Why the Chevrolet Equinox should be your next Crossover SUV

April 13th, 2014 by

Chevy EquinoxWhen searching for a crossover vehicle, there are many different features that are going to prove important to you. These features are going to be slightly different than if you were shopping around for a traditional SUV or sedan. If you were shopping for an SUV, you would want something large enough for six or seven people, with the capability of towing a large amount of weight, and proving you with a big engine. On the other hand, if you wanted a sedan, you most likely want something that is comfortable, safe, and improved gas mileage.

A crossover SUV is unique because it is a combination of the two different kinds of vehicles. As it is a combination, you are shopping for a crossover because you have different needs and requirements than someone with just a sedan or just an SUV might have.

The Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect All-American crossover SUV, providing you with the latest and most up-to-date features you are seeking in your next vehicle. When purchasing your Equinox at Castle Chevrolet, you also receive the Castle Difference Experience.

Price

One reason you are probably shopping for a crossover SUV is because you want something less expensive than a full sized SUV. With the Equinox, you receive exactly that. The vehicle, with an Invoice price of just over $23k, is one of the more affordable compact SUVs on the market today. You are obtaining the crossover SUV for a sticker price that is right around what you would pay for a sedan, yet you receive more space than what a car would offer you.

Safety

Safety is obviously an important feature for any car buyer. Some purchase a large SUV as it places the travelers further away from impact in the event of a crash, while others select a sedan because it is less likely to roll over and comes with an assortment of safety features. The Chevy Equinox provides you with the best of both worlds. First, it received the top “Good” rating in every single Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test. It also received the top five-star rating for side crashes by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and four out of five stars for all other crash tests, including rollover. The vehicle also comes with driver, side head, side, passenger and rear head air bags (standard), on top of many other driving features. You are receiving the complete safety package.

Performance

While some sedans do have a V6 engine, most are not able to compare with the overall performance of an SUV, while the larger SUVs are also not able to compete when it comes to gas mileage. That is where the Chevrolet Equinox comes in handy as it is able to provide you desirable performance and exceptional gas mileage. The base Equinox, which is the FWD LS, offers 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. All of this comes with a gas/ethanol split engine, which means you can use both base engine types, depending on what sort of fuel works best for you. The vehicle also comes in an all wheel drive version, which is something you don’t usually find in a sedan, so you can have improved driving performance when the conditions are not desirable (such as in the snow or rain). All of this, and your MPG remains at 22 and 29.

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