The Chevrolet Equinox has been completely redesigned for 2010. A new set of engines, completely new sheet metal and a much improved interior has made the new Equinox an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment.
The 2010 Equinox has the same platform as the GMC Terrain and shares a general aesthetic with both the Chevy Traverse and the newest Malibu. A set of new engines with direct injection are more efficient than ever. A 2.4L 4-cylinder makes an impressive 182 horsepower, and is standard on all trims. All trims except the LS can be fitted with the new 3.0L engine. This engine, also new for 2010, is capable of 264 horsepower, but is rated at 29 mpg on the highway. A new 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. Front wheel-drive is the standard drivetrain, but all-wheel drive is available.
Standard equipment on all trims includes 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, six air bags, an anti-theft system, an XM Satellite Radio-ready system, iPod and MP3 capability and 1 year of OnStar service. Power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel as well as power mirrors and automatic headlamps around out the generous standards list.
Optional equipment on the LS trim includes Bluetooth, deep-tinted glass and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LT trim allows a premium Pioneer 250-watt speaker system, power seats, steering-wheel audio controls, a remote starter system and a power sunroof as optional equipment.
The top-of-the-line LTZ trim includes chrome trim, projector headlamps and fog lamps, a power liftgate, deep-tint glass, Pioneer speaker system, an upgraded audio system, Bluetooth, leather heated seats and a rear parking assist system.
With all this standard equipment, the LTZ can also be outfitted with a rear entertainment system, navigation system, a power sunroof and 18 or 19-inch chrome wheels.
Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer.
Wiper, rear variable-speed, intermittent with washer
Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
Door handles, body-color
Audio system, AM/FM/XM 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
XM Radio XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)
Seats, Deluxe front bucket
LS Interior, Base Cloth
Seat adjuster front, driver 2-way fore/aft power lumbar and power 2-way height adjuster
Seat adjuster rear, 2-way fore/aft adjustment with 60/40 split seatback and 3-way recline
Console, center with armrest and concealed storage
Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with integrated cruise 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) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed)
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, single-zone 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
Lighting, dual front map lights
Brakes, brake assist
Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS)
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 (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
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.)