2017 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox highlights

Customer rating


  • Lots of room in the back seat
  • Optional V6 engine
  • Quiet ride


  • Underpowered base engine
  • Less cargo space than others in its class
  • Bluetooth® connectivity is unavailable in L and LS trims

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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A compact SUV that's big on features and style

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.

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What is new for the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox?

  • The Equinox is available in a new trim called the Premier.
  • The LTZ trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • Equinox trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox trims

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  • Even its base L trim includes such standard features as a seven-inch touchscreen display and available in-car Wi-Fi/4G connectivity.


  • The LS trim comes with extra features, such as all-wheel drive and satellite radio available. 


  • Rear privacy glass, a rugged roof rack, and smartphone integration make this trim stand out.


  • This top-of-the-line trim boasts everything from heated front seats and a V6 engine to remote start and leather upholstery.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

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

Chevrolet Equinox: Back-up Camera | CarMax

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!

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A compact SUV with rugged good looks, the GMC Terrain offers high-end interior design and materials, combined with potent V6 engine availability across all model years. It also has good fuel economy for its class—the 2017 GMC Terrain with FWD and 2.4L four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 combined mpg.

 Base trim seating in the 2017-2021 Terrain allows for plenty of adjustment, making the most of approximately 99.6 cu ft of cargo volume.

Other features of the 2017-2021 GMC Terrain include:

  • Cruise control

  • Keyless start

  • Backup camera

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Customer like the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox for its spacious interior, good gas mileage, and comfortable ride. Customers also like the car's features, like Bluetooth connectivity.
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
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 39.9"

Head room

F 40.9"/R 39.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



2017 Chevrolet Equinox FAQ

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Color options

Exterior 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

Interior details

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.

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