The 2016 Equinox gets a new nose and tail, with projector-beam headlights in front and LED taillights in the rear. Also new is a revised center stack with a new storage shelf, blind-spot and cross-traffic alert, and enhanced interior fabrics.
The 2015 Chevy Equinox is virtually identical to last year's model. The only notable change is 4G connectivity through OnStar, plus the ability to share that connection with other devices through onboard Wi-Fi.
After receiving a more powerful V6 option and new safety features last year, few changes have been made to the 2014 Equinox except for new exterior color choices and the chrome-clad wheels now being offered as standard on high-end LTZ models.
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.
The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox gains a FlexFuel (E85) compatible V6 engine option, as well as some new standard features. The mid-level Chevrolet Equinox 2LT gains standard heated front seats, while Chevrolet Equinox 1LT now feature Bluetooth, a USB port and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
All new for 2010, the second-generation Chevy Equinox is more attractive, more refined, more powerful, more fuel efficient and more feature-filled than its predecessor. Overnight the Equinox has gone from outdated to outstanding.
About Chevrolet Equinox
Despite external dimensions that seem more midsize than compact - it's about as long as a Ford Edge - the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV that competes against the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. It seats five, and offers up a good-sized back seat, albeit at the apparent expense of cargo space, which trails even smaller compact competitors. There's a refreshed nose and tail this year, plus a few interior enhancements and modern features like blind-spot warning and cross-traffic detection. But it does little to liven up the driving experience, which is comfortable and quiet, and benefits from an available 301-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with a 3,500-pound towing capacity. The 4-cylinder model isn't as peppy, but gets 32 mpg.