Equinox Has Something for All Budgets, Says Post-Dispatch

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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