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  • Chevrolet Equinox – Driven
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    Six-speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170
  • MPG(Cty):
    26
  • MPG(Hwy):
    32
  • Torque @ RPM:
    203
  • Energy:
    Direct Injection, Turbocharged
  • Displacement:
    1.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine, FWD
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Chevy hits the mark with its third-gen Equinox

I don’t need to remind anyone just how explosive the crossover market is these days. The competition is growing evermore fierce as automakers fight for consumer dollars as sales of sedans plummet and traditional body-on-frame SUVs crawl up-market toward the luxury segment. That’s why the Equinox is so important for Chevrolet. It splits the difference. And having spent a week driving the all-new, 2018 Equinox, it’s clear Chevy sharpened its knife before redesigning this two-row crossover.

The new, third generation Equinox gains fresh (though arguably bland) styling for 2018, along with a far more modern interior with tons of in-demand active safety and tech features. Available attractions include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, six USB ports, wireless phone charging, heated and vented front seats, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, and a 360-degree camera system. Chevy improved the ride, too, with a stiffer and lighter chassis, four-wheel independent suspension, and three engine choices that include a turbodiesel estimated to achieve 40 mpg highway. Even as a jaded journalist used to driving high-end products, I found myself deeply impressed by the 2018 Equinox. Keep ready to see why.

Continue reading for the full driven review.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Turbodiesel – Driven

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Turbodiesel – Driven

Chevy proves diesel isn’t dead

The Chevrolet Equinox underwent a complete transformation for the 2018 model year. It received a handsome new exterior, a vastly improve and more tech-savvy interior, and a few new choices under the hood. The most surprising engine inclusion is GM’s 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder. It’s the same turbodiesel available in the Chevy Cruze sedan and comes with the same 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. In the Cruze, the engine returns an impressive 47 mpg highway when mated to the nine-speed automatic transmission. The question now, though, is how well the turbodiesel performs in the larger Equinox.

To find out, I spent a week behind the wheel of a 2018 Equinox in the mid-range LT trim and the standard front-wheel drive.

Now, I’ve already tested the new 2018 Equinox in its range-topping Premier trim and found it to be a fantastic two-row crossover with plenty of room for four people and their belongings. Its swanky interior offered features like an 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotpot. Dual zone climate controls with heated and vented front seats kept me comfortable while its large greenhouse provided great views outside. All told, the Equinox was great, but I still wondered how it would behave with the turbodiesel. Thankfully, I don’t have to wonder any longer. Here are my thoughts on the turbodiesel-equipped 2018 Chevy Equinox.

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Ring in 2018 Already: 10 Models We're Dying To See When The Calendar Flips A Page

Ring in 2018 Already: 10 Models We’re Dying To See When The Calendar Flips A Page

Are you ready to ring in the new year with a car purchase or two?

With just a little over two months left before we say adieu to 2017, the wait for all 2018 model releases is hitting fever pitch. We can’t promise to make time move faster than it does, but what we can do is at least prepare everyone for what’s to come when the new year arrives. That said, let me be the first to say that 2018 is going to be a wild year for the auto industry, as old guards are retired, existing nameplates get their redesigns, and most importantly, all-new models are unleashed into the world.

Who knows, 2018 might even be the year when we take a big leap in electric and autonomous technology. A lot of things are at play when the new year rolls around so to keep the anticipation building, do check out this list of some of the hottest and most highly anticipated models to hit the streets next year. We can’t say that we like one of these models better over the other, but at least we’re giving you a good preview of what’s to come. Prepare those checkbooks, ladies and gentlemen, because some of these cars won’t come cheap.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Driven

2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Driven

Chevy hits the mark with its third-gen Equinox

I don’t need to remind anyone just how explosive the crossover market is these days. The competition is growing evermore fierce as automakers fight for consumer dollars as sales of sedans plummet and traditional body-on-frame SUVs crawl up-market toward the luxury segment. That’s why the Equinox is so important for Chevrolet. It splits the difference. And having spent a week driving the all-new, 2018 Equinox, it’s clear Chevy sharpened its knife before redesigning this two-row crossover.

