Do you know what the difference between a crossover SUV and a normal SUV is? A crossover SUV is set upon a car platform for better handling and fuel economy, while still having the look, taller interior, higher clearance, and all-wheel drive capacity of an SUV. First released as a 2005 model, the Equinox is Chevy’s version of the Crossover. For more information on a Chevy Equinox dealer in Wheeling, IL, you can visit sites like www.chevyequinoxwheelingil.com. But what are the features available on the Chevy Equinox?
Chevy Equinox Features
The first generations of the Equinox were made from 2005 to 2009. These earlier models were all equipped with a standard V6, 3.4 L engine with 185 horsepower. In 2008 a sport edition was released with an optional 3.6 L V6 with 264 horsepower. Both engines offered a five speed automatic transmission. Model years 2010 to 2012 offer a 3.0 L V6 with a 264 horsepower, while 2013 LS models have a standard 2.4 L four-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 182 or an optional 3.6 L V6 engine with a horsepower of 301 for 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ models. Front wheel drive with a six-speed automatic transmission is now standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
Other standard features of newer models include 17-inch wheels, reclining and sliding rear seats for more adequate leg room, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a three month trial of satellite radio. 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ models open up options for a rearview camera, automatic climate control, 18- or 19-inch wheels, and heated seats. Additional options include a navigation system, entertainment systems for the back seats, and Smartphone app integration.
Chevy Equinox Safety
The Chevy Equinox provides a variety of technologically advanced safety features, such as forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Six airbags are standard in all models with a passenger sensor, as well as daytime running lights, a six month trial of OnStar, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an electronic stability control system. The side mirrors on the Equinox are power adjustable with integrated blind spot viewing, and are also heated on the LT models. For more information on the Chevy Equinox or other available Chevy vehicles, visit www.chevyequinoxwheelingil.com or other related sites.
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