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2009 Chevrolet Equinox Trims


Avg. Price: $12,955

The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS, the base trim for the Equinox lineup, is a five-door, five-passenger, front-wheel-drive-only crossover SUV equipped with a 3.4-liter OHV V6 engine capable of 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. This engine, in combination with a standard five-speed automatic, will tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The ’09 Equinox LS is estimated to get 17/24 mpg using regular unleaded gasoline.

The ’09 Equinox lineup rides on a four-wheel independent suspension, with MacPherson front struts and 16-inch alloy wheels. Standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features for the ’09 Equinox LS include a roof rack, rear spoiler, front cloth bucket seats, MultiFlex sliding rear seats, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, power windows, doors and mirrors, tilt-wheel steering, a center console with storage, air conditioning, a single-CD/MP3 player with six speakers, satellite radio, OnStar telecommunications service, and a hands-free phone. Options and safety features include black roof-rack crossbars, tinted windows, a Class III trailer hitch, carpeted floor mats, four-wheel ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, GM’s StabiliTrak traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, a remote anti-theft alarm, and the OnStar post-collision safety system.


Avg. Price: $13,313

For those wanting extra traction and security in winter weather, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD offers full-time all-wheel drive to go along with its standard 185-hp, 210-lb-ft/torque 3.4-liter V6 and standard five-speed automatic transmission. The ’09 Equinox LS AWD features a mechanical limited-slip center differential, but no skid plate or low AWD gear. Taking the ’09 Equinox LS AWD on any serious off-road expeditions is not recommended.

Standard appearance, convenience, safety features as well as options on the five-passenger, five-door ’09 Equinox LS AWD reflect those of the base front-wheel-drive LS. As with the entire ’09 Equinox lineup, the LS AWD offers 69 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded down.


Avg. Price: $13,857

For 2009 the Chevrolet Equinox LT1 is a step up from the base LS trim. Though still offering front-wheel drive and the standard 185-hp 3.4-liter OHV V6 that combines with the standard five-speed automatic for 210 lb-ft of torque, the ’09 Equinox LT1 features body-color trim, including the roof rack and folding exterior mirrors.

In addition to the standard safety and convenience features of the base LS, the ’09 Equinox LT1 also offers rear privacy glass, premium cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and Bluetooth hands-free communication technology. Available options for the ’09 Equinox LT1 trim above and beyond those available for the LS include 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, a DVD-based navigation system, audio upgrades, and a power sunroof.


Avg. Price: $14,719

The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 AWD adds the versatility of all-wheel drive (AWD) to the same standard features as the LT1's. This includes a 3.4-liter V6 that, mated with the standard five-speed automatic, puts out 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, with 17/24 mpg.

The ’09 Equinox LT1 AWD offers a center mechanical limited-slip differential for full-time AWD. The ’09 Equinox LT1 AWD is designed for snow-covered paved and muddy roads only; it's not intended for serious off-roading. Options are the same as those offered for the FWD LT1.


Avg. Price: $14,370

By adding a few more standard features, the front-wheel drive 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 effectively becomes a sub-trim of the LT1, though Chevy groups them all under the “LT” trim name. Some of these standard extras include 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, front fog/driving lights, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a six-way adjustable power driver’s seat. Options for the ’09 Equinox LT2 mirror those offered for the LT1 trims.

The standard 185-hp, 210-lb-ft/torque 3.4-liter V6 still powers the ’09 Equinox LT2. The engine is managed by a standard five-speed automatic transmission.


Avg. Price: $15,045

Need some extra traction in the winter? The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 AWD provides the security of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, front fog/driving lights, remote start, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror set the ’09 Equinox LT2 trims apart from the LT1s.

The ’09 Equinox LT2 AWD carries a 3.4-liter V6 and five-speed automatic transmission and generates 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque to power all four wheels. The all-wheel-drive configuration on the ’09 Equinox LT2 AWD features a mechanical, center-mounted, limited-slip differential.


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Avg. Price: $16,367

The top-shelf Equinox trim is the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ. The front-wheel-drive (FWD) LTZ offers such additional standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features as 17-inch chrome alloy wheels, a 6-CD player with seven Pioneer premium speakers and 180 watts of sound, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. Additional options for the ’09 Equinox LTZ include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Like its LS and LT siblings, the FWD ’09 Equinox LTZ packs a 3.4-liter V6 putting out 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque in combination with the standard five-speed automatic transmission to the tune of 17/24 mpg.


Avg. Price: $16,925

The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD brings all the additional comfort, convenience, and appearance features of the LTZ trim level onto snowy or muddy roads with the assurance and traction of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Equipped with a center-mounted, mechanical limited-slip differential, the ’09 Equinox LTZ AWD is great for wintry weather along the beaten path, but not recommended for serious off-roading.

The ’09 Equinox LTZ AWD is powered by a 185-hp, 210-lb-ft/torque 3.4-liter V6 and standard five-speed automatic transmission, as are the LS and LT trims. Mileage is claimed by Chevy to remain at 17/24 despite the AWD feature.


Avg. Price: $16,603

For 2009, the front-wheel-drive Chevrolet Equinox Sport trim offers a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, and six-speed auto-manual transmission. This combination puts out 264 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque and still gets 17/24 mpg. Shift paddles for the six-speed auto-manual are mounted on the steering wheel.

Some of the appearance, comfort, and convenience extras offered by the ’09 Equinox Sport include heated leather sport front bucket seats, hydraulically operated power steering, the Sport exterior package, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, and chrome exhaust tips. Optional for the ’09 Equinox Sport trim are a roof rack, power sunroof, DVD navigation, rear seat DVD entertainment, and premium Pioneer audio system.

Sport AWD

Avg. Price: $17,526

Featuring a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Sport AWD uses its 264 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque to power its way through snow and mud with the cool confidence of full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Mileage drops just a fraction to 16/24 mpg with the full-time all-wheel drivetrain.

Along with a center-mounted, mechanical limited-slip differential, the ’09 Equinox Sport AWD offers the same appearance features and amenities as the front-wheel-drive Sport, including Bluetooth technology, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, and leather upholstery.