Salina Chevrolet Equinox

Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best compact SUVs on the market, due to its ample passenger room, excellent safety and reliability ratings and a quality interior. You also have the option of upgrading to a V6 engine, which is not common in this class. If you want to know more about this vehicle, our Chevrolet Equinox review will provide you with all the information you need.

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Chevrolet Equinox Key Benefits

- Good value for the money
- Great ride and smooth handling
- Spacious and comfortable interior
- Plenty of tech features
- Versatile and roomy rear seats
- High predicted reliability rating

Chevrolet Equinox Interior and Features

The Equinox has one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins in its class. Second-row seats slide and recline conveniently, for added flexibility and comfort. Both rows have plenty of legroom and headroom. Its cargo capacity is sufficient and compares with most of its classmates. The infotainment system is easy to use and responds quickly to inputs. Also, the primary dashboard controls tend to be large and legible. Its interior quality is decent. Seats are roomy and comfortable even for long trips.

When it comes to technology, the Chevrolet Equinox is well equipped. It comes with a standard MyLink infotainment, featuring Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and seven or eight-inch touch screens, based on the trim level. Similar to most GM vehicles, it also comes standard with an inbuilt Wi-Fi hotspot, and 4G LTE connection, which supports the OnStar Telematics system. The touchscreen is conveniently located at the center within easy reach. Other standard features include manual air conditioning, USB, Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, and mirrors as well as multi-information display, which provides feedback on aspects such as fuel economy.

Considering it's a family car, and most of the time it will be packed with parents and children, the Equinox comes with plenty of places for plugging in devices. Apart from the USB ports, it also comes with a wireless-charging pad and an auxiliary audio port. All these plugging features enhance its levels of comfort. Optional features include a surround-view camera system, which displays a birds-eye view, a rear-seat DVD player, sunroof, Bluetooth audio streaming, an 8-speaker Pioneer sound system, satellite radio, smartphone app integration and navigation.

Chevrolet Equinox Performance and Handling

One of the best features of the Chevrolet Equinox is its smooth and pleasant ride quality. Its base engine delivers enough power for daily driving. If you are more of a highway driver, then the optional V6 engine will meet your acceleration needs. Its steering is precise, and its handling is great if not perfect. It comes with a standard 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, with an output of 182 hp. A smooth and reactive six-speed automatic transmission is standard. A 3.6-liter, V6 engine is available, with an output of 301 hp. The available V6 engine is more powerful with a satisfying highway acceleration. The four-cylinder engine is the better choice for driving around the city due to its fuel efficiency.

The base engine has a return of 31 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. On the other hand, the V6 engine delivers 24 mpg on the highway and 17 miles per gallon in the city. Regarding driving dynamics, it offers a relaxing and quiet ride. Also, its suspension delivers a smooth, and placid ride - almost similar to pricier SUVs. The brakes are predictable and smooth and it cuts corners with ease.

Chevrolet Equinox Safety and Reliability

It earns an outstanding predicted reliability, which is one of the best in the Compact SUV segment. It manages to outpace vehicles that are more expensive. As for safety, it earns high ratings. Its impressive safety record can be attributed to its wide range of safety features that include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring as well as rear cross traffic alert.

Final Word

The crossover SUV market is ever expanding. With that in mind, it can be overwhelming to identify the vehicle that you want for your needs. However, despite all these changes, the Chevrolet Equinox has managed to maintain an unmatched consistency. It is affordable, enjoyable to drive and safe. Also, it comes with a wide range of interior features. It is a reliable family or commuter vehicle, with comfortable seating accommodations. If you love the Equinox and you are not sure about the trim to choose, just visit us today, and we will make the selection process easy for you.

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