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Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet's compact SUV is the five-seat Equinox, now in its third generation. Offered with either front- or all-wheel drive, the Equinox is a solid choice for small families or those looking for more cargo room than you’ll find in a small sedan. In a recent Cars.com Challenge, the 2018 Equinox placed fifth in a field of seven compact SUVs. The Equinox earned high marks for its turbo 2.0-liter drivetrain, ride quality and connectivity, but came up short in cabin quality, value and safety equipment. 

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Commuters

Commuter vehicles have a minimum EPA-estimated mileage of 30 mpg combined. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Small Families

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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3 Generations

Equinox - 3 Generations

2018–2019 Equinox

Redesigned in 2018
2018–2019 Equinox Generation, 2019 Chevrolet Equinox model shown Showing the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Find out if this car is the best match for you

With SUV sales on the rise, Chevy released a redesigned Equinox for 2018. Smaller and lighter than the outgoing model, the third-generation Equinox was still offered with front- or all-wheel drive but featured a wider range of four-cylinder engines, including a turbo-diesel. The redesigned cabin has a car-like feel, and even though some Cars.com editors didn't like some cabin materials and took issue with the comfort of the front seats, the SUV is child-seat friendly and has an easy-to-use multimedia system, featuring standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

  • MSRP Range $23,800–$35,600
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-32
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  • MSRP Range $23,580–$37,300
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 507 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-32
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Notable Features in 2018
  • Redesigned for 2018
  • Smaller, lighter than predecessor
  • FWD or AWD
  • 1.5- or 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engines
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine
  • Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

2010–2017 Equinox

Redesigned in 2010
Showing the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Find out if this car is the best match for you

The second-generation Equinox debuted as a 2010 model, with updated styling and powertrains. For the first time, the SUV had a standard four-cylinder engine (a 264-horsepower V-6 was optional). Both engines paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and front- and all-wheel drive were offered. Overall refinement and build quality had improved, and EPA-estimated gas mileage jumped to 26-mpg combined for a front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder Equinox. The Equinox's second-row bench seat could slide forward and backward, and available tech features included a touchscreen navigation system and power liftgate. Advanced safety features, like lane departure warning and front collision warning, became available in 2012, and a new 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 was offered starting in 2013. The SUV's front styling was refreshed for 2016, which is also when a backup camera and touchscreen radio became standard. 

  • MSRP Range $15,120–$39,450
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 174 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-25
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  • Current List Price $13,514–$24,602
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 123 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2016
  • New front styling
  • Four- or six-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available MyLink entertainment system
  • Standard backup camera
  • Current List Price $11,899–$22,855
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 204 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2015
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Seats five
  • Related to GMC Terrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Current List Price $9,837–$20,057
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 163 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2014
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Multimedia and safety options
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Current List Price $8,300–$17,720
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 185 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2013
  • Four-cylinder or new 3.6-liter V-6
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • New entertainment options
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 32 mpg highway rating for FWD four-cylinder
  • Current List Price $7,184–$15,948
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 160 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-27
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2012
  • 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
  • Current List Price $6,387–$14,703
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 157 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-27
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2011
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Flex-fuel capability for V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 32 mpg highway rating for FWD 4-cylinder
  • Optional dual-screen entertainment system
  • Standard stability system
  • Current List Price $5,456–$13,404
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 155 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-27
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2010
  • Redesigned for 2010
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 32-mpg highway rating for FWD 4-cyl.
  • Optional dual-screen entertainment system
  • Standard stability system

2005–2009 Equinox

Redesigned in 2005
Showing the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Find out if this car is the best match for you

The first-generation Equinox debuted as a 2005 model and gave Chevrolet an entrant in the crossover SUV class. Built on a unibody platform, the Equinox offered a versatile interior, SUV styling and a car-like driving experience. Front- and all-wheel-drive models were available, and the Equinox was powered by a 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6. The 2007 model year brought new standard safety features and an upgraded interior. An Equinox Sport model arrived for 2008, powered by a new 264-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and fitted with aggressive design cues, including a lowered ride height.

  • Current List Price $3,810–$11,142
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 11 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20
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Notable Features in 2009
  • FWD or AWD
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Standard side curtain airbags with rollover sensing
  • Standard ABS and electronic stability system
  • Current List Price $3,126–$10,770
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 46 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20
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Notable Features in 2008
  • Performance Equinox Sport
  • FWD or AWD
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard ABS and electronic stability system
  • Current List Price $2,091–$9,523
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2007
  • FWD or AWD
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Electric power steering
  • New interior for 2007
  • Upgraded steering, brakes and handling
  • Standard ABS and electronic stability system
  • Current List Price $2,012–$8,216
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 73 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2006
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Electric power steering
  • Current List Price $1,774–$7,578
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 79 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22
  • Body Styles:

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Notable Features in 2005
  • Largest vehicle in its class
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Passenger and cargo-area versatility
  • Variety of option choices

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