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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $22,573 $23,235
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,241 $24,985
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 22 $24,913 $25,750
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 22 $25,843 $26,750
4WD 4-Door Detonator 15 21 $26,580 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Shock 15 21 $27,510 $28,500
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,044
$21,484
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$22,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.6 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.44 x 0.47 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRY QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY QYZ
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3761
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System
SMPI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
EKG LAF
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.0
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGV MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.2

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