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2013 Chevy Equinox LS SUV

2013 Chevrolet Equinox Review

(0 Stars)  Right-size crossover with excellent fuel economy.

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New For 2013
A new 3.6-liter V-6 provides an increase of 37 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque with no detriment to fuel economy. The optional Chevrolet MyLink integrates Pandora and Stitcher internet radio and can be controlled via a Bluetooth-enabled phone using voice and touch-screen controls. MyLink with navigation is optional on 2LT and LTZ trims. Forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning are now available with either engine.
Overview
Although the Equinox is not the freshest vehicle in the burgeoning mid-size-crossover segment, it nonetheless remains an excellent choice. The cabin is largely finished in textured plastics and soft leather, and the wraparound dash, upright center stack, and cool blue lighting give it a contemporary ambience that is on par with that of many luxury makes. As for exterior design, the Equinox is arguably the most handsome vehicle in its class. Its sweptback headlights and sharply raked windshield impart a dramatic profile that, along with several aerodynamic aids, helps the Equinox achieve a 0.36 drag coefficient. The base engine is a refined 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Although it’s no powerhouse, it provides adequate power and, with ample use of the “Eco” mode—a fuel-saving setting selected using a button on the dash that adjusts transmission shift points—it can return a class-leading 32 mpg on the highway. The Equinox can also be had with a new 301-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 that is a must-have if you plan to tow. Both engines have direct injection and variable valve timing and are mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic. Although the Equinox comes well equipped, there are many ways to upgrade its look and content, including eighteen- or nineteen-inch wheels, a Pioneer eight-speaker stereo, all-wheel drive, and a power liftgate.

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2013 Equinox LS Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 15 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 339 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
Secondary fuel economy:

'13 Chevy LS SUV Reviews

First Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.6 First Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.6

'13 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 Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  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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Passenger Air Bag
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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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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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