2010 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,615-$29,970
$21,484-$28,472
19 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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What Changed for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox:

  • Redesigned compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Exterior design inspired by Malibu and Traverse
  • Standard front-wheel drive (FWD) with optional all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Available in LS, LT and LTZ trim
  • Two all-new, direct-injected engines, each offering a driving range in excess of 500 miles
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 182 hp and delivers expected best-in-segment estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (21 mpg city)
  • 3.0-liter V-6 engine produces 255 hp and delivers 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
  • Standard 4-wheel ABS disc brakes, traction and stability control
  • Choice between 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Interior features an oversized glove box; a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack; and closed storage under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer
  • Standard \"Smart\" remote engine starting activates heating/air conditioning and heated seats, depending on outside temperature
  • \"MultiFlex\" rear seat can be moved fore and aft almost 8 inches for increased rear passenger leg or cargo room
  • New, optional technology features including a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system; Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity; USB audio connectivity; rear-seat DVD entertainment system with two independent screens
  • Available power, programmable rear liftgate
  • Available rear-vision camera system with display in rearview mirror or navigation screen
  • Standard OnStar communications system and XM satellite radio
  • Six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags, side curtain air bags, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags
  • On sale in mid-2009 as 2010 model
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What Changed for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox:

  • Redesigned compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Exterior design inspired by Malibu and Traverse
  • Standard front-wheel drive (FWD) with optional all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Available in LS, LT and LTZ trim
  • Two all-new, direct-injected engines, each offering a driving range in excess of 500 miles
  • 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 182 hp and delivers expected best-in-segment estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (21 mpg city)
  • 3.0-liter V-6 engine produces 255 hp and delivers 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
  • Standard 4-wheel ABS disc brakes, traction and stability control
  • Choice between 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Interior features an oversized glove box; a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack; and closed storage under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer
  • Standard \"Smart\" remote engine starting activates heating/air conditioning and heated seats, depending on outside temperature
  • \"MultiFlex\" rear seat can be moved fore and aft almost 8 inches for increased rear passenger leg or cargo room
  • New, optional technology features including a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system; Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity; USB audio connectivity; rear-seat DVD entertainment system with two independent screens
  • Available power, programmable rear liftgate
  • Available rear-vision camera system with display in rearview mirror or navigation screen
  • Standard OnStar communications system and XM satellite radio
  • Six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags, side curtain air bags, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags
  • On sale in mid-2009 as 2010 model
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Available Trims for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22615.00 Engine 2.4/146.5 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name LT w/1LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23535.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name LT w/2LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25620.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name LTZ (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28220.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name LS (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24365.00 Engine 2.4/146.5 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT w/1LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25285.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT w/2LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27370.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LTZ (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29970.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, Deluxe front bucket
  • LS Interior, Base Cloth
  • Seat adjuster front, driver 2-way fore/aft power lumbar and power 2-way height adjuster
  • Seat adjuster rear, 2-way fore/aft adjustment with 60/40 split seatback and 3-way recline
  • Console, center with armrest and concealed storage
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with integrated cruise controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed)
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all 4 doors
  • Door locks, power programmable with power lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry with 2 transmitters, panic button, content theft alarm activation verification and illuminated entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cupholders, 2 front in center console and 2 rear in center armrest with 1 bottle holder in each door
  • Power outlets, 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front of console, 1 in console, 1 in back of console and 1 in cargo area.
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
  • Map pocket, front seatback, driver and front passenger
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights, ambient lighting on center stack surround, and center console cupholders
  • Lighting, dual front map lights
  • LT Interior, Premium Cloth
  • Floor mats, carpeted first and second row
  • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) (Includes compass display.)
  • Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC) (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Power outlets, 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front of console, 1 in console, 1 in back of console and 1 in cargo area. (Additional power outlets in front center console.)
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights, ambient lighting on center stack surround, and center console cupholders (Includes ambient lighting on instrument panel and center console.)
  • Seat adjuster front driver 8-way power with 2-way fore/aft power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC)
  • Remote vehicle starter system, includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Mirror, inside rearview self-dimming includes (UVC) rearview camera system. (Rearview display included only in navigation radio screen when (PCJ) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment or (PDB) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment and Rear Entertainment is ordered.)
  • Rearview camera system, display integrated into rearview mirror (Rearview display included only in navigation radio screen when (PCJ) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment or (PDB) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment and Rear Entertainment is ordered.)
  • Perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Memory settings for the driver seat and exterior mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights, ambient lighting on center stack surround, and center console cupholders (Includes ambient lighting on instrument panel, center console, door handle recess, door storage and footwell.)
  • Cargo cover, rear security cover
  • Cargo net, full-across rear
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) painted aluminum (Not available with (LF1) 3.0L DOHC V6 SIDI engine.)
  • Tires, P225/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (PFF) 17" (43.2 cm) painted aluminum wheels.)
  • Tire, compact spare with steel wheel
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color with Charcoal lowers
  • Moldings, Charcoal lower rocker
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Glass, tinted
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer.
  • Wiper, rear variable-speed, intermittent with washer
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal
  • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal (When (R13) Chrome Exterior Appearance Package is ordered, Charcoal with bright chrome inserts will be included.)
  • Fog lamps, front halogen
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass (May be upgrade to (TB5) power programmable rear liftgate.)
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal (Charcoal with bright chrome insert.)
  • Luggage rack center rails
  • Bumpers, front and rear, body-color with bright front and rear lowers
  • Headlamps, halogen, uplevel projector style with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, chrome, manual folding
  • Liftgate, power programmable rear with fixed glass
  • Door handles, bright chrome
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive (1LF26 or 1LG26 model only.)
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LAF) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (1LF26 model only.)
  • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, 525 CCA
  • GVWR, 4690 lbs. (2127 kg) (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LAF) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar, optimally-tuned shocks and hydraulic-ride bushings in front control arms
  • Suspension, rear independent mult-link with hydraulic rear trailering arm links and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, Refined Ride
  • Steering, power-assist, electric-variable
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (Not available with (Q6D) 18" (45.7 cm) machined aluminum wheels.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive (1LH26 or 1LK26 model only.)
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (1LH26 model only.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive (1LJ26 or 1LM26 model only.)
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive (1LJ26 model only.)
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Requires all-wheel drive vehicles and (LAF) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive (1LG26 model only.)
  • GVWR, 5070 lbs (2300 kg) (Requires all-wheel drive vehicles and (LAF) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive (1LK26 model only.)
  • Drivetrain, all-wheel drive (1LM26 model only.)
PACKAGE
  • Vehicle Interface Package includes (UPF) Bluetooth for phone, (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel, (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls, (BTV) Remote vehicle starter system and USB connectivity.
  • Chrome Appearance Package includes body-color bumpers with bright front and rear lowers, bright chrome door handles, (DL9) outside rearview, power, manual-folding heated chrome mirrors and (V59) Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal with bright chrome inserts
  • Cargo Management Package includes (D42) rear cargo security cover, (AP9) cargo convenience net, (V1K) luggage rack crossbars
SAFETY
  • Brakes, brake assist
  • Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS)
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger with passenger sensing system, Thorax side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger, head curtain, side front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance featuring Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Vehicle Diagnostics capabilities vary by model. Remote door unlock success varies with conditions. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
  • Safety belts 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Door locks, power operated rear child security
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Rear Parking Assist
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player and MP3/WMA playback capability, Graphic Interface Display (GID), Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display
  • Audio system feature, 80-watt 6-speaker system mid-range speakers in each door and tweeters in the A-pillars.
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
  • XM Radio XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and program
  • Antenna, roof-mounted
  • Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player and MP3/WMA playback capability, Graphic Interface Display (GID), Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display (May be upgraded to (PCN) Audio system with Rear Entertainment, (PCJ) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment or (PDB) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment and Rear Entertainment.)
  • Audio system feature, Pioneer premium 250-watt 8-speaker system includes mid-range speakers in each door, tweeters in A-pillars, a center channel speaker in upper IP and sub-woofer on the rear shelf. (Required with (LF1) 3.0L DOHC V6 SIDI engine. Not available with (U2J) XM Radio delete.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

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