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Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox 2015 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
The Equinox and its GMC Terrain twin have a taut yet supple and controlled ride, with responsive and secure handling. The 3.6-liter V6 and more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine feel sluggish. The transmission blunts the performance of the V6, yet it still returns mediocre gas mileage. Interior components look snazzy but feel cheap. The 2016 models get a smattering of cosmetic updates and additional advanced safety features, including available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, which join the forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.

See Reliability page for the latest 2015 Chevrolet Equinox recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available in 2005, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available, standard from 2009. ESC standard from 2007.

Road Test

The Equinox splits the difference between small SUVs and midsized models. While nice and roomy inside, it's less efficient than other five-passenger SUVs, but burns as much gas as larger, seven-passenger models. The 3.6-liter engine supplies quick ac...

Highs

  • Roomy rear seat
  • Easy access

Lows

  • Four-cylinder power is just barely adequate
  • Even the 3.6-liter V6 doesn't feel very quick

Best Version to Get

Skip the base Equinox LS. We'd get at least 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. If you're looking for a GMC Terrain, get at least an SLE-2, which comes with the power driver's seat.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (182 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (301 hp)