Since Chevrolet Equinox first debuted ten years ago, it was known to be the largest crossover SUV in its class but that is about to change with the release of the new 2015 model. Size reduction is not the only thing this Chevy SUV has to offer: better fuel economy and an elegant new interior design are some of the trick under its sleeve. The 2015 Chevy Equinox will offer new body colors, more chrome point details, redesigned bumpers, new LED headlights and a more improved dynamic appearance. General Motors has done a great job with this car which should help it compete favorably with its competitors.
2015 Chevy Equinox Review of Design
Compared to its predecessors, the 2015 Chevy Equinox is the only model to have ever received radical interior and exterior design. Although the Equinox is now smaller, the interior is rather roomy, simple and yet enjoyable. The dashboard is dominated by a 7 inch touchscreen information and entertainment system that contributes to the general feel and comfort. Like its predecessors, the 2015 model will accommodate 5 passengers. The cargo space is 31.4 cubic feet but can be increased to 63.7 when the rear seats are folded.
Powertrain of the new Chevy cars
Under the hood of the base model, there will be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Also, GM decided to offer a 3.6 liter V-6 engine which can generate 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Think of torque as the friend that gets you started and horsepower as the friends who stands with you while on the road and with the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, you will have plenty of both. These engines will be mated with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions combined with either all-wheel-drive system or front-wheel-drive system.
Chevy Equinox mpg
The 2.6 litre models with FWD have a fuel efficiency rating of 22 mpg in the City and 32 mpg on the highway while those with AWD systems are rated at 20 City and 29 Highway. The large 3.6 Liter V-6 engine is rate at 16 City 23 Highway for the AWD and 17 City 24 Highway for the FWD. These ratings are better than those of the 2014 model which was very fuel inefficient. This improved ratings can be attributed to size reduction in the 2015 Chevy Equinox. All models will also come with an ECO button to help improve fuel efficiency. These ratings are not perfect, but they are good for a comfortably sized Crossover.
Price and release Date of the new Chevy SUV
The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is available from the end of March 2014 and the base model is available at a starting price of around $24,500.