2017 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: After last year’s facelift, Chevrolet Equinox is little changed for 2017. The topline LTZ trim is now badged Premier. The midrange LT model gets new Midnight and Sport appearance packages. 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: $23,100
2WD LS: $$25,510
AWD LS: $27,260
2WD LT: $26,750
AWD LT: $28,500
2WD Premier: $30,040
AWD Premier: $31,790

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-31

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