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2011 Chevrolet Equinox Review and Prices

About 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Since the 2010 model was released, many were looking forward to what the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox could offer. This one will supposedly come with nearly the same features as the 2010 model, marking the arrival of second-generation Equinox vehicles that served as replacement to the ones that came out between 2005 and 2009.

Although many critics have already dismissed it aside due to lack of drastic changes in the appearance in place of a lower sticker price. But there were also some significant changes that were incorporated here to at least earn some distinction from earlier Equinox models.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

The general styling for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox will offer a wider range of exterior color choices to reflect your own style and personality. This will basically remain as a four-door wagon  with its own idiosyncratically styled carrying forward the legacy of the 2010 Chevy Equinox.

This vehicle model also comes with larger wheelbase to provide enough legroom for passengers – a design that taller Americans definitely appreciate. Overall, this helps to promote an athletic look and improve ride quality. Being a crossover, this one combines SUV features with a unibody design. It therefore helps to produce a lighter body that gives handling and fuel economy rating a boost.

Following the conventions of a typical midsized crossover SUV, there are two engine choices for this model: four- and six-cylinder engines.  Both engine types deliver fuel efficiency with the fur cylinder version obviously delivering better fuel efficiency.  The four-cylinder engine delivers up to 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft torque. You also have an option between front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The six cylinder version, V-6  is a  3.0-liter engine with 264 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque.

One more thing that is lauded about the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is the wide array of standard features. You can enjoy luxury amenities with a complementary one-year service with GM’s OnStar assistance. For the base model of Equinox, you can enjoy air conditioning, power windows and locks. It also has the  keyless remote entry, bluetooth cellphone connectivity – which is very helpful i f you wish to talk on your cellphone without needing to bother about holding the cellphone.  You can listen to the MP3 music using the USB iPod interface. Your kids may enjoy the  dual screen rear seat DVD. Besides that it has  rearview camera, navigation system. You may like to pay extra for the  optional heated seats, and climate control.

Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

*Great value for money

*Affordable pricing for a crossover SUV

*Comfortable and roomy interiors

*Little wind noise

*Smooth driving

Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

*Four-cylinder engine’s acceleration capacity is limited

*Quality of cargo room is subpar for its class

*Steering wheel is often obscured by main gauges

Pricing Details

Manufacturer has promised that they won’t be releasing details on the price for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox until right before the vehicle model goes on sale. However, they did promise that it won’t be much of a jump from the predecessor, thus ensuring that you can enjoy great value for your money. Specific estimates on the pricing details will follow soon. 2011 Chevy equinox will release late summer 2010

The Bottom Line

The Chevy brand has consistently delivered innovative automotive design and features that represent the modern individual’s taste. And with the release of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox in the market, you can enjoy a fuel-efficient and powerful midsize crossover that is probably one of the most affordable in the market. If you’re a fan of the Chevrolet brand, there is no reason for you not to appreciate this model.

  1. July 27th, 2010 at 10:04 | #1

    The upgrades from the previous generation are definitely going to turn heads. Way to go GM.

  2. vicki
    March 6th, 2011 at 12:23 | #2

    just got a equinox for the gas mi, and it doesn’t do any better then my ford 150,and its a v8

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