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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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|
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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