2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Pros: Flexible passenger and cargo space; smooth powertrains; cabin quietness; “just right” sizing straddles the line between compact and midsize SUVs

Cons: Surprisingly large turning radius complicates close-quarters maneuvering; power steering lacks road feel; middling power in 4-cyl. models

CG Says: The Chevrolet Equinox sees just one change of note for 2015: the OnStar communications system adds 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Equinox boasts smooth powertrains, flexible passenger and cargo accommodations, and competitive pricing. The “just right” dimensions should be appealing to shoppers who need a bit more space than the typical compact SUV offers, but don’t want to step up to a “full-midsize” SUV. The 4-cylinder models don’t have an abundance of power, but any Equinox merits serious consideration.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices 2WD LS: $24,370
AWD LS: $26,120
2WD 1LT: $26,020
AWD 1LT: $27,770
2WD 2LT: $28,020
AWD 2LT: $29,770
2WD LTZ: $31,770
AWD LTZ: $33,520

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-32

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
301
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-24

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
2015 Chevrolet Equinox