Smaller sport utility vehicles are just the thing for those who want improved fuel economy, yet want to retain the versatility and passenger comfort of larger SUVs. As the smallest SUV in the Chevy lineup, the 2012 Equinox offers just that and much more. From attractive exterior styling to a well-designed interior and a good mix of standard features and options, the Equinox is bound to make its owners happy.
The Equinox comes in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. Many people will find the added traction that all-wheel drive offers to be helpful in snowy regions of the country. The compact SUV also features the StabiliTrak electronic stability control, which helps keep the Equinox surefooted on the road under low traction condition. Capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, the Equinox’s Electronic Trailer Sway Control helps keep trailer movement under control while towing.
Inside, the Equinox has a number of standard features, including Bluetooth connectivity for enabled devices. Options for other trims include projector beam headlamps, rear parking assist, a power liftgate and a 250-watt premium sound system. The top-level LTZ also features leather-appointed seating surfaces and climate control for its occupants.
The standard motor for the 2012 Equinox is the 2.4-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine. This engine produces 182 horsepower, giving it good performance and excellent fuel economy. For those looking for a bit more verve under the hood, there’s also the 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine, delivering 264 horsepower. Both engines are backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that helps deliver the best fuel economy available for both engines.
Buyers will be impressed by the 2012 Chevy Equinox’s maneuverability and small size in tight areas, as well as its class-competitive cargo and interior space. The Equinox also delivers with excellent gas mileage, with a combined 26 MPG for the 4-cylinder front-wheel drive model and 19 MPG for a V6 equipped all-wheel drive model.
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