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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
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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
$28,177
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / 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 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 112.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 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) 11.1 x - TBD - 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) 16.0 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYS QMU
Spare Tire Order Code N65 NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code QYS QMU
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LK9 LAF
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.87
Trans Order Code MM3 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut 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 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 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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