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Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

About Chevrolet Equinox

In anticipation of a likely all-new Equinox next year, the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox rolls into this year relatively unchanged. There may be an element of "if it ain't broke" there, since Equinox sales have been doing better and better over the years despite newer competition such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. There's also the 'tweener size to consider; despite being priced alongside the Honda and Toyota, the Equinox is notably larger, about as long as a Ford Edge, for example. And, unlike those compact SUV competitors, the Equinox offers a V6 engine with 301 horsepower. Nonetheless, the Equinox is definitely a utility play, offering a roomy back seat and comfortable driving dynamics, but not really what we'd call "fun."

LATEST MODEL
2017 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Equinox

The new Midnight Black package swathes the Equinox in black paint, black leather seats, black wheels...you get the idea. A Sport Package is essentially the same thing, but with white paint on the body, and black everywhere else. Also, the LTZ trim is now called Premier.

  • Expert Rating: 7
  • Consumers Rating: 7.8
  • MPG 21|31
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2009 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Equinox

Revisions for 2009 are minor and include standard side-curtain airbags with rollover-detection sensors, standard XM Satellite Radio, three new exterior colors and the addition of Bluetooth connectivity to the OnStar 8.0 system.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2007 Chevrolet Equinox
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chevrolet Equinox

Standard safety features include the StabiliTrak stability control system, four-wheel disc brakes and a tire-pressure monitoring system. A revised instrument panel includes a new instrument cluster with a 20-setting Driver Information Center, and the Equinox's rear seat receives a folding armrest with built-in cup holders.

Consumer Reviews

Love this SUV

By on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Roomy front and back seats, cool design, V6 AWD"

Cons: "Blind Spot & short on cargo space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own the 2011 and have over 66 thousand miles and it runs great. I have the AWD V6 and I LOVE IT! Could use a little more cargo space, but I love the way it looks and rides and so do my passengers. You will get used to the blind spot. When I need to replace, I will be looking at the newer Equinox models, as I just love this sporty SUV."

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

This vehicle in the AWD set up is excellent

By on Monday, December 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Sure footed on wet pavement and highway speed"

Cons: "Slightly under powered (4-cyl) for WV hills"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Overall excellent; no defects and handles super in the AWD configuration; would prefer the 6 cyl for our WV hills"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

just ok, but tired of problems

By on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "good price and styling, awd great in snow"

Cons: "not reliable and sturdy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"i bought this car brand new in feb. 2011. it started off nice, a little concerned about mpg. i usually always average 24mpg so not too bad. well now one year later i am so scared that vehicle is not going to last 5 years. it rattles bad all over, it has been in the shop 3 or 4 times, once because the engine light came on, the cause, engine misfiring! the transmission slips then slams into gear. i have told the dealer about this and their reply is "ya that six speed trans can make it feel a little funny". seriously! i'm 36 and have driven all types if vehicles, i'm pretty sure i can tell that this transmission is not right. steering wheel was sticking so they put in a new rack. i guess they thought it ok to give it back with the steering wheel cocked to the left. hmm! now steering is clicking. not too happy at this point. i love the looks and dont want to have to give it up but enough already. fix the problems GM. also on start up the engine sounds as though its going to fall out with all the clanking. but in 2 seconds sound is gone. idk."

71 people out of 76 found this review helpful

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