A compact crossover SUV is ideal for commuting, shopping, and many other things around Fort Walton Beach, Wright, Crestview, Destin, Navarre, Panama City Beach, and Pensacola, and there are lots of models to choose from. The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is an excellent choice due to its spacious interior, stylish exterior, comfortable ride, strong safety credentials, and affordable pricing.
There are four versions of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox available, and the Equinox is one of those relatively rare models where the most affordable trim level is more than just a fleet model. That entry-level model is called the Equinox LS. But if you’d like to go for a higher trim level, the rest of the lineup includes the LT, RS, and range-topping Premier. Every version of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is front-wheel-drive in standard form, but shoppers can upgrade to the extra capability of all-wheel drive at all four levels if they prefer.
Under the hood of every version of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is a 1.5-liter turbo-four gas engine delivering a superbly appropriate blend of performance, capability, and efficiency. The turbo-four provides the Equinox with 170 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque, which goes to the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and Driver Shift Control. Inevitably, front-drive Equinox models offer the best EPA fuel economy ratings. The EPA-estimated ratings for front-drive Equinox models are 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined. If you’d prefer an AWD model instead, you’ll be pleased to learn the efficiency is only marginally affected, and you can still expect 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined.
Value for money and safety are cornerstones of the 2023 Equinox offers. Thanks to standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high-beam headlights, the 2023 Equinox gets a full five-star rating for overall safety from the NHTSA. And if safety features are critical for you and your buying decision, higher trim levels get standard blind-spot monitors, parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system.
Since the LS trim level became the entry-level version of the Equinox, the base model became a well-equipped and attractive model with significant appeal for retail shoppers. The LS model’s standard equipment includes full power features, 17-inch alloys, a six-speaker sound system, active noise cancellation, cruise control, keyless open and start, a rear vision camera, and climate control. The standard infotainment system is particularly impressive with its 7.0-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is a stylish, efficient, and comfortable compact crossover SUV with an impressive list of standard features emphasizing its value-for-money proposition. Check out the new Equinox today with a test drive from Preston Hood Chevrolet at 212 Hollywood Blvd SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL, or call us at 850-664-7000 for more information and to schedule an appointment.