2017 Chevy Equinox GM’s Challenge to Subaru and Ford

Following the success recipes of the 2016 year model, 2017 Chevy Equinox brings forth unchanged parameters but with a new character. With subtle updates on styling, 2017 Equinox looks like a scaled down version of 2017 Chevrolet Traverse.

Following the customs of the previous model, 2017 Equinox comes with 4 different trims viz. LT, LS, L and Premier.

2017 Chevy Equinox Side View

Powertrain

2017 Chevy Equinox offers two powertrain options.

  • The 2.4-liter inline 4 SIDI engine comes standard in the base model. This powertrain is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and produces 182 HP of power at 6,700 RPM and 172 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 RPM. This engine delivers a mileage of 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. 0 to 60 mph sprint is achieved in 9 seconds.
  • Getting higher on outputs is the optional 3.6-liter V6 which churns out 272 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM and 301 HP of power at 6,500 RPM. This engine completes 0 to 60 mph sprint in 6.7 seconds and is rated to tow up to 3,500 lbs. Front wheel drive comes standard for both powertrains.

Exterior

The exterior body of 2017 Chevy Equinox wears subtle upgrades which include sharp, careful detailing and good-looking proportions. Refreshment in the front fascia is portrayed by a new dual-port grille design and reflector style headlights.

2017 Chevy Equinox Front View

The lower front fascia is sculpted to quite an extent as there’s a new nose and plastic cladding. All the 4 wheel arches are now beefed up which set a muscular profile. Changes have made way into the rear fascia too as the taillights borrow a squarish look that is found in most Chevy models.

The roof rails now wear a sporty design which extends towards the C and D-pillar. The exterior styling also offers several color options which include:

  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  • Siren Red Tintcoat
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Patriot Blue Metallic
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Black
  • Summit White
  • Silver Ice Metallic

2017 Chevy Equinox Interior

This new Chevrolet Equinox borrows its interior styling from the 2016 year model. The base model’s interior cabin offers a premium cloth upholstery as standard while higher trims offer leather.

The dashboard, center console and door panels have received a new treatment with a matte touch up. The steering wheel mounts new controls and offers heating function in higher trims. The Multi-Flex rear seats have a sliding function which opens up an impressive 39.9 inches of leg room.   

2017 Chevy Equinox InteriorSafety and Accessories

2017 Equinox offers an array of safety technology as standard features. Some of these are:

  • LATCH system
  • OnStar Protection Plan
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Parking Assist
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System

The availability of optional accessories takes personalization to new levels. These accessories include Cargo Protection, Remote Start Kit, Side Window Weather Deflector, Floor Mats, Roof Rack Cross Rails and Hitch Trailering Package.

Competitors and Price

The main competitors of 2017 Chevy Equinox include 2017 Subaru Forester, 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Toyota RAV4. The pricing of Chevy Equinox’s L trims starts at $23,995, LS starts at $26,405, LT at $27,645 and Premier at $30,935.

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