2010 Chevrolet Equinox to get New Direct Injection Engines

Tom Ludwick

While we can't tell you everything about the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox yet, we can tell you what will be under the hood. The next generation crossover will feature more efficient I-4 and V-6 engines - both with direct injection.

The base Equinox will come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes180 horsepower. With that engine, GM is predicting the crossover will get 30 mpg on the highway. If that figure holds in EPA testing, it will be a twenty percent improvement of compared to the 2009 model (which is only available as a V-6), which musters 24 mpg on the highway.

The optional engine will be a 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 255 hp. It will be a considerable upgrade from the outgoing Chinese-built 3.4-liter V-6, which makes only 185 hp. We've yet to hear fuel economy estimates for this engine, but the advent of direct injection may yield a small improvement.

Full details on the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox will be available when it debuts at the 2009 Detroit auto show in January.

Source: Automotive News

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