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2015 Chevrolet Equinox Pros vs Cons. Should You Buy?

Why Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox?
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Should You Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

For a consumer who is currently in the market for a new SUV, they may want to consider the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. Since its arrival on the market in 2005, the Equinox has undergone several upgrades allowing it to rise to the occasion of competitors in its class. Some of the focal highlights that the potential consumer may be pleasantly surprised regarding the latest edition of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox are the new technology options and enhancements. The 2015 Equinox stays true to its modern sleek look while offering the consumer more options for upgrades and customizations to fit their lifestyle. Take a moment to review some of the newly redesigned and signature features of Chevrolet’s 2015 Equinox.

10 Reasons You May Want to Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox - The Pros

1) Wi-Fi and other Technology Innovations

• 4G LTE Bluetooth technology that allows for connectivity for up 7 devices, including hot spot capabilities
• Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen monitor that can act as the screen of your smart phone device
• On Star system and live advisor options for navigation, crashes, and the vehicle’s current operating status

2) Interior

• Roomier than its competitors with 63.7 cubic feet of cabin space
• The back is now adjustable with sliding movement and options to fold that creates additional cargo space in the rear

3) Fuel Efficiency

• 18.8 gallon sized tank
• 22 Mpg when traveling via city
• 32 Mpg when traveling via highway

4) Safety

• Dual front side-mounted airbags (6 total)
• Forward Collision Alert monitors that warn when you are about to hit a vehicle in front of you
• Lane Departure Warning system that alerts when the driver is veering or swerving out of their lane
• Rear Park assist sensors that are connected directly to the Chevrolet MyLink monitor for driver to view when in reverse.
• Child Safety locks to prevent children from escaping a moving vehicle
• LATCH system restraints for children requiring child seats and boosters

5) Engine/Powertrain

• 4-cylinder engine FWD option with Horsepower @ RPM (182 @ 6700) and Torque @ RPM (172 @ 4900)
• 4-cylinder engine AWD option with Horsepower @ RPM (182 @ 6700) and Torque @ RPM (172 @ 4900)
• 6 speed automatic transmission
• V6 option available with the LTZ trim

6) Capabilities

• Able to tow 1500 - 3500 lbs, depending on trim make

7) Test Drive Points
• Quiet interior that seals outside noises
• Spacious and comfortable seating

8) Pricing

• Estimated base price of standard LS trim is approximately $23,390
• Estimated price of a “fully loaded” LTZ trim is approximately $31,920

9) Additional Upgrade Options

• Front seats offer heating for driver and front passenger
• Remote Key Start

10) Standard Warranties

• 100,000 mile power warranty offered, best in its class
• 2 year maintenance warranty, the only one standard in its class

Reasons You May Not Want to Buy a Chevrolet Equinox - The Cons

Acceleration and Power

1) Weak Acceleration and power when merging into free lanes and/or speeding up to pass other vehicles. This requires the driver to “floor” the accelerator, resulting in less fuel efficiency when operating the vehicle.


2) Road tests indicated that the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox seemed to lack the ability to handle the terrain smoothly along with a “truck like” feel in the steering column on curves. These complaints seemed to be inconsistent for the V6 trim.

Similar Class Competition

2015 Equinox LTZ

Horsepower @ RPM/182 @ 6700
Daytime Running Lights/Yes
Front Head Room in inches/40.9 in
Price point/$31,920
Fuel Tank Capacity/18.8gal
Power Train Warranty/100,000 miles
Remote Key Start/Yes

2015 Ford Escape

Horsepower @ RPM/73 @ 5700
Daytime Running Lights/No
Front Head Room in inches/39.9 in
Price point/$29,510
Fuel Tank Capacity/15.0 gal
Power Train Warranty/60,000 miles
Remote Key Start/No

2015 Honda CR-V

Horsepower @ RPM/185 @ 700
Daytime Running Lights/Yes
Front Head Room in inches/38.0 in
Price point/$27,870
Fuel Tank Capacity/15.1 gal
Power Train Warranty/60,000 miles
Remote Key Start/Yes

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