Chevy Equinox is a mid-sized SUV with a high-level of practicality and a special design available in four trim levels, front-wheel or all-wheel drive: LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ. The standard powertrain includes a 182-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ receives a new 3.6-liter direct injection V6 with E85 FlexFuel capability for those willing to spend an extra $2,000. The powerful engine delivers 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. The front-wheel 2.4-liter engine model gets an EPA-estimated 22/32 mpg City/Highway, while the 3.6-liter is rated at 17/24 mpg City/Highway and the 2013 Equinox AWD is rated 16/23 mpg. Chevrolet recommends regular gasoline for all Equinox models, making the more-expensive Premium unnecessary. The standard 6-speed automatic transmission is also updated, enhancing the driving experience.
The standard safety features include electronic stability system, tire pressure monitor, security system and daytime running lights, six airbags, OnStar and four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS. Available features include forward collision alert and lane departure warning, a power liftgate, remote vehicle starter, a rearview camera and a navigation system. Besides the active safety measures, the 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ have an available power moonroof and 18-inch wheels.
The 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ has a unibody design that keeps the motions steady in turns and uses the same Theta architecture as the GMC Terraing. Up front the LTZ features two-tier dual-port grille with a gold insignia, Chevrolet’s signature. Below the headlights are the air ducts and the house fog lights. The front fascia has an air dam in the center and is made from charcoal plastic. On the sides, the Equinox has pronounced fender flares. At the rear, the car has round taillights, a roof spoiler and a power programmable tailgate that can open to different heights.
The four-cylinder engine comes with a light electric power steering and the V6 with hydraulic steering that is more direct. The standard 17-inch wheels absorb every shock, providing a comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. The V6 models receive new dual-flow front dampers that improve handling and help the ride on rough surfaces.
On the inside, the 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ has new features, including a universal garage door opener and an eight-way adjustable front passenger seat. The cabin is stylish with brushed aluminum accents and has a dramatic dash with sharp angles that create the impression of more space. Other upgrades include heated front seats, automatic headlights, rear cargo cover, memory for the driver’s seat and mirrors and power rear liftgate. For an extra sum you can get the optional Trailering package, 19-inch wheels, a rear DVD entertainment system and a navigation system
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