Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
$7,995 - $16,591

2012 Highlights

For the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, new forward collision alert and lane-departure warning systems are now available. Equinox 1LT models also have the rearview camera as standard equipment this year. However, the optional rear seat video entertainment system has been dropped.

Pros

  • Premium look inside and out
  • quiet cabin with lots of storage bins
  • spacious and adjustable backseat
  • comfortable ride.

Cons

  • Not quite as much cargo space as chief rivals
  • some controls difficult to reach
  • numb and uncommunicative steering.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox for Sale

Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
72,111 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
108,223 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
Autoline of VA
8.1 mi away
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Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
110,326 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LTZ
Apex Motors
8.8 mi away
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Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
100,895 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
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Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
82,565 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$11,132
Est.Loan: $208/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
81,234 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$12,600
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Navigation** Sunroof** Heated Front Seats** Bluetooth** Tow Hitch** Pioneer Sound System** 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT Gold Mist Metallic. This vehicle is at the Chantilly location. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.

Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
100,706 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$10,973
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
101,479 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LTZ
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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-- Local Trade - 2012 Chevy Equinox LTZ AWD, Rear View Camera, Beige w Black Leather, Equipped with Automatic Transmission, Heated Seats, Power Seats w Memory, Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Premium Sound, Am/Fm/Cd, Auxiliary, Sunroof, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Remote Start, Power Lift Gate,

Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
71,593 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
Page Chevrolet
23 mi away
List$14,163
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
97,162 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$10,944
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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WAS $12,395 NOW ON SALE $10,944 Want an SUV but not the high price tag? DARCARS Toyota of Frederick is pleased to offer our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT FWD. One owner, minor accident reported, and in very impressive condition. Offered in Twilight Blue Metallic with gray interior, features include power windows, locks, cruise, drivers seat, hands free phone touch screen with backup camera, and more. Call today for an appointment or visit one of our two convenient Frederick locations. Visit us at one of our two locations in Frederick: DARCARS Used Car Center-1040 West Patrick Street 1-877-747-4857 DARCARS Toyota of Frederick-5293 Buckeystown Pike 1-888-803-9862

Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
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Chevrolet Equinox
LT
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$14,904
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
156,562 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
List$8,472
Est.Loan: $158/mo
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"Check out this very nice and affordable 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS! Great color combination with Summit White Paint and Jet Black Interior. Well equipped with many popular features including the 2.4L 4Cyl and 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
107,255 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$10,988
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
97,785 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
List$13,095
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
82,828 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
College Park Honda
29.9 mi away
List$11,898
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
78,888 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LS
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
List$10,294
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
98,216 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
Marlow Heights
32.4 mi away
List$12,895
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Chevrolet Equinox 2012 LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
139,067 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Equinox
LT
Car Credit Nation
36.5 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Chevy Equinox is a stylish and comfortable entry in the highly competitive small-crossover segment. RAV4 and CR-V shoppers should take notice.

vehicle overview

Relegated to also-ran status just a few short years ago, the Chevrolet Equinox has moved to the front of the small SUV pack. This second generation of Chevrolet's compact crossover now offers a distinctive look and a level of refinement that makes it a viable alternative to the long-popular category leaders from Honda and Toyota.

With a rear seat that slides back to create an expanse worthy of a prom-night limousine, the 2012 Equinox easily counts rear legroom among its strengths. Ride quality is another plus, with the Equinox delivering a stable, well-planted ride indicative of a bigger SUV. In terms of equipment, the Chevy is fully competitive, with plenty of standard features and some nice upgrades like a hard-drive-based navigation system. Sadly, you can no longer get the optional rear seat entertainment system: a rare and welcome feature in this class.

Under the hood you'll find a choice of either a 182-horsepower inline-4 or a 264-hp V6. Both of these engines deliver respectable acceleration, and the four-cylinder is notable for its above-average fuel economy (even though we've found it doesn't quite meet its lofty EPA estimates).

Like its GMC Terrain twin, the 2012 Chevy Equinox does have a few minor weaknesses. The most notable is a comparative lack of cargo capacity against the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. It also comes up a bit short in terms of maneuverability and agility when measured against sportier compact crossovers like the Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester. If neither of those issues is enough to put you off, though, the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox's collection of otherwise desirable attributes should be enough to make it a top choice for a small crossover SUV.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels.

Standard equipment for the LS includes 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a partial power driver seat (height adjustment only), a sliding and reclining rear seat, cruise control, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

The LT trim level is divided into two different models, with the 1LT adding tinted rear windows, roof rack side rails, heated outside mirrors, a rearview camera, premium cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an upgraded sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen and iPod/USB audio interface. Stepping up to the 2LT adds foglamps, remote start, automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming mirror and an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system. Spring for the top-of-the-line LTZ and you'll get automatic headlights, a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, perforated leather upholstery and driver memory settings.

Many of the standard features found on the upper trim levels can be added to less expensive models via optional packages. Other options include 18- and 19-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, a sunroof, a navigation system and a new forward collision/lane departure warning system.

performance & mpg

Every 2012 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. Every Equinox regardless of engine comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional. In Edmunds testing, a front-drive Equinox went from zero to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds, which is an average number for this segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 20/29/23 with all-wheel drive. These estimates are very impressive; however, in real-world testing we found that it falls short of them, especially on the highway.

Available on all trims but the LS is a 3.0-liter V6 good for 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds testing of the mechanically identical GMC Terrain, the V6 was good enough for a 0-60 sprint of 8.3 seconds -- a little pokey for the segment. With the V6, front-wheel-drive models return an estimated 17/24/20, with all-wheel-drive versions coming in at 16/23/19.

safety

The 2012 Chevy Equinox comes standard with antilock disc brakes (with brake assist), traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and OnStar. A rearview camera is standard on all trims except the LS, and rear parking sensors are standard on the LTZ. A new forward collision/lane departure warning system is optional for the LTZ only. In Edmunds brake testing, an Equinox came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet -- a good distance for this type of vehicle.

