2014 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Equinox

Looking for a New Chevrolet Equinox in your area?

CarGurus has 3,501 nationwide Chevrolet Equinox dealers with 31,186 new car listings.

ZIP:

Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.

Zip:

Trims

LS
Search 3,505 listings
Starting At: $17,084
LS AWD
Search 1,036 listings
Starting At: $19,353
LT1
Search 3,831 listings
Starting At: $19,773
LT1 AWD
Search 1,699 listings
Starting At: $22,960
LT2
Search 1,348 listings
Starting At: $20,608
LT2 AWD
Search 706 listings
Starting At: $24,263
LTZ
Search 974 listings
Starting At: $25,943
LTZ AWD
Search 658 listings
Starting At: $28,956

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 500
#2 geezz
geezz
Reputation 410
#3 Richard Power
Richard Power
Reputation 210
View All

Have you driven a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox?

Write a review!

2014 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Compact and comfortable, peppy (in its V6-equipped form) and prodigiously equipped, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover isn’t quite as popular as in its infancy, but remains a solid choice in this crowded segment. Again sporting seating for 5 and 63.7 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seatbacks folded, this quasi-ute’s lineup remains delivered with a rather tepid inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine in its standard form, as well as front-wheel drive (FWD). Fear not, however, an optional V6 powerplant is again available, as is full-time snow-busting all-wheel drive (AWD).

The Equinox quartet returns essentially unchanged from last year’s slight updating, and remains available in 4 trims, the base LS, the amped-up LT1, the penultimate LT2 and the flagship LTZ. With its touring suspension, this little sedan/ute go-between gives a comfy ride, but some numb steering characteristics leave much to be desired agility-wise.

Anyhow, look for the standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant to provide semi-fuel-efficient power, but don’t expect to be pinned to the seat by acceleration. Mated with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the four-banger puts out 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, with mileage remaining an estimated 22 mpg city/32 highway in FWD editions and 20/29 in AWD trims. Towing, of course, remains maxed out at 1,500 pounds with the optional towing package installed.

Should a bit more towing and hauling motivation be required, reviewers remain impressed with the 3.6-liter V6 engine that’s again available to the LT1 and LT2, as well as to the high-end LTZ. Again combined with the 6-speed shiftable automatic, this peppy powerplant throws down 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque, but mileage suffers a bit at 17/24 in FWD variations and 16/23 in V6-equipped AWD Equinox trims. Towing capacity, however, climbs to some 3,500 pounds with the six-banger on board.

The base Equinox LS returns with 17-inch alloy wheels and power-adjustable mirrors outside, with cloth upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining second-row seats and full power accessories among the standard cabin adornments. Cruise control again comes standard, as does telescoping tilt-wheel steering, while Bluetooth hands-free communications bolsters OnStar Directions and Connections service. Also returning for this year is the single-CD player flaunting 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.

Moving up to the LT1, look for heated power-adjustable outside mirrors and a roof rack, not to mention premium cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A rear-view camera that interfaces with the upgraded audio system’s 7-inch touchscreen display also comes standard, with the display flaunting GM’s MyLink smartphone apps for Pandora and Stitcher radio.

The Equinox LT2, meanwhile, throws in remote engine start, auto climate control and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated front seats and 8 Pioneer premium speakers.

Finally, the flagship LTZ returns boasting 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, leather upholstery, a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats and memory for driver's settings.

As is traditional, options on lower Equinox trims include many of the standard amenities found in higher trims, while the LT2 and LTZ can be delivered with a power sunroof and a navigation suite. Additionally, the LTZ once again remains eligible for available upgraded and upsized wheels, as well as a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Safety-wise, look for Chevy’s spiffy 2014 Equinox to sport standard 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, and front and rear head airbags. Daytime running lights are also standard, as are OnStar safety assistance and communications, a post-collision safety system and a remote antitheft alarm. The LT2 and LTZ trims, meantime, also get standard front fog/driving lights, with the LTZ boasting a standard lane-departure alert and forward collision warning that’s optional in the LT2.

Updated

Have Laptop, Will Travel. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. I'm really digging meeting people . . and sometimes their cars . . . getting a sense of what makes this nation tick. The plan is to visit all the national parks in the continental US, then cruise to Alaska to visit Denali, and to Hawaii to check out Haleakala and the Hawaii Volcano's national parks. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die.

What's your take on the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox?

People researching a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox contacted a dealer about

2014 Chevrolet Equinox, Front-quarter view. Copyright General Motors, exterior, manufacturer
Chevrolet Equinox
20% of the time
Toyota 4Runner
3% of the time
Toyota Highlander
3% of the time
Buick Enclave
3% of the time
Equinox
Looking for a Used Equinox in your area?
CarGurus has 50,706 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $1,891.
ZIP:

Chevrolet Equinox Questions

MJ1957
0

We Have A Brand New Car That Has Less Than 100 Miles On It. Would It Be Ba...

We just purchased a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and it has less than 100 miles on it. Would it hurt the car to take it on a 1,000 mile round trip vacation?

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Ang315
0

I Have My Seat Belt On An D While Driving The Ding For Not Wearing A Dealt ...

Why does the seat belt ding if I have my seatbelt attached no one is in the other seat and the seat has nothing on it.? I start to drive and it dings as it would if you don't have your seatbelt on b...

17 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
ggillis
0

Car Guru Advertised Prices

I brought in the Car Guru price that was advertised by a local dealer. The salesman told me that "Bill Kay" price was only if I qualified for ALL the GM discounts added up. He said no one ever quali...

35 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)
eleanormarie
0

I Have A 2014 And I Am Trying To Program My Destination And The Screen Wont...

all the other windows for gps seem to be working , this is the 2nd time this has happend any ideas? or how to fix it thanks

11 views with no answers yet
charlieg4143
0

Can Anyone Tell Me The Width Of A 2014 Chevy Equinox With Mirrors

Im ready to buy a new car and want a equinox however I am limited as to space in my garage.I need to know the width inc mirrors and cant seen to find those specs.I know that without mirrors its 72.5"

78 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 months ago)