox you want? Build and price it.

What's Next for Equinox?

Now one of the oldest compact SUVs in the category, history and speculation suggest an Equinox redesign in early 2015. Expect it to be sized, priced and equipped in line with the rest of the category.

Personal Taste

For buyers more compelled by the truck side of the crossover equation, the 2014 GMC Terrain is essentially a Chevy Equinox with a more rugged look.

Consumer Reviews

Owner enthusiasm for the Equinox leans more toward practical consideration than passionate devotion. This is typical: "This vehicle drives like you would expect a much more expensive vehicle to drive. I compared to nearly everything out there in this class (Subaru, Honda, Toyota) and it is so much more comfortable, quiet and high quality. Adjustable seats are very comfortable! Rear seat is awesome - slides to adjust for even the biggest feet and knees." Read more from Equinox owners.

Other Options

The compact crossover SUV segment is a popular and rapidly expanding category, so don't make a move without first having a look at your 10-plus compact SUV alternatives.

 

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