The Chevrolet Equinox was introduced on the market in 2004. The mid-size SUV was pretty similar to the Suzuki XL7 and Saturn Vue. In fact, most people could not differentiate between the three vehicles. Over the years, the American automobile manufacturer has been working on the crossover to at least make it stand out from similar cars out there. 2017 Chevrolet Equinox will be a unique car expected to come with special offerings.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox – New Features:
Some rumors have it that the automaker is planning to ditch the existing GM Theta platform and adopt a new platform dubbed D2XX. If the upcoming Equinox will be built on the new platform, expect it to come with reduced weight and improved performance.
You will definitely be stunned by the front end of 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. This side will get a new grille and powerful projector LED-powered headlamps. Moving from the front end to the rear end, your attention will be caught up by 19-inch alloy-chromed wheels. The major highlights in the backside include reworked taillights and a magnificent bumper. As for the interior of 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, we expect a combination of uncompromised comfort and great style in the seating space and entire cabin. The 5-seater crossover will have its steering wheel and seats covered with high-quality materials.
If you will have a chance to drive the new Chevy crossover, you will enjoy operating a well-packed infotainment system. The cockpit will be equipped with touch screens and controls, among other many driver assistance features. The car will also come with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Meeting many safety standards, 2017 Chevrolet Equinox will be a safe car. It will be fitted with safety and security features such as ABS, OnStar telematics service, and traction control system, among others.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Powertrain Configuration:
According to Chevrolet, the new Equinox will come with two engine options. The popular 2.4-liter I4 engine will, of course, find its way in the upcoming CUV. This engine is rated at 182 hp and 172 lb-ft. We expect the other engine to be a 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 301 hp and 272 lb-ft.
A 6-speed automatic transmission system will be offered to back up the engine and provide for smoother shifts and better fuel efficiency. Comparing the new model with its predecessor, we can say that the upcoming car will be better in terms of fuel economy and pollution. Expect the car to record 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Date of Arrival, Price and Competitions:
We expect the base model to have a starting price of around $25,000. In addition to the base model, there will be three premium models expected to cost between $28,000 and $32,000. Those who are early waiting to buy the new Chevy crossover should start peeping through the glasses of showrooms in the last months of 2016.
The new Equinox will compete for the market share with these cars: Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Compass and Acura RDX.