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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Trims

LS

Avg. Price: $18,712

The Chevrolet Equinox LS crossover vehicle, which changes little for 2012, receives Bluetooth as a new standard feature, delivered through the vehicle's OnStar system. The LS comes equipped with a number of other standard features not often found on entry-level vehicles, including an AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, and a Multi-Flex rear seat, which slides back and forth up to 8 inches so it can provide plenty of legroom for taller passengers or maximize rear cargo space when needed. The tilt/telescopic steering wheel includes audio and cruise controls, and the driver's seat features power lumbar and power height adjustments. Air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cloth seats, power windows and door locks, and a driver information center with a compass are also on the LS's standard equipment list.

A 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine, which runs on both regular gasoline and E85 ethanol, provides base power for the front-wheel-drive Equinox LS. The engine generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and links to a 6-speed automatic transmission with an Eco mode, which adjusts shift points for better mileage when activated by the driver. Fuel economy numbers for the 4-cylinder powerplant check in at 22/32 mpg. Standard safety features include 6 airbags and GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation, as well as traction control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Trailer Sway control and antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Outside, standard features include power side mirrors with new blind-spot monitors, daytime running lights and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

LS AWD

Avg. Price: $19,043

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD features the automaker's all-wheel-drive system for optimal stability and wheel grip on all types of road surfaces. The vehicle operates in front-wheel-drive mode until the all-wheel-drive system detects wheel slippage, when it sends torque to the rear wheels in an approximately 70/30 split. The AWD system channels power from a 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine, which produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The FlexFuel-capable engine mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission with an Eco mode, which adjusts shift points for improved fuel economy. Mileage numbers check in at 20/29 mpg. The Equinox LS AWD comes equipped with such safety features as 6 airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, rollover mitigation, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Trailer Sway control, as well as antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assit.

Inside its spacious, well-designed cabin, the Equinox LS AWD comes equipped with such features as SiriusXM satellite radio, part of the AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, and a driver's seat with power lumbar support and power height adjustment. The LS AWD also receives Bluetooth as a new standard feature for 2012, delivered through the vehicle's standard OnStar package. A Multi-Flex rear seat slides back and forth for up to 8 inches, so taller passengers can slide it back for more legroom, or owners can slide it forward when more cargo space is required. The LS's other standard interior features include a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cloth seats, power windows and door locks, and a driver information center with a compass. Outside, standard features include daytime running lights and power side mirrors with new blind-spot monitors. The Equinox LS AWD rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels.

LT1

Avg. Price: $20,081

The Chevrolet Equinox LT1 receives a few new standard features for 2012, including a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player and SiriusXM radio, as well as a new rear-vision camera, with images displayed on the color touchscreen. A Multi-Flex sliding rear seat, which moves back and forth up to 8 inches, makes it easy for drivers to maximize passenger or cargo space. In addition, the leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel includes audio and cruise controls, and the driver's seat features power lumbar and power height adjustments. Other standard features for the LT1 include OnStar with Bluetooth, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cloth seats, power windows and door locks, and a driver information center with a compass.

A 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive Equinox LT1. The engine, which runs on both regular gasoline and E85 fuel, produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain also includes a 6-speed automatic transmission with an Eco mode, which adjusts shift points for improved fuel economy. Mileage numbers for the base powerplant check in at 22/32 mpg. Chevy also offers the 1LT with an optional 3.6-liter V6, which generates 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. It posts fuel economy numbers of 17/20 mpg. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation comes standard, along with traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Trailer Sway control and 6 airbags. Outside, standard features for the LT1 include power side mirrors with new blind-spot monitors, daytime running lights, a roof rack and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

LT1 AWD

Avg. Price: $21,164

The 2012 Chevy Equinox LT1 AWD comes equipped with the automaker's all-wheel-drive system, which channels power to the front wheels under normal operation, but shifts torque to the rear wheels when it detects slippage. The system works in conjunction with a 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine, which comes standard on the LT1. The FlexFuel-capable engine generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers top out at 20/29 mpg. Owners can also opt for an available 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque, and posts fuel economy numbers of 16/18 mpg. Six airbags and GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation come standard, along with traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Trailer Sway control. Outside, standard features include heated power side mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, daytime running lights, a roof rack and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Equinox LT1 AWD receives a few new standard features for 2012, including a rear-vision camera and a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player and SiriusXM radio. Other standard features include a leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, OnStar with Bluetooth, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry and a driver information center with a compass. In addition, the cloth-upholstered driver's seat features power lumbar and power height adjustment, and the standard Multi-Flex sliding rear seat moves back and forth by up to 8 inches, making it easy for drivers to maximize passenger or cargo space.

LT2

Avg. Price: $21,317

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 receives a few new features for 2012, including a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player, SiriusXM radio and rear-view camera, as well as new optional 18-inch chrome-clad wheels. In addition, Chevy offers its new MyLink connectivity system as an option for the LT2. The system wirelessly links smartphones into the vehicle's audio system, providing access to apps, music and information. The LT2's driver's seat features an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and both front seats are heated. In the second row, a Multi-Flex sliding rear seat moves back and forth up to 8 inches, enabling drivers to maximize space for passengers or cargo. The LT2 also gets an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a remote vehicle starter, as well as air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar, power windows and door locks, a rear-view camera and an 8-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer audio system, controlled through the vehicle's Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen.

Outside, the LT2 displays such features as halogen foglights, heated power side mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, a roof rack and standard 17-inch aluminum wheels. Power comes from a choice of engines. The base 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and posts fuel economy numbers of 22/32 mpg, while an optional 3.6-liter V6 delivers 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque, with fuel economy numbers checking in at 17/20 mpg. Both engines are FlexFuel-capable and link to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Six airbags and GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation come standard, along with traction control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Trailer Sway control and antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.

LT2 AWD

Avg. Price: $21,342

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 AWD crossover vehicle comes equipped with Chevy's all-wheel-drive system, which sends power to the front wheels under normal operation but shifts some torque to the rear wheels when it detects slippage. The AWD system channels power from either a 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine, which generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, or an optional 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. Both engines connect to a 6-speed automatic transmission and run on both regular gas and E85 ethanol. The 4-cylinder engine posts fuel economy numbers of 20/29 mpg, which drop to 16/18 for the V6. Standard safety features include the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation, as well as traction control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Trailer Sway control and anitlock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.

New interior features for 2012 include a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player, SiriusXM radio and a rear-view camera, as well as an optional MyLink connectivity system, which wirelessly links smartphones into the vehicle's audio system, providing access to apps, music and information. The touchscreen also provides access to a rear-view camera and an 8-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer audio system. The LT2 AWD's driver's seat features an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and both front seats are heated. The second row features the Multi-Flex sliding seat, which moves up to 8 inches forward and back, maximizing space for passengers or cargo. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a remote vehicle starter also come standard on the LT2 AWD, along with air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar with Bluetooth, power windows and door locks, and 6 airbags. Outside, standard features for the LT2 AWD include halogen foglights, heated power side mirrors with new integrated blind spot mirrors, daytime running lights and a roof rack. The LT2 AWD rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels, or owners can opt for new 18-inch chrome-clad wheels.

LTZ

Avg. Price: $23,586

As the top-of-the-line Equinox available for 2012, the Chevrolet Equinox LTZ comes well-equipped with a number of upscale features, including leather upholstery with perforated leather inserts, memory settings for the 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a programmable rear power liftgate. New features for 2012 include a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player, SiriusXM radio and a rear-view camera, as well as an optional MyLink connectivity system, which wirelessly links smartphones into the vehicle's audio system and touchscreen, providing access to apps, music and information. The touchscreen also displays a rear-view camera and provides access to an 8-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer audio system. The front seats are heated, while the second row features the Multi-Flex sliding rear seat, which moves forward and back by as much as 8 inches to maximize passenger or cargo space. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a remote vehicle starter also come standard on the LTZ, along with air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar with Bluetooth, power windows and door locks, and 6 airbags.

For power, owners can choose from a 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine, which comes standard, or an optional 3.6-liter V6. The 4-cylinder produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and posts fuel economy numbers of 22/32 mpg. The V6 delivers 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque, and fuel economy numbers of 17/20 mpg. Both powerplants run on both regular gasoline and E85 ethanol fuel, and both connect to a 6-speed automatic transmission. When owners opt for the V6, Chevy adds a lane departure warning system and forward collision alert as options. Safety features include the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation, as well as traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Trailer Sway control. Outside, standard features include heated power side mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, halogen projector-style headlights, halogen foglights, daytime running lights, chrome door handles and a roof rack with center rails. The LTZ rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels, while new 18-inch chrome-clad wheels are available as an option.

LTZ AWD

Avg. Price: $22,605

The top-of-the-line Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD crossover vehicle comes equipped with a wide range of features and options for 2012, including a capable all-wheel-drive system that sends power to the front wheels under normal driving situations but shifts some torque to the rear wheels when it detects slippage. A 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine provides base power for the LTZ AWD. It produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and posts fuel economy numbers of 20/29 mpg. Owners who seek more power can opt for a 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque, although mileage numbers drop to 16/18 mpg. Both powerplants link to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and run on both regular gasoline and E85 ethanol fuel. When owners opt for the V6, Chevy adds a lane departure warning system and forward collision alert as optional featurs for the LTZ. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system comes standard, along with rollover mitigation, traction control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Trailer Sway control and antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.

Inside, the LTZ AWD receives a few new features for 2012, including a Color Touch Radio with a 7-inch color touchscreen, USB port, CD player, SiriusXM radio and a rear-view camera, as well as an optional MyLink connectivity system, which wirelessly links smartphones into the vehicle's audio system, providing access to apps, music and information. The touchscreen also displays a rear-view camera and provides access to an 8-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer audio system. Leather upholstery with perforated leather inserts, heated front seats, a programmable liftgate and an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings come standard for 2012. In addition, a Multi-Flex sliding rear seat moves forward and back by as much as 8 inches, enabling owners to maximize passenger or cargo space. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a remote vehicle starter also come standard on the LTZ, along with air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar with Bluetooth, power windows and door locks, and 6 airbags. Outside, the LTZ AWD displays such standard features as heated power side mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, halogen projector-style headlights, halogen foglights, daytime running lights, chrome door handles and a roof rack, as well as 17-inch aluminum wheels, which come standard. Chevy also offers 18-inch chrome-clad wheels as a new option for 2012.