2016 Chevrolet Equinox Review, Price, Specs, Exterior and Interior Changes

The second generation 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has been unveiled at 2015 Detroit Auto Show and it represents update, or if you like – evolution of the previous model.

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Engine Specs

Engine options for the new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox are the same as the ones on the previous model. The first option is a standard 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, while the second is optional 3.6 liter V-6 which delivers 301 HP and 272 lb-ft torque. Both engines are paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission, which will send power to the front wheels on standard FWD model, or to all wheels on optional AWD.

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According to Edmunds “The 2016 Equinox’s handling abilities are nothing special. The steering feels numb and somewhat imprecise, while the suspension is tuned to favor comfort over athleticism. The upside, of course, is an isolated, smooth ride that’s enhanced by the quietness of the cabin at speed.”

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior Changes

Comparing the 2015 model, exterior of the 2016 Chevy Equinox features some small changes. On the front we can notice new projector beam headlights, LED fog lights and lager chrome accented dual-port grille. Nice design lines on the profile are amplified by new 17 or 18 inch wheels.

2016 chevrolet equinox changes

Around back several more updates are visible. Beside nice usage of chrome accents there are also new tail lights and new inserts on the bumper for chrome accented tailpipes. Overall ten colors are available: Black, Blue Velvet Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Summit White, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Silver Ice Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Patriot Blue Metallic and Siren Red Tintcoat.

2016 Equinox Dimensions
Height 66.30 in
Length 187.80 in
Width 72.50 in
Wheelbase 112.50 in
Ground Clearance 6.90 in

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Interior

Unlike the exterior where updates are visible, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox interior is pretty much the same with a few minor changes. Center stack looks a bit refreshed, gear selector is updated with chrome details, and one more color option is available – Saddle Up.

2016 chevrolet equinox interior

Overall, there is a choice between three interior colors – Light Titanium/Jet Black, Saddle Up/Jet Black and Jet Black. The cabin is equipped with OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation, 4G LTE, as well as Driver’s Assist and Safety features like Rearview Camera, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning etc.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room 40.90 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.80 in
Front Hip Room 54.60 in
Front Leg Room 41.20 in
Rear Head Room 39.20 in
Rear Shoulder Room 55.30 in
Rear Hip Room 51.10 in
Rear Leg Room 39.90 in
Cargo Volume Behind Second Row/Folded 31.5 cu-ft / 63.7 cu-ft
Passenger Capacity 5

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Price and Equipment

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox MSRP will start at $26,960 and it goes up with trims and additional equipment.

Highlights by trims:

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Engines 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine
Engines (optional) 3.6L V6 SIDI 3.6L V6 SIDI
Steering Electric-variable power-assist steering Electric-variable power-assist steering Electric-variable power-assist steering
Steering (optional) Hydraulic-variable power-assist steering Hydraulic-variable power-assist steering
Transmission  6-speed automatic transmission  6-speed automatic transmission  6-speed automatic transmission
Daytime Running Lamps  Standard Standard
Fog lamps, halogen Standard
Mirrors Outside power-adjustable integrated blind spot mirrors Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors Outside mirrors (heated, power adjustable, chrome finish)
Wheels 17″ aluminum wheels 17″ aluminum wheels, 18″ Chrome-clad aluminum wheels (optional) 18″ aluminum wheels
Stability Control StabiliTrak electronic stability control system StabiliTrak electronic stability control system StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
Tire monitoring Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Brakes 4 wheel antilock, 4 wheel disc brakes 4 wheel antilock, 4 wheel disc brakes 4 wheel antilock, 4 wheel disc brakes
Chevrolet MyLink with Navigation Optional Optional

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