Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,062 - $28,620
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®
$9,062 - $28,620
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.9 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Despite being one of the largest compact SUVs in the category, the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox offers excellent fuel economy and surprisingly precise steering. The Equinox utilizes its larger...

Chevrolet Equinox Models & Trims

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews

4.22
501 Reviews
46% 35% 15% 3% 1%
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I have had no problems with my Chevy Equinox.