The new, third generation Equinox gains fresh (though arguably bland) styling for 2018, along with a far more modern interior with tons of in-demand active safety and tech features. Available attractions include a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, six USB ports, wireless phone charging, heated and vented front seats, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, and a 360-degree camera system. Chevy improved the ride, too, with a stiffer and lighter chassis, four-wheel independent suspension, and three engine choices that include a turbodiesel estimated to achieve 40 mpg highway. Even as a jaded journalist used to driving high-end products, I found myself deeply impressed by the 2018 Equinox. Keep ready to see why.

Continue reading for the full driven review.

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Chevy's "Real People" Ads Are Working

Chevy’s "Real People" Ads Are Working

The “Bad Mamma Jamma” 2018 Equinox is making an impression

At the door of my daughter’s preschool this morning, her teacher looked out to see my 2018 Chevrolet Equinox tester sitting in the first parking space. The Summit White crossover is fully loaded with the Premier trim package and 19-inch, Ultra Bright Machined wheels, so it’s easy to spot in the morning sun. And what’s the first thing she says? “Oh, I’ve seen that one! It’s from the ‘Bad Mamma Jamma’ commercial, right?!”

Yep, she pegged it. The 2018 Equinox has gotten its own “Real People” ad in Chevy’s long line of TV and Internet commercials. Like the others, this commercial supposedly takes “real people” and gets their first-blush opinion of Chevy vehicles. While not my favorite of Chevy’s marketing strategies (that goes to the “Like A Rock” series), “Real People” has taken some extensive abuse. A recent Jalopnik article even says the Bad Mamma Jamma ad is “everything wrong with everything.” The profanity-laced editorial calls out Chevy for making average people look like idiots while marveling at vehicles on-camera. But there’s something the Jalopnik writer isn’t seeing…

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2017 Chevrolet Equinox Redline Edition

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Redline Edition

Just a little bit of show, and a whole lotta slow

Chevrolet first introduced the mid-size Equinox crossover in 2004, rolling out a variety of additional trim levels and even a special Winter Olympic Games-themed model throughout the course of the first generation’s lifecycle. In 2009, the second-generation Equinox debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine as standard and an available 3.0-liter V-6. Finally, the latest third generation was introduced on September 22nd of last year with three engine choices, forward collision warning, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the infotainment system. At the moment, the Equinox is Chevy’s second best-selling model, which means it was shoe-in for the recent rash of Redline special editions introduced at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Upgrades include just a few tweaks here and there for the styling, while the rest of the car’s mechanicals and interior remain unaltered.

The 2018 Equinox Redline Edition takes inspiration from the Redline product preview first shown in Las Vegas for the 2015 SEMA Show. All the upgrades can be found on the exterior, including in the nose, where a new grille with a diamond-pattern insert and black finish sits front and center. Moving to the sides, you’ll also find the black-out treatment added to the side-view mirror covers, while in the corners sit large 19-inch wheels, also with a black finish. The rear windows continue the theme with an inky black tint, while the various Chevy bowtie badges are also blacked out.

The Equinox Redline package is offered with the mid-grade LT trim level. Joining the model in Chicago are equal treatments for the Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Trax, Traverse, Colorado, and Silverado.

Each of the new Redline models will be available by the end of the year, with the Equinox Redline Edition slated to hit dealerships by October.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Equinox Redline Edition.

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Chevrolet Unveils Nine Redline Editions in Chicago

Chevrolet Unveils Nine Redline Editions in Chicago

Available on Camaro, Colorado, and Silverado, among others

Chevrolet is taking the 2017 Chicago Auto Show by storm with no fewer than the nine cars under the Redline special-edition badge. First shown in concept form at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Redline package found its way on nine cars, trucks, and crossovers.

The vehicles that benefit from the bundle and are on display in Chicago are the Cruze LT, Malibu LT, Camaro LT and SS Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, Colorado LT, Silverado Double Cab LT Z71, and Silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71. The Cruze LT Redline is available in both sedan and hatchback versions, while the Camaro LT/SS Redline can be had both coupe and convertible body styles.

