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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Combined MPG


Seating capacity

187.80” x 66.30”


Front-wheel drive



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

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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.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


Engine is weak. Downshifts too much on interstate

This car is a good size but engine is just too small for interstate driving. The interior is comfortable. Driving is good has a good feel to the road. Pretty good car if it had 40 or 50 more horse power.


Oil leaks into the engines.

There is/was a recall through 2013 for the engines on this car. The 2014 suffer from the same problem of oil leaking into the engine but is not under the recall (owners petitioned but the GOP stacked courts upheld not including) We replaced the engine and now a year later and about 8k miles more same problem is occurring. Have about another month on the engine.


My Comfort car

A great car, to travel in, lots of leg room, comfortable seats, easy to steer, a/c is great, hard to heat up inside in the winter, but over-all a great SUV.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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