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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,282
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,560
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.8 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.9 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
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) 31.6 31.5
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) 11.9 x 0.8 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.0
Steering Type Variable power assist Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QMU QMU
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QMU QMU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3853 3777
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LEA LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.84
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Terrain Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 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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