Concord Area Drivers Will Save Gas And Drive In Style With The 2017 Chevy Equinox
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect vehicle for families who want an affordable crossover with plenty of cargo space, flexible seating, excellent maneuverability and respectable fuel efficiency. Buyers who visit Chevrolet dealers near Concord will find that for 2017, Chevy has renamed the LT trim to Premier and added two new options packages. The Midnight package includes black paint, wheels, interior leather trim and exterior accents. The Sport package features the same wheels, trim and accents as the Midnight package, but swaps the black exterior paint for white.
When it comes to handling, the 2017 Equinox doesn’t disappoint. The Equinox provides a quiet, relaxing ride. The suspension ensures the ride is always smooth. The V6 delivers extra power, which is extremely useful for towing and hauling larger loads. For an even more responsive driving experience, manual shifts can be made using the plus and minus toggle buttons located on the side of the shift knob.
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox provides admirable fuel economy. EPA-estimated ratings for the base engine are 21 mpg city/31 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway with the V6 engine, a good showing for a practical family compact crossover.*
You Want Choice In Trim Levels? The 2017 Chevy Equinox Gives Them To You - Drive Concord In Style
The 2017 Equinox is available in four models, listed as L, LS, LT and Premier. A 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder unit with direct injection producing 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque is standard across the board. Optional on the LT and Premier trims is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with direct injection that produces 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for both engines. Front-wheel drive is also standard, with all-wheel drive optional on all models except the base L.
All Equinox models come loaded with features, with even the base L model getting air conditioning, an audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, 17-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Available features include a sunroof, automatic climate control, remote start, an eight-speaker Pioneer audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, smartphone app integration, the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and a navigation system.
Standard safety features for the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, front seat side-impact airbags and a rearview camera. The OnStar emergency telematics system includes an emergency assistance button, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance and remote door unlock. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors are optional on the LT and Premier trims, while the latter can also get a lane departure warning system and forward collision alert.
In crash testing by the IIHS, the 2017 Equinox received the top score of "Good" in all impact and roof-strength tests. The head and seat restraint design also received a "Good" rating for whiplash protection in rear collisions.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.