Versatility is key for drivers in this great state, given the diversity of our terrain and the multi-faceted lives of our neighbors. A pickup or sedan that can only excel in one scenario is not going to cut it—and that's why we're proud to present the 2024 Chevy Equinox. This sublime crossover SUV stands out in a crowded field thanks to its keen affordability, snappy performance, elite safety measures, interior configuration, and exterior beauty. Those who drive a Chevy Equinox sing its praises—and we have dozens of these models, so prepare for a chorus!
When customers walk into McCluskey Chevrolet, we always like to share the specs on the Equinox since it's pleased so many buyers in the past. Whether you're primarily using your Equinox to commute around Cincinnati or you're using it to take a road trip to the west coast, it's going to have you covered. In fact, the Equinox can accomplish almost any mission you give it. No wonder it's so popular, right?
And "popular" is the optimal word, as the Equinox has been one of Chevy's best-selling vehicles. That's why you'll want to get one fast; we have no doubt that these crossovers will sell quickly—especially in southern Ohio. The sooner you come by McCluskey Chevrolet, the better. Now let's walk you through the details of the Equinox for a holistic understanding of why so many people want to get their hands on one...
When we talk about performance, we're talking about a ride that's smooth instead of bumpy; one where you don't feel like your vehicle is struggling to keep up with the speed you want; where you don't get anxious every time you need to merge onto the highway. The 2024 Equinox doesn't falter here. Its 1.5L Turbo I-4 yields 175 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque, which—combined with a six-speed automatic transmission—affords you a dependable acceleration.
Although a smaller engine for a smaller car, this Turbo I-4 nets enough grit for a little extra: towing. With the Equinox, you can tow up to 1,500 lbs, making this compact crossover capable of lending a helping hand should you need to tow a small trailer. This is great if you want to go on a long road trip, are moving to another state, want to get a motorized toy out to the lake or the backcountry, or simply need to haul hardware home for a renovation project.
The zip you'll get out of this powertrain pairs well with the Equinox's low stance and wide wheelbase, affording you incredible balance at high speeds and on tight corners—comparable almost to a muscle car in how it grips the road. And, unlike a muscle car, concerns about fuel efficiency will not devolve into anxiety; in fact, you might be surprised at how rarely you'll have to visit the pump.
If you opt for a front-wheel drive model, the EPA estimates that your Equinox will get up to 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. Should you prefer an all-wheel drive model for greater handling in inclement weather and when off the pavement, the EPA estimates you'll get up to 24 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. With gas prices all over the place, you'll be happy to know that your Equinox will prevent you from being too regular a customer at your local gas station.
The modern driver expects modern technology. We think that's a reasonable enough request. Manufacturers love to talk about how their updated models have new features, despite many of them being difficult to operate, not particularly helpful, or barely improved since the last rendition. The 2024 Chevy Equinox, on the other hand, doesn't just have new technology; it has smart, intuitive, cutting-edge technology that will indisputably make your rides better, safer, and more enjoyable.
Let's talk infotainment first. The Equinox is equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen interface that can be upgraded to an 8.0-inch version (which does come standard on some higher trims). This touchscreen is easy to access, easy to use, and highly customizable. It's made with the everyday driver in mind so that, no matter who you are, you'll find it easy to operate.
Your crossover will also be capable of wirelessly syncing with your devices, thanks to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Now, you'll be able to catch up on your podcasts and rock out to your favorite tunes as you commute to work, and these will start as soon as your car does. There's also an available built-in navigation system should you prefer your directions come from the dashboard instead of a mounted phone.
Should you prefer a mounted phone, you can keep from draining your battery by having it plugged into one of the USB ports in your central console. You can also shelve your phone in the available wireless charging dock should your compatible smart device want to take a refreshing nap. And if you want to guarantee you'll never be too far from the cloud or your social connections, you can always opt for the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Of course, no discussion of the Equinox is complete without covering its driver assistance features. Not since the standardizing of Bluetooth has the auto industry made such indispensable and revolutionary advancements in modern tech—and with an Equinox, you'll be gifted with the best driver assistance suite on the market: Chevy Safety Assist.
This system will give you key features like Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert. When you have these programs activated, the Equinox will warn you if a collision appears imminent; it can also step in and begin to slow your SUV to give you an extra second or two of reaction time. Anyone who has been in an accident knows that those precious seconds can make a world of difference. The Equinox also has Lane Keeping Assist, which helps if you suffer from highway hypnosis on a long drive. Then there's the Following Distance Indicator, which tells you if the vehicle ahead of you is slowing faster than you realize.
As an added bonus, there's also available Adaptive Cruise Control—a cruise control with a bit of an intelligence boost, as it can sense when the vehicles ahead of you are slowing and will then modify your speed accordingly without forcing you to disengage cruise control. The Chevy Safety Assist suite is vast and comprehensive, and it will be your greatest ally when you're on the road.
Comfort should be king in an SUV. After all, isn't increased space one of the selling points of an SUV over a sedan? It's certainly the case with the Equinox, which offers plenty of room even for the passengers in the back row. While other crossovers have compressed seating in the back, the Equinox will make certain that everyone is cozy.
And speaking of space, let's chat about your cargo accommodations because this crossover will give you plenty. With the rear seats up, you'll have 29.9 cu.ft. of cargo space; when they're down, this space increases to 63.9 cu.ft. That's a lot of extra storage capacity, and you certainly won't have to sacrifice when you travel. This cargo area is designed for ease of access, too, so there'll be enough room for everyone's luggage and you'll have no problem organizing it to its most efficient arrangement. Combine this with the Equinox's towing capacity and you're equipped to pack up everything but the kitchen sink.
We know Ohio drivers are familiar with rough winters; those mornings when a nasty cold slices through the air on a howling wind are the absolute worst for commuters. Nothing saps optimism quite like checking the forecast on a Sunday night and seeing that every morning of the week ahead will be cold. Fortunately, the Equinox has you covered with available heated front seats, heated back seats, and even a heated steering wheel. We can't make the walk from your house to your car warm, but we can at least guarantee you'll be comfortable as soon as you get behind the wheel.