Visit your local Chevy dealership to configure your 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, and you will want to do some research ahead of time. Before you go there, try to get a better idea of the engines available so you know which one you want on your SUV. The standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is powerful enough for most drivers in Sulphur Springs, but some people prefer the 3.6-liter V6.
Chevy Equinox 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine works together with a 6-speed automatic. When you configure it with front-wheel drive, you can get up to 32 mpg on the highway*. Expect 182 horsepower, a torque of 172 pound-feet, and maximum towing of 1,500 pounds. To make the SUV even more efficient, switch your Equinox into Eco Mode and make the most of this engine’s gas mileage. The 4-cylinder engine gets 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and 20/29/23 with all-wheel drive*.
Chevy Equinox 3.6-Liter V6
If you want more power and towing capabilities, then upgrade to the available 3.6-liter V6 engine. This generates the best-in-class horsepower of 301 horses and can tow 3,500 pounds. It is also able to get up to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. You will also enjoy 272 pound-feet for torque. The V6 engine does come with a slight sacrifice in fuel efficiency, giving you 17 city/24 highway/20 combined mpg with front-wheel drive and 16/23/18 with all-wheel drive. If you want the V6 engine, you will have to pick either the Equinox LT or LTZ trim level, as it isn’t available on the L or LS.
The team at Jay Hodge Chevrolet in Sulphur Springs, Texas, can work with you to choose between the two available engines in the 2016 Equinox. Simply tell them your requirements, and they will make a suggestion based on their experience and knowledge.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.