Research 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Model Vehicle Research:

Research 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, and you will learn that it is a five passenger compact SUV with interior space that is comparable to mid-size SUVs. The Equinox has been a popular choice among consumers since the second generation Equinox was introduced in 2010, and it is competitively priced among vehicles in its class. It offers good fuel efficiency, a quiet, comfortable ride, and many technology and safety features for you and your family. Read about the 2017 Equinox, and come to Progressive Chevrolet in Massillon Ohio, for a test drive.

Model Strengths:

At 22 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined, the FWD 2017 Equinox is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the non-hybrid, compact SUV class, and the “Eco” button can help increase the Equinox’s fuel efficiency. It also offers more room for passengers and cargo than other vehicles in its class, and the Equinox is one of the few compact SUVs to offer a V6 engine.

Model Changes:

Research on the Equinox reveals that it was introduced in 2004. A second-generation Equinox was introduced in 2010. There were a few changes to the exterior in 2016 but, overall, the Equinox has not had many changes since 2010. Still, the Equinox is a customer favorite in the compact SUV class. For 2017, the top of the line Equinox LTZ has been renamed Equinox Premier, and the LT trim has two new packages. The Midnight package features black interior leather trim, black paint and exterior accents, and black wheels. The Sport package features white leather trim, white paint and exterior accents, and white wheels.

Model Value:

The 2017 Equinox, starting at $23,100 MSRP, is a good value according to several reviews. In their Chevy Equinox review, Edmunds said that it is a “roomy two-row crossover at a reasonable price.” Car Preview said that the Equinox is “priced like a compact but is just large enough to compete with midsize crossovers.” Car Preview suggests that the 2018 Equinox will be downsized and the V6 engine will not be available, which adds to the value of the 2017 Equinox.

Model Overview:

The 2017 Equinox has either a standard 2.4-liter, 182-horsepower, direct-injection, VVT, inline-four engine or an optional 3.6-liter, V6, 301-horsepower engine. With either engine, you get a six-speed automatic transmission and either FWD or AWD on all but the L trim. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds. With the V6 engine, it has a 3,500 pound towing capacity.

Model Key Trim Features and Positive Review / Accolade:

The interior of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox features premium cloth seats in the L, LS, and LT trims and perforated leather upholstery in the Premier trim. The noise-dampening glass, triple door seals, and noise-cancellation system provide a fairly quiet ride. It offers ample storage and automatic climate control. The Multi-Flex® sliding rear seat provides 39.9 inches of legroom. The rear seat’s 60/40 split-folding capability makes loading and unloading cargo easy, and increases cargo space from 31.4 cubic feet to 63.7 cubic feet. Technology-wise, the 2017 Equinox has built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® with seven device connectivity, Siri Eyes Free8, Chevrolet MyLink, a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen display, myChevrolet App with auto start/stop and auto lock/unlock, and rear seat tablet holders to keep you and your family entertained and connected. The exterior features halogen projector-beam headlamps, optional LED daytime lamps, chrome-accented dual-port grille, rectangular-shaped dual exhaust, sculpted tail lamps, and on the top two trims, an adjustable power liftgate. To protect your family, the 2017 Equinox has a high-strength steel safety cage, side-impact air bags among the six standard air bags, a forward collision alert, side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, rear vision camera, rear park assist, and rear cross traffic alert. A free three-month subscription to a Guidance Plan that includes OnStar® Automatic Crash Response System is available.The Chevrolet Complete Care comprehensive owner benefit program includes:
Two maintenance visits consisting of 27-point inspection, tire rotations and oil change
5 Year/60,000 Mile 24-Hour Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation
5 Year standard OnStar Basic Plan
3 Months of the OnStar Guidance Plan

In their Chevy Equinox review, Edmunds said that even without a lot of updates, the Equinox still attracts a lot of buyers. They also said, “The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid bet if you want a reasonably sized crossover SUV with plenty of backseat space. You can also upgrade to a powerful V6 engine, which is an unusual treat in this class.” Research 2017 Chevrolet Equinox yourself, and you will see why it has been a popular model among compact SUV buyers. Then contact Progressive Chevrolet in Massillon Ohio, for a test drive and a quote.


*The above information is regarding the base model 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact Progressive Chevrolet with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you’re inquiring about.