The Chevy Equinox is one of America’s favorite small crossover SUVs thanks to its combination of stylish design, comfort, and practicality. (Equinox sales are up more than 11 percent this year compared to last.) This is especially true in the Boston Area, where Equinox continues to be a very popular model.
One of the most appealing features of the Equinox is the availability of a powerful V6 engine. In recent years many automakers have stopped offering a V6 in their small crossover segment due to fuel economy concerns or a lack of consumer demand. This leaves the Equinox as one of only a few models in 2014 that offers a six cylinder small crossover.
Even though the Equinox has a powerful engine, EPA fuel economy estimates for the Equinox are 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, and 20/29/23 with all-wheel drive. Impressive indeed.
Since Equinox received high marks from JD Power in their rankings for initial quality, there is little doubt new car shoppers appreciate this Chevy model’s overall build quality.
The Equinox also has very impressive ride comfort and overall quietness of its cabin. In addition, the Equinox’s rear seats recline and slide back to give second-row passengers outstanding legroom.
Standard safety 2014 Chevy Equinox features include ABS, electronic stability and traction controls, front passenger side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is the OnStar emergency communications system, including automatic crash notification, an emergency assistance button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. A rearview camera is standard on all trims except the LS. Standard on the LTZ and optional on the 2LT are rear parking sensors and frontal collision/ lane departure warning systems.
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