Equinox Has Something for All Budgets, Says Post-Dispatch
Third generation of the crossover comes with handsome styling, can be had as spartan or luxurious as the wallet allows.
Spring is here, which means the clocks spring forward an hour, the cherry blossoms and dogwoods are soon to bloom, and baseballs will soon fly from the batter’s box. And of course, near the end of March, there will be a day when daylight and nighttime hours are of equal length, known as the spring equinox.
But you don’t have to pass the time for the equinox to come by filling out your college basketball brackets, not when Chevrolet has the third-gen Equinox crossover on their lots right now. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently took a 2019 Premier model out for a springtime drive around town, and loved every moment of it.
Per the Post-Dispatch, the 2019 Equinox can be had right off the lot for as little as $25,000 with the L trim. Their tester, on the other hand, was nearly $40,000 thanks to the combination of a convenience and driver aid package with the top-of-the-line Premier trim. The newspaper adds that “the determined Equinox buyer who wants every bell and whistle can hit $45,000 without breaking a sweat” by choosing the right options and packages.
As for the Post-Dispatch‘s Equinox, they were impressed with the 2.0-liter turbo-four’s 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and nine-speed automatic helping to move the crossover’s four corners from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. They also found the fuel economy to be great, averaging 25 mpg in mixed driving environments with the aid of the less-intrusive stop-start tech.
Meanwhile, the newspaper loved the roominess of the Equinox’s interior, the “in-motion look” of the Orange Burst Metallic exterior, and the ease-of-use found in the crossover’s infotainment and climate-control systems.
The final verdict? The Post-Dispatch says the Equinox “is an egalitarian vehicle — available in spartan trim to buyers on a budget, and in regal regalia to those willing to stretch the budget. Or bust it.” Sounds like the first home run of spring to us.