2017 Chevy Equinox Info – If you are interested in a small crossover SUV that offers a strong V6-powered engine, adjustable and roomy backseat, serene interior, and a comfortable ride, the new and updated 2017 Chevy Equinox is a worthy choice. Its date of release although not officially public yet, should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of 2017.
Some notable updates for 2017 include a slew of new safety features (rear-cross traffic alert, a blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, and an automatic braking system). The front and rear fascia has also received mild changes including a new update on the existing color palette.
Additionally, both the LT and the LTZ get daytime LED running lights, and new projector-beam headlights. Interior wise, new features for 2017 include a 7” touchscreen interface, and an upgraded leather upholstery for the base trim.
With the small crossover SUV segment expanding exponentially in recent years, it was imperative for Chevrolet to keep updating its vehicles in order to ward off the increasing number of well-rounded rivals nipping at its heels. This comes at a time when the Equinox model is struggling to conceal its greying areas in the face of fresher models.
However, despite the effort spent on revitalizing the Equinox, much still needs to be done if the vehicle is to remain relevant in the segment. Some of its cons include a sluggish real-world EPA ratings, a Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a modest cargo volume relative to its rivals.
That said, alternatives to consider include the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. This vehicle brings with it an engaging, spacious and hard to beat character. The 2017 Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape for 2017 all provide better fuel economy ratings and maximum cargo volume. Opting for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee comes with some serious off-roading chops, versatility, and a powerful V6 engine that provides laudable acceleration.
The 2017 Chevy Equinox is still a pleasant crossover to drive nevertheless. If an attainable price, and practicality are atop your list of priorities, the 2017 Chevy Equinox should be considered closely.
Trims Available – Chevrolet Equinox
The compact crossover Chevy Equinox for 2017 SUV will be offered in: L, LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels.
Interior Review & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Chevy Equinox
The base L model will come packed with a 60/40-split second row seats, a partial power driver seat with lumbar and height adjustment, 17-inch wheels, cruise control, automatic headlights, cloth premium upholstery, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a strip computer.
The available on-board technology includes an auxiliary audio input, a rearview camera, OnStar communications, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, and a 7” touchscreen interface.
Next up, the LS trim offers the same standard features and electronics as the L model and adds a satellite and HD radio, a compass, and a towing package. The package is also offered on both the LTZ and LT as an add-on.
Picking the LT trim will get you an upgraded audio system, daytime LED running lights, smartphone app integration, a rear privacy glass, different 17-inch wheels, roof rack side rails, Internet radio apps, and heated mirrors. Additional info can be found on: http://www.chevrolet.com/mylink-bring-your-own-media.html
Bulling its way to the top of the trim level is the LTZ trim. it further adds remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, unique exterior trim with chrome accents, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, driver memory settings, firmer suspension tuning, rear parking sensors, and leather upholstered seats.
Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Chevy Equinox
Industry reports compiled by automotive pundits allege the vehicle is set for release sometime during the second quarter of next year. As for the base price, expect it to be offered for sale for $22,600.
2017 Chevy Equinox Engine Specifications
Two engines are available for the 2017 Chevy Equinox hoods. First is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 182 hp and 172 lb. ft. of torque, this power is routed to either the standard front wheel drive or the optional four wheel drive via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
According to Chevrolet, the front wheel drive Equinox should be able to saunter to 60 mph in a lackluster 9.8 seconds.
Furthermore, it is projected the vehicle will return fuel economy ratings of 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The all-wheel drive version dims the ratings down by 2 mpg.
Second, and probably the last powerplant to be offered (as of this writing), is a 3.6L V6 powerplant. Its power – 301 horsepower and 272 lbs. ft. of torque is transmitted to all the wheels via the six-speed auto. Its EPA ratings stand at 16/23/18 mpg with the AWD.
When fully equipped, the four-cylinder Equinox should be able to tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. The V6 powered models, on the other hand, should tow up to 3,500 pounds.