In government crash tests, the Equinox received an overall score of four stars out of a possible five. Within that rating, it received four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side protection. In frontal-offset and side-impact crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Equinox earned a top "Good" rating.

driving

Deciding which of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox's two engines is right for you depends on your priorities. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder delivers decent acceleration while returning excellent fuel economy (although, as noted above, we've found it difficult to match the EPA's estimates). The 3.0-liter V6 delivers significantly better performance in everyday driving, while also upping the towing capacity from 1,500 to 3,500 pounds.

Otherwise, driving the Equinox is an unremarkable experience, with so-so handling and a slightly vague feel to the steering. But realistically we suspect this won't be a significant negative for most buyers. More importantly, the Equinox's quiet cabin and comfortable ride quality make it a great choice for long road trips.

interior

The Chevy Equinox boasts a stylish cabin filled with premium touches. The available two-tone color schemes are eye-catching, and perfectly complement the dashboard's elegant, swooping dual-cowl design. All in all, the Equinox's interior looks more deluxe than that of most others in this segment. The plethora of difficult-to-distinguish buttons on the center console is a weak point, however.

The Equinox boasts a nice expanse of passenger room, with 60/40-split rear seats that slide back to provide substantial rear legroom. The fact that the seatbacks also recline means second-row occupants may have the best seat in the house. But that space does come at the expense of some cargo capacity. The 31.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded down should still be sufficient for most buyers, but it is something to keep in mind if maximum cargo capacity is important to you.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox.

An Engineers Review of the 2012 Equinox
Eric, 9/17/2015
We have own our 2012 Equinox since November 2011. This a very good value for the money. My wife and I both choose this vehicle after test driving this SUV along with Honda CRV, Ford Escape, and Toyota Rav4. Ride I am very pedantic with vehicles and so the ride of a vehicle is the first thing I check out. The triple door seals and the acoustic dampening of the engine make for a very quiet ride. The 18 inch wheels and suspension make for a very smooth ride -- even over rough terrain. Seats The seats in the equinox are the most comfortable seats in its class. The leather interior do not feel cheap, like it does in the Rav 4 or Escape. Powertrain The engine is seems to be a good balance of performance with economy. We tend to get about 24 miles per gallon in the Equinox which is probably related to the hills of San Diego and the fact I tend to drive close to 80 on the highway. I have experienced a rough shift in the transmission once or twice. I think that is something that could be improved upon. Controls The controls are very well thought out throughout the vehicle. You do have to lean forward to touch all the buttons on the infotainment system but you the gear shift is in a nice nature position for the drive unlike the CRV with the shifter growing out of the center stack. One change that I would like to see in the Equinox is a push button start. I had a friend of mine drive it who was use to driving an audi and he had trouble putting the key into the ignition. I think the new Ford Escape push button is very well done. No repairs needed We have never had to repair the Equinox since we have purchased it almost 4 years ago. We have only had oil changes and tire rotations. Cargo The cargo capacity is not huge but after observing the other SUVs and they are the same in size. You will want to be very careful in picking out strollers that fit inside if you have young children or babies. If the stroller collapse flat and long they will be a tough fit. If they fold in half you will not problem. All in all, I would recommend this vehicle to any wanting a Small SUV. Everyone I know who has purchased one love them.
Transmission Trouble & Haven't Made 1st Payment
notsogreat, 4/10/2012
I was so excited to get my new Equinox (6 cyl 2LT until 37 days and 1,800 miles later. The transmission is bad- at least so far the shift solenoids. We were told they had to order those parts first before they can tell if there is any additional damage to the transmission. If this doesn't fix it, they will begin replacing parts. They'd don't have a clue when we'll get it back and I'm worried it will be a lemon. With problems like this so soon, GM should be falling all over themselves to get us a new identical vehicle at no extra cost to us. At the very least, they should start with replacing the entire transmission and not just tinker around with it. Are we upset?? You bet....
Equinox LTZ
norwin, 7/18/2012
We bought the 4 cyl LTZ in May 2012 and we are happy with the performance and styling of the vehicle.I was a little leery of buying a 4 banger but after a 900 mile trip was pleasantly surprised with performance and gas mileage. The first tank (in ECO mode) got 31.4mpg at 65 to 75mph with ac on,2 people and luggage on board. Sure, its not going to perform like the big boys, but I feel comfortable with it's power in traffic and never feel like I have to "get over get run over." Subsequent mileage checks for the type of driving we do are in 28-29mpg range.
Jumpy Shifting and Stalling Out
Ryan Toombs, 4/24/2015
My wife and I bought the 2012 Equinox only a month ago as a Certified Pre-Owned with only 39,000 miles on it. One short month and 1,000 miles later, the check engine light came on. The actuator had to be replaced. No big deal since it was under warranty. The vehicle also shifts very hard/jumpy, like you are being slowly rear-ended. We recently stalled out in a McDonald's drive-thru because of this issue. I was told that the hard shifting of the Equinox is one of the biggest complaints they receive at the dealer. They informed me it is just how the vehicle drives and that I would get used to it. My wife doesn't want to get used to it. No going back for me, but hopefully I saved you trouble!
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LT 4dr SUV w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr SUV AWD w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr SUV AWD w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT is priced between $7,995 and $16,591 with odometer readings between 0 and 149695 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS is priced between $7,995 and $14,787 with odometer readings between 25819 and 156562 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ is priced between $9,999 and $15,950 with odometer readings between 0 and 121417 miles.

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