GM introduced at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and as expected, the vehicle comes with a bunch of new features. According to the manufacturer, the 2016 Equinox arrives with a new front end featuring chrome-accented dual-port grille design (chrome trim on LT and LTZ grilles), redesigned projector-beam headlamps, new daytime running lamps on LT and LTZ models, as well as reflector-style lamps on L and LS trims.
Moreover, there are new fog lamps on LTZ models, as well as LED lamps on LT and LTZ. Furthermore, there are new dual-element taillamps, a redesigned license plate applique and a revised lower rear fascia with chrome trim on LTZ lower fascia.
17-inch aluminum wheels are available on LT models, while LTZ receive 18-inch aluminum wheels. LS models get optional 17-inch wheels. When it comes to the tailpipes, V6-powered models. As standard, there is a 7-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio as well as rear-vision cameras on L and LS models, while the instrument panel “center stack” was revised with new storage shelf and updated control graphics.
In addition, the chromed transmission shifter with Electronic Range Selector mode buttons were relocated to the top of the shifter handle. Under the hood, there is a standard Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder 182 hp and 172 lb-ft (233 NM) of torque.
This engine will return an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway (FWD models). LT and LTZ models are powered by a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6, delivering 301 hp and 272 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque.