Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,590 - $27,970
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,590 - $27,970
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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2011 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews

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413 Reviews
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2011 Chevy Equinox overall great car.

This is my second Chevrolet and I have no plans on going with another car brand Chevy has been so dependable for me. I have had my Chevy Equinox for about 4 years and I absolutely love it. I drive a 2011 sparkly red Equinox with fairly high miles (but it is an older car). It's an LT so it did come fully loaded which is very nice. It drives so smooth, and is very roomy for caring several people or bigger objects. The pioneer stereo system is killer! The interior is black leather with heated seats. The leather is nice but does get very hot in the summer. The gas mileage is really good for the size of the vehicle. Typical I get around 20 MPG that's with me driving close to 50 miles daily for about two years in it. But it has been great for long road trips. It drives so smooth and easy. It's not a car that will go when you gas it because it is a four cylinder but once you get going it is very easy to speed because you're just gliding along. I have had one recall on the driver's seat that was fixed but never game me any issues personally. And recently I have had an issue with it burning more oil than it should, but a civil suit filed on the particular part that makes it burn more oil. And we were reimbursed for cost to fix it. Overall it is an awesome car and I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

- Kelsey A

Nothing but an unreliable, unpredictable, headache.

I've had too many issues for how short I've had it. I had it for only 3 months when the timing chain blew apart. We later found out that this was not the first but the second time this had happened. Considering the vehicle had only 60000 miles on it when I bought it I feel it completely unacceptable for something that major to occur twice! During that time we also found out there was some kind of defect with the pistons that causes the motor to burn through oil quicker than normal. Apparently the company who used the defective pistons knew about it and still used them anyway causing problem for lots of people. We were told there had not been enough complaints for it to be considered a recall so there was nothing they could do about it. I'm sure this is the cause of the issues of come across such as the random stalling, hard overturns, and rough sounding motor. Unfortunately this vehicle has been nothing but an unreliable, unpredictable, headache for me and I'm eager to get into something else.

- Kaitlyn R

My white night was an extraordinary car named Chevrolet Equinox.

My husband purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox lt a few years ago and what struck me was that it was a Chevrolet. I didn't see that coming at all but when I finally drove it I understood why. It was the smoothest ride I have ever had in a vehicle. The comfort I felt as I sat in the cushioned seat that enveloped me with ease. He bought the car for his Uber driving job that he signed up for as something to do after he retired. His riders constantly questioned the make, model and style of the car. (the seats warmed me up on those cold mornings in Kansas city). The acoustics were also in play because my husband would play jazz CD's while driving. This made the ride even smoother, and relaxing. He still owns this car and even after going over 100, 000 miles it still performs like a new car. I hope to acquire this car and get him another or just buy my own. The unfortunate down side to the car is that it burns a lot of oil, other than that it is the best car that I have driven.

- Debra H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$8,590 - $10,197
$26,220 - $27,970 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 - 264 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

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
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Dimensions

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
182 - 264 hp

Torque

Torque
172 ft. lbs.
172 - 222 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 350 lbs.
150 - 350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
18.8 - 20.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 27 mpg
19 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 - 22 mpg
16 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 32 mpg
22 - 32 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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