The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox offers standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. It also offers something rare in this segment, at least these days: a V6 engine.
The standard engine across the entire model line is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Also available except with the base LS trim is a 3.6-liter V6 engine making 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet makes this engine available in the Equinox’s two other trims: LT and Premier. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The EPA rates the 2017 Equinox at an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for the four-cylinder engine. Choose the V6 engine and the front-wheel drive model makes an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive models average 2 to 3 mpg less.
The Equinox’s three trim levels are priced from $25,510 for the LS, $26,750 for the LT, and $30,040 for the Premier. Add $1,750 to upgrade to all-wheel drive.
All LS models come with 17-inch aluminum wheels, power-adjustable and folding side mirrors. Also standard is keyless entry, cruise control, a six-speaker audio system with a seven-inch color display, premium cloth seats, climate control, and a rearview camera.
Move up to the LT trim and you’ll gain heated side mirrors and luggage rack side rails. This model also brings in Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and daytime running lamps.
The Premier edition loads the 2017 Equinox, bringing in front fog lamps, upgraded chrome-plated side mirrors, and 18-inch wheels. Inside, this model automatic climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, and a rear cargo cover and net. Remote start is also included.