Best Bet
(4.1) 97 reviews
MSRP: $8,880$17,812
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 24-27
Engine: 182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take

Chevrolet's five-seat Equinox crossover is available with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter V-6, and both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All trim levels are available with front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and F... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • Mushy brake pedal feel
  • Left-side blind spot
  • Cloth bucket seats have hard cushions
  • Interior volume, considering its size

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6, both with flex-fuel capability
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 32 mpg highway rating for FWD four-cylinder
  • Available lane departure and front collision warning systems

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.