Chevrolet Equinox travels joyfully into the new model year all that much the same little hybrid that moved onto the scene six years back as a 2010 model. This is an extremely hot business sector fragment at this moment, chockablock with a wide range of alluring offerings. Honda’s CR-V is America’s lasting game utility smash hit; the Ford Escape, widely reexamined for 2017, is challenging for its heels; and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 2016 remains our most loved in the classification.
As noticed, the 2016 the Chevrolet Equinox 2.4L AWD is mechanically undefined from its quick harbingers. It has the same all wheel drive framework, the same 6 speed programmed transmission, and the same base 2.4 liter 4 barrel motor with 182 hp and 172 lb ft of torque.
You may anticipate that this will deliver track-test results indistinguishable to the 4 barrel Equinox we kept running back in August of 2009, yet your desires would be off by a wink or two here and there the new one is a few tenths slower to 60 mph and very nearly two seconds slower to 100 mph.
The blur free braking execution is marginally underneath normal for this class regarding separations. It’s important, however, that the normal can’t be called great. Normal applies to the Equinox’s sidelong hold (0.79 g), and general it stacks up as equipped.
Still, we should not mistake capable for connecting with; there’s nothing about this vehicle that is prone to incite a Sunday morning journey for the sheer pleasure in driving. In any case, if the Equinox is short on joie de drive, it has a decent numerous different excellence.
There is the choice of a 3.6-liter V-6, one of only a handful few still accessible in this class. With 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque, it loans significantly more earnestness to forward advancement and increments towing limit from 1500 to 3500 pounds.
Then again, the V-6 drags down mileage evaluations; still an imperative thought, even with shoddy gas; from 20/29 mpg for the all wheel drive 4 barrel to 16/23 for the V-6 with all wheel drive. Furthermore, the V-6 is accessible just in the main two trim levels.The evaluating stepping stool begins at $23,495 for a front-drive L model with this so 4 banger.
Notice to Chevrolet: Swap the Equinox’s 2.4L AWD for the 2.0 turbo that moves the new Malibu. Maybe that change will accompany the cutting edge which is Chevrolet Equinox 2.4L AWD, which is relied upon to show up quickly.