When Chevrolet introduced the 2010 Equinox, it estimated that the crossover would receive a best-in-class 30 mpg EPA freeway rating. However, based on GM’s testing the front-wheel-drive 2010 Equinox with the 2.4-liter I-4 is now expected to exceed expectations with a 32 mpg EPA highway rating.
Chevrolet expects the official EPA numbers, due to arrive any day now, will confirm these figures. If they hold true, Equinox’s highway fuel economy is indeed the best of its segment. Its two closest competitors, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, manage only 27 mpg and 28 mpg on the highway, respectively.
The base price of this fuel-sipping SUV will be $23,185 for the base front-wheel-drive LS model. The 2010 Equinox goes on sale at dealerships nationwide next month.