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showrooms,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “The SEMA show has proven to be a great way to identify customization trends in the industry, and quickly apply those trends to our most popular Chevrolet models. Based on the strong interest Redline attracted at the show, we believe they will be very popular with customers looking for standout cars, trucks, and crossovers.”

All Redline models are fitted with black wheels with distinct red hash marks, black nameplates with a red outline, blacked-out grilles, and black Chevrolet "bowtie" logos. Customers can also opt for red tow hooks on Silverado and Colorado trucks and unique black hash marks above the front wheels on Camaro pony cars.

The Silverado Redline is already available for purchase, but you’ll have to wait a while longer for the rest of the lineup to become available. Chevrolet says that all Redline cars will be dealerships by the end of the 2017 calendar year. Pricing information is not yet available.

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GM Debuting Two New Crossovers at Detroit

GM Debuting Two New Crossovers at Detroit

Looks like the Chevy Traverse and GMC Terrain will move into next generation

General Motors is set to debut two, all-new crossovers at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. The news comes from a source with knowledge of GM’s plans who spoke under anonymity to Automotive News. The two crossers will be the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2017 GMC Terrain.

The two family friendly vehicles are the oldest crossovers the GM’s fleet, with both dating back to GM’s 2009 bankruptcy days. In the years since, GM has focused on improving its pickup truck, large SUV, and sedan lineups. Attention has now turned to crossovers.

The first member of GM’s new generation of crossover is already selling at dealerships: the 2017 GMC Acadia. It rides on the C1XX platform shared with the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The 2017, second-generation Acadia is smaller than its predecessor, but still has three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. The same platform update is expected for the next generation Chevy Traverse, however it’s expected to retain its larger size.

As for the GMC Terrain, it will debut with a new platform shared with recently released 2018 Chevy Equinox. Both are likely to share the same powertrain options, which include a 1.5-liter turbo-four, a 2.0-liter turbo-four, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder.

These updated crossovers should find great success as consumer trends have shifted towards crossovers. Even at their current age, GM sold 119,945 Traverses and 112,030 Terrains in 2015.

The Detroit Auto Show will take place January 8 through 22, with the most debuts happening Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10. TopSpeed will be covering the show in force, so stick around for all the latest releases.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The next-gen Equinox is here and it can be had with a diesel in North America

The second-generation Chevy Equinox hit showrooms for the 2010 model year and went through a refresh for the 2016 model year. Despite the refresh, the second-gen model is due to be replaced for 2018 and GM has finally spilled the beans. The next-gen model sports a revised exterior to go with a new engine line-up that also includes the only diesel engine available in the in compact SUV segment in North America. On top of this, it’s the first member of the Chevy family to get an all-turbocharged, multi-engine lineup. A handful of safety features are available, there’s a new surround camera to talk about, and interior cargo space has increased to 63.5 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded down. It should also be noted that through 2016, the Equinox was a midsize SUV, but for 2017 it has been classified as a compact.

With the Equinox being Chevy’s second best seller, only beat by the Chevy Silverado, it’s not too surprising that Chevy is ushering in a new generation just one year after the face-lifted model made its debut. Of course, because of this, there aren’t as many exterior changes as we’re used to seeing with generational shifts. And, while GM is calling this a 2018 model, it will go on sale in the first few months of 2017. With that said, let’s hurry up and take a good look at this model before Chevy announces a 2019 model.

Updated 09/23/2016: Chevrolet dropped the official details on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

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Chevrolet Launches "OnStar Proactive Alerts" Predictive Technology

Chevrolet Launches "OnStar Proactive Alerts" Predictive Technology

Chevy’s new extension to the OnStar System can help predict failures before the occur

Our cars have gotten pretty smart over the last 30 years. Carburetors are long gone, being replaced by computer-controlled fuel injection, and just about every car made comes with a built-in diagnostic system to help pinpoint errors in the event of an unexpected failure. Now, Chevy is looking to make our four-wheeled companions a little bit smarter by introducing the industry’s first predictive technology, dubbed Proactive Alerts.

