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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

If you are looking for an SUV with many enhancements in 2015 then Chevrolet Equinox should be your foremost choice, because in the futuristic SUV segment this is one car that has completely outshined its forerunners in terms of enhancements. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox will be available in many color options, also the top lamps have been made quite attractive to make a special offering for the Chevy lovers. The car maker has also worked specifically to make its bumpers really good that help in balancing vehicle while driving on bumpy terrains. Use of chrome lines adds modular touch to the vehicle, whereas you will find considerable improvements in the interior of Equinox for 2015 and it is sure to satisfy the luxury needs of SUV lovers.

Even though the car is small in size if compared to its predecessors, but there is inclusion of several features in 2015 Chevrolet Equinox that provide cover up to its reduced size. You will find the overall look of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox extremely dynamic wherein the headlights are fitted with amazing LED technology. The car is capable enough to provide comfy sitting for five adult passengers and you will find absolutely nothing to crib out because of its reduced size. There has also been reduction in body weight because of the use of less weighing components. Reviewers are expecting Equinox to reach the best efficiency level with the improved gas mileage. Even though the side has been reduced there is no kind of congestion in its structure. There is enough space for drivers and passengers to relax and enjoy the drive also no compromise has been to the cargo space which is also amply available.

The interiors for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox are stunning with the 7 inch touch screen display on its dash panel, the collection in the middle section is very much navigable and also eye catching. Technically speaking, the Equinox has several high tech features that can actually take you by surprise like its improved infotainment system which is wireless and the sound loading is done planet Pandora stereo which is great to enjoy some music while driving and it also dominates the comfortable interior cabin of Equinox.

The cargo area is also wide enough with 31.4 cubic leg space and when flipped it can be increased up to 63.7 cubic legs. Interiors are not only simple but very enjoyable as well with the distinctive lines on dash board which makes it look highly luxurious and first class. For navigation, you will have BringGo application which helps you reach your destination with ease. The engine capacity of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is 2.5 liter with four cylinders and has the potential to give an output of 182 hp and 272 lb feet of torque.

To improve fuel economy for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox the delta platform offered by Chevy can also be used, which also makes significant improvements in its speed and performance. With the complete redesign and inclusion of several prominent features, the Equinox is expected to stand among the top class SUVs. Its small size doesn’t makes it useless, instead it makes it the most worthwhile SUV to hit the 2015 SUV market.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox: Essentially Unchanged

Ever since the Chevrolet introduced its Equinox way back in the year 2010, we have been its fans because of several reasons like its good looks, practicality and comfort, which make it not ours but many other reviewers’ favorite small crossover. But if make a close comparison to some of the recently launched or we can say refurbished SUVs’ in the market, we found that 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is not as much desirable as compared to its rivals or even not the same what it used to be, but it still has that same power and persona that will surely make you take a look at it while you go out to buy a new small SUV.

The best part about the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is its powerful V6 engine, which has always been a strong point for Chevy. If we go by the latest trend, we found that most of the SUV makers are dropping V6 engine from their small SUVs’ due to concerns like fuel economy and lack of customer demand, which has again become a strong point for Equinox as well its GMC twin Terrain because in 2014 there are only few models of small SUVs available that are offering grunt six cylinder engine for towing, hauling or even fulfilling the speed desires of the consumers.

Over the years, Chevy Equinox has managed to get thumbs up for its ride comfort and cabin quietness, which are also on the top five of what we need from an SUV list of most of the consumers. However, there is one factor with Equinox which considerably decreases its points and that is its limited cargo space, which is quite low if compared to the rivals. Although, it’s enough to load general baggage which usually people haul, but it is certainly not meant for cargo hauling especially while going off road. In comfort department, there is one thing about 2014 Chevrolet Equinox which is quite impressive and it is its sliding and reclining rear seats that offer first class kind leg room to second row passengers.

The only thing about 2014 Chevrolet Equinox that impresses us the least is its 2.4 liter four cylinder engine, which remains standard on all trim levels, although it claims to have solid EPA fuel economy ratings, but in real life, it has failed to overwhelm us with its fuel economy as well as performance. In the handling department as well 2014 Chevrolet Equinox lags too much and its steering is very disappointing even if we look at it by the budget crossover standards.

If you are looking for an SUV which is more practical, then we would suggest you to look for other rivals like roomier and multitalented Honda CR-V and Kia Sorento; they offer optional V6 engine along with third row seat for a big family. For sportier SUV with more entertaining driving experience Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan can be an ideal choice for you. 2014 Chevrolet Equinox can also fit your bill ideally if your priorities are upscale interior and optional V6 engine, otherwise there are better options to look for.

