2013 Chevy Equinox Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Chevy Equinox
A new powertrain is in store for the 2013 Chevy Equinox with an available 3.6-liter V6 engine replacing the old 3.0-liter V6. New features are also available, including a revised touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, a rear-seat entertainment system, a power passenger seat, and a remote garage door opener.
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2013 Chevy Equinox Exterior
In an extremely competitive segment, the 2013 Equinox looks to stand out with distinct features that are sure to attract attention. With the perfect blend of subtle curves and harsh lines, along with the wraparound rear view window, the Equinox brings refinement to the class, while also stretching the term “compact” by measuring ten inches longer than its competitors.
2013 Chevy Equinox Performance
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard with every 2013 Equinox, generating 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. An available option on all trims but the LS is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of the engine type, all Equinoxes comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive, though all-wheel-drive is optional.
2013 Chevy Equinox Efficiency
For the 2.4-liter engine, the EPA-estimated fuel economy is 26 mpg combined with front-wheel-drive and 23 mpg combined with all-wheel-drive. For the V6, 20 mpg combined with front-wheel-drive and 19 combined with all-wheel-drive.
2013 Chevy Equinox Interior
Premium style can be see throughout the Equinox’s cabin, with the optional two-tone color schemes adding a bit of character and the dashboard’s dual-cowl designing giving a high-end feel to the interior. The new touchscreen infotainment interface features a customizable menu, while the optional MyLink system uses Bluetooth streaming audio to integrate smartphone apps. Passenger room is abundant, while the 60/40-split rear seats allow substantial legroom because of their ability to slide backwards.
2013 Chevy Equinox Safety
Government crash tests found the Equinox worthy of four out of a possible five stars for overall crash protection. Antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags are all standard safety features for the 2013 Equinox, along with OnStar emergency telematics system. With the exception of the LS, a rearview camera is standard, while the LTZ has standard rear parking sensors and warning systems for frontal collision and lane departure.
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