The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox remains relatively unchanged after a mild refresh for the 2016 model year. And even though the Equinox hasn't had a major redesign since 2010, it remains competitive against a number of more recently updated rivals in the hot compact crossover SUV market segment. Obviously the Chevy's style appeals to large numbers of buyers seeking a relatively affordable, easy-to-drive, comparatively spacious small utility vehicle.
The only significant updates for 2017 are the name change of the former LTZ trim level to the new Premier and the addition of two special models, the Sport Edition and the Midnight Edition, each available as an add-on to the LT trim with Convenience Package. Both come with black interior and exterior touches, a few extra convenience features and unique wheels. The only significant difference between the two is the Summit White paint on the Sport and the Mosaic Black Metallic finish on the Midnight model.
Base power for the Equinox remains the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Although this power output is similar to that of most of its competitors, the Equinox lags a bit behind average for the segment in acceleration. Luckily, it's one of the few compact crossovers to o_TEffer a six-cylinder option. The available 3.6-liter V6 makes a healthy 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, which will be appreciated by buyers who like a bit of extra performance or who plan to use their vehicles for towing or hauling cargo.
Both engines come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which remains unchanged from the previous year. And buyers still have the option of ordering all-wheel drive on all Equinox models except the entry-level L.
Although last year's update improved the quality of many interior materials, the inside of the Equinox remains utilitarian, rather than luxurious, although the perforated leather seating surfaces on the Premier trim level do add a premium touch. Passenger accommodations are excellent. There's plenty of leg- and hiproom as well as shoulderroom in both the front and rear seats, with the 60/40-split folding rear seats providing extra versatility. But the price you'll pay for passenger comfort is the cargo area: The Equinox trails its primary competitors in storage space.
The front-wheel drive Equinox with the four-cylinder engine is EPA rated at 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway). Upgrading to the six-cylinder powerplant with front-wheel drive drops the EPA rating to 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway).
The base L trim level equips the Equinox with an array of convenience and safety features, such as a rear-vision camera, air conditioning and a six-speaker audio system. Moving up to the LS and LT models adds even more comfort and technology, while the Premier level piles on the niceties, like heated leather seats, remote start and automatic climate control. Let Edmunds help you find the ideal 2017 Chevrolet Equinox to meet your needs.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox Overview
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Premier 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A). Equinox models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Equinox comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Equinox comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Review We bought the Equinox because we needed a car that could be towed 4-wheels-down behind our RV and, happily, the Equinox fits the bill nicely. We bought the 2.4L 2WD because we were interested in fuel economy, but the mileage that we're getting doesn't really support our decision - it's much poorer than we figured it would be considering the relatively low vehicle weight (about 3700 lb). The acceleration likewise was surprisingly bad. That said, we're happy with the vehicle - the interior is nicely appointed with lots of conveniences, although we had to buy the LT version to get hands-free bluetooth and back-up camera. We wanted GPS as well but would have had to spend more to get the LTZ version. One surprise is that Chevy doesn't want you to maintain your own transmission fluid level, so there's no dipstick for the transmission.
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Is the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox safe? The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 chevrolet equinox LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 chevrolet equinox Premier 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 chevrolet equinox L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 26 combined MPG 22 city MPG/32 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox?
Available Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Submodel Types: SUV, Diesel
Available Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Trims: LT, LS, Premier, LTZ, LT1, LT2, L, Sport
Exterior Colors: Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Black, Mosaic Black Metallic, Storm Blue Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Orange Burst Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Sandy Ridge Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Pepperdust Metallic, Silver Topaz Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Ashen Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Cyber Gray Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Patriot Blue Metallic, Ivy Metallic, Sea Grass Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic, Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat, Dark Silver Metallic, Deep Ruby Metallic, Salsa Red Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Galaxy Silver Metallic, Granite Gray Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Navy Blue Metallic, Meander Green Metallic, Bermuda Green Metallic, Golden Teal Metallic, Graystone Metallic
Interior Colors: Jet Black premium cloth, Medium Ash Gray premium cloth, Jet Black leather, Jet Black cloth, Light Titanium/Jet Black premium cloth, Light Titanium/Jet Black leather, Light Titanium/Jet Black cloth, Brownstone/Jet Black leather, Medium Ash Gray leather, Jet Black/Brandy leather, Light Gray, Light Gray leather, Jet Black/Light Titanium premium cloth, Jet Black/Cinnamon cloth, Jet Black/Light Titanium cloth, Light Cashmere leather, Dark Gray cloth, Dark Gray premium cloth, Jet Black/Light Titanium leather, Saddle Up/Jet Black leather, Light Cashmere, Jet Black/Brownstone leather, Light Gray cloth, Ebony leather, Light Cashmere cloth
Popular Features: Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Back-up camera, Mobile Internet, Remote Start, AWD/4WD, Heated seats, Auto Climate Control, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Upgraded Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Navigation, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera, Cooled Seats, Pre-collision safety system, Towing Hitch, Rear Entertainment System