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The V6 option grows from 3.0 liters to 3.6 and now makes a robust 301 horsepower. Passenger seats can be had with 8-way power adjustment. Other options include a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, universal garage door opener, and safety system with collision-warning and lane-departure alerts.
The 2012 Chevy Equinox compact SUV gains blind-spot mirrors on all trims, while Bluetooth is now standard on the LS trim. A rearview camera is added to the 1LT trim and a new 7-inch color touch-screen radio with USB port is made standard on 1LT, 2LT and LTZ. Later in the model year, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment and safety system becomes available.
Two new trims, the Sport and LTZ, join the Equinox line. The Sport trim features a 264 horsepower V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission and a sport-tuned suspension, while the LTZ adds a generous helping of chrome trim and interior luxury features.
Technically, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox competes against compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape. Like those, it seats five, and thanks to its considerably bigger dimensions, it offers up a roomy back seat. The compromise is with cargo space, where the Equinox falls short of even its smaller compact competitors. Behind the wheel, the Equinox isn't particularly exciting, but it does offer up a comfortable and quiet ride. It's also one of the only compact crossover SUVs to offer a V6 engine, a 301-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 that lets the Equinox tow up to 3,500 pounds. Fuel-conscious buyers will be more interested in the 4-cylinder version, which claims a competitive 32 mpg.
By Carolyn on Monday, November 03, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,270overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "I like the feeling of sitting higher."
Cons: "Too much black interior."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"It is a great car for convenience and comfort but it has too many blind spots. That is the major complaint. Outside of that I love this car."
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By Charlotte on Friday, October 25, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Comfortable, love the radio & MyLink system"
Cons: "Vibrating mirror, MPG not the best"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car after I was in a wreck in an extremely tiny vehicle and very badly injured. Talk about compensation, right? I feel so much safer in a vehicle that was larger so that was my starting point. From there, I knew my parents were big Chevrolet people, so it didn't take long after that to test drive and fall in love with this car! I have owned my car for five months now and already have a pretty high number of miles on it. I opted for the model with a decent amount of options on it - heated leather seats (LOVE!), review camera (SO helpful for backing this car into parking spaces or my garage), and the sunroof was an option I didn't originally want but have fallen in love with anyway. I have long commutes to both work and classes from my apartment, so I spend a decent amount of time in my car. I have so much appreciation for my ECO button! Even with the ECO, however, I usually only get 22/28 city/highway at best, which isn't quite to my expectations but it's manageable. The blind spot mirrors are helpful, but I'm still getting use to them. The only two things I cannot stand: the vibrating rearview mirror and the big bars on either side of the windshield. The vibrating mirror is inconvenient and annoying - if the road is too bumpy or the music is too loud, there is a constant vibrating of the rear view mirror. The big structure bars on the sides of the windshield, especially the driver's side, is terrible when driving on bendy roads and even when making a left turn and need to see if there are pedestrians in the road. Last complaint - after updating my iPhone to Apple's new software, my phone will not sync with my car. When I bring it into get an oil change this week, I'm going to have them look at the system, but I'm 99% sure it's an error on Apple's end. All of the little annoyances put together, I still wouldn't trade my car for anything. Haven't driven it in the snow yet, so that will be a deal breaker. We'll see how it goes!"
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By Mac on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I owned and sold this caroverall rating 8 of 10rating details
Cons: "Chrome handle on compartment on dash."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"One of the best vehicles I have owned in years, very good on gas, very comfortable and easy to drive with great gas milage."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful