When Florence and Cincinnati drivers are in need of a crossover SUV that is the perfect combination of style, versatility, power, and fuel economy, the Chevrolet Equinox remains a top notch pick in the industry. Although this vehicle has only been on the market for a little more than 10 years, its efficiency, performance, safety, and technology make it one of the most desired vehicles for individual drivers and families alike, year in and year out.
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Plus, no matter what type of power or accents you’re looking for, there’s a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox trim for everyone. The LS, LT, and LTZ models offer a 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder SIDI engine, but the LT and LTZ also offer a 3.6L V6 SISI engine that generates 301 horsepower and can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
- Edmunds: “If you’re shopping for a crossover that’s great on road trips and highway journeys, the Equinox is better than most…and it’s one of the quieter vehicles we’ve tested at highway speeds. The aforementioned V6 engine is a peach too, with plenty of power on tap for passing maneuvers and uphill slogs. Some competitors offer turbocharged four-cylinders that are similarly powered, but there’s something to be said for a tried-and-true naturally aspirated V6. Properly equipped, the Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is also impressive.”
- AutoTrader: “Alongside its GMC counterpart, the Terrain, the Equinox is well rounded with equal strengths in quality, functionality and drivability. This sets it apart from competitors that excel only in certain areas. With the Equinox, you get a jack-of-all-trades vehicle…”
- Cars.com: “…the Equinox is still a champ in terms of composure. At highway speeds, road and wind noise are hushed. The car exhibits minimal bounciness over broken pavement, and the suspension handles ruts with clean, polished reactions.”
And although the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox should still boast lots of power and versatility that Florence and Cincinnati drivers have come to expect, chances are that the 3.6L engine will be replaced with other options, including a 1.5L turbocharged inline-four, a 2.0L or 2.5L turbocharged engine, and a hybrid powertrain.