A compact SUV that's big on features and style.

Chevrolet Equinox Review | CarMax

If you're in the market for an SUV that doesn't take up too much space, the Chevrolet Equinox is worth checking out. This compact SUV offers a surprising amount of comfortable seating and cargo space without sacrificing handling or maneuverability in the process. Combine this with ample features and trim options, and you've got yourself a top contender for your next SUV. Learn more about this compact SUV in our Chevrolet Equinox review:

Reasons to Buy

1. Ample Trim Options

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox comes in a generous selection of four trim levels: the L, LS, LT, and Premier. Whether you're looking for something relatively simple and "bare-bones" (such as the base L trim) or something a little more luxurious (such as the top-of-the-line Premier trim), you've got plenty of options to choose from.

2. Impressive Interior

Chevrolet Equinox: Interior | CarMax

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox boasts a sleek and stylish interior. This includes not just use of high-end materials, but also a unique industrial style that stands out from the more traditional interiors found in many other compact SUVs. The 2017 Equinox also features a user-friendly infotainment center that drivers and passengers alike will enjoy.

3. Comfortable Seating

Chevrolet Equinox: Comfortable Seats | CarMax

Despite its formal designation as a compact SUV, the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox SUV offers an impressive amount of comfortable seating for up to five passengers. There is plenty of legroom and headroom for even taller passengers to stretch out and feel comfortable on longer road trips, which can be hard to come by in this class of vehicle.

4. Engine Options

Chevrolet Equinox: Engine Options | CarMax

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox comes with a standard four-cylinder engine (2.4-liter at 182 horsepower) across all trim levels except for the Premier. In the top Premier trim, drivers will enjoy a more powerful V6 engine (3.6-liter at 301 horsepower) for a more exciting ride. The V6 engine boasts sporty dual exhaust tips and a quick acceleration from zero to 60 mph in seven seconds flat.

5. Generous Features

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Even the base L trim on the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox comes with a generous number of standard features. This includes Bluetooth® connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, and an available 4G/Wi-Fi hotspot for easy internet connectivity on the go!1

What You Need to Know

Chevrolet Equinox Price 2

  • 2014-2016: Average CarMax price less than $19,500.
  • 2017-2018: Average CarMax price less than $22,000.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Models & Trim Levels

  • L - Even its base L trim includes such standard features as a seven-inch touchscreen display and available in-car Wi-Fi/4G connectivity.1 Read more about the L trim.
  • LS - The LS trim comes with extra features, such as all-wheel drive and satellite radio available. Read more about the LS trim.
    Chevrolet Equinox: LS Trim | CarMax
  • LT - Rear privacy glass, a rugged roof rack, and smartphone integration make this trim stand out. Read more about the LT trim.
  • Premier - This top-of-the-line trim boasts everything from heated front seats and a V6 engine to remote start and leather upholstery. Read more about the Premier trim.
    Chevrolet Equinox: Premier Trim | CarMax
  • Chevrolet Equinox Interior and Exterior

    Chevrolet Equinox Seating Capacity

    Chevrolet Equinox: Seating Capacity | CarMax

    Since its inception in 2010, the Chevrolet Equinox has been marketed as a compact SUV seating up to five passengers comfortably.

    Chevrolet Equinox Cargo Space

    You’ll be impressed by the cargo space offered in this vehicle, especially in the newer models. For example, in all trim levels of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, you'll enjoy 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats intact. Fold down the 60/40 split rear seats and you can increase your cargo space to a maximum of 63.5 cubic feet.

    Chevrolet Equinox Colors

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes in your choice of 12 colors:

    • Cajun Red Tintcoat
    • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
    • Ivy Metallic
    • Satin Steel Metallic
    • Mosaic Black Metallic
    • Nightfall Gray Metallic
    • Orange Burst Metallic
    • Pepperdust Metallic
    • Sandy Ridge Metallic
    • Silver Ice Metallic
    • Storm Blue Metallic
    • Summit White

    Chevrolet Equinox Engine & Transmission

    The Chevrolet Equinox has options for a more powerful engine. For example, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine in all its trim levels except the Premier. In the Premier trim, drivers will enjoy a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine.

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Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.4/5.0 (484 Reviews)3

  • Pros: Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Interior Space
  • Cons: Cabin Noise, Power

"I enjoy this car because it is rugged, durable, spacious, and fun to drive. I am a musician prone to hauling a lot of equipment. I also have a small family of three with an addition of two medium-sized dogs. This vehicle gets the job done easily every single time."

- 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Owner (College Station, TX)

"This is our first SUV/crossover and we love it. We have been driving it just over a year with no mechanical problems. It is quiet and very comfortable. There is plenty of headroom and legroom and adequate storage in the rear cargo area. Overall, we have no complaints and are very satisfied."

- 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Owner (Las Vegas, NV)

Chevrolet Equinox Rankings

  • 3rd - Best Crossover SUVs (2018)
  • 2nd - Best SUVs (2018)
  • 2nd - Best Compact SUVs (2018)
  • 6th - Car Seat Friendly Cars (2017)

Click here for a full list of Chevrolet Equinox rankings.

What's New For 2018?

The Chevrolet Equinox is fully redesigned for 2018, featuring more expansive tech features and the innovative, user-friendly Chevrolet MyLink™ system. This model year is also a bit smaller and lighter than previous model years.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the Chevrolet Equinox is an excellent choice for those in the market for a small SUV that doesn't lack in available features, space, or comfort. This SUV makes a great family vehicle, daily commute vehicle, or weekend road trip vehicle! From its different trim options, to its generous standard features, it's no surprise customers rated this compact SUV with a score of 4.4/5!

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2 Based on CarMax average prices between April 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
3 Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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