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2017 Chevrolet Equinox

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2017 L Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $23,100
2017 LS Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,510
2017 LT w/1LT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,750
2017 LS All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,260
2017 LT w/1LT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,500
2017 Premier Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,040
2017 Premier All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,790

Overview

Chevrolet's long-running compact crossover, Equinox is larger and heavier than most competitors and specializes in smooth, quiet running. Add the available V6 engine and a few upgrades, and you might find the Equinox to be a solid alternative to full-size family vehicles costing thousands more.

What's New for 2017

Two new style packages are available this year, Sport Edition and Midnight Edition. The former LTZ model is now called Premiere.

Chevrolet Equinox

Choosing Your Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox offers a relaxing five-passenger interior with a rear seat that slides and reclines. Ride quality is a definite strong suit, as is the hushed cabin environment. You get 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 63.7 cubic feet with it folded, which is typical for this class.

The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower and can be paired with all-wheel drive on most models. The optional 3.6-liter V6, which requires all-wheel drive, provides a massive boost to 301 horsepower and allows the Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission.

As usual, trim levels range from basic to downright plush:

Chevrolet Equinox

L

Comes in four-cylinder, front-drive form only with features such as a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone, automatic headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and a six-speaker sound system.

Chevrolet Equinox

LS

Adds satellite radio, a compass, and access to all-wheel drive and a few small option packages.

Chevrolet Equinox

LT

Offers a higher level of comfort and convenience with premium cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, roof rails, Bluetooth audio, integrated smartphone apps, and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment interface. The V6 engine, 18-inch wheels, and a sunroof become available at this level as standalone options. The available Convenience package adds automatic climate control, remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated front seats with driver power. Models so equipped are eligible for two additional packages: Technology (navigation and a Pioneer sound system) and Driver Confidence (blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors). The Midnight Edition of the LT (which also requires the Convenience package) comes with an all-black interior and exterior, leather seats with driver memory, and 18-inch wheels. The Sport Edition gets a similar treatment, except the body is painted white.

Chevrolet Equinox

Premier

Comes standard with the LT's Convenience features, plus leather upholstery driver memory, and 18-inch wheels. Models equipped with the V6 also get an upgraded suspension. The Enhanced Convenience package adds a power passenger seat, a power tailgate, and a universal home remote. The Technology and Driver Confidence packages continue as options. Available only on the Premiere is a Driver Confidence II package with forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

CarsDirect Tip

We recommend starting your build with the LT, which gives you access to the reasonably priced Driver Confidence packages and the excellent V6 engine, which transforms the Equinox into a potent performer.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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There are compact SUVs and there are those that are “plus size” or slightly larger and roomier than other models. The Chevrolet Equinox sits decidedly in the latter category, a four-door crossover SUV nearing the end of its second-generation run.

Pricing and Equipment

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.

Performance Pros

Chevrolet Equinox
  • Although the standard engine offers adequate performance, the best energy comes from the optional V6. Not available in the base model, this engine moves the Equinox with authority. It is also a rarity in the segment where competing manufacturers offer four-cylinder engines, including a few with forced induction.

Performance Cons

  • The powertrains haven’t been updated since the current-generation model rolled out in 2010. Newer versions of the V6 are now in other GM products, but not in the Equinox. The latest version of the V6 is slightly more powerful and efficient than the one found in the Equinox.

Interior Pros

Chevrolet Equinox
  • The Equinox’s slightly larger size means this SUV can hold five in comfort. You’ll like the extra measure of legroom afforded—especially compared with the Jeep Compass or the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
  • We like the standard 31.4 cubic feet of storage space behind the second-row seat. We love the near-64 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded. You’ll find this SUV suitable enough to carry most of your yard sale finds.
  • On the tech side, the Chevrolet Equinox scores high. You get standard 4G LTE with Wi-Fi. This model also is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Interior Cons

  • Our reviewers have long seen this SUV’s rearward visibility as a demerit. That hasn’t changed, but the standard rearview camera alleviates some of that concern.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Although it's not nearly as powerful as the V6, the base four-cylinder engine is a thrifty one, topping 30 mpg in real world testing. That’s quite commendable given the relative size of the vehicle.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

You won’t find a premium audio system anywhere across the model line. This is disappointing, especially when competing models such as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape offer better choices.

The Bottom Line

Eight years is a long time to stick with any model and the Chevrolet Equinox is showing its age. Competing models such as the Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, and the Nissan Rogue are newer, but then none offers as much room as the 2017 Equinox. Waiting another year for an all-new model may not be enough for some people. In any case, we still like the V6 and think the 3,500-pound towing capacity it affords will suit some buyers.



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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 182 HP / 172 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 182 HP / 172 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$72
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
63.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
187.8 "
Exterior Width
72.5 "
Exterior Height
66.3 "
Front Headroom
40.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
39.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,764 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
20.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (2-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way (2-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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