The New and Improved 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2017 Chevy Equinox Features
For 2017, the Equinox comes with a plethora of standard equipment including automatic headlights, premium cloth upholstery, power height and lumbar adjustments with the driver’s seat, reclining and sliding 60/40-split second-row seating, a trip computer, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. This year, Chevrolet went all-out for driver and passenger comfortand convenience, and the Equinox’s interior is about as inviting as it gets.
For tech, the new Equinox gets standard rearview camera functionality, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and in-car 4G WiFi hotspot capability, so you’ll feel more connected with your Equinox. As you can likely tell with the new Equinox, 2017 is a year for driver engagement.
The 2017 Chevy Equinox’s Performance
With a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine under the hood and a 3.6-litre V6 available as an alternative for the LT and Premier trims, you’ve got options for your new Equinox. Another option to think about is available all-wheel drive which crosses the Equinox over into new territory.
The 2.4-L engine hits the sweet spot with 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and serves up a sweet 26 MPG combined fuel economy too. The 3.6-L V6 hits higher numbers at 301 HP and 272 lb.-ft. of torque for those of you who want to tow with the Equinox–you’ll be hauling a full 3,500 pounds.
Safety with the 2017 Chevy Equinox
Just as comfort is a major part of the driving experience, so is the feeling of security you have, right? That’s why the 2017 Equinox comes with a ton of standard safety features like antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side-impact and side curtain airbags, and more.
Also standard is GM’s OnStar emergency communications system that adds automatic crash notification, an emergency assistance button, and stolen vehicle assistance. It really is a nice feeling knowing that GM is a press of a button away in the case you could use some assistance on the road.
For the most high-tec and next-generation safety systems, consider the LT and Premier models and their optional rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and a lane departure warning system.
The Design of the 2017 Chevy Equinox
A wraparound effect is a wonderful thing, and you get it in the Equinox. The dashboard’s contours flow smoothly into the door panels to make you feel like the vehicle is wrapping itself all around you. And as for your passengers in the back, they’ll have an unmatched amount of room and the ability to recline for even more roominess.
And with plenty of Crossover-worthy cargo space available too, you really just can’t go wrong with the 2017 Chevy Equinox.