The second-generation Equinox is a big sales it for Chevrolet, notching up well over 200,000 sales per year in the United States alone. This five-passenger crossover concentrates on technology, worth and space, and comes in four-cylinder or V-6 engines with optional AWD for about $30,000.
An innovator in the fast-growing little crossover section, Chevrolet has actually seen Equinox sales surge of over 14 percent in 2013 even in the face of competition from three rivals that are much newer: the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
In a manner, that rather mirrors the Chevy schedule in general, the Equinox is a tale of 2 cars. On the base side, this is functional transport with excellent backseat legroom and a flexible payload area. The foundation LS delivers value with a reduced acquisition price and excellent fuel economy – approximately 32 mpg on the freeway for the Equinox FWD.
On the other side of the piece are the LT and LTZ trim degrees that consist of loads of desirable features missing out on from the LS trim. The FWD V-6 Equinox transforms 300 horsepower and has a deep interior tech listing that includes MyLink touchscreen infotainment. These choices future-proof the car really well and help make the Equinox’s interior as much of a selling factor as its stylish exterior layout.
The Equinox is a good-looking crossover with long-wheelbase percentages and a striking analysis of the Chevy full-frame grille with central badge bar. The Equinox’s styling themes are contemporary with a soft, semi-retro appearing flair that recalls 1950s Chevy trucks, in addition to the stopped HHR wagon model.
The impact of the rushing and curved hood circulations well into big fender flares and good-looking, chrome-trimmed window surrounds. The back glass is greatly tinted and features a steeply tilted C-pillar that provides the Equinox some of the flashy stance from the BMW X5.
The raked C-pillar and back glass do not harm passenger entrance– the Equinox has substantial back doorways that extend beyond the glass line to offer more gain access to. This is in stark contrast to the Toyota RAV4 and Jeep Patriot, both of which have very narrow back entry factors and high floor edges.
The main style upgrade for the LTZ model originates from common 18-inch wheels that now come basic in chrome for 2014. There is additionally added LTZ brightwork in the front/rear skidplate locations that are gray plastic on less-equipped versions.
There is a 19-inch, dealer-installed tire alternative but it is really overpriced at $3,600 extra and also bumps the transforming circle to a vast 42 feet. The Equinox is missing the latest in HID and LED lighting, with fundamental halogen bulbs powering the headlights and fog lights. LED taillights are also nowhere to be looked at.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Exterior Dimensions:.
Wheelbase (In.) 112.5.
Length (In.) 187.8.
Width (In.) 72.5.
Elevation (In.) 66.3.
Monitor – Front (In.) 62.9.
Keep track of – Rear (In.) 62.1.
Weight (Pounds) 3777 LS, 3922 LT.
Drag Coefficient 0.36.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Exterior Features:.
17-inch Aluminum Wheels.
Tire, compact extra with steel system.
Travel luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal (Charcoal with bright chrome insert).
Headlamps, halogen, uplevel projector style with automated exterior lamp control; Fog lights, front halogen.
Mirrors, outdoors heated power-adjustable, chrome, manual folding and integral spotter mirror.
Liftgate, power programmable rear with set glass.
Doorway deals with, brilliant chrome.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Optional Exterior Features:.
19-inch chrome tires and tires (Dealer-installed $3,600).
Power sunroof ($900).
Black roof rack cross bars (Dealer-installed $190).
The interior of the Equinox is among the very best from a value-oriented Chevy crossover. It shares a few of the Camaro-inspired shapes like the double squircle gauge shrouds and deep-set air vents dressed in light-colored matte silver. The shade emphasizes continue with a fabric-wrapped dashboard on LT versions that feels superb and looks fresher compared to also the LTZ’s fancy natural leather and interior colour motifs.
Chevy’s well-designed and feature-rich MyLink touchscreen infotainment is basic on just about the lowest LS trims and brings a 7-inch colour touchscreen with Bluetooth audio streaming.
MyLink additionally assists navigation and mapping yet this is a separate $795 option on all trims. MyLink’s touchscreen is placed deep in a covered container to ensure it could be seen also in bright sunlight. The placement makes it difficult for some motorists to comfortably reach the controls, yet fortunately there are button and knob-controlled climate and audio presets.
Generally, the center stack is even better settled compared to the Ford Escape that additionally has a bulging console and vertical central air conditioning vents. The Equinox’s buttons are nicely sized with a top quality and sophisticated appearance.
The command locations are all high-mounted to leave a lot of storeroom in the front of the center console for bags, phones and wallets. The greatest downside of the Equinox’s cabin are the throwback primary gauge designs that appear old as opposed to the most up-to-date electroluminescent needle layouts. The digital travel computer’s alarm-clock green radiance is additionally showing its age against the latest gauge collection computer system in the Impala.
In back, area abounds in the gliding and split-folding seat. Twin flip-up DVD monitors are offered as component of a back seat enjoyment plan for $1,300 additional. Backseat passengers will certainly appreciate the 4 complete 12V electrical outlets in the car: one in the dash foundation, one in the facility armrest, one in the back seat and the last one in the cargo hold.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Interior Dimensions:.
Front Seating Capacity 2.
Back Seating Capacity 3.
Headroom – Front (In.) 40.9.
Headroom – Rear (In.) 39.2.
Legroom – Front (In.) 41.2.
Legroom – Rear (In.) 39.9.
Shoulder Room – Front (In.) 55.8.
Shoulder Room – Rear (In.) 55.3.
Hip Room – Front (In.) 54.6.
Hip Room – Rear (In.) 51.3.
EPA Cargo Volume – Rear Seat Up (Cubic-Feet) 31.4.
EPA Cargo Volume – Rear Seat Folded (Cubic-Feet) 63.7.
EPA Cargo Volume – Rear Seats Down (Cubic-Feet) 141.5.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Interior Features:.
Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback consists of 7-inch diagonal shade touch-screen show, USB and AUX port and iPod help (standard on LT and above).
Audio system function, Pioneer fee 250-watt 8-speaker system includes mid-range presenters in each doorway, tweeters in A-pillars, a center network speaker in upper IP and sub-woofer on the back rack; Audio system function, supporting input jack; Audio system feature, USB port.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial.
Seats, heated driver and front traveler.
Memory settings for the motorist seat and exterior mirrors.
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with audio and boat trip commands; Steering wheel controls, placed audio controls; Steering pillar, tilt and telescopic.
Distant car or truck starter system; Cruise command, digital with set and resume rate; Universal Home Remote.
Back Vision Camera.
Air conditioning, automatic climate command.
Defogger, rear-window electric.
Cupholders, 2 front in facility console and 2 rear in facility armrest with 1 bottle holder in each doorway.
Power sites, 4 complementary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front of console, 1 in console, 1 in spine of console and 1 in cargo area.
Mirror, inside rearview self-dimming; Visors, motorist and frontal traveler lightened vanity mirrors; Assist manages, frontal traveler and back outboards; Map pocket, front seatback, motorist and frontal passenger.
Lighting, interior with theater dimming, center-mounted dome, rear freight location, twin frontal chart lights, background illumination on center pile surround, and facility console cupholders (Includes background lighting on instrument panel, center console, doorway take care of recess, door storage space and footwell.).
Freight cover, rear security cover; Cargo net, full-across back.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Optional Interior Features:.
Chevrolet MyLink with Navigation ($795).
Dual Rear seat amusement system ($1,295).
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Drivetrain, Suspension and Brakes.
The most popular Equinox by far is the FWD, four-cylinder setup that offers a great harmony of economic situation, cost and performance. All Equinox versions have a standard six-speed automated and optional AWD, yet the on-demand system truly sucks the life from the car’s sprint times.
The four-cylinder makes 182 horsepower for an 8.7-second run to 60 miles per hour, up to 9.6 seconds for the AWD four-banger. The V-6 is much quicker with 301 horse power and a 7.2-second sprint in FWD and 7.9 secs for the bigger AWD version.
All have an entirely individual suspension and digital power steering. The FWD 4 controls the EPA stats with a 20/32 rating for city/highway driving. This reviews specifically well with the 16/23 for the AWD V-6.
Towing is a location that needs the V-6. With the larger engine, the tow rating enhances to 3,500 pounds versus just 1,500 for the four-cylinder version.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Mechanical Details:.
Engine Size And Type 2.4-Liter 16-Valve I-4 With DOHC, Direct Injection And CVVT 3.6-Liter 24-Valve V-6 With DOHC, Direct Injection And CVVT.
Peak Power (Horsepower) 182 @ 6700 301 @ 5600.
Top Torque (Pound-Feet) 172 @ 4900 272 @ 4800.
Transmission 6-Speed Auto 6-Speed Auto.
0-To-60 Mph – FWD 8.7 Seconds 7.2 Seconds.
0-To-60 Mph – AWD 9.6 Seconds 7.8 Seconds.
Full blast 117 Mph, Est 130 Mph, Est
. Fuel Economy Estimates (City/Combined/Highway) 20/NA/32 FWD, 20/NA/29 AWD 17/NA/24 FWD, 16/NA/23 AWD.
The Equinox is a Top Safety Pick from IIHS and with an extensive security devices listing, with 6 airbags and the full suite of brake assist, ABS and security controls.
The major brand-new additions are a Safety Package that packages ahead crash alert, street departure warning and back car parking support into one alternative. These systems will certainly notify you of potential threats however can not stop or turn by themselves.
The Equinox security package deal is like a half-way point between no active security tech and the complete Cadillac XTS arrangement with city braking, adaptive cruise and lane-keep help.
2014 Chevrolet Equinox– Standard Safety Features:.
Daytime Running Lamps.
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, motorist and right front traveler with traveler noticing system, Thorax side-impact, seat positioned, vehicle driver and ideal front traveler, head curtain, side front and back outboard seating positions; Air bag Passenger Sensing System.
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation; OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections strategy; Automatic Crash Response; Stolen Vehicle Assistance.
Rear end Park Assist.
Safety Package features (UEU) Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning and (UD7) Rear Park Assist.
Door locks, power worked back child protection; LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child protection seats.
Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.).
Brakes, brake help.
Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS).
StabiliTrak, digital stability command system.
Pricing for the 2014 versions is anticipated to climb around $400 over the 2013 prices revealed below.
Chevrolet Equinox 2013 MSRP.
Equinox LS FWD $24,225.
Equinox LS AWD $25,975.
Equinox 1LT FWD $25,870.
Equinox 1LT AWD $27,620.
Equinox 2LT FWD $27,740.
Equinox 2LT AWD $28,620.
Equinox LTZ FWD $30,985.
Equinox LTZ AWD $32,735.