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.
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.
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.
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.
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.