Ever since the new-for-2010 Chevrolet Equinox rolled into dealer showrooms last year, consumers have responded enthusiastically to this just-the-right-size crossover. It delivers distinctive styling and best-in-segment EPA highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon when equipped with the standard Ecotec 2.4L direct injected engine.
Equinox enters the 2011 model year available in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with available all-wheel drive. The Equinox complements its styling and fuel efficiency with attention to detail and unexpected features.
Both the standard Ecotec 2.4L engine and available 3.0 L V-6 in the Chevrolet Equinox feature fuel-saving direct injection and variable valve timing technology. The standard 2.4L Ecotec direct injected I-4 engine is rated at 182 horsepower. The 3.0L V-6 is rated at 264 horsepower.
The Equinox features Chevy’s signature global face – a two-tier grille and prominent gold bowtie insignia. Strong fender shapes, a distinctive premium roofline, wraparound headlamps and dual round taillamps are additional elements that define Equinox as a true Chevrolet.
Two new colors join the Equinox palette for 2011: Twilight Blue and a new shade of Summit White. The Equinox interior features thoughtful attention to detail that makes it an ideal family vehicle, including a number of storage bins, an oversized glove box; a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack; and closed storage under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer.
Base model estimated mpg: 22/32
Estimated starting price: $22,750
Compiled by Motor Matters

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