From its previous 2010 Chevrolet model, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is now updated with more acceptable styling and new safety features, along with an on-board Wi-Fi Hotspot. If you’re looking for a smooth ride even in rural back roads, this car is definitely for you.
The engine is somehow identical to its predecessors, but don’t expect it to have the same performance like those. From the same six-speed automatic transmission up to the same all-wheel drive system, this one is somewhat slower when it comes to acceleration. However, this 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 182-horsepower and 172 lb-ft torque engine is more economic when it comes to mileage, despite the additional weight. Its 21 mpg during the test course is very much noticeable, compared to its predecessor’s 18 mpg during our 2009 test. And unlike other compact boxes, this one has a freshened exterior, which makes it more attractive.
Featuring heated leather seats, navigation, contemporary infotainment tech and an upscale audio system, the inside really looks good. The seats are comfortable, the sounds are almost close to best ones out there and the car’s roominess is excellent and somehow in line with this class. And adding all of that with its Wi-Fi connectivity feature, the ride would be a very cool one, indeed.
- Category : Compact Crossover and SUV
- Engine : DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : AWD
- Power : 182 hp @ 6700 rpm
- Torque : 172 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 8.9 sec
- Top Speed : 115 mph
- Mileage : (C/D observed) 21 mpg; (City/highway) 20/29 mpg
- Price : Starting at $27,855 to $34,755 (as tested)