The Equinox is an excellent choice for all those who are looking for a crossover with nice look, good performances, high level of comfort etc. and all of than in a small pack and with affordable price. This compact crossover was originally launched in 2004. It is currently in its second generations and it is one of the best-selling models of Chevrolet. Current model came in 2010 and although there were rumors that this year we will a redesigned model, it seem that company plans only a mid-cycle refresh. Third-generation model will come few years later, while 2016 Chevrolet Equinox come with some refreshed, with several visual and mechanic modifications.
2016 Chevrolet Equinox changes
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox will come with pretty much the same characteristics as model that was released in 2010. It will ride on the same Theta unibody platform and feature same engines. It is a five-seat crossover with towing capacity of 3.500 pounds. When it is about exterior look, it will keep the basic design, but also come with several modifications, especially on the front end. The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox will come with redesigned front fascia, which will include new grille and new headlights. The look will be adapted to the company’s new design language, so we will see grille and headlight similar to those that we have seen on larger crossover Traverse or compact sedan Cruze.
Although those changes aren’t so big, we are glad to see something new on this mode, after almost five years of production, which is pretty long period for any car, especially for compact vehicles. When it is about interior, 2016 Equinox will come with same cabin and main change will be new upholstery and better-quality materials. We also expect to see some improvements and upgrades when it is about hi-tech features.
2016 Chevrolet Equinox engines
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox will continue to use same engines. The base one is a 2.4 liter EcoTec I-4 with 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a 3.6 liter V6, which has maximum output of 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of twist. Transmission remains the same 6-speed automatic, which delivers power to either front or all wheels.
2016 Chevrolet Equinox release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Chevrolet Equinox will be available this fall. Since it doesn’t feature any bigger change, we expect that the price will remain unchanged or with minor price hike.