2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox
2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2014 Chevrolet Equinox trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2014 Chevrolet Equinox review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

2.9

Drinks oil like it is going out of style

It is an "OK" vehicle at best. It is the 4 cylinder 2wd version. We have had it since it had 60,000 miles on it. It uses a lot of oil. I have found multiple other people that have the same issue.

4.0

Great For A Few Years

We bought this car in 2014. It ended up sitting, undriven 2015-2016, then became my daughters car for college. She drove it to Colorado in the winter and it had no trouble on black ice on curvy Rocky Mountain roads. It was incredibly reliable, until around 2019. That’s when we realized how quickly it burns oil. Even when getting oil changes and maintenance checks regularly, it’d run out of oil within 1-2 months of an oil change. Every. Time. After enough wear and tear to the engine due to this issue, we’re facing $2600 in fixes (timing chain replacement, etc) for a car that now has a trade in value of around $7000. If you’re thinking about buying this model, google the lawsuits.

2.0

Most unreliable car

This car has had two major issues. Oil burning. Seal problems, exhaust problem and oil leak.very rough driving. Problems started after my extended warranty expired. Very tacky.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
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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