2012 Chevrolet Equinox  -  $24,355


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,355
Base Invoice: $23,179
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 22 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: FWD LS
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive
Engine: Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)

Pros

Powerful and efficient engine selection; sharp styling inside and out


Model Highlights

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It has the same platform as the GMC Terrain and shares a general aesthetic with both the Chevy Traverse and the latest Malibu. The Equinox's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.

The Equinox benefits from two engines that are more efficient than ever, each making use of variable valve timing and direct injection. A standard 2.4L 4-cylinder makes an impressive 182 horsepower yet delivers 32 mpg on the highway. All but the LS offers an optional 3.0L V6 engine. This engine is now FlexFuel-compatible and capable of 264 horsepower and 29 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. Front wheel-drive is the standard drivetrain, but all-wheel drive is available.

Storage areas are everywhere in the cabin, including an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack and a closed storage bin under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer. The rear seats feature MultiFlex, which allows the seats to move back and forth a total of eight inches for the best rear legroom in the segment.

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, Bluetooth and one 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 round out the generous standards list.

Optional equipment on the LS trim includes deep-tinted glass and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LT trim features 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 and heated leather seats.

With all this standard equipment, the LTZ can also be outfitted with a navigation system, a power sunroof and 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels.


Model News

Following a thorough redesign in 2010, the Chevrolet Equinox hits 2012 with no real changes, aside from a few trim updates. Cyber Gray Metallic and Cardinal Red Metallic have been dropped from the list of available colors, but new chrome 18-inch wheels are now available. Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system has also been added. New standard features include Bluetooth, rear-view camera, collision warning and lane departure warning.


Value Writeup

Starting at under $23,000, the 2012 Chevy Equinox is one of the most affordable crossover vehicles in its class, rivaling Honda's CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. The interior features a dual-cockpit design, ice-blue ambient lighting and sophisticated, classy appearance touches that makes it look much more expensive than it is.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
413.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
601.60 mi

Engine Order Code
LEA

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4

Displacement
2.4/147

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.9 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.7 ft³

Front Head Room
40.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.8 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
39.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Hip Room
51.1 in

Wheelbase
112.5 in

Length, Overall
187.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.5 in

Height, Overall
66.3 in

Track Width, Front
62.9 in

Track Width, Rear
62.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.9 in

Rear Door Opening Height
28.8 in

Liftover Height
28.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
63.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3777 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link

Front Tire Order Code
QMU

Rear Tire Order Code
QMU

Front Tire Size
P235/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable pwr assist

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 0.78 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.8 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V511000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 18, 2011

Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected
33,964

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX AND GMC TERRAIN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 18, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM" (TPMS). THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO ILLUMINATE THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT WHEN THE PRESSURE IN A TIRE IS 25% BELOW THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE PRESSURE. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE LIGHT WILL NOT ILLUMINATE UNTIL THE TIRE PRESSURE IS MORE THAN 25% BELOW THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE PRESSURE.

Consequence
UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH. THE RESULTING CRASH COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN ALSO RESULT IN PREMATURE OR IRREGULAR WEAR, POOR HANDLING, AND POOR FUEL ECONOMY.

GM DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

GM'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 11261. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V447000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 23, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
414,333

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.

Consequence
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 05, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,620

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
19.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive

E10 Fuel capability

Alternator, 120 amps

Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)

Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, 525 CCA

GVWR, 4960 lbs. (2250 kg) (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)

Drivetrain, front-wheel drive

Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar, optimally-tuned shocks and hydraulic-ride bushings in front control arms

Suspension, rear independent multi-link with hydraulic rear trailing arm links and stabilizer bar

Suspension, Refined Ride

Steering, power-assist, electric-variable

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, single

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum

Tires, P235/60R17 all-season, blackwall Included and only available with 1LF26 FWD model for production after 1-30-2012. Includes (RSB) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum wheels.

LS Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, body-color door handles, 17" aluminum wheels and Black mirrors

Tire, compact spare with steel wheel

Bumpers, front and rear body-color with Charcoal lowers

Moldings, Charcoal lower rocker

Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control

Glass, tinted

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding and integral spotter mirror

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/SiriusXM 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

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)

Antenna, roof-mounted

Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete.)

Seats, Deluxe front bucket

LS Interior, Base Cloth

Seat adjuster front driver power lumbar and power height adjuster

Seat, 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

Floor mats, carpeted first and second row

Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio controls

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio 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), Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display

Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC) (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)

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, 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

Brakes, brake assist

Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS)

Traction control

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 (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

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.)

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 2.4L DOHC 4-CYLINDER SIDI (SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
LS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRES, P235/60R17 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
TIRES, P225/65R17 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
ASHEN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, DELUXE FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
JET BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT TITANIUM/JET BLACK, CLOTH
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM/SIRIUSXM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3/WMA PLAYBACK CAPABILITY
$0

 
LPO, PROTECTION PACKAGE
$300

 
LPO, TRAILERING EQUIPMENT PACKAGE
$355

 
E85 FLEXFUEL CAPABILITY
$0

 
E10 FUEL OVERRIDE
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0


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