2014 GMC Terrain

 

The GMC Terrain has been known to be quite spacious as well as sturdy looking, and has earned an impressive reputation in the same field. 2014 brings no change in this perception of SUV lovers as the company has not planned to make any changes to this image of the excellent SUV. Contrary to what potential customers might fear, the mighty vehicle maintains its impressive fuel economy still! Recollect that the Terrain is quite similar to its brother SUV, the Chevrolet Equinox in construction, on account of the same owning brand. GMC continues to use the Hummer like cuts on the surface of the SUV in order to differentiate it from the Chevy. Being quite a spacious SUV, with excellent looks and a highly economic fuel economy, The 2014 GMC Terrain continues to attract buyers with large families and decent city usage!

The interiors of the 2014 Terrain SUV are designed on contemporary basis and it is quite clear that comfort and space was the prime factor that motivated the designers at GMC. You will be welcomed by a wood grained steering wheel, accompanied by an impressive 7 inch touch screen entertainment and information system. The central console mentioned above is accompanied by a sophisticated array of controls and buttons. It is quite worthy to mention that the SUV is although quite large in size, does not feature a third row of seats. What does that mean? Yes! Extraordinarily large boot space! The rear seats of the vehicle are capable of a movement up to 8 inches in case you need to carry large amounts of cargo with you. Also, you can flaunt a boot space of 31.6 cubic feet if you fold the rear seats up! The SUV is quite comfortable even if five adults are travelling together on account of the huge space it features.

All the models of the GMC Terrain come with a 2400cc four cylinder direct injection engine. These engines churn out a power of 180 horsepower. Opt for front wheel drive system and enjoy a mileage of 22 miles per gallon in city and 32 miles per gallon on highway. All-wheel drive systems deliver mileages of 21 and 31 miles per gallon respectively. However, if this power isn’t enough for you, then get your Terrain upgraded to a 3600cc V6 engine with direct injection. This beast is capable of producing a power of 301 horsepower on the cost of the vehicle’s mileage which drops down to 17 and 24 miles per gallon in city and highway on front wheel drive and to 16 and 23 miles per gallon respectively on all wheel drive.

Although the sturdy look of the Terrain often misleads people to believing that it is an unsophisticated SUV, the interiors make it quite clear that it is very much suitable for corporate as well as semi luxury uses as well. Facing competition from the likes of Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape and the Mazda Cx-5, the highly loaded with excellent features 2014 GMC Terrain makes a great choice for people with families!

Sneak Peek at 2014 Chevy Equinox

Since it was first introduced in 2010, the Chevrolet Equinox has been one of the most love compact crossover SUVs all credits to its perfect combination of good looks, comfort and practicality. Compared to some more recently launched or redesigned models, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox struggles to remain as desirable as it has always been but it is still a model you might want to take a look at if you are searching for a compact crossover.

Above of all on Equinox’s positive attribute list is the availability of a strong V6 engine. As the times goes by and fuel economy becomes a raging issue or there is a claimed lack of consumer demand, more and more automakers are dropping V6 engines from their compact crossovers leaving the Equinox (and its GMC twin, the Terrain) as one of the few handful models in 2014 to boast a six cylinder grunt for towing or hauling or merely to quench your thirst for speed. Second in the list follows the overall comfort and quietness of the cabin Equinox proudly holds. While the truth prevails that this little Chevy does not offer as much as cargo space as some rivals, but there is still enough to deal with the typical stuff that most people will be looking to haul. Then there’s also the fact that the Equinox’s rear seat both slides back and reclines to give second row occupants first-class legroom.

What disappoints a tad bit is the 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that is standard on all trim levels which by the way are the LS, LT and LTZ. Even the solid EPA fuel ratings don’t do much justice out in the real world. Handling isn’t a strong suit and the steering lacks precision even by budget crossover SUV standards.

The 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine puts out 182 horsepower and 172 pout feet of twist. The standard power and torque in the lineup are accompanied by a six speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive. The all wheel drive system comes as optional. The front wheel drive Equinox with a four cylinder engine accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a sprint time of about 9.3 seconds. The LT and LZT models come with an option of the impressive 3.6 liter V6 producing 301 ponies and 272 pound feet of torque. The small SUV accelerates to 60 mph from rest in 7.0 seconds which is an amazing sprint time among small and midsize crossovers with a six-cylinder or upgraded turbocharged engine. The four cylinder models, when properly equipped, are capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds. With the V6 grunt the towing capacity rises up to 3,500 pounds.

While the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox disappoints with average handling, its smooth ride and the overall serenity of the cabin get it back into the game. The compact crossover faces tough competition with the more practical, roomier and multitalented Honda CR-V and other sportier models like the Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape and Volkswagen Tiguan. However, the Equinox remains worth a look if you seek for a small SUV with a truly upscale interior and a V6 option.

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