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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

$9,488 — $19,952 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
23-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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

What to Know

about the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Multimedia and safety options
  • Six-speed automatic

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox?

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV that competes with the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V. It's offered in LS, LT w/1LT, LT w/2LT, and LTZ trim levels. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all trims are available with all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox?'

For 2014, LTZ trim levels now come standard with chrome wheels.

How Does the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Compare to Other Compact SUVs?

The Equinox offers exceptional interior fit, finish and passenger space. In an unusual trick for any SUV, sliding the rear seats back opens up a spacious 39.9 inches of rear legroom, outclassing the Kia Sportage (37.9), Honda CR-V (38.3) and Ford Escape (36.8). Unfortunately, it's not such a shining star in terms of maximum cargo space; with 63.7 cubic feet, it falls behind the CR-V (70.9) and Escape (67.8) but has more than the Sportage (54.6). It makes up for that, though, with its adjustable second-row seats and a variety of convenient storage nooks.

What Features in the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Are Most Important?

The 2014 Equinox comes standard with a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It's offered with an optional 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that's also mated to the six-speed automatic. Both engines are capable of running on regular gas or E85 ethanol.

Significant standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth seats and a reclining 60/40-split backseat with fore-aft adjustment. Notable available features include a power sunroof, power liftgate, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear entertainment system, Pioneer premium stereo, Chevy's MyLink infotainment system and automatic climate control.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, GM's OnStar communication system (subscription required), side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags. Optional safety features include a backup camera, rear park assist, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

Should I Buy the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox?

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox's rear seat is a game-changer for growing families. Not only can it recline and slide forward and back up to 8 inches, it also splits 60/40, opening up an impressive array of seating and cargo options. The result is a vehicle that, while not as spacious as all its competitors on paper, feels more spacious on account of its versatility. The only thing that falls short is the size of the doors; it would be nice if they were wider to make it easier to take advantage of all that configurability.

The 2014 Equinox isn't a one-trick pony, either. In addition to offering tremendous utility, the SUV's interior looks and feels nice, with a variety of little details (like contrast stitching in the LTZ trim's leather upholstery) that give it a slightly upscale air. Combined with extremely pleasant ride quality and strong fuel economy ratings, the Chevrolet Equinox is absolutely worth your consideration.

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
169 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Comfortable, stylish, AMAZING!

by Rhonda K. from Mt Joy, Pa on November 8, 2018

I rode in my friends Equinox a while back and it was so comfortable, I never dreamed I would OWN MY OWN!!!!! The inside is so spacious and comfortable and it rides so smooth!! THIS IS by far, my ... Read full review

(5.0)

Classy and roomy

by Carmen319 from York, Pa on November 7, 2018

Smooth ride, roomy, everything I needed in a car. I use it for traveling a lot and never have to worry about leg room or room for luggage. Spacious Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox currently has 0 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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