The Chevrolet lineup of SUVs ranges from compact crossovers to full-sized giants that fit up to nine people and plenty of cargo to boot. As you might guess from its name, the Chevrolet Equinox represents the middle of the Chevy SUV line. A powerful contender in the competitive SUV segment, the Chevy Equinox provides owners with a balanced set of features, including stylish exteriors, robust safety technologies, and interior roominess. If you’re looking for value, consider purchasing a used Equinox from Applegate Chevrolet, a longstanding, family-owned dealership serving Flint, Michigan, and surrounding areas.
The Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV that comfortably seats up to five passengers. The car was first introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year, and marked Chevrolet’s entry into the growing market for more fuel-efficient, compact SUVs. Drivers have plenty of choices across the various model years of the Equinox, as the car has evolved to incorporate more technology and increased capabilities.
The current generation of the Equinox, its fourth since the car’s introduction, encompasses the 2018 to 2021 model years. Various trims across those years offer 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged engines with either six- or nine-speed transmissions to adapt to changing road conditions. Horsepower ratings in this generation range from 137 to 252. Chevrolet also produced an Equinox with a 1.5-liter diesel engine, and you might even find a used Equinox that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell. The earlier generations of the Equinox offer 2.4-liter, 3.4-liter, and 3.6-liter gas engines that generate between 185 and 306 horsepower.
The Equinox has evolved to produce increasingly better fuel-efficiency ratings. Various configurations of the 2020 Equinox, for example, get between 24 and 28 mpg on the highway, depending on whether the car is all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. The introductory Equinox in 2005, by comparison, earned a combined EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg (and only 17 mpg on city streets).
By 2010, fuel-efficiency estimates had climbed to a range of 20 to 26 mpg. The EPA-estimated range in the 2015 model year was 17 to 26 mpg combined. Keep in mind that fuel-efficiency results can vary with your style of driving and the weight of the passengers and cargo you are carrying.
Chevrolet has succeeded in keeping the Equinox on the cutting edge as connected technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds. Recent model years include features such as six- or seven-inch diagonal display screens for information and entertainment while you are on the road. Later Equinox models also come with convenience features such as USB ports for charging phones, and Bluetooth connections for mobile phones.
The Equinox has had 4G LTE capability since at least the 2017 model year, as well as integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all of which turn your mobile phone into a media-playing powerhouse. Various Equinox models, depending on their model year, will also come with features such as remote start, integrated navigation system, wireless phone charging, and premium speaker and audio systems.
Everyone loves the new-car smell. But sometimes the finances of a new car just don’t work with your budget. The good news is that buying a pre-owned SUV offers an enormous number of benefits. To start, buying a used car will allow you to save thousands on the original list price of the car. Used cars have already depreciated and typically sell for thousands less than the newest models. You can also save money on insurance, as older cars typically cost less to insure.
Perhaps the biggest reason to buy a used Equinox, or other used Chevy vehicle, is the benefits of the Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Program. Every vehicle accepted into this program goes through a top-to-bottom 172-point inspection that looks at all major systems, from the air-conditioner to the shocks and struts, and beyond.
Under the Certified Pre-Owned Program, you gain protection and peace of mind. The program provides regularly scheduled maintenance, which will help you and our certified mechanics keep your car on the road as long as possible.
Certified pre-owned vehicles also may qualify for coverage under two factory-level warranties. One is a 6-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty (whichever comes first, from the original in-service date) that includes roadside assistance. The second is a 12-month, 12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. This coverage provides peace of mind for your purchase of a used SUV.
Bring your search for a used Chevrolet Equinox to Applegate Chevrolet, serving Flint, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Durand, and nearby southeast Michigan areas. The staff at Applegate Chevrolet carefully hand-picks vehicles for our used car inventory, including those from Chevrolet that make it into our certified pre-owned selection. To qualify as a certified pre-owned vehicle, a car must be less than 6 years old, have under 75,000 miles, and have a clean title.
If it turns out the Equinox doesn’t fit your style, our team will work with you to find a match from across the rest of our used car inventory, which includes models from many major manufacturers. Our selection is changing constantly, so we can be on the lookout for a car that works for you. When it comes time to negotiate, trust our sales team to make a full and fair offer for your trade-in, allowing you to roll over value from your old car to your new ride.
Applegate Chevrolet in Flint is a full-service dealership. In addition to used cars, we have a full inventory of new Chevrolet vehicles of all makes and models. To support all phases of the buying process, we also maintain a finance department that can help you get the monthly payment that works for your budget. In addition, our service center provides comprehensive maintenance and repairs.
Call us today to set up an appointment for a test drive, or reach us online.