Some people need a practical car. There are children to shuttle, errands to run, and many highway miles to drive with no time or money to waste on costly car repairs. Some people want a fun car. There are adventures to seek with the on-board navigational system, hills to climb with a powerful engine, and a sleek exterior to go with it all. Then there are the people who want it all. Why can’t you pick up the weekly groceries in style while listening to your custom Pandora® station streaming from your car’s speakers? Why can’t you get over 30 mpg while effortless climbing hills and hugging turns? Well, with the 2012 Chevy Equinox , you can. There’s no need to compromise between the practical car and the fun car. The Equinox is both.
The Equinox is a crossover built to work. It seats five comfortably, with the most rear legroom in its class—more than Honda, Toyota, or Ford. The Multi-Flex® sliding rear seat can slide forward to maximize cargo space, or back, to give 39.9 inches of legroom to backseat passengers.
It also has its competitors beat in fuel efficiency. The Equinox gets 32 mpg on the highway, beating out the CR-V, Rav 4, and even the Escape Hybrid. The automatic six-speed transmission allows you to travel up to 600 miles between fill-ups, saving you precious time at the pump. Equinox also offers an eco button that allows you to put the motor in fuel-saving mode to see the savings really add up.
Safety comes standard on the Chevy Equinox. The Equinox comes standard with StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. It also comes with a lane departure detection system that will alert you when your vehicle begins drifting to another lane without indication of a lane change. You can opt for the Forward Collision Alert detection system on V6 models that uses a camera to warn you when a front-end collision appears imminent, so that you can apply brakes or change direction in time to avoid the collision.
For rough driving conditions, you can opt for the AWD Equinox. The on-demand all-wheel drive system will transfer the power to the tires with the best traction to help you avoid losing control on slippery roads. If the worst should happen, and a collision occurs, six air bags and the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children) system will help keep you and your family safe. OnStar® will detect collisions and call for help even when you can’t.
The Equinox is designed with a rugged exterior in your choice of seven great colors. For a little extra flash, get the LTZ package and add chrome accents that include including chrome door handles; chrome, heated, manual–folding mirrors; roof rack side rails with bright chrome inserts; and front and rear bright fascia lowers.
For hauling lots of cargo around, the optional power lift gate make life a breeze, and the all-wheel drive option makes sure you get where you want to go. You can set the power lift gate to not rise above a specified level to avoid contact with the garage door or the cargo overhead.
Use the OnStar® RemoteLink™ app to start, unlock, or run diagnostic checks on your Equinox from anywhere. While on the road, choose your soundtrack with SiriusXM Satellite Radio® or your own custom Pandora® station streamed using the MyLink Touch system. MyLink is an in-car infotainment package that is based in an easy to navigate, seven inch, touchscreen. With Equinox, you can stay safe and connected, wherever the road takes you.
Since its introduction in 2009, the Equinox has been one of the most popular crossovers on the market due to its style, quality, and amenities. Stop by and see why for yourself today.