The Chevrolet Equinox is classified as a compact SUV or a midsize crossover. With room to seat five passengers comfortably by utilizing the versatile rear seat design, the Chevrolet Equinox is similar in many ways to the GMC Terrain. Other vehicles in its class include the Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4.
Introduced as a 2005 model, the debut of the Chevrolet Equinox marked the manufacturer's first foray into the crossover market.
Though the Chevrolet Equinox offers an available all-wheel drive for its first generation and an optional four-wheel drive for its second and third generations, it is a vehicle that is best driven on the road. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is available in three engines to give consumers plenty of options for power: a 1.5-liter, turbo four-cylinder with 170 horsepower; a 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder with 252 horsepower; or a 1.6-liter, turbodiesel with 136 horsepower. It offers a smooth and quiet ride - even on rough roads and when cruising at highway speeds.
Since its debut in 2005, the Chevrolet Equinox has shown a longevity that has outpaced some other vehicles that were introduced around the same time. The Suzuki XL7, Saturn Vue, and Pontiac Torrent have all ceased production. As Chevrolet continues to update each year and generation of the Equinox, its used car value is likely to make it an attractive option for consumers who are searching for a dependable, stylish midsize crossover. An affordable entry in the compact SUV market - the 2018 base model Chevrolet Equinox has a starting MSRP of $23,580 - a used Chevrolet Equinox provides plenty of value for consumers.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features a fresh, sculpted look that sweeps in gentle curves from its front to back and makes it stand out among others in its class. Notable features include:
The third generation of Chevrolet Equinox is available to three turbocharged engines: a 1.5-liter turbo engine with an EPA-estimated mileage of 31 mpg, a 2.0-liter turbo engine that is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine with an EPA-estimated mileage of 40 mpg. Two transmissions are available for the Chevrolet Equinox: the standard six-speed automatic and an available nine-speed automatic.
The interior of the Chevrolet Equinox was made both for comfort and to handle today's technology. Standard equipment available on the base L model includes:
The Chevrolet Equinox also features blind spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a teen driver feature that tracks driving behavior when set, active lane control, and more offered as standard equipment on the base model.