2016 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: Chevrolet Equinox gets revised front and rear styling for 2016. Base models gain a standard 7-inch touchscreen and rearview camera. Blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert are newly available on LT and LTZ. 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 L: $22,600
2WD LS: $25,410
AWD LS: $27,160
2WD LT: $26,650
AWD LT: $28,400
2WD LTZ: $29,940
AWD LTZ: $31,690

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

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ Front 3/4
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