2015 Chevrolet Equinox Is an Old Mid-Size SUV But It Still Rocks Hard
Choosing the right SUV crossover nowadays is a tough call. There are more than dozen of them on the market, and the hunt for the right one can be painful. Chevrolet is a great contender in that segment too and their Equinox has roamed the segment for six years now. Obviously, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t the newest kid on the block, but Chevrolet did it right the first day, so the car still feels good enough to compete in this highly competitive segment.
Interestingly, Chevrolet didn’t change it at all for the 2015 model year. The car remained exactly the same as the one produced for the 2014 model year which means that the style is still dominated by the oddly shaped front grille with two different openings and with lights that clearly don’t call for the aggressive stance and aggressive feel many other similarly sized SUVs do. Some may call the Chevrolet Equinox a premium looking SUV, but as a matter of a fact, there is nothing really too premium about it. The looks are nice, of course, but they lack the mystery, the drama and the composure of the premium SUVs, but this is absolutely justified by the low price of the Equinox which actually brings a considerable amount of buyers into Chevrolet dealerships.
Even though the looks lack elegance and composure of many today’s compact SUVs, the interior is much more in line with the cars of today despite its age. The only notable change made for the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is actually the integration of the OnStar 4G LTE connection with an in-car WiFi hotspot. This technology is slowly but surely going into every car available on the US market. With such affordable cloud services and wonderful mobile Internet packages, the technology will eventually make the roads much safer than before and every vehicle with 4g high performance network capability will have the edge. We are sure that even the used Equinox with this technology will be more valuable at the used car market than the one without it.
Thanks to soft touch materials, nicely executed interior with chrome inserts (for higher trims) and comfortable seats the Equinox still represents a great alternative to the premium crossovers. However, the 2015 Equinox is mostly praised for its 3.6 liter V6 engine which beats all others in this price segment. It is not as fuel efficient as some other engines, but it is highly powerful (301 HP and 272 lb ft of torque) and it is highly refined. Unfortunately, smaller 2.4 liter engine isn’t as refined, and it lacks the fuel efficiency similar engines from competition provide.
The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is available with three trim levels – LS, LT and LTZ and even the entry level is equipped with the 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, automatic headlights, air-con, height adjustable driver seat, a 60/40 second-row seat, cruise control, a trip computer and multifunctional steering wheel.
However, all of that is less important than the fact that the Equinox can tow up to 3.500 pounds (when properly equipped) which is more in comparison with other similarly sized and powered cars.