Chevy Equinox Near The Villages

The Chevy Equinox is a Great SUV for Florida Drivers

The newly revamped Chevrolet Equinox flaunts practicality and versatility for adventure-seeking car buyers. It radiates confidence and class with premium amenities, attention to detail, and sleek styling. Indeed, it ranks as one of the best compact SUVs around The Villages. Overall, the new Chevy Equinox boasts an attractive design, plenty of interior room, and comfortable manners. Car shoppers near Wildwood have always preferred this SUV over its competitors due to its affordable price. Chevrolet has upgraded the vehicle for the new year by adding an athletic-looking RS trim and restyling the front and rear fascia. What's more, it packs a button for disabling the engine start/stop feature.

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Performance

Chevy equips the new Equinox with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. The produced power is sufficient for most tasks as it can tow up to 3,500 lbs when adequately equipped. The engine offers optimal fuel efficiency and spirited performance. It is paired with driver shift controls and a six-speed automatic transmission to provide you with smooth shifting. Although it comes standard with FWD, you have an option to choose an AWD system across all trims.

It is worth noting that all trims come with an idle start/stop feature that stops engine power at a halt, mainly at stoplights. Pleasant and easy to drive, the new Chevy Equinox handles proficiently, and its steering is direct and accurate. Regarding fuel efficiency, EPA estimates the FWD Equinox to have a rating of 31 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. If equipped with an AWD system, the ratings drop to 30 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city.

Enjoy the Ride with Easy-To Use Tech

A host of infotainment features and a luxurious interior ensure that you and your passengers have a connected and enjoyable drive.

A 7.0-inch infotainment system touchscreen running Chevy's MyLink interface is standard, but you can upgrade to the optional 8.0-inch touchscreen. This system continues to impress most car shoppers near The Villages with its quick responses and ease of use. The standard features included in the system include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, audio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary input jack, and USB connectivity. What's more, the standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity ensures that the new Equinox is one of the best-connected crossovers. You will appreciate the mounted physical knobs and buttons for the climate and audio controls attached to both infotainment systems.

Equinox Elevated Style

The revamped Equinox packs new front and rear fascia. At the front, the grille flaunts a more aggressive and broader design. At the back, it has new taillights. The RS trim needs to be your go-to SUV if you are searching for a classy vehicle. It sticks out against the rest with its dark 19-inch wheels, a gloss black grille, and blacked-out badging. The uppermost Premier Equinox trim comes with LED headlamps, gloss-black chrome, and a logo projection mounted on the tailgate. It is also worth mentioning that the new Chevy Equinox lineup receives quad exhaust outlets to give them an athletic appearance. These changes ensure that Equinox remains fresh without losing its fine-looking design.

Manually adjustable front seats and cloth upholstery are standard. The optional upgrades include ventilated and heated front seats with power adjustments, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and leather upholstery. The uppermost Premier model, for instance, seems classier with its French stitching. On the other hand, the RS trim goes a notch higher by including red stitching, black upholstery, navigation, premium audio, and an RS shift knob.

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Cargo and Seating

The SUV's cargo space is sufficient for everyday use. Behind the rear seats, it offers 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space. However, you can get up to 63.9 cubic feet after folding the seats. This space is adequate for towing a week's worth of camping gear, a pair of bicycles, and big stuff from a hardware store. A hands-free power liftgate and power liftgate are optional, while a manual liftgate is standard.

The new Equinox is a two-row SUV that seats up to five. The front seats are supportive and soft, and there is abundant legroom and headroom, even for tall passengers. The outward visibility is exceptional to both the front and sides. On the other hand, the rear seats offer ample space for adults and children to sit comfortably.

Safety

The new Chevrolet Equinox received an overall five-star rating from the NTHSA with four stars in the rollover test and five stars in the side and frontal crash tests. The IIHS, on the other hand, gives it an incredible rating of good in six crash tests. Besides, Chevrolet equips the SUV with a standard suite of active safety features comprising lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and IntelliBeam automatic headlamps.

It would be helpful to opt for the top trims, mainly due to the advanced safety and driver-assist features. Some valuable features incorporated into these models include a power liftgate, surround-view camera, and power driver's seat. Adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert are valuable safety features and driving aids equipped to the higher trims. Also incorporated into these models is a Safety Alert seat that vibrates the driver's seat to notify you when getting close to an object, especially when backing up. An advanced feature in the Premier trim is an automatic parking assist that helps you during parallel parking.

Test Drive a New Chevy Equinox Near The Villages

Whether you're in Leesburg or Ocala, contact George Nahas Chevrolet to learn more about the Chevy SUV lineup available now. If you're testdriving the Equinox, be sure to consider the Blazer, Trax, and Trailblazer as well.