In short, Chevy has developed a set of algorithms that allow a car’s computer to monitor certain systems and determine if a failure of that system is imminent. If so, Chevy’s OnStar system will alert the owner via e-mail or text message so that maintenance can be performed before a failure actually occurs. For now, the system only monitors the starter motor, fuel pump, and battery, and is currently available on the 2016 Chevy Silverado, Equinox, Corvette, Suburban, and Tahoe. Eventually, the system will be available on all Chevy vehicles and will be able to monitor additional components.

Steve Holland, the Chief Technologist for Vehicle Health Management at GM, said, “Chevrolet is already the most awarded car brand in the industry, and Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup on the road. With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle.”

According to Chevy, the system is even smart enough to know the difference between a battery in a low state of charge and a high electric resistance – something that could point to a failing battery. Proactive Alerts is available with all OnStar plans, including the five-year basic plan that comes standard with new Chevy vehicles.

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox made its debut as the company’s new compact SUV in 2005, and underwent its first generational overhaul in 2010. Now that we’re set to pass the halfway point of the 2010s, Chevrolet is set to unveil a refreshed version of the second-generation Equinox for the 2016 model year. This new Equinox debuted on February 12, 2015.

There is a lot to take in from this refresh, despite it being more of an evolution of the existing model. What appears to be the goal with this update is an injection of youthfulness to a model that already does pretty well in terms of overall sales. Given it competes in one of the hottest segments in the automotive world, it is no surprise that Chevy was careful in what it changed while still making it noticeably new.

Updated 02/13/2015: We’ve added a series of images taken during the 2016 Equinox official debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

The second-generation Equinox is a huge sales it for Chevrolet, notching up well over 200,000 sales per year in the United States alone. This five-passenger crossover focuses on technology, value and space, and comes in four-cylinder or V-6 engines with optional AWD for about $30,000.

A leader in the fast-growing small crossover segment, Chevrolet has seen Equinox sales rise of over 14 percent in 2013 even in the face of competition from three rivals that are much newer: the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

In a way, that somewhat reflects the Chevy lineup in general, the Equinox is a tale of two cars. On the base side, this is functional transport with great backseat legroom and a versatile cargo area. The base LS delivers value with a low purchase price and great fuel economy - up to 32 mpg on the highway for the Equinox FWD.

On the other side of the coin are the LT and LTZ trim levels that include dozens of desirable features missing from the LS trim. The FWD V-6 Equinox makes over 300 horsepower and has a deep interior tech list that includes MyLink touchscreen infotainment. These options future-proof the car very nicely and help make the Equinox’s interior as much of a selling point as its fashionable exterior design.

How does the Equinox compare with its arch-rivals from Ford, Honda and Toyota? Is the Chevy’s huge back seat enough to stay on top of rising stars like the Kia Sportage?

Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox with highlights on how it compares with its rivals in the mid-size crossover segment.

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Video: Chevrolet's Department 180 puts 2010 Chevy Equinox under a 'parade of punishment'

Video: Chevrolet’s Department 180 puts 2010 Chevy Equinox under a ’parade of punishment’

Maybe Toyota should take a page out of these guys’ book.

In what can only be described as car abuse of the highest order, Chevrolet’s quirky Department 180 shows us just how far they would go to test the overall strength and stability of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. These guys really don’t know the whole concept of easing up on testing because they threw the Equinox pretty much everything it could handle - a "parade of punishment", as they’d like to call it - including a storm-simulated water intrusion test that tests how the vehicle can withstand a torrential hurricane.

On one hand, you gotta feel bad for the this particular Equinox that was pretty much beat up from bumper to bumper. But on the other hand, its extreme testing like this that ensures us the cars we drive are of the highest quality and not one that comes with a boatload of performance malfunctions.

Somewhere, a Toyota executive just got a massive migraine.

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GM to open “Test Drive Studio”; rival manufacturers included

GM to open “Test Drive Studio”; rival manufacturers included

GM is working on leasing four retail spaces to open a “Test Drive Studio” that would offer consumers a chance to test drive cars from rival manufacturers, including three of rival Chevrolet’s vehicles before purchasing them, The test drive program will launch in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia and will include the Equinox, Traverse, and Malibu as well as rival vehicles by Ford, Toyota, and Honda.

"You come in and drive any of these competitive products at your leisure," Steve Tihanyi, GM’s general director of marketing services, said during a conference in Chicago. "You don’t have to go running around town to go to a bunch of dealerships."

"It fits perfectly with ’May the best car win,” Tihanyi said of a slogan used by GM in recent advertising. "We’re going to see how it plays out."

The program is due to launch by mid-spring.

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Video: Chevy Equinox undergoes smoke and ping-pong test

Video: Chevy Equinox undergoes smoke and ping-pong test

And you thought that working for Chevrolet isn’t cool.

The folks from Chevy recently released their inaugural Department 180 video, a new ‘mini-series type video wherein the folks from Chevy put their cars to the test in a series wildly amusing tests. The first one vehicle that is being featured in the pilot episode is the 2010 Chevy Equinox.

In the video, Department 180 engineers try to show-off the Equinox’s improved quality and space through a smoke test and a ping-pong test. In the smoke test, the engineers fill up the Equinox’s cabin with a cloud of smoke to show just how sealed off the Equinox is.

After proving the Equinox’s worth with the smoke test, the engineers then decide to try their luck in figuring out just how many ping-pong balls can fit inside the mid-sized crossover’s cabin. We don’t know if the results were rigged or it was unintentionally bloated but according to the trustworthy folks of Chevy, the Equinox’s cabin space has room for over 70,000 ping-pong balls.

Check out the video and see how Chevy’s new ‘Department 180’ was able to achieve their results.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

For those of you with a big family, but who want in the same time a sporty, compact crossover, GM has brought the Equinox. The crossover is offered with standard features like 6 speed automatic transmission, direct injected gasoline engines, XM satellite radio, an iPod input jack, power everything and OnStar roadside assistance.

The new Equinox draws its exterior design inspiration from the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and Traverse crossover. The 2010 Equinox goes on sale in mid-2009 with prices ranging from $22,615 to $29,970.

The Equinox is powered by a choice of two engines: a 2.4L Ecotec direct injected I-4 engine estimated at 182 hp and 30 mpg highway, 21 mpg city and a 3.0L DOHC direct injected V-6 engine estimated at 255 hp and 25 mpg highway, 18 mpg city.

The 2010 Equinox is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with available all-wheel-drive.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 2LT

2010 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 2LT

The Chevrolet Equinox is the car that ushered in the era of the utilitarian Crossover at General Motors, so it is only appropriate that the new model come equipped with certain features that make for a very functional automobile with standard features like a 6 speed automatic transmission, direct injected gasoline engines, XM satellite radio, an iPod input jack, power everything and OnStar roadside assistance. However there is more to the crossover segment than reliability, these are the cars that will take families down the street to soccer practice and across the country to Disney World, so they need to be comfortable, attractive and engaging; especially for the back seat passengers.

Our well equipped 2010 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 2LT also came with some of the more desirable features being offered by GM, like the back up camera with park assist, power tailgate, Vehicle Interface Package that includes Bluetooth, the Chrome Exterior Appearance Package to dress up the outside, the Cargo Management Package that makes storage a snap in the back of the truck and the Rear Seat Entertainment System that includes some of the best designed backrest monitors on any new car today. However our personal favorite was the 18 inch machined aluminum wheels, Chevrolet offers rims as big as 19 inches in diameter, but we didn’t want to be too flashy. Of course, because we are Top Speed, Chevy made sure we tested the 3.0 Liter direct injected V6 that makes 264 HP and 222 lb-ft of torque version that is still able to get 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.

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Initial thoughts: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Initial thoughts: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

We have just received an all new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox into our Top Speed test fleet and it will certainly be interesting to try out the crossover that started the trend at GM. Crossovers are interesting vehicles, they utilize many of the same construction techniques as smaller cars, like unit body construction, transverse mounted engines and independent rear suspensions that allows owners to have the practicality of a truck while paying the gas bill of a car. That is mainly in part to our Equinox’s direct injected 3.0 Liter V6 engine that makes 264 HP and 222 lb-ft of torque and is connected to a fuel efficient six speed automatic transmission. Our car was an all wheel drive model, so it gets an EPA estimated 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway, not bad for almost 100 cubic feet of passenger room. However, this particular Equinox is not the most efficient of the bunch, a front wheel drive 2.4 Liter direct injected four cylinder making 182 HP will get as much as 32 MPG on the highway, that is not far off from the government mandated 35 MPG Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations.

Don’t let the numbers fool you, the Equinox is more than just a boring old gas sipper, it is also a very fun people mover full of high tech creature comforts on the inside and a couple of stylish touches on the outside. Our Equinox rides on optional 18 inch ten spoke machined aluminum wheels that give the CUV a much more rugged look, everything from 17 to 19 inch rims are available. Chevrolet’s design team also took great care in applying just the right amount of shiny chrome trim around the grill opening, fog light surround and window frames. The interior is dressed up with two tone leather chairs held together by red stitching, a theme that continues onto the door cards and steering wheel. Just like the seats, the dash features contrasting tones that really make it an attractive interior.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox will get 32 MPG

2010 Chevrolet Equinox will get 32 MPG

With fuel prices on the rise and the upcoming CAFE requirement imposed by the U.S. government, fuel efficiency has become a very important aspect of automaker’s vehicle lineups. When it was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was hailed as the 9th vehicle offered by Chevy to reach an EPA estimated 30 MPG. Just as we like manufacturers that underrate their engines, it is even better when the automakers don’t exaggerate fuel mileage.

The latest tests have revealed that the new Chevrolet Equinox returns an impressive 32 MPG on the highway. This best-in-segment fuel economy results in a range of up to 600 miles for the General Motors CUV. The Equinox’s front-wheel drive power train and direct-injected 2.4 Liter four cylinder engine showed an EPA estimated fuel mileage of 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG while cruising at highway speeds.

The Equinox’s closest competitors from Japan are nowhere as efficient at speed. The Honda CR-V gets 20/27 MPG and Toyota’s Rav-4 returns an estimated 22/28 MPG (city/highway). American cars are looking better and better every day.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox pricing announced

2010 Chevrolet Equinox pricing announced

Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2010 Equinox will go on sale this June at a price starting from $23,185, including a $745 destination charge, for the FWD LS model.

The 2010 Equinox is being offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with available all-wheel-drive. It is powered by either a 2.4L Ecotec direct injected I-4 engine estimated at 182 hp or a 3.0L DOHC direct injected V-6 engine estimated at 264 hp.

Press release after the jump.

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GM Hydrogen Fuel cell program: Project Driveway

GM Hydrogen Fuel cell program: Project Driveway

This afternoon in front of the Los Angeles Convention center, we had a little presentation of GM Project Driveway. No, It’s not a new reality show on Bravo. It’s GM Hydrogen Fuel Cell Program. The program will offer to regular driver, a chance to test drive an Hydrogen Chevrolet Equinox for 3 months, in exchange for feedback about the vehicle.

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport

2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport

Chevrolet announced the new 2008 Equinox Sport, a performance-oriented variant of the popular compact SUV.

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox

2007 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevy Equinox has quickly established itself as one of the standouts of the compact SUV segment. Sleek crossover styling, available all-wheel drive, innovative interior storage and generous rear-seat legroom comfort contributed to Equinox’s rookie-of-the-year status.

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox

2006 Chevrolet Equinox

With more than 84,000 sales in its first year, the Chevy Equinox quickly established itself as one of the standouts of the compact SUV segment in 2004. Sleek styling, available all-wheel drive, innovative interior storage and generous rear-seat legroom comfort contributed to Equinox’s rookie-of-the-year status, along with anticipated quadruple five-star government ratings for frontal and side impacts (based on 2005 Equinox NHTSA testing).

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