Vehicle Reviews:
2017 Chevrolet Equinox Review

What’s so special about the Chevy Equinox? To put things simply, it offers drivers the performance capabilities of an SUV combined with the fuel economy of a car. The 2017 Equinox is the fuel-efficient crossover for drivers in Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, and Port Matilda.

We wrote this Chevrolet Equinox review to provide you with information about these categories and more. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at The Lake Dealerships.2017 chevy equinox review

Engine Options & Fuel Efficiency

When you think of an SUV, a powerful engine probably comes to mind immediately. The Equinox is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter engine that has some impressive capabilities: 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. And remember, that’s just the base model.

You can upgrade to an available 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers a best-in-class 301-horsepower rating[1], allows you to tow up to 3,500 pounds[2], and lets you accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in a lightning-fast 6.7 seconds.

When you think of a car, you probably think of fuel efficiency right away. The Equinox has fuel economy ratings of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.[3] In other words, it’s good for your wallet, good for the environment, and great for your peace of mind.

Chevrolet Equinox – Interior Dimensions

In addition to engine performance specifications and fuel efficiency ratings, interior dimensions are another important aspect of any crossover. You want to have enough space for all your friends, family, and stuff. Let’s see how the 2017 Equinox measures up in this category.2017 chevy equinox review

  • Front Head Room. 40.9 inches
  • Front Leg Room. 41.2 inches
  • Rear Head Room. 39.2 inches
  • Rear Leg Room. 39.9 inches

Furthermore, with all the seats in place, it has a cargo capacity of 31.5 cubic feet; with all the seats stowed, it has a maximum cargo capacity of 63.7 cubic feet.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Safety Features

To conclude, let’s look at the 2017 Chevy Equinox’s various safety systems. After all, the safety of you, your family, and your friends is the most important thing.

Chevrolet’s safety features are organized into three different categories: Prevent, Protect, and Respond.

The preventative safety features are available intelligent systems that are engineered to make sure an accident doesn’t happen in the first place. They include Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.

The protective safety features are elements of the SUV’s construction that are in place to keep everybody alive in the unfortunate event of an accident. These include six standard air bags and a high-strength steel safety cage.

The responsive safety features are software that will get you the help you need both quickly and reliably. This includes the available OnStar® Automatic Crash Response System.

Test Drive the Chevy Equinox

If you live in Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, or Port Matilda, and you’d like to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, reach out to us at The Lake Dealerships.

Just call us or stop by our showroom to schedule your test drive today.



[1]Based on GM Compact SUV segment.

[2]With available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo, and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

[3]EPA-estimate 21/31 city/hwy for FWD 4-cylinder models.