2012 Chevrolet Equinox Review and Prices

Starting at just $25,530 MSRP, available in 12 different colors, and with newly and exuberantly designed exterior accents, it’s hard not to be in love at first sight with this crossover SUV. Additionally, the 2012 Chevy Equinox has been designed with modern-looking, sharp and sleek exterior lines that add to the overall appearance of the vehicle. The makers at Chevy have also included standard on the LTZ model, chrome door handles, heated folding mirrors that are also decorated in chrome, and roof rack rails with chrome inserts. A lot of chrome that will certainly help make your ride look sharper than it already does.

With an estimated 32 MPG highway and 23 in-town, you won’t have to stop for 600 miles between fill-ups, which will be perfect on those vacations with your family. Speaking of vacations, with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, the Equinox can even haul you boat for fishing, waterskiing or anything else you want. The 6-speed automatic transmission will get you where you need to go, while saving you time and money at the pump. The Equinox is also available with a 2.4-liter ECOTEC, 4-cylinder engine that comes equipped with an Eco-button, allowing you to intermittently switch on and off from fuel economic mode.

The interior of the 2012 Chevy Equinox offers luxurious space, even for backseat passengers. It has the ability to seat 6 adult passengers, including the driver and the rear seats even slide forward and backward, allowing passenger to generate as much legroom as they need. One thing test drivers repeatedly noted was how comfortable the seats were. Even the back seats were extremely soft and comfortable. The outside of all the windows are also acoustically laminated, so as to eliminate as much exterior wind friction noise as possible. The doors also have special sound-cancelling noise seals that make for the one of the quietest rides on the market today.

Along with your new 2012 Chevy Equinox, the manufacturer also offers a 5-year or 100,000 mile warranty – whichever comes first, so you can feel secure knowing you’re covered. Speaking of secure, Chevy’s safety technology went all out this year, including in the Equinox package a Lane Change warning alarm, Electronic Brake Force distribution, which safely distributes braking to individual wheels in the event of a slide or skid, and free OnStar for the first 6 months of your purchase of any model. The Equinox is also equipped with Forward Collision alert, which alerts the driver with an alarm when the car is dangerously approaching and object. All in all, when it comes to safety – or really any other aspect of a crossover SUV, you really cannot go wrong in choosing a 2012 Chevy Equinox, whether it be as a rugged sport-utility vehicle, or a family SUV.

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