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Used Chevy Equinox

It’s time to get excited because it’s time to buy a car. But you’re not looking for just any car––you’re looking for a used Chevy Equinox. The Chevy Equinox is a vehicle that can do a lot for many people. Are you looking for cargo space? The Chevy Equinox has you covered. Are you looking for a performant and fuel-efficient ride to get yourself and your family around town in a sturdy and secure ride filled with safety features? If so, the Chevy Equinox has you covered. However, you shouldn’t purchase a Chevy Equinox from just any dealer you happen to pass by on your commute––you should buy a Chevy Equinox from McCluskey Chevrolet. At McCluskey Chevrolet, you’ll find the pre-owned Equinox model you’re looking for––one that fits your budget, wants, needs, and more.

McCluskey Chevrolet provides a shopping experience that is unlike any of our competitors. We give you the best vehicles at the best prices in the greater area of Cincinnati, OH. Our expert sales team is familiar with the Chevy Equinox. We know all the ins and outs, specs, packages, and trim levels. The Chevy Equinox is a high-quality SUV constructed by one of the most revered automotive manufacturers ever, Chevrolet. First-time SUV owners should take notice, and pre-existing SUV owners should equally pay attention because the Equinox will be the best SUV you’ve ever owned. McCluskey Chevrolet’s selection of SUVs is varied, but the Equinox is one of the most popular SUVs on our lot.

A popular used Chevy Equinox, a blue 2021 Chevy Equinox is shown from the side.

What Makes the Equinox Great

What makes Equinox great isn’t one facet of the experience but the sum of its parts. Drivers have relied on the Chevy Equinox to assist with their daily lives for nearly two decades, but why? The Equinox hit the scene when SUV popularity was well underway but nowhere near slowing down. Although released as a 2005 model, the Equinox wouldn’t be the vehicle it is without inspiration from its immediate predecessors, the S-10 Blazer and the Tracker, both of which left the production line when the Equinox launched. The Chevy Equinox received praise from fans and critics alike, but what left a lasting impression was the performance provided by sufficient powertrains and cargo space that rivaled any of its competitors.

Through the years and the handful of generational changes that followed, Chevy's dedication to quality has remained consistent. Chevy has consistently put its best foot forward with the Equinox, changing it to keep up with the rapid rise in technology throughout the years. The Equinox received turbocharged powertrains upon the release of the third generation Equinox. Because of the turbocharged engines, later Equinox models are more fuel-efficient, and there’s nothing negative about that. The Equinox keeps improving, and whether you’re a commuter, Sunday driver, or a parent, Chevy’s SUV sits at the top of the list when speaking about recommendable SUVs.

Another reason why the Equinox is so revered is because of Chevy’s dedication to safety and reliability. The Equinox is available with a host of safety features, and you can find modernized advanced driver assist features like forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and adaptive cruise control, to name a few. The list goes on as you get into more recent model years.

A red 2021 Chevy Equinox is shown from above with an open run roof.

Why Purchase a Used Equinox

There are many reasons why you should purchase a pre-owned Equinox. Each Chevy vehicle serves a purpose in the lineup, but the Equinox is one of the best, if not the best, ways you can get on a pre-owned SUV from the world-renowned manufacturer. The advantages of purchasing any pre-owned vehicle remain––a pre-owned Equinox can give you an experience comparable to the later models but without the associated cost of a brand-new car. Any vehicle, Equinox or not, is subject to value depreciation within the first five years of its time on the market. More specifically, value depreciation begins the moment a vehicle drives off the dealership lot. The vast majority of value depreciation occurs within five years, but if you purchase a pre-owned Equinox from three or four years ago, you won’t have to worry much about the value decreasing drastically further.

Aside from the lack of depreciation, a pre-owned Chevy Equinox gives you more choices in tailoring your shopping experience. For example, if you’re looking to save the most money possible, you can opt for a lower-tier trim level, but you can save even more money by choosing an older Equinox model. The 2010 Equinox is one such model. The 2010 Equinox embarked on the second generation around half a decade after the release of the first gen. Although the 2010 Equinox and its immediate successors lack the turbocharged engines seen in later Equinox models, like the 2018 model and onwards, its standard 2.4L I-4 engine and available 3.0L V6 engines are both performant and fuel-efficient. The 2010 model and its immediate successors also lack the modern amenities we’ve learned to expect from later Chevy models, such as an infotainment center, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. The lack of either of these features comes down to one simple reason, many of the modern features mentioned didn’t exist yet.

The Equinox has had plenty of performance to offer over the years. Going back to 2010, the second-generation Equinox has a 2.4L I-4 engine and a 3.0L V6 engine, both paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine for the 2010 Equinox and its successors with the same engine outputs 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L V6 engine, which is likely to be the preferable of the two for most drivers, outputs 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the 2.4L I-4 engine proves to be more fuel-efficient than the 3.0L V6 engine, but the latter adequately holds up with EPA-estimated ratings of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG on the highway. Comparably, the 2.4L I-4 engine earns fuel economy ratings of 22 MPG city and 32 MPG on the highway.

Later Equinox models, like the ones released in 2018 and onwards, utilize a turbocharged 1.5L I-4 engine, but the 2020 Equinox was the last model to offer an available turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine. The 2019 model was the last to include a diesel powertrain, so those looking for a diesel-powered SUV should consider a pre-owned Equinox from 2019 or previous.

A blue 2021 Chevy Equinox is shown from the side parked in a garage.

Financing the Equinox

The best way to get a used Equinox is by financing it. At our dealership, you can get assistance from one of our financial experts. Financing isn’t about jumping into the first loan or lease you see; you should look through all of the options available to you until you find one that comfortably fits your budget so you can set realistic goals to pay off your used Equinox. At McCluskey Chevrolet, we encourage our customers to visit our on-site finance center just to see what kind of money you can save and how long it’ll take you to pay off a pre-owned Equinox model. We will work with your budget and credit score to find you the best deal possible.

Additionally, our on-site finance team can value your current vehicle as a trade-in and give you a value for it that you can then put toward your Equinox. So if you need additional funds to purchase your pre-owned Equinox, your current vehicle can help, and alleviating a spot in your driveway at the same time is a win-win. Whether you are selling or buying, our finance team can help you out.

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McCluskey Chevrolet in the Kings Automall
9673 Kings Automall Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249

McCluskey Chevrolet Used Car Superstore
435 E. Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45251
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