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2011 Chevy Equinox LS SUV

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Review

(3 Stars)  Appealing alternative to big SUVs

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Chevrolet Equinox is a midsized crossover vehicle that is ready to compete with Honda's hugely popular CR-V model. The first generation of the Equinox was missing something and never really became popular with buyers. There have been some major overhauls to the way the Equinox looks and what is inside too. The Equinox offers a great value compared to its competitors and carries a price tag that will put a smile on your face. The newer model now offers a choice of a 2.4 liter inline 6 cylinder engine or a 3.0 liter V-6 engine. Both of these engines take advantage of direct injection to boost performance and give some relief in the mileage department.

This crossover model is one of the few that is offering a larger V-6, many of the competitors in the crossover market are only using small 4 cylinder engines and this is one reason that Chevrolet is getting some attention with the new Equinox model. Chevy also boasts its high mileage rating, the Equinox gets 32MPG on the highway and this makes it the leader in its class again.

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2011 Equinox LS Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 22 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 489 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 182 hp @ 6,700 rpm; 172 ft lb of torque @ 4,900 rpm

'11 Chevy LS SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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