2013 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of in-cabin storage
  • Minimal exterior noise gets into the cabin
  • Comfortable even at high speeds


  • Cargo space could be better
  • Steering isn't hugely responsive
  • Poor rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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What is new for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox?

  • Equinox trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Tow Hitch, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

1. Two powerful engine options

If you're looking for responsive performance and good mpg, choose a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with the standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. This model excels at on-ramp moves and is good for an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined when using regular gasoline.

 If your everyday commitments include hauling or a full house of family and friends, go for the optional 3.6L V6 engine. The power increase is noticeable, boosting towing capacity to an estimated 3,500 lbs., when properly equipped.

2. Advanced driver aids

Since the five-seat 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is built for traveling with loved ones, it's good to know it's equipped with an array of standard and available driver-assistance features. When seasonal changes bring adverse conditions, standard features like traction and stability control keep you on track to your destination and responsive to your environment. Urban errands that call for multiple stops and family drop-offs are supported by features that broaden your view, including integrated blind-spot mirrors as standard, a rearview camera from the 1LT trim upward, and available lane departure warning on the trim-topping Equinox LTZ.

3. Premium interior

You'll love the premium look and feel of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, with thoughtful finishing touches and elegant color options that make this SUV pleasing to the eye. Jet black upholstery and complementary headlining set the tone. Premium cloth and leather upholstery upgrades include two-tone panels and contrast stitching. Acoustic-laminated glass and rear privacy glass (1LT trim and higher) cocoon you from exterior stressors, offering the utmost sensory protection.

4. Superb storage and seating space 

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox has an ingenious second row that maxes out cargo capability and improves passenger comfort. When you need to transport lengthy items like hardware materials or sporting goods, flipping one side of the 60/40-split second row offers the right kind of space and adds volume. Passengers benefit too—just slide the seats all the way back to gain eight inches of extra legroom. Slide them forward and you can use those extra inches for cargo.

5. Rear-row tech

Traveling with friends and family can mean multiple demands for attention and amusement. With the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, you'll have happy passengers thanks to a range of entertainment features. Your youngest passengers will appreciate the distraction of the available DVD entertainment system for the rear row—they'll get dual seatback monitors with wireless connectivity for headphones. This ensures their favorite cartoon character or superhero will capture their attention for hours on end without distracting you behind the wheel. Teens and adults will appreciate the standard Bluetooth® connectivity, allowing them to access their playlists from compatible smartphones.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-sized crossover SUV that has a lot of room and is easy to drive. It has a lot of bells and whistles and is comfortable. It is a great car for the money and is worth considering if you don't mind the fuel cost.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Equinox an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Equinox 13th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Chevrolet Equinox features and specs

LS 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39.9"

Head room

F 40.9"/R 39.2"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

225/1500 lbs.



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