2011 Chevrolet Equinox Overview
Building on its fresh redesign of 2010, the fuel-efficient, powerful, and handsome 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a five-seat crossover force to be reckoned with.
After undergoing major cosmetic changes last year, the folks at Chevy continued tweaking the overall feel and driving experience on the Equinox and it now comes with a slightly shorter and wider wheelbase. When it comes to looks, the Equinox shares a split front grille with the Chevy Malibu, with a larger SUV shaped greenhouse. The Equinox is available in three trims – LS, LT and LTZ – and provides ample power from two engines – a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 264-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6. The optional V-6 now offers flex-fuel capability and can run on either gasoline or E85. Both engines are front-wheel drive and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 also offers a manual-shift mode on the automatic and all-wheel drive is optional.
Crossovers and SUVs might frighten some with their mediocre to poor fuel economy, but that is not true for the 2011 Chevy Equinox. The Equinox receives 20-22 mpg in the city and 29-32 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Equinox seats five and competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. It can tow between 1,500—3,500 pounds depending on which engine you opt for.
One of the most notable aspects of the Equinox is how it utilizes interior space. The adjustable 60/40 rear seats can move forward and backward to give you ample cargo volume. A sleek dash includes an available Pioneer® premium sound system, in-dash six-disc CD changer, auxiliary input jack for your iPod®, and XM® Radio – creating a world-class sonic experience.
Additional options include the available DVD entertainment system with a 7-inch flip-down monitor and wireless headphones for rear seat passengers. Also available are heated front bucket seats with leather inserts which add a greater level of comfort, while the optional internal hard drive, navigation system, backup camera and power liftgate are sure to impress as well.
Safety comes standard on the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and includes four-wheel antilock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, and Proactive Roll Avoidance to reduce the vehicle’s propensity to roll over in a panic situation. Standard dual front airbags and head-curtain side-impact airbags help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. An OnStar communications system with airbag deployment notification comes standard and is just another safety measure for you and your family.
Crossing-over to the fuel-efficient, powerful, versatile and sleek 2011 Chevrolet Equinox has never been easier.