NEW FOR 2011:
- 3.0-litre V6 is now E85 flexible-fuel capable
- 2LT trim line adds heated cloth seats
- LS adds available Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
- OnStar upgraded to six months of standard Directions and Connections plan
- Exterior colour: Twilight Blue added
Redesigned for 2010, the Chevrolet Equinox enters 2011 with minor changes. Its available 3.0-litre V6 is now capable of using E85 ethanol fuel, and its OnStar program is upgraded to six months of the Directions and Connections plan. The 2LT trim line adds heated seats, while Bluetooth, a USB port and a leather-wrapped steering wheel can be added to the base LS model.
The Equinox comes with a choice of two engines: a 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre V6. Both include direct fuel injection and both use a six-speed automatic transmission. The model is also sold as the GMC Terrain and is the basis for the Cadillac SRX.
The LS trim line uses the 2.4-litre engine exclusively. The 1LT, 2LT and LTZ use the four-cylinder but can be optioned to the V6. All models are available in front- or all-wheel drive.
Features on the LS include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, driver information centre, rear cargo light, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows with driver’s express-down, power locks with keyless entry, OnStar, theft deterrent system, cruise control, power driver’s height and lumbar adjustment, Multi-Flex sliding rear seat, automatic headlamps, CD/MP3 stereo, exterior temperature display, and cloth seats. V6 models use 18-inch alloy wheels.
The 1LT adds automatic climate control, charcoal roof rails, body-colour heated mirrors, premium cloth seats, deep tinted glass, fog lamps, compass, floor mats and block heater.
The 2LT adds eight-way power driver’s seat, heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, rear-view camera system, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, remote starter, Pioneer premium stereo system with USB port, XM satellite radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and tire pressure monitoring system.
The LTZ adds chrome exterior accents, heated leather seats, halogen projector headlamps, driver’s memory settings, power liftgate, and rear park assist.
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