2017 Chevrolet Equinox Review

2017 Chevrolet Equinox photo
  1. Original MSRP$23,100 - $31,790
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)21/31 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Overview
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Chevrolet Equinox photo
  1. Original MSRP$23,100 - $31,790
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)21/31 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesSUV

Overview

By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 12/20/2017)

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the roomier small SUVs on the market, and it comes with a spacious backseat that slides and reclines. The Equinox is known for providing a smooth ride and a tranquil cabin.

Chevrolet’s Equinox is a compact crossover SUV that’s offered with a standard six-speed automatic transmission and a choice of two engines. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available, and the Equinox is sold in L, LS, LT and Premier trims.

For 2017, the Chevrolet Equinox adds two new packages: Midnight Edition and Sport Edition. Also, a new exterior color—Nightfall Gray Metallic—joins the lineup.

Exterior

The Equinox is notable for its pronounced fenders, sloping roofline and curvaceous greenhouse. Chevy’s bowtie sits front and center on the tall and imposing black grille, and the grille is bordered by chrome accents. Base models feature power-adjustable manual-folding side mirrors with black mirror caps, and the Equinox travels on 17-inch wheels.

The list of standard features includes body-colored door handles and daytime running lamps. You can upgrade your Equinox with chrome door handles, a power liftgate, a sunroof, luggage-rack side rails, heated side mirrors and 18-inch wheels.

Interior

The Equinox doesn’t skimp when it comes to roominess, and adults with long limbs will enjoy comfortable seating in both rows. A standard sliding and reclining rear seat provides versatility, allowing you to tailor the cabin’s configuration to accommodate passengers or cargo. You’ll find 31.5 cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seat, and with this seat folded, capacity swells to 63.7 cubic feet.

The base-model Equinox is equipped with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The list of optional amenities includes leather upholstery and heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats.

Performance

The Chevy Equinox handles itself with smoothness and stability. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on most trims. Gears are shifted by a six-speed automatic transmission.

Base models are motivated by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and this engine achieves mileage of up to 21/31 mpg city/highway. The second engine choice is a 3.6-liter V6 providing 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. This power plant has an EPA rating of up to 17/24 mpg.

The Equinox has a tow rating of up to 3,500 pounds.

Technology

Base models come with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch color touch screen, an MP3 player, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, OnStar telematics and a rearview camera. The list of available technology features includes navigation. side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, satellite radio and smartphone integration for apps such as Pandora and Stitcher.

Specs & Features

exterior

  • Available colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Body style

  • Suv
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 17.0 X 7.0 Inches
  • Tire Type: P225/65r17
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Black
  • Mirror Color: Black
  • Exhaust Tip Color: Stainless-steel
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents/Chrome Surround
  • Window Trim: Black
  • Rocker Panel Color: Black
  • Front Bumper Color: Black
  • Door Handle Color: Body-color
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 72.5 Inches
  • Ground Clearance: 6.9 Inches
  • Angle Of Approach: 14.8 Degrees
  • Width: 72.5 Inches
  • Length: 187.8 Inches
  • Height: 66.3 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 112.5 Inches
  • Break-over Angle: 16.5 Degrees
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 4960 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 62.1 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 3764 Pounds
  • Angle Of Departure: 23.2 Degrees
  • Front Track Width: 62.9 Inches

interior

  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Rear Center With Cupholders/Rear Folding
  • Air Filtration
  • Floor Mats: Front
  • Power Locks: Anti-lockout
  • Shift Knob Trim: Chrome
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Vinyl
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Driver Assistance App: Roadside Assistance
  • Satellite Communications: OnStar/Voice Guided Directions
  • Wifi: Hotspot
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/Jack
  • Watts: 80
  • Total Speakers: 6
  • Antenna Type: Mast
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio: AM/FM/Touch Screen Display
  • Infotainment: MyLink
  • Seats

  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Upholstery: Premium Cloth
  • 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Adjustable Rear Seats
  • Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
  • 60-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 4-Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 99.7 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 5
  • Front Hip Room: 54.6 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 55.8 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 51.1 Inches
  • Interior Volume: 130.5 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Legroom: 39.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 63.7 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 41.2 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.9 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.2 Inches
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Cargo Volume: 31.5 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.3 Inches

mechanical

  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 3.23
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 21
  • Highway (MPG): 31
  • Combined (MPG): 25
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 6
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 4 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 2.4
  • Horsepower: 182
  • Torque: 172
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1500 Pounds
  • Performance Specifications

  • Turning Circle: 40
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson

warranties

  • Warranty information

  • Transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 72 Months/72,000 Miles
  • Corrosion: Rust: 36 Months/36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 72 Months/100,000 Miles

Safety

NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  4. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  5. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  6. Camera System: Rearview
  7. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  8. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  9. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  10. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  11. Steel Body Panels
  12. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  13. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  14. Brake Assist: Standard
  15. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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