2012 Chevrolet Equinox

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Although the Equinox enters 2012 with few changes, it remains an excellent choice in the small-crossover segment. The well-wrought cabin is finished in textured plastics and soft leather and is worlds above that of the previous Equinox. In fact, the wraparound dash, upright center stack, and cool blue lighting give the cabin an attractive and contemporary ambiance that is on par with many luxury makes. As for exterior design, the Equinox is arguably the most handsome vehicle in its class. Its sweptback headlights and sharply raked windshield impart a dramatic profile that, along with several aerodynamic aids, helps the Equinox achieve a 0.36 drag coefficient. The base engine is a refined 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Although it's no powerhouse, it provides adequate power and, with ample use of the "Eco" mode -- a fuel-saving setting selected using a button on the dash that adjusts transmission shift points -- it can return a class-leading 32 mpg on the highway. The Equinox can also be had with an optional E85-capable, 264-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 that might be the better choice if you plan to tow. Both engines have direct injection and variable valve timing and are mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic. Although it comes well equipped, there are many ways to upgrade the look and content of your Equinox, including eighteen- and nineteen-inch wheels, a Pioneer eight-speaker stereo, all-wheel drive, and a power liftgate. Even with a refreshed Honda CR-V debuting for 2012, the Equinox will likely continue to be at or near the top of the segment.
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The Ford Escape has been steadily gaining ground on the Honda CR-V, and August 2012 sales are no different. Last month, the Escape took a big jump toward year-to-date compact crossover sales leadership.
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While compact crossover sales in June were hot for all automakers, American-branded crossovers snagged two of the three top spots, with the Ford Escape leading the way. The Honda CR-V placed second while the Chevrolet Equinox earned the third place spot on the podium.
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Front View
What’s a new Saturn Vue doing on General Motors’ display stand at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show? Technically, it’s not a Vue, but the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva – a badge-engineered Vue that’s only being sold to fleet customers.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ Front Left View
Seeing the Equinox parked in my garage gave me a new appreciation to how handsome the car is in profile, especially with the bright eighteen-inch wheels. It is a more cohesive and muscular design than its GMC Terrain sibling, which has too many right angles stuck on for no reason than to "butch" up the car. The interior is also well laid out, with a high center stack that puts the majority of controls in easy reach, and a number of thoughtfully designed compartments, nooks, and crannies. Even without the optional moonroof, the tall glass area let in a lot of light; although I always felt as though I was sitting a little too low due to the high dashboard. Generally, this is a very well executed package.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Front Three Quarter
Not one to rest on its laurels with stiff competition around the corner, Chevrolet is updating the 2012 Equinox to include more tech gizmos that modern car buyers expect. Among the new available features that Chevy will offer on the 2012 Equinox is Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, and the Crash-Avoidance System that just debuted on the 2012 GMC Terrain.

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Certified Pre-Owned 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$18,225

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Suggested Retail Price
$23,530

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22 MPG City | 32 MPG Hwy
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
Horsepower:
182 hp @ 6700rpm
Torque:
172 ft lb of torque @ 4900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX AND GMC TERRAIN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 18, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM" (TPMS). THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO ILLUMINATE THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT WHEN THE PRESSURE IN A TIRE IS 25% BELOW THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE PRESSURE. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE LIGHT WILL NOT ILLUMINATE UNTIL THE TIRE PRESSURE IS MORE THAN 25% BELOW THE RECOMMENDED COLD TIRE PRESSURE.
Consequences
UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN RESULT IN TIRE OVERLOADING AND OVERHEATING, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A BLOWOUT AND POSSIBLE CRASH. THE RESULTING CRASH COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. UNDERINFLATED TIRES CAN ALSO RESULT IN PREMATURE OR IRREGULAR WEAR, POOR HANDLING, AND POOR FUEL ECONOMY.
Remedy
GM DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 9, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
Potential Units Affected
33,964
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.
Consequences
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on September 11, 2014. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.
Potential Units Affected
414,333
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Depreciation
27.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$8,888
27.1%
Insurance
$6,240
19%
Fuel Cost
$9,637
29.4%
Financing
$1,968
6%
Maintenance
$4,111
12.5%
Repair Costs
$1,586
4.8%
State Fees
$371
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $32,801 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average