Chevrolet plans to refresh the current crossover series with it’s new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. It plans to do this with an updated styling and new features as revealed on the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The new front-end design is quite fine looking and includes a chrome dual-port grille, projector-beam headlamps, daytime running lamps on LT and LTZ models and for heftier weather, fog lamps on LTZ. The new twin-port grille has a larger lower opening and a slimmer body-colored bar. LT and LTZ trim levels add LED daytime running lights.
Chevrolet has also reworked the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox’s taillights, and the chrome exhaust tips on V-6 models are new. Restyled 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels are offered. For the LS models there are new 17-inch wheels are available, and LT and LTZ models now offer available blind zone and cross-traffic alert systems. The dashboard is equipped with a standard seven-inch Touch-screen that houses a stereo option with Bluetooth phone connectivity and rear-view camera.
4G LTE Internet Connectivity Available
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox’s center control panel has a new storage shelf. LT and LTZ trim levels add Chevrolet’s MyLink multimedia system. OnStar with 4G LTE internet connectivity is available; it turns the Equinox into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot whenever the SUV is running. A three-month/3-gigabyte data trial is included.
2016 Chevrolet Equinox for sale with all of these features will be a great deal if you ask me but of course that’s not all.
You’ll also get enhanced interior fabrics, as well as standard L and LS trims. All models get a revised central dash are with a new storage shelf and a new chrome-trimmed shift lever with redesigned Electronic Range Selector button placement, and available Saddle Up interior color.
Speaking of all of these trims, Chevy is simplifying the trim range for 2016, cutting out 1LT and 2LT to leave just the L, LS, LT, and LTZ lines. Two engines are available, the same as last year’s Equinox: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque; and a 3.6-liter V-6 good for 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. On the tech front, OnStar with 4G LTE and a WiFi hotspot is available on all models and trim levels, while LT and LTZ get Chevrolet MyLink infotainment, too.
Front-wheel drive or All-Wheel Drive
Both engines are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and with that comes a mandatory six-speed automatic transmission. The current four-cylinder Equinox is rated at 26 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive, and 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway) with all-wheel drive.
The guys from Chevy admit that you need extra equipment for your 2016 Chevrolet Equinox so they made it easy for you to use your tablet for in-car entertainment. The Equinox can be fitted with a tablet holder. The dealer accessory attaches to the back of the front seats and is designed to accommodate a variety of devices. You can find the Chevrolet Equinox for sale for around $22,120 hitting dealership later this year.