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Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 LT 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

The new Equinox has tidier dimensions, bringing it in line with the small-SUV segment dominated by the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Equinox packs the latest infotainment and safety technology, and two small-displacement turbocharged engines, plus a diesel choice that's promised to deliver an estimated 40 mpg on the highway. Power comes from a 170-hp 1.5-liter mated to a six-speed automatic; the uplevel engine is a 252-hp, 2.0-liter four mated to a nine-speed automatic. The MyLink infotainment system is offered in 7- and 8-inch forms, each with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Forward-collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert are available.

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2010 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Equinox 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 LT

The redesigned 2010 model, which offers four-cylinder and V6 engines, is light years better than its predecessor. It still has a roomy rear seat, but the interior is much nicer. The ride is taut, yet supple and controlled. Handling is responsive and secure. But fuel economy still falls short of the best small SUVs. We recommend skipping the base Equinox and jumping right to an LT, which comes with a power driver's seat. While the four-cylinder engine manages to get the job done, the V6 is more enjoyable. The 2013 models brought a much quicker optional 3.6-liter V6, as well as a revised interior with new infotainment technology. WiFi debuted in 2015. For 2016, Equinox got a smattering of cosmetic updates and advanced safety features, including available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, which join forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems. Also, a rear-view camera became standard on all trim lines.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $17,900 - $27,375 $15,350 - $24,545
2015 $15,025 - $25,150 $12,525 - $22,325
2014 $14,825 - $22,000 $12,350 - $19,275
2013 $13,825 - $19,600 $11,280 - $16,810
2012 $11,800 - $17,175 $9,285 - $14,400
2011 $10,250 - $15,025 $7,695 - $12,180
2010 $8,950 - $13,300 $6,400 - $10,520
2005 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Equinox 2009 Trim Shown: 2009 Sport Utility

The first-generation Chevrolet Equinox is a mediocre SUV. While it has a roomy rear seat, the interior is crafted of subpar materials. The old-tech 185-hp, 3.4-liter V6 lacks refinement and returns poor fuel economy. A tip-up onto two wheels in the government rollover test was another negative until electronic stability control became standard in 2007. Ride and interior noise are improved in 2007 models, though handling remains clumsy, even with electronic stability control. The body also leans a lot in turns. Curtain airbags were made standard for 2009 (they were previously an option).

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2009 $6,725 - $10,950 $4,300 - $8,270
2008 $6,000 - $9,625 $3,565 - $6,985
2007 $5,600 - $7,100 $3,175 - $4,570
2006 $4,925 - $5,800 $2,495 - $3,320
2005 $4,050 - $4,950 $1,755 - $2,505