Used 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Review
The Used 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is a 5-passenger mid-size Crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). The Equinox provides the style and utility of traditional SUVs, but subtracts clumsy driving dynamics and adds fuel economy.
The Used 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is known for its roomy interiors and easy-driving nature. In Used 2014 Chevy has improved the cabin finish, and added new engine choices, making the Used 2014 Equinox a solid choice for those in the market for a small crossover SUV.
The Equinox comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission available in either 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque standard or an optional 3.6-liter V6 with 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard in the base package, with optional all-wheel drive available for those who want that extra kick.
Unlike other SUV's the Equinox is built on a carlike platform that provides superior on-road comfort and safety. The Equinox is priced to compete against larger compact crossover models from other manufacturers. It is rightly considered "the Swiss Army Knife of SUV's" as it is an economical vehicle that allows good gas mileage while still capable of carrying a wide array of cargo and/or passengers.
Standard safety features on the Used 2014 Chevy Equinox include anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and access to General Motors OnStar emergency communications system, which includes automatic crash notification, emergency assistance button, remote door unlock, and stolen vehicle assistance.
Top of the line for the Equinox is the LTZ which raises the standard 17 inch wheels to 18-inch chromed alloy wheels and adds a power lift-gate, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, an eight-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings and a lane departure warning system with forward collision alert. Also, the LTZ models equipped with the V6 engine receive firmer suspension tuning for a steady comfortable ride. If you need a trailer hitch or bike rack please contact your local dealer for options.
Although it's impossible to be everything to everyone, the Equinox certainly strives at being the most versatile for the largest segment of the market: an economical vehicle with good gas mileage that fits the needs of its owners.
When it comes to calendars an Equinox is the two days a year when day and night are equal, when it comes to cars the Equinox truly does mark the crossover point between vehicles types.