What do you need in a crossover SUV? When you think about your lifestyle and decide the versatility of an SUV is right for you the next decision you have to make is figuring out which SUV is right for you. The Equinox is a compact crossover SUV that answers a lot of the questions you need to have taken care of for you. Is there room for five to fit comfortably, can you enjoy some towing capacity, does it have updated driver assistance technologies and great looks? The Equinox answers all these questions and more, which include the size which is nearly as much as the midsized dimensions you, see in some of the larger models.
Competing in a class against the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape the Equinox is one that is great to drive and a lot of fun on the road. For 2016 there is an upgraded front and rear with projector beam headlights up front, LED taillights along with a revised center area with a new storage shelf. Driver assistance technologies are improved to add blind spot and cross traffic alerts for you to take advantage of along with more comfort from the upgraded fabric upholstery.
In order to have the right power for your Equinox there are two engines available for you to enjoy the right equipment for your needs. If you want to have better fuel mileage the 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine which gives you 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque is the choice for you. With this attached to the six-speed automatic transmission the fuel mileage is 22 city/32 hwy mpg in the FWD version and 20 city/29 hwy mpg for the AWD model. This gives you an SUV that is great for longer daily commuting where needed.
The larger engine offered for the Equinox is the 3.6-liter V6 engine that offers you 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to the same transmission this model gives you a full 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. This ability offers you more flexibility than the smaller engine and still allows for reasonable fuel mileage. The FWD model will achieve 17 city/24 hwy mpg and the AWD version reaches 16 city/23 hwy mpg in order to give you what you need. When you need more power and the ability to tow a reasonable amount of stuff, this is the engine to choose.
Pricing for the Equinox is very reasonable. With a starting price of $23,500 for the base model L this is an easy to own SUV. Moving up to the LS The price moves up to just over $26,000. Adding AWD to the LS, LT or LX will cost an additional $1,750 and the V6 does move the price up an additional $1,500. A fully loaded LTZ model will reach up above the $36,000 price point, leaving plenty of room from the base to the top model in order to choose the features and equipment you want on your new Equinox.
Inside this SUV you will be met with a variety of great looks and upgraded upholstery that allows the SUV to be better than ever. Not only do you get nicer cloth on the lower models, but the leather has been upgraded for the higher trims as well. There is plenty of space for five to sit and have a great ride inside the Equinox and the control center is fully upgraded to give you a fantastic ride and offer plenty for you to love. The only drawback to this SUV is the small space behind the rear seats that is supposed to be the cargo area, but it’s actually smaller than some compact crossovers.
On the outside the look is upgraded to be fantastic. The front has a split grill look that is awesome and seems to be smiling at you in a pleasant manner. The headlights are swept back and take your eyes toward the doors to let you see the smooth look and elegant style that is present. You might be amazed to see this SUV is actually longer than the Kia Sorento which is in a larger class than the Equinox. With great style and an attractive look this is an awesome SUV for you to drive.
Of course equipment is important to the equation as well. The standard features offered for this SUV include a rearview camera, air conditioning, an audio system through the seven-inch touch screen display, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, a driver information system, and the ever popular OnStar service with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a full menu of great safety features. This is certainly not a basic and dialed down mode even at the L trim level but one that will give you plenty to enjoy along your drive.
Optional equipment is plentiful in this SUV as you can upgrade to the LS, LT or LTZ and move through many of the options that are bundled into these trims. The infotainment can be improved with the full Chevy MyLink system that offers navigation. Other add-ons include blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, lane departure warning, forward collision alerts, a power tailgate and a rear seat DVD player. You can easily make this into your favorite SUV and have a ride that is a lot of fun to fully enjoy along any road.
As one of the heavier vehicles in the class the Equinox gives you the driving feeling of power and protection when you choose this as your vehicle of choice. The Equinox is plenty agile on the road from the great suspension and steering that is excellent on this fun to drive SUV. You can take pleasure in having a vehicle that is larger than any other compact SUV to make sure you can enjoy the ride on any road and have the capability you need. The Equinox answers plenty of the questions you might have for your driving pleasure and your lifestyle needs making it the right choice for you.