Buying a Used Chevy Equinox

August 13th, 2015 by

Looking for a used Chevy? Come by your nearby Chevy used car dealership in Lexington, KY and scope out the Equinox, Chevy’s answer to the small crossover craze.

In a used Chevy Equinox, you’ll benefit from the versatility expected of a full-size SUV, but enjoy the comfort of a car-like drive.

Used Chevy Equinox Models

This five-passenger crossover is noted for its spacious style and daily dependability. As a commuter vehicle, the crossover has a lot  to offer; however, you’ll want to hold off if you’re looking for a towing machine or something with more off-road readiness.

When it comes to purchasing an Equinox from earlier model years, the more recent the better for engine options and overall enhancements.

The current model year comes in four trims: the L, LS, LT, and LTZ. Engine options include a base level 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, generating 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. The available 3.6-liter V6 engine boosts the horsepower rating to 301 with 272 lb.-ft. of torque.

So equipped, the Equinox is able to make the zero to sixty mph sprint in 7.0 seconds, beating most of its same-segment rivals.

Naturally, the added power means that fuel efficiency takes a hit compared to the base engine level. The V6, paired with front-wheel-drive gets 17/24 or 20 mpg combined, and the all-wheel drive is rated at 16/23 or 19 mpg combined.

If fuel economy is a concern to you, stick with the standard equipment. The EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined from the front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive option returns a combined 23 mpg.

Drivers report a very quiet ride, even on the highway, with a roomy interior, adjustable rear seats, and a premium polish throughout.

The 2010 Equinox Total Makeover

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ. X10CT_EQ021 (United States)

Receiving a complete overhaul for the 2010 model year, the Chevy Equinox caught the attention of consumers and industry experts for its new style, improved fuel economy, and more affordable pricing.

Standard equipment in the 2010 Equinox comes from a base level 2.4-liter four-cylinder, rated at 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive.

Also available is a V6 engine, producing 264 horsepower and 222 lb.-ft. of torque.

All-wheel drive is optional with either drivetrain.

The 2010 Equinox demanded attention for its fuel efficiency ratings. From the four-wheel-drive four-cylinder, the EPA estimated the Equinox at 22/32 with 26 mpg combined.

With its hushed ride and comfortable cabin, the 2010 model year is a great target when considering a used Equinox purchase.

Generally, auto industry experts advise consumers to avoid shopping for anything earlier than the 2010 Equinox, due to its impressive overhaul which changed the nature of Equinox from that point on.

Between the 2010 – 2015 model years, you have a wide range of excellent Equinox crossovers to consider, all of which can help you “Find New Roads.”