The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It has the same platform as the GMC Terrain and shares a general aesthetic with both the Chevy Traverse and the latest Malibu. The Equinox's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.
The Equinox benefits from two engines that are more efficient than ever, each making use of variable valve timing and direct injection. A standard 2.4L 4-cylinder makes an impressive 182 horsepower yet delivers 32 mpg on the highway. All but the LS offers an optional 3.6L V6 engine. This engine is capable of 301 horsepower and 24 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. Front wheel-drive is the standard drivetrain, but all-wheel drive is available.
Storage areas are everywhere in the cabin, including an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack and a closed storage bin under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer. The rear seats feature MultiFlex, which allows the seats to move back and forth a total of eight inches for the best rear legroom in the segment.
Standard equipment on all trims includes 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, six air bags, an anti-theft system, an XM Satellite Radio-ready system, iPod and MP3 capability, Bluetooth and one year of OnStar service. Power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, as well as power mirrors and automatic headlamps round out the generous standards list.
Optional equipment on the LS trim includes deep-tinted glass and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LT trim features a premium Pioneer 250-watt speaker system, power seats, steering-wheel audio controls, a remote starter system and a power sunroof as optional equipment.
The top-of-the-line LTZ trim includes chrome trim, projector headlamps and fog lamps, a power liftgate, deep-tint glass, Pioneer speaker system, an upgraded audio system and heated leather seats. With all this standard equipment, the LTZ can also be outfitted with a navigation system, a power sunroof and 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels.
The optional Safety Package from 2012, which included a forward collision alert, lane departure warning and rear park assist systems, is now available on the 2013 Equinox 2LT and standard on the LTZ.
Powerful And Efficient Engine Selection
Sharp Styling Inside And Out
The Chevrolet Equinox hits 2013 with only one substantial change. The 264-horsepower 3.0L V6 of previous years is replaced by a more powerful 3.6L, which produces 301 horsepower and 272 foot-pounds of torque. The new engine is estimated to deliver 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Elsewhere, the Equinox LTZ receives a newly tuned suspension and the optional Safety Package from 2012 now standard on the LTZ and available on the 2LT.
Starting at under $24,000, the 2013 Chevy Equinox is one of the most affordable crossover vehicles in its class, rivaling Honda's CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. The interior features a dual-cockpit design, ice-blue ambient lighting and sophisticated, classy appearance touches that makes it look much more expensive than it is. And with available V6 power under the hood, the Equinox makes an attractive family and cargo hauler.
Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing)(182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive
Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires 1LH26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
GVWR, 4960 lbs. (2250 kg) (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
Alternator, 120 amps
Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, 525 CCA
Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar, optimally-tuned shocks and hydraulic-ride bushings in front control arms
Suspension, rear independent multi-link with hydraulic rear trailing arm links and stabilizer bar
Suspension, Refined Ride
Steering, power-assist, electric-variable
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum
Tires, P225/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (RSB) 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum wheels.)
LT Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, Charcoal luggage rails, body-color door handles, body-color outside mirrors and 17" aluminum wheels
Tire, compact spare with steel wheel
Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal
Bumpers, front and rear body-color with Charcoal lowers
Moldings, Charcoal lower rocker
Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
Glass, deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color and integral spotter mirror
Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer.
Wiper, rear variable-speed, intermittent with washer
Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
Door handles, body-color
Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB and AUX port and iPod support
Audio system feature, 80-watt 6-speaker system mid-range speakers in each door and tweeters in the A-pillars. (Upgradeable to (UZ8) Pioneer premium 8-speaker sound system.)
Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
Audio system feature, USB port
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Seats, Deluxe front bucket
LT Interior, Premium Cloth
Seat adjuster front driver power lumbar and power height adjuster
Seat, rear, 2-way fore/aft adjustment with 60/40 split seatback and 3-way recline
Console, front center with armrest and concealed storage
Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
Floor mats, carpeted first and second row
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with audio and cruise controls
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units), Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC) (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
Windows, power with Express-Down on all 4 doors
Door locks, power programmable with power lockout protection
Remote Keyless Entry with 2 transmitters, panic button, content theft alarm activation verification and illuminated entry
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Rear Vision Camera
Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.
Air conditioning, manual climate control
Defogger, rear-window electric
Cupholders, 2 front in center console and 2 rear in center armrest with 1 bottle holder in each door
Power outlets, 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front of console, 1 in console, 1 in back of console and 1 in cargo area.
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
Map pocket, front seatback, driver and front passenger
Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights, ambient lighting on center stack surround, and center console cupholders (Includes ambient lighting on instrument panel and center console.)
Brakes, brake assist
Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS)
StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger with passenger sensing system, Thorax side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger, head curtain, side front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Safety belts 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners
Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
Door locks, power operated rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
* Pricing - All vehicle pricing shown is assumed to be correct and accurate. Incentives, credit restrictions, qualifying programs, residency, and fees may raise, lower, or otherwise augment monthly payments. Additionally, incentives offered by the manufacturer are subject to change and may fluctuate or differ based on region and other considerations. Unless otherwise noted or specified, pricing shown does not include title, registration, or tax fees and costs.
* MPG - Vehicle information, as well as features and other inclusions, may vary by model and are based exclusively on standard equipment. No claims, warranties, or guarantees have been made related to the accuracy of customer payments, model equipment, or vehicle pricing. Please call with any questions you might have and to reassert the accuracy of any information presented here.