Equipped with the standard 2.4L
Ecotec engine and six-speed automatic, the front-wheel-drive
Equinox delivers a segment-best 32 mpg highway, according to EPA
estimates – better than even the Ford Escape Hybrid. The Equinox
also offers the best rear legroom in its class, thanks to the
MultiFlex rear seat that slides fore or aft nearly eight inches
(203 mm). With the 60/40-split-back rear seat moved all the way
forward, the cargo area offers 31.4 cubic feet (889 liters) of
Equinox also features an array of
standard safety equipment, including six air bags, anti-lock
brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction
control. Innovative features available on the Equinox include
active noise cancellation technology for increased interior
refinement, and a rear-view backup camera with the screen
integrated into the center rearview mirror.
These features helped earn the
Equinox a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety. In addition, Consumer’s Digest named the
Equinox a 2010 Best Buy, and Auto Pacific named the Equinox the
Best in Class for their 2010 Ideal Vehicle Awards.
To meet continued consumer demand
for the Equinox, Chevrolet has increased production capacity
three times since 2009. With the CAMI facility in Ingersoll
running at full capacity, Equinox regular production began at
the Oshawa Assembly Plant in late September.
The plan utilizes excess capacity
from the new CAMI body shop to transport additional Equinox
bodies from Ingersoll to Oshawa for paint and final assembly.
This adds capacity to build 60,000 to 80,000 more Equinox and
GMC Terrain (also built at CAMI) for the Canadian and U.S.
(Dec 3, 2010)