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2010 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 1LT

Stylish Midsize SUV

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

In short: A well-priced, roomy midsize SUV.

Chevrolet Equinox Review

The attractive 2nd-generation Equinox offers great gas mileage and smart styling at an affordable price. While it won't be winning any street races (or towing heavy cargo with its 2.4-liter, 182-horsepower 4-cylinder), this stylish, easy-to-drive sport ute nonetheless provides for a comfortable, quiet ride, thanks to its acoustic laminated glass windows and roomy, well thought-out interior.

Warranty/Service: 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance program; 5-year/100,000-mile courtesy transportation program

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Base Price: $23,360 / As tested: $24,600

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 2.4 liter DOHC 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 6,700 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4,900 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
3,770 lbs
Wheelbase: 112.5 in
Length/Width/Height: 187.8/72.5/66.3 in
Turning circle: 40 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: independent strut front; independent trailing arm rear

Traction: StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control

0-60 mph: 8.6 seconds
Top Speed: 112 mph (governor limited)

EPA City:
22 mpg
EPA Highway: 32 mpg

dual frontal airbags; driver and front passenger side impact airbags; head curtain side airbags with rollover protection

Likes: mpg; premium cloth seats

Dislikes: blind spot when making right turns

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