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Equinox Outshines Its Competitors

Get ready to blaze new trails with the 2015 Chevy Equinox. This fuel efficient SUV offers 32 MPG highway/22 MPG city, so you don't have to worry about your adventures breaking the bank. With a competitive price tag against the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V, the Equinox offers more refinement and a sleeker, more comfortable design than its competition.

Features

The Equinox comes standard with a 2.4-liter dual overhead camshaft engine with 182 horsepower compared to the Escape's 162.  A 3.6L V6 engine is also available, delivering 301 horsepower and 272 pounds of torque letting you go from 0 to 60 in seven seconds with all-wheel drive. The V6 beats the Escape and CR-V easily when it comes to torque and power and its six-speed automatic transmission makes it one of the most responsive SUVs on the market. With fuel tank capacity at 18.8 gallons, you can go further on one tank than the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape which have 14.8 and 15.1-gallon tanks, respectively.

Modern technology

Chevy Equinox offers innovative technologies that competitors like the Escape and CR-V simply don't have. The Equinox brings your driving experience into the future with 4G LTE Wi-Fi which allows you to connect up to seven devices so the whole family can enjoy the internet while on the road. Chevrolet MyLink integrates Smartphones into its infotainment system and provides links to OnStar.

Safety

Safety is important to Chevrolet and the Equinox offers several features to keep your family safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Equinox a four-star overall vehicle score for safety. U.S. News & World Report gave it a 9.3 rating for safety – beating the Ford Escape – and a 4.0 rating for reliability, solidly outpacing the Escape and the Mazda CX-5, which garnered only a 2.5 rating. The Equinox comes equipped with a rear-vision camera so you can safely see behind you. A seven-inch color touch screen gives you a separate set of eyes so backing up is stress free. And the touch screen lets you choose and change options with a quick swipe, just like a smartphone. Driving can be unpredictable at times, but with the Equinox' s forward collision alert you can avoid an accident. Smart camera sensors in the front of the car scan traffic for stopped or slowing vehicles to alert you so you can safely stop before a collision occurs. This feature works so well it was named a 2014 top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. If a collision does happen, the Equinox is built with a sturdy frame and high strength materials to minimize damage and the reinforced steel safety cage helps to absorb the impact. It comes with six airbags to help reduce injury to the driver and passengers. The LATCH system secures child seats with lower anchors and top tethers so your children are always safe and secure. Every Equinox comes standard with OnStar with Automatic Crash Response for the first six months. Crash sensors in the car automatically alert an OnStar advisor who uses GPS to find your exact location and send help immediately. In the event of an accident, Equinox will automatically shut off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and turn on the interior and hazard lights.

Maintenance

Equinox also comes standard with Chevrolet Complete Care: 2 years or 24,000 miles of scheduled maintenance and five years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance (compared to the Ford Escape's and Honda CR-V's 60,000 miles), courtesy transportation and powertrain warranty. Wherever you go, you can rest assured that the Equinox will get you there safely. Even when you're not on the road, Chevy gives you impressive technology. With its RemoteLink Key Fob Service, you can unlock your doors if you accidentally leave your keys inside. It also lets you start or turn off your car remotely and helps you find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot by activating the car's horn and lights. RemoteLink is included for five years after purchasing the vehicle, whether or not you have an OnStar subscription.

Choose Chevy

The Chevy Equinox is clearly a leader when it comes to SUVs. It rises above the competition with power, fuel economy and innovative technologies to make your ride safe, easy and fun. It’s a full three inches longer than the Ford Escape and ten inches longer than the Honda CR-V and its 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space will get you and your things where you want to go comfortably and in style.  Visit any of your local Valley Chevy dealers to see why the Equinox is a cut above the rest.

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