The compact crossover Equinox shares platforms and certain components with both the Saturn Vue and the Pontiac Torrent. For 2007, all trims get a revised instrument cluster and instrument panel center stack, StabiliTrak stability control is now standard equipment, along with a tire pressure monitoring system and three new exterior colors — Granite Gray Metallic, Deep Ruby Metallic, and Silverstone Metallic. In addition, remote start is now available. The Equinox comes in LS and LT trims and either front- or all-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 3.4-liter V-6 rated at 185 horsepower and teamed with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. MacPherson struts at the front wheels, combined with an independent four-link rear suspension with coil springs in the rear contribute to the vehicle’s car-like ride and handling characteristics. To maximize either rear-passenger room or cargo space, the back seat can adjust as much as eight inches fore and aft. The rear seat and front passenger’s seat can also be folded flat to further expand its carrying abilities. A versatile height-adjustable cargo panel can function as a shelf, security cover, or a picnic table. Curtain airbags, DVD entertainment system and audio system upgrades are among the major options.
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