Vehicle Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

The smarter crossover

Thanks to an impressive combination of performance, fuel economy, technology and capability, the Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best-selling crossovers in the industry. Thanks to some exterior enhancements, the 2014 Equinox is the best looking version Chevrolet has ever released and it’s on sale now here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox (MSRP $24,440) adds chrome-clad wheels to LTZ trims and offers new Red Rock Metallic and Silver Topaz Metallic exterior hues. Apart from those changes, the Equinox carries on with the popular combination of style and functionality that hundreds of thousands of drivers know and love.

Powering the five-passenger Equinox is an Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This direct injected engine produces 182 hp and 172 lb/ft of torque and comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. With an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway, the Equinox is one of the most fuel efficient crossovers available. For even more power and towing capability, a 3.6-liter V6 is available. This 301-hp engine features 272 lb/ft of torque, and it will propel the Equinox to 60 mph from a dead stop in less than seven seconds. When properly equipped, the V6 Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Intelligent interior design is another reason the Equinox is such a hit with drivers.  The standard MultiFlex rear seat can slide nearly eight-inches forward and back. This allows for best-in-class legroom for second- or third-row passengers. That sliding seat also provides an even greater level of cargo versatility, creating a maximum of 31.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row. When the rear seat is folded, the Equinox can swallow 63.7 cubic feet of groceries, furniture or anything else you need to move.

The Equinox is also packed with many family-friendly features. A quick look around the interior reveals several storage cubbies, an oversized glove box, eight drink holders and four 12-volt outlets. Inside the center armrest is a closed storage area that is large enough to hold a laptop. Additional features include leather seating surfaces and a rear-seat dual DVD entertainment system. The available eight-speaker Pioneer Premium Audio System and Chevrolet MyLink radio offer a wide variety of entertainment options for those who don’t want to watch a DVD. To top it off, the Equinox features more interior headroom than the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4.

Getting you to your destination safely is Chevrolet’s number one priority. This is why the Equinox offers some of the most advanced safety features in the industry, like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The Equinox comes standard with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation and four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution. Should these systems not prevent a collision, passengers are protected by advanced airbags and can rely on the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system.

Kelley Blue Book editors said that if you “want a comfortable family/gear hauler that’s larger than other compact crossover SUVs but small enough to be at ease in parking lots, the Equinox is worth a look.”

Whether it’s the 32 mpg highway fuel economy, powerful and efficient powertrains or spacious and versatile cabin, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox offers something for everyone. Come in and experience the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox today.

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