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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Heat
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$383 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 99.7
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) 56.1 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.9
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 51.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.5 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.1 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.7 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.3 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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 18.1
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/50R20 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TRY QMU
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R20 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code TRY QMU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3976 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120
Engine
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code EKG LAF
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.84
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" arms Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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