Chevrolet Equinox 2014 Review Review


In 2004, Chevrolet introduced the Equinox to the market and, with it, an exciting combination of auto innovations. The midsize crossover fused driver-favorite qualities like high fuel efficiency with SUV characteristics like raised seating.


The 2014 version of the Equinox does not sport any updates, but it preserves the features and capabilities of its predecessors. Available in eight trim levels, this CUV ensures that driver preferences – no matter how specific – are met with style.



No special awards were given to the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox.


What’s New This Year?


The Chevy Equinox carries over into the 2014 model year unchanged.


Trim Levels


Eight trim levels are available.


·         LS AWD Sport Utility

·         LS FWD Sport Utility

·         LT w/1LT AWD Sport Utility

·         LT w/1LT FWD Sport Utility

·         LT w/2LT AWD Sport Utility

·         LT w/2LT FWD Sport Utility

·         LTZ AWD Sport Utility

·         LTZ FWD Sport Utility


Exterior Features


Angular and rather large for a compact SUV, the 2014 Equinox’s looks are a mixture of sheet metal, boxiness, and delicate curves. This works really well.


A spoiler, power door mirrors, remote keyless entry, and a low tire pressure warning system are featured in the vehicle. Other implements include delay-off/fully automatic headlights, a rear window defroster, and a rear window wiper. Alloy wheels, power and speed-sensing steering, and an outside temperature display are also standard.


Drivers can upgrade with a reverse sensing system with rearview camera, a power moon roof, a powered lift gate, a trailer hitch receiver, and a dual exhaust.


Interior Features


Plush and bolstered seating, ample legroom, and attractive gadgets are the first things drivers notice when they enter the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox.


Standard cabin features include speed control, front and rear beverage holders, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and air conditioning. The CUV also offers an audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 decoder, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Seating includes front bucket seats, a power driver seat, rear bench seats, and a split-folding rear seat. Rear center and front center armrests are also included.


Drivers can upgrade with several extras. These include leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, a garage door transmitter, and an integrated navigation system. The audio system can be enhanced with an entertainment system and headphones.


Performance & Safety


Sporty and lithe, the 2014 Chevy Equinox delivers performance that is flowing and effortless. Thought it flaunts a utility-vehicle-sized body, it maintains smooth capabilities. The base engine is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder that produces 182 horsepower and 172 pounds-feet of torque. Drivers who upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 engine receive a CUV that generates 301 horsepower and 272 pounds-feet of torque.


Electronic stability, traction control, ABS brakes, and brake assist maintain the crossover’s even riding and handling. Other standard features include a security system, an immobilizer, and a panic alarm. Drivers and passengers are kept safe with dual front impact, dual front side-impact, overhead, and occupant-sensing airbags.


Engine/Transmission Specifications


2.4-liter inline-4:


·         182 hp @ 6,700 rpm

·         172 lb-ft torque @ 4,900 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 32/22 mpg (FWD), 29/20 mpg (AWD)


3.6-liter V6:


·         301 hp @ 6,500 rpm

·         272 lb-ft torque @ 4,800 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 24/17 mpg (FWD), 23/16 mpg (AWD)

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