2011 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,143 - $13,369
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,143 - $13,369
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5

Ranks #22 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox If...

If you prefer bold styling over bland, cutting edge audio and navigation over gutless four speaker systems, and class-leading 32-mpg highway fuel economy, Chevrolet has built a crossover utility vehicle for you.

Chevrolet Equinox Models & Trims

LS $9,143 - $10,826*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4 ECOTEC
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $11,083 - $12,776*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 264 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4 ECOTEC, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $11,083 - $12,776*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 264 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4 ECOTEC, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTZ $11,578 - $13,369*
Horsepower: 182 hp - 264 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4 ECOTEC, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.1

336 Reviews

39% 40% 16% 4% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox review. Have enjoyed this vehicle.

Have over 140,000 miles on it and have had no problems. Very comfortable vehicle to ride in. Have made several trips over 2000 miles. Have the IT model. First set of tires lasted 89,000 miles. Still have not had to change brakes. Have leather heated seats and driver seat has all sorts of adjustments needed to make it comfortable for whoever drives it. When newer gas mileage all around would average 24 miles in town and 30 on trips. Has a four cylinder engine so does not have the best pickup but is adequate but would recommend six if buying again. Has a backup mirror in the rearview mirror which is very helpful when backing up.

- Donald S

My 2011 Equinox is amazing!

My car is great. It has not had any problems. However, I have had to replace the transmission fluid twice and my car only has 89, 000 miles on it. Then gas mileage is pretty decent—I get about 24 mpg— but I do not get as high of gas mileage as I used to. The one thing I would change about my vehicle is that it does not have Bluetooth music capability. My year has Bluetooth calling, but not Bluetooth music compatibility. Overall, I love my car and would buy another Equinox after this one, but mine is not going anywhere anytime soon.

- Angel P

I think her reliability is the most important.

My car came to me used. She now has 200k+ on her! And she still purrs like a kitten! I have never had a bit of trouble with her. She is very reliable. She seems to have a really good suspension under her cause I had a front end alignment done when I first got her about a year ago and she still goes down the road straight! She is not the luxury model but I prefer that since I like to bring my dachshunds with me. The interior is very easy to clean. She seems to have several amenities for a car of her age.

- Jan L

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,143 - $10,826
$11,083 - $12,776

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 - 264 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 4
2.4L DOHC 4
3.0L DOHC V6 SIDI (SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION)
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.9 in.
39.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65R17
P235/55R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.5 in.
112.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 - 42.6 ft.
40 - 42.6 ft.

Length

Length
187.8 in.
187.8 in.

Width

Width
72.5 in.
72.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3786 - 3951 .lbs
3779 - 4180 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
264 hp

Torque

Torque
172 ft. lbs.
222 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 - 350 .lbs
150 - 350 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
18.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings