Chevrolet’s Equinox made its debut in 2005 being presented as the carmaker’s all-new compact SUV. Its first generation overhaul was made in 2010 and five years later, the carmaker announces that the last preparations have been made and that the third generation of the Equinox should hit the market soon, probably as the 2017 model.
There are a lot of things that need to be refreshed, and the carmaker will do so but experts evaluate the changes that have been made to the Equinox are rather evolutionary than revolutionary. Chevy intends to injection youthfulness to this model which is pretty successful and records great sales. The carmaker will make it new but we are pretty sure that they will be careful in what will be changed.
Exterior of Chevrolet Equinox 2017
The changes that the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox has suffered are not overwhelming but they are definitely noticeable. The front fascia of the car is the place where the most noticeable changes took place. So, the front fascia of the Equinox will be decorated with projector headlamps daytime running lights (LTZ and LT models), LED lightning, newly designed fog lights, modern grille.
More exclusive trim levels sport a larger grille with exclusive chrome trim. The LTZ and LT trim levels come with optional 18-inch wheels, while other trim levels get 17-inch wheels. The rear end of the car also sports some obvious changes and among them are dual-element taillights, and all-new bumper inserts. As far as the general proportions of the vehicle are concerned, there are no changes.
Chevrolet Equinox Interior
To notice some of the changes inside of the cabin, you will have to put a lot of effort and do closer inspection. The center stack has a slightly altered look because of the new storage shelf which is pretty useful for holding revised control graphics and gadgets.
The gear shifter has also been slightly changed, now featuring chrome trim. Regarding the technological side of the cabin, there will be a seven-inch Color Touch radio. The LS and l trim levels get a rearview camera as standard. On the other hand LTZ and LT trims get rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert. The cabin of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox offers the same amount of space as the current model.
Engine of 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
In the engine compartment, there will not be major changes but there will be some improvements regarding horsepower and torque. The base engine for the newcomer will be a 2.4-liter four-banger drivetrain with ability to produce 182 ponies at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm.
The more powerful engine option will remain the 3.6-liter V-6 powerplant with the maximum output of 301 hp and 272 pound-feet of torque. Power travels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox to the front wheels. Four-wheel drive is also available. Details about fuel economy and speed will be announced later this year.
2017 Chevrolet Equinox Price
Since we don’t expect a huge hike compared to the outgoing model, we anticipate the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox to cost around $24,500.