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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $23,530 - $30,970 | 20 MPG City - 29 MPG Highway

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Sport Utility Crossover

Starting at under $23,000, the 2012 Chevy Equinox is one of the most affordable crossover vehicles in its class, rivaling Honda's CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. The interior features a dual-cockpit design, ice-blue ambient lighting and sophisticated, classy appearance touches that makes it look much more expensive than it is.

What's new for 2012?

Following a thorough redesign in 2010, the Chevrolet Equinox hits 2012 with no real changes, aside from a few trim updates. Cyber Gray Metallic and Cardinal Red Metallic have been dropped from the list of available colors, but new chrome 18-inch wheels are now available. Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system has also been added. New standard features include Bluetooth, rear-view camera, collision warning and lane departure warning.

Model Strengths

  • Powerful and efficient engine selection
  • sharp styling inside and out

Model Review

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It has the same platform as the GMC Terrain and shares a general aesthetic with both the Chevy Traverse and the latest Malibu. The Equinox's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr LS

Engine

Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4
Horsepower 182 @ 6700 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 172 @ 4900 RPM
Optional Engines ,

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 18.8 gal
Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 601.6 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x - TBD - in.
Tires P235/60R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.9 in. / 41.2 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.2 in. / 39.9 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 112.5 in.
Curb Weight 3777 lb.
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr LS

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Telematics Standard
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Privacy Glass Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional