2016 Chevrolet EquinoxLS Front-wheel Drive

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10.5

Litres / 100 Kms
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7.3

Whether you're moving into the Equinox from a mid-size car or from a more trucklike SUV, you'll find a lot to like in the cabin design.
- The Car Connection

The Chevrolet Equinox is a competitively priced mid-sized SUV that offers exceptional versatility, distinctive design and a high-level of practicality.

The Equinox is available in four trim levels, L, LS, LT and LTZ, and can be had in front-wheel or all-wheel drive(excluding L on all-wheel drive). The standard drivetrain is a 182-hp 2.4-liter direct injection four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission. A 301-hp 3.6-liter direct injection V6 is optional on the LT and LTZ trims. The four-cylinder engine has E85 FlexFuel capability. Standard safety features include: four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS, electronic stability system, six airbags, tire pressure monitor, OnStar, security system and daytime running lights. Available high-tech features include remote vehicle starter, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, navigation system, rearview camera and a power liftgate.

The Equinox receives content and package changes, as well as, a mild exterior refresh for 2016.

Introduction

Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV similar in size to the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4.Equinox is a crossover utility, meaning it's based on a car chassis.Equinox is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

For 2016, Chevrolet Equinox has been updated with new styling, new safety features, and a 7-inch color touchscreen radio.The 2016 Equinox comes in Equinox L, Equinox LS, Equinox LT, and Equinox LTZ trim levels.A new front fascia with new projector-beam headlights, new taillights and rear fascia, and new wheel designs distinguish the 2016 Chevy Equinox from previous models.Interior fabrics have been enhanced, the instrument panel has been revised, and the transmission shifter has been changed for 2016.The current-generation Equinox debuted as a 2010 model.

Equinox seats five and offers 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 83.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.

Chevrolet MyLink is standard on Equinox LT and Equinox LTZ models, while OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and built-in WiFi hotpot is offered on all trim levels.The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/3GB data trial.

Lineup

Equinox offers a choice of 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on front-wheel-drive models or a 301-horsepower 3.6-liter V6.All come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Equinox LS come with cloth upholstery, upgraded on LT.Equinox LTZ models upgrade to leather upholstery.

Walkaround

The Chevrolet Equinox is larger than a compact SUV (such as the Honda CR-V), but smaller than a midsize (such as the Honda Pilot).

Interior

Equinox features a sliding second-row bench seat that can be moved rearward for more passenger room or forward for more cargo space.Equinox seats five and has just two rows of seats.

Equinox comes with Chevy's MyLink system for hands-free calling and media access.

Driving Impression

With its car-like unibody design, the Chevrolet Equinox offers a controlled if somewhat gruff driving experience.It leans a bit in turns, but body motions are kept in check.Like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, Equinox drives like a tall car, not a heavy SUV.

The brakes are easy to modulate, and the electric power steering that comes with the four-cylinder engine is light and somewhat numb.The V6 gets hydraulic steering that is a little more direct, but all models are rather noisy.Road and engine sounds can intrude on conversation, and we noticed some body drumming over washboard surfaces.Most of Chevrolet's latest offerings are more refined.

The ride, however, is quite good.With the standard 17-inch wheels, the Equinox absorbs even sharp bumps without disrupting passenger comfort.The available 18-inch wheels also provide a comfortable ride, even on rough Midwestern streets.We haven't tried the 19s, but we suspect they will offer more road feel without being too harsh.Models with the V6 get dual-flow front dampers that help the ride on rough surfaces, and also firm up to help improve handling through steady-state curves.

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine benefits from direct fuel injection, which improves both power and fuel economy.It provides usable power from a stop and on the highway, and it also offers decent passing punch.Chevrolet quotes a 0-60 mph time of 8.6 seconds for a front-wheel drive model, which is respectable for a four-cylinder-powered vehicle of this size.The 2.4-liter engine is rated at 182 horsepower at 6700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4900 rpm.

Fuel economy for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder is an EPA-estimated 22/32 mpg City/Highway on an Equinox with front-wheel drive.Not even the RAV4 or CR-V can match the Equinox's 32-mpg Highway figure, but they're not far short at 31 mpg.In city driving, the RAV4 and CR-V top the Equinox, with estimates of 23 and 24 mpg, respectively.The Mazda CX-5 is rated 26/35 mpg with manual gearbox and 2.0-liter engine, 26/33 mpg with 2.5-liter and automatic.While engine noise is a problem in all models, the 2.4-liter four-cylinder standard on the Equinox is smoother than most four-cylinder engines.

The 3.6-liter V6 offers much more power, but with a sizable penalty in fuel economy.It makes 301 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 272 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm.Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 17/24 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.With the V6, the Equinox has a towing capacity of 3500 pounds.The four-cylinder can tow only 1500 pounds.

Both engines are Flex-Fuel capable.However, using E85 (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) results in an EPA-estimated 15/22 mpg with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and 13/22 mpg with the 3.6-liter V6, not an efficient strategy.

The 3.6-liter V6 makes the Equinox jump off the line, and provides ready and willing passing punch.Chevrolet says a front-wheel-drive Equinox with the V6 can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.The V6 engine sounds good, emitting a refined growl.

The Equinox's 6-speed automatic transmission shifts quickly and never hunts for gears.We found it smooth, responsive, and hard to confuse.

Summary

The Chevrolet Equinox offers useful interior space for people and cargo and all-wheel drive.There's a choice of four-cylinder and V6 engines.
ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Audio security systemYes
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksPower
Colors
Fabric TypePremium cloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Premium cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimMetal-look
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimMetal-look
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet4
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Rear area cargo coverRoll-up
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Angle of Approach14.8 degrees
Angle of Departure23.2 degrees
Front Head Room1,039 mm
Front Hip Room1,387 mm
Front Leg Room1,046 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,417 mm
Front track1,598 mm
Overall height1,684 mm
Overall Length4,770 mm
Overall Width1,842 mm
Rear Head Room996 mm
Rear Hip Room1,298 mm
Rear Leg Room1,013 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,405 mm
Rear track1,577 mm
Wheelbase2,858 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 2-way
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments6
Power Adjustments2
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.23
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio11.20 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement145 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power182 hp
Max RPM6,700 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,900 RPM
Size2.4 L
Torque234 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/chrome surround
Rear spoilerLip
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City10.5 L/100 km
Combined9.1L/100 km
Highway7.3 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.4 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsFixed
Number of rear headrests2
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Transmission Temperature GuageTransmission temperature
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
RecliningManual
TypeBench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryPremium cloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control with anti-roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
internet accessMobile hotspot
Satellite communicationsIntegrated
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile65
Speed RatingT
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Trailer hitchTrailer hitch
Trailer Sway ControlTrailer sway control
Trailer Sway ControlTrailer sway control
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size7.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance160,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance160,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distance160,000 km
rust months72 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place892 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,804 L
Curb weight1,707 kg
EPA interior volume2,824 L
Fuel Capacity71 L
Gross vehicle weight2,250 kg
Ground clearance175 mm
Max cargo capacity1,804 L
Payload537 kg
Towing Capacity680 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter17
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Wheel LocksYes
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear quarter windowsWiper park
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Trailer hitch receiver
Trailer sway control
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Manual-shift auto
Mode select transmission
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS Front-wheel Drive, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Edwards Garage, 4403 42ND AVENUE - Box 880, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T-1A6

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