No matter where you want to go, the Chevrolet Equinox is ready to take you there. With a unique combination of style, versatility and available active safety technologies, this fuel-efficient ride makes every excursion that much more exciting.
Powertrain: The base 182-horsepower four-cylinder engine is augmented by an optional 301 horsepower V-6, which outclasses every other compact tall wagon in the segment. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine. Available safety features include side-blind-zone and rear-cross-traffic alerts.
No changes ahead of redesigned 2018 model — Chevy’s highly successful compact sport utility model will soon be completely made over. In the meantime the current Equinox enters its final season unaltered. Fortunately it still appears fresh from a recent updating that included a new front-end, grille and projector-beam headlamps. In back, revised tail lamps and bumper were similarly revised. What didn’t change are the clever touches like the integrated rocker panels in the doors that reduce entry step-up height. (They also help keep pant legs from brushing up against the vehicle’s lower body area.) The interior, likely the Equinox’s best asset, received a new center stack that houses a standard seven-inch touch-screen display. There are also dual glove boxes, easy-to-read twin gauges set in large pods and plenty of handy storage bins.