2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Gas mileage
  • Sliding and reclining split rear seat
  • Interior design and quality
  • Accessible Latch anchors

The Bad

  • Mushy brake pedal feel
  • Left-side blind spot
  • Cloth bucket seats have hard cushions
  • Interior volume, considering exterior size
2014 Chevrolet Equinox exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Multimedia and safety options
  • Six-speed automatic

2014 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Chevrolet's five-seat Equinox crossover SUV is available with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.6-liter V-6, and both team with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- or all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. In ascending order, trim levels include the LS, LT and LTZ.
New for 2014
LTZ trim levels add standard chrome wheels. There are no other significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels available
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth seats; leather available
  • Reclining, 60/40-split backseat with fore/aft adjustment
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available automatic climate control
  • Available MyLink entertainment system
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system 
  • Available Pioneer premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Engines run on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • OnStar communication system with airbag deployment notification (subscription required)
  • Available forward collision alert 
  • Available lane departure warning 
  • Available rear park assist
  • Available backup camera
Vehicle Overview

Chevrolet's five-seat Equinox crossover SUV is available with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.6-liter V-6, and both team with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- or all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. In ascending order, trim levels include the LS, LT and LTZ.
New for 2014
LTZ trim levels add standard chrome wheels. There are no other significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels available
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth seats; leather available
  • Reclining, 60/40-split backseat with fore/aft adjustment
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available automatic climate control
  • Available MyLink entertainment system
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system 
  • Available Pioneer premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Engines run on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • OnStar communication system with airbag deployment notification (subscription required)
  • Available forward collision alert 
  • Available lane departure warning 
  • Available rear park assist
  • Available backup camera

Latest 2014 Equinox Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(2.0)

not durable--too many issues-- will not last

by bev from memphis,tn on June 19, 2018

great gas milage thats about all --power window when out within a year. - will not buy another chevy--sensor had to be replaced -- going back to my mitsubishi Read full review

(5.0)

Love my car!

by Curtmel from Arlington, Texas on June 10, 2018

This car has been perfect for our family! We love it! It gets great gas mileage & is very reliable! Don Davis sold us the perfect used car! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Equinox received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker