Getting a new vehicle is always an important decision, and the best way to make the right choice is to gather as much information as possible. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox may be that perfect vehicle for your needs. First though, you might have some burning questions that you want answered. Here are the top 10 inquiries people have about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.
Where is the Chevy Equinox Made?
While some minor parts manufacturing occurs in a Chinese plant, the majority of Equinox manufacturing is based in North America. Two plants in Mexico contribute to manufacturing, but the final assembly and manufacturing of the Equinox occur right here in Canada at the GM CAMI Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.
How Does All-Wheel Drive Work on the Chevy Equinox?
All-wheel drive (AWD) on the Chevy Equinox is a part-time function, meaning that it’s not always enabled. Under normal circumstances, front-wheel drive (FWD) provides power only to the two front wheels. This is more fuel-efficient and sufficient for the needs of street and highway driving. When you go offroad or deal with less-than-ideal surfaces, such as icy road conditions, the Equinox switches to AWD. With AWD all four wheels are powered by the motor, giving more traction, power, and control. AWD is also ideal for towing.
How Many Cylinders Does a Chevy Equinox Have?
The Chevy Equinox gives drivers a choice of three different engines: a 1.5L engine, a 2.0L Turbo engine, and a 1.6L Turbo-Diesel engine. Regardless of your choice, all of these Equinox trims house four-cylinder engines.
What Does Eco Mean In A Chevy Equinox?
Eco, as you may have already guessed, stands for economy. The Equinox provides different driving modes to help sip, not guzzle, fuel so that you save at the pump. For example, in most vehicles, under ordinary circumstances, your engine continues to idle, burning up gas even though you’re not moving. The Equinox automatic start/stop function turns your engine off when you temporarily stop, such as at traffic lights or stop and start rush-hour congestion. This function uses a special quick-start mechanism to fire up your engine the moment you’re ready to go. So, in all those moments when you’re not moving, you’re no longer using up gasoline.
How Many Seats Are There In A Chevy Equinox?
All models of the Chevy Equinox comfortably seat five passengers, with individual seat belts. Behind the driver and passenger up front, there is room for three in the rear row.
How Much Does a Chevy Equinox Weigh?This depends on your engine choice and trim level. On the lowest end, an LS with the 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine with FWD weighs 1,485kgs (3,274lbs). On the high end, a Premier 2.0 with a 2.0L engine and AWD weigh 1,662kgs (3664lbs).
How Much Gas Does a Chevy Equinox Consume?
The answer depends on the trim you choose.
- The entry-level LS with FWD gets 9.2L/100km in the city and 7.3L/100km on the highway.
- The high-end Premier 2.0 with AWD gets 10.9L/100km in the city and 8.3L/100km on the highway.
- The LT Diesel with AWD/FWD gets 8.5L/100km in the city and 6.0L/100km on the highway.
The differences are the result of engine choice, fuel efficiency based on drives, and weight differences.
How Much Weight Can a Chevy Equinox Tow?
The Chevy Equinox has two different towing capacities, which are dependent on the engine option you choose. The Equinox can tow either 680kgs (1,500lbs) with a 1.5L engine, or 1,600kgs (3,500lbs) with a 2.0L engine.
Are All Chevy Equinoxes Part-Time AWD?
Not all Chevy Equinoxes come with part-time AWD as standard. However, if you want AWD, there are options to upgrade. AWD is a standard feature in the following trims:
- Premier 2.0
- Premier Diesel
FWD is standard in these trims:
- LT Diesel
There is an option to upgrade to AWD at additional cost for the previous three models.