Chevy Equinox gets attention. Not only due to its sleek and stylish exterior but also because of what happens on the inside. For the modern family on the go, this crossover was designed for you.
Equinox seats five comfortably and offers the most rear–seat legroom in its class. It has amazing storage capacity with 18 storage areas. And for the 2012 model year, Equinox LT and LTZ models feature a new 7″ diagonal color touch radio, which can display a rear camera image from your MP3 player.
And since you’re on the go you might as well optimize your fuel efficiency with a fuel–saving 6–speed automatic transmission giving you an EPA–estimated 32 MPG highway.
With all this and more, isn’t it time to cross over to Chevy Equinox?
Chevy Cruze from Bob Maguire Chevrolet is changing the expectations of what a compact car should be by giving you more, not less.
More of everything like better fuel economy, higher safety standards and the latest in mobile technology – all wrapped up in a sleek, luxurious design.
With an EPA estimated 42 MPG, Cruze offers the best highway mileage of any gas engine in America and gives drivers peace-of-mind with best-in-class 10 standard airbags1. Plus more mobile technology like Bluetooth Wireless, available USB port and turn-by-turn navigation from Onstar2.
Cruze is a driving experience you won’t expect from a compact. But represents everything you should expect from Bob Maguire Chevrolet.
The following are a dozen fuel savings tips from Chevrolet Certified Service at Bob Maguire Chevrolet:
1. Engine Maintenance – A properly maintained engine can improve fuel economy about 4 percent, according to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fixing a serious issue – such as faulty oxygen sensor – can boost mileage up
to 40 percent. Never ignore a service-engine-soon light.
2. Pump Up – Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. Properly inflated tires are safer and
last longer. Under-inflated tires can lower fuel economy by 0.3 percent for every one pound-per-square-inch
drop in the pressure of all four tires. Do not rely solely on the tire pressure monitoring system to detect an underinflated
tire – it’s best to check tires with a good gauge once a month and check your owner’s manual for more
3. Unpack – Carrying unneeded cargo makes your vehicle work harder and use more gas. The EPA says an extra
100 pounds reduces fuel economy up to 2 percent – even more in smaller vehicles. A loaded roof rack cuts fuel
economy by up to 5 percent. About a quarter of each gallon of gas goes toward overcoming wind resistance, so
when cargo rides on top of the vehicle, fuel economy is reduced. Even empty ski/snowboard and bike racks can
affect aerodynamics, so remove them when the seasons are over.
4. Slow Down – While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas
mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph, according to the EPA. Every 5 mph over 60 mph is like
adding an additional 24 cents per gallon for gas.
5. Avoid Idling – A car gets 0 mpg when the engine is idling: While it does take a small amount of fuel to restart a
vehicle, 15 minutes in the drive-through can burn through a quarter of a gallon of fuel. So that dollar menu is more
like a $2 menu.
6. Chill Out – Speeding, rapid acceleration and braking can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5
percent in city driving.
7. Put it in Overdrive – Using an overdrive gear on the highway reduces engine speed, saving both fuel and engine
8. Roll ‘Em Down Around Town – Air conditioning reduces fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent. Avoid using the air
conditioner by rolling down the windows at speeds below 40 mph. At speeds above 45 mph, wind drag uses more
fuel than running the A/C.
9. Unclog – It’s hard to run if you can’t breathe. Older cars without fuel injection and computer-controlled technology
can lose 14 percent of their fuel economy because of a dirt-clogged air filter, which also can damage the engine.
A clean air filter improves acceleration. An air filter full of dirt makes the engine work harder and can let in
impurities that damage the engine. Replacing a severely plugged filter improves fuel economy by up to 14 percent,
according to the EPA. In modern cars, replacing a dirty or clogged air filter improves acceleration performance.
10. Use the Right Oil – Because oil reduces engine friction and friction makes an engine work harder, using the
manufacturer’s recommended grade of oil improves fuel economy by 1 percent to 2 percent.
11. Plan your Trips – Taking your kids to soccer or swim classes? Grocery shopping? Plan routes and timing to avoid
heavy periods of traffic congestion.
12. Cap Check – Loose or poorly fitting gas gaps not only can trigger a “check engine light” warning; they send 147
million gallons of gasoline into the air as vapor every year, according to a report by the Discovery Channel. A
missing or poorly fitting cap can reduce fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent.
Chevy Equinox is the crossover designed with you in mind. From the daily commute to the activity filled weekend, see how this sleek and versatile vehicle makes any trip you take it on more of an adventure.
From the trip to the cider mill or to a weekend filled with hiking and camping, Equinox is the versatile vehicle ideal for lifestyles on the go. This crossover also has the flexibility and functionality that has become synonymous with Chevy.
The available AWD makes this crossover great for long drives to see the fall color change, or traveling to that remote camping location with the assistance of OnStar turn-by-turn navigation.1 The Chevy Equinox is the traveling companion you’ve waiting for.
With eighteen (18) storage areas, Equinox gives you the space to store your gear in anticipation for that spontaneous after work hike and cargo bins to store your reusable grocery bags. The deep center console is a convenient location to hide your valuables, such as your laptop or purse while you are out experiencing your world.
he 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is redesigned, A new look with freshened styling, new engines, and some new features. This 4-door SUV seats five and comes in 4 levels which are LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet Equinox offers a choice of two engines. A 182-hp with 2.4liter 4 cylinder is standard. And a 264-hp with 3.0liter V6 is optional on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.
Both the engines team with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive and all wheel drive are offered on all models. The important safety features includes ABS, traction control, an antiskid system, front side airbags and curtain side airbags.
Chevrolet calls the Equinox a compact crossover, but when you look at its dimensions, this CUV is in many respects more mid-size than compact. At 187.8 inches long. Chevy’s rationale for calling this a compact is the 72.5 inch width, which is 0.5 inches less than the RAV4 and two inches less than the Edge. So it’s really a “tweener” of sorts. However you define it, though, the Equinox is especially roomy relative to competitors.
The features available are remote engine start, a navigation system, wireless cell-phone link, DVD entertainment, a hard drive for storing digital audio files, a rearview camera and a power liftgate. Chevy Equinox uses Chevy’s MultiFlex rear seat that can be moved 8 inches fore and aft to better accommodate different storage and passenger needs.
The Chevrolet Equinox 2010 had the road test which includes a full evaluation from the inside out. The test is not only for engine and handling performance for 2010 Chevy Equinox, but also the interior cabin and cargo space. The test results ends in positive way which helps the customers to decide if the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is right for you.
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox includes detailed information on everything from fuel mileage to seating capacity. NHTSA crash test scores for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox are provided as well as manufacturer warranty information. The results based on a 35MPH frontal crash and 38.5MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five starts indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
Prompted by wild success of RAV4 by Toyota and CR-V by Honda and many more other crossovers, General Motor answered the challenge by launching 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Popularly known as bowtie brand, is good overall, has some better features than its competitors.
For the newbie, it provides choice for two new direct injected variable valve time engine with 2.4 liter V4 and an optional V6 3 liter blended with six speed transmission. For the V6 engine, it gives 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with 264 horsepower, whereas the former V4 gives 22MPG in city and 32Mpg in highway and pumps 182 horsepower. This translates to a potential highway driving range around 600 miles and for V6 more than 500 miles. There is an additional “ECO MODE” that adjusts the transmission shift so as to maximize fuel saving.
With respect to exterior styling, 2010 Equinox has the characteristic Chevy’s two-tier grille face with bowtie badge protuberance. The other features include dual-round tail lamps, slender fenders with muscular shape. The base of the windshield is moved towards the base, wind-tunnel body to give the aerodynamic look and sleek profile.
The wheelbase is similar to the predecessor but one inch shorter in height and one inch wider front track to improve stability and enhance performance. The rocker panels have been fitted into the doors so as to reduce brushing pant legs and the flush fitting exposed windshield and rear glass to decrease the wind noise inside the car and compliment the compact quality look.
The inside of Equinox provides huge storage area with big glove box, a closed bin above the center stack and a closed ample storage space under the armrest and has enough room for laptop or notebook computer. The car I took the test drive had I front and rear seats made of premium perforated leather. Even seats having standard cloth is also available.
The presence of electric power steering makes the vehicle better fuel efficient and better hydraulic system, but one disadvantage being is the lack of feel and less steering wheel use.
Other host of features includes providing advanced technology amenities such as touch screen navigation blue tooth phone connectivity, premier audio systems and rear camera system, two independent screens and power liftgate.
Any car cannot be evaluated until test drive is taken. According to me, Camaro Equinox is the best sports vehicle I have driven so far. The V6 is powerful enough with reasonable fuel economy, but for heavy loads it is not that good enough. To sum up in a single line, the new 2010 Chevy Equinox is a good solution for fuel efficiency and utility purpose