2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

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2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

OVERVIEW

The Chevrolet Equinox is classified as a mid-size crossover SUV. It has been in production since 2004 starting with the model year 2005. The first generation covered the model years 2005 to 2009 and the second generation included model years 2010 to 2017. The third generation will begin with the model year 2018, and chances are that an all new Equinox will be introduced to celebrate the new generation. Sales of the Chevy Equinox have been increasing steadily every year since its introduction, so you may correctly conclude that they must be doing something right. Indeed, the vehicle has been a dependable people mover for over a decade, and it should prove to be a solid, reliable vehicle for anyone to own.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

EXTERIOR

The Illinois Chevrolet Equinox dealer serving Grayslake Fox Lake Lake Bluff Waukegan Kenosh communities has many vehicles where you can see the exterior features of the Chevy Equinox. A gentle facelift for the 2016 model gave the vehicle an updated front end with a re-sculpted lower fascia. All models got a twin-port grille that has a larger lower opening and chrome-accents, plus projector-beam headlights. LT and Premier models got daytime LED running lights, dual-element tail lights, fog lamps, and chrome exhaust tips appear on V-6 equipped models. New aluminum wheels are available in 17-inch and 18-inch versions. Two new color packages are also available. One is the Midnight Package which has an all-black exterior and interior. The other is called the Sport Package which has a white body contrasted with everything else black.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

INTERIOR

The interior of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox serving Grayslake, Illinois has a lot to offer. Standard features include a rearview camera, a USB port, and a sound system that has a 7 inch touch screen. The touch screen comes standard and it is easy to operate. The main controls on the stylish dashboard are large and legible. Other features include OnStar with 4G LTE, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. This works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The MyLink interface is available, and it uses the Bluetooth audio streaming capability and compatibility with favorite smartphone apps. Bluetooth audio is lacking on the L and LS trim levels. Music streamed over Bluetooth is only available in the top trims. Other optional features include a power sunroof, automatic climate control, an 8 speaker Pioneer sound system, satellite radio, and navigation. The base models have nice cloth trim with leather available on the LT and Premier trims.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

MECHANICAL

It is exceedingly rare for a Libertyville Chevrolet Equinox to have mechanical problems. Things are just too well made today to break down. For example, do you remember carburetors? In 1990 the last vehicle with a carburetor came off the assembly line. That means there are no more carburetors to break down. Today fuel injection is used to get the gas into the engine. As long as you treat your car to regular maintenance you will probably never have to deal with a broken fuel injection system. Mechanical auto parts include cruise control, stability control, brakes, suspension, all-wheel drive, power tailgates, and many more moving parts of a vehicle. Just follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations and you can avoid inconvenient and costly mechanical repairs.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

PERFORMANCE

There is a good Illinois Chevrolet Equinox dealer serving Grayslake Fox Lake Lake Bluff Waukegan Kenosh that has plenty of information about the powertrain of the Chevrolet Equinox. There are 2 options for Equinox engines. The standard engine is a 2.4 liter I-4 DOHC-4v engine that can develop 182 hp with torque of 172 lb-ft. The LT and Premier trims have an optional 3.6 liter V6 DOHC-4v engine that can produce 301 hp with torque of 272 lb-ft. Both engines use a standard 6-speed manually shiftable automatic transmission that comes with standard front-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel drive that is available on the LS, LT, and Premier models. Both use direct fuel injection for fuel delivery to the cylinders. Standard tires available on the L, LS, and LT trims are the 225/65R17 size. The Premier trim gets the 235/55R18 tires as standard. This tire size is optional on the LT trim level.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

SAFETY

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox serving Grayslake, Illinois dealer can give you plenty of information about the safety of the Chevy Equinox. Last year the Equinox got the designation of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The agency gave the highest “Good” ratings in all categories. There are a number of advanced safety technologies to help you avoid potential hazards. One of these technologies is the Intellibeam High Beam Assist. This feature automatically switches between high and low beams depending on traffic conditions. Another is the Safety Alert Seat which delivers seat-bottom vibrations in place of audible safety alerts. The Surround Vision feature uses the available diagonal 8 inch color touch screen to deliver a virtual bird’s-eye view of the Equinox. This system uses 4 cameras to transmit the image to the screen including the standard rearview camera. Other safety equipment includes multiple air bags, child safety locks, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, a rollover protection system, lane departure warning, and much more.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Grayslake Illinois

Libertyville Chevrolet or any Illinois Chevrolet Equinox dealer will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any vehicles on their lot. It is easy to set up a test drive so you can experience first hand all the features that the Equinox has to offer. You can call or drop by the dealership at any time to get more information. The friendly staff will be more than happy to accommodate your every need.