2013 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$24,225-$32,735
$23,014-$31,098
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What's New for 2013:

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine replaces 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • FE2 suspension available with V-6 engine
  • Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning
  • Power Convenience package with power liftgate and power front-passenger seat
  • Chevrolet MyLink color touch-screen radio with navigation
  • Available rear-seat dual-display entertainment system
  • Three exterior paint colors have been added

Exterior Features
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a 5-passenger crossover SUV available in LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trim levels. All except the LS trim include dark-tinted rear privacy glass. The LT trims get body-color trim, while the LTZ features chrome exterior d_cor.

Interior Features
The Equinox's multi-flex rear-seat design provides 8 inches of fore/aft travel to maximize leg room or cargo space as desired. With the seat moved all the way forward, the Equinox provides 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Optional Features
The Equinox 1LT trim level adds a reversing camera and premium fabric seats. The 2LT trim is equipped with automatic climate control, Pioneer premium sound system with a color touch screen, power driver's seat, heated front seats, and remote engine starting. The LTZ trim adds leather, universal remote control, 8-way power front passenger seat, power liftgate, and rear park-assist sensors.

Additional options include a rear-seat entertainment system, power sunroof, navigation system, Chevy MyLink connectivity, and more.

Under the Hood
A direct-injection, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for the Equinox, generating 182 horsepower and paired with an electric steering system.

Available as an option, a direct-injection V-6 engine delivers 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Hydraulic steering is included with this engine.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine, delivering power to the front wheels (FWD). An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is available as an option.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox are:
  • Equinox 4-cyl. FWD: 22/32* mpg  (city/highway)
  • Equinox 4-cyl. AWD: 20/29 mpg
  • Equinox V-6 FWD: 17/24 mpg
  • Equinox V-6 AWD: 16/23 mpg

*The EPA has not yet provided combined fuel-economy ratings for the Chevy crossover SUV models.

Safety
The 2013 Equinox is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control, trailer sway control system, and 6 months of free OnStar service with Automatic Crash Response. A reversing camera is optional on the 1LT trim and standard on 2LT and LTZ trims. A new Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning technology to the 2LT and LTZ trims.

The 2013 Equinox is structurally identical to the 2012 model. Last year, this crossover SUV received a 4- (out of 5) star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a \"Top Safety Pick\" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What's New for 2013:

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine replaces 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • FE2 suspension available with V-6 engine
  • Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning
  • Power Convenience package with power liftgate and power front-passenger seat
  • Chevrolet MyLink color touch-screen radio with navigation
  • Available rear-seat dual-display entertainment system
  • Three exterior paint colors have been added

Exterior Features
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a 5-passenger crossover SUV available in LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trim levels. All except the LS trim include dark-tinted rear privacy glass. The LT trims get body-color trim, while the LTZ features chrome exterior d_cor.

Interior Features
The Equinox's multi-flex rear-seat design provides 8 inches of fore/aft travel to maximize leg room or cargo space as desired. With the seat moved all the way forward, the Equinox provides 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Optional Features
The Equinox 1LT trim level adds a reversing camera and premium fabric seats. The 2LT trim is equipped with automatic climate control, Pioneer premium sound system with a color touch screen, power driver's seat, heated front seats, and remote engine starting. The LTZ trim adds leather, universal remote control, 8-way power front passenger seat, power liftgate, and rear park-assist sensors.

Additional options include a rear-seat entertainment system, power sunroof, navigation system, Chevy MyLink connectivity, and more.

Under the Hood
A direct-injection, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for the Equinox, generating 182 horsepower and paired with an electric steering system.

Available as an option, a direct-injection V-6 engine delivers 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Hydraulic steering is included with this engine.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine, delivering power to the front wheels (FWD). An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is available as an option.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox are:
  • Equinox 4-cyl. FWD: 22/32* mpg  (city/highway)
  • Equinox 4-cyl. AWD: 20/29 mpg
  • Equinox V-6 FWD: 17/24 mpg
  • Equinox V-6 AWD: 16/23 mpg

*The EPA has not yet provided combined fuel-economy ratings for the Chevy crossover SUV models.

Safety
The 2013 Equinox is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control, trailer sway control system, and 6 months of free OnStar service with Automatic Crash Response. A reversing camera is optional on the 1LT trim and standard on 2LT and LTZ trims. A new Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, forward collision alert, and lane-departure warning technology to the 2LT and LTZ trims.

The 2013 Equinox is structurally identical to the 2012 model. Last year, this crossover SUV received a 4- (out of 5) star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a \"Top Safety Pick\" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Available Trims for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24225.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25870.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27740.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LTZ (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30985.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LS (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25975.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27620.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29490.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name LTZ (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32735.00 Engine 3.6/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, Deluxe front bucket
  • LS Interior, Base Cloth
  • Seat adjuster front driver power lumbar and power height adjuster
  • Seat, rear, 2-way fore/aft adjustment with 60/40 split seatback and 3-way recline
  • Console, front center with armrest and concealed storage
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Floor mats, carpeted first and second row
  • Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio 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), Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
  • Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC) (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • 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, 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
  • LT Interior, Premium Cloth
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with audio and cruise controls
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 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.)
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster front, driver 8-way power with power lumbar
  • Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC)
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Air conditioning, automatic climate control
  • Mirror, inside rearview self-dimming
  • Perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Seat adjuster, 8-way power front passenger
  • Memory settings for the driver seat and exterior mirrors
  • Universal Home Remote
  • 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
  • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P225/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (RSB) 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum wheels.)
  • LS Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, body-color door handles, 17" aluminum wheels and Black mirrors
  • 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 and integral spotter mirror
  • Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer.
  • Wiper, rear variable-speed, intermittent with washer
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Door handles, body-color
  • LT Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, Charcoal luggage rails, body-color door handles, body-color outside mirrors and 17" aluminum wheels
  • 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 and integral spotter mirror
  • Fog lamps, front halogen
  • LTZ Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with bright lowers, Charcoal luggage rails with bright chrome insert, bright chrome door handles, chrome outside mirrors and 17" aluminum wheels
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal (Charcoal with bright chrome insert.)
  • 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 and integral spotter mirror
  • 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
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires 1LF26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • GVWR, 4960 lbs. (2250 kg) (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, 525 CCA
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
  • Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar, optimally-tuned shocks and hydraulic-ride bushings in front control arms
  • Suspension, rear independent multi-link with hydraulic rear trailing arm links and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, Refined Ride
  • Steering, power-assist, electric-variable
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires 1LH26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires 1LJ26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Requires 1LG26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • GVWR, 5070 lbs (2300 kg) (Requires all-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Chassis, all-wheel drive (1LG26 model only.)
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Requires 1LK26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Chassis, all-wheel drive (1LK26 model only.)
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Requires 1LM26 model and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Chassis, all-wheel drive (1LM26 model only.)
PACKAGE
    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 (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • 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.)
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Safety Package includes (UEU) Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning and (UD7) Rear Park Assist
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM 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
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Antenna, roof-mounted
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Bluetooth for phone only when equipped with (UE1) OnStar. Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete. Bluetooth for phone is included with all LT and LTZ models as part of the (UP9) Chevrolet MyLink.)
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB and AUX port and iPod support
    • Audio system feature, 80-watt 6-speaker system mid-range speakers in each door and tweeters in the A-pillars. (Upgradeable to (UZ8) Pioneer premium 8-speaker sound system.)
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB and AUX port and iPod support (May be upgraded to (UHQ) Chevrolet MyLink radio with Navigation.)
    • 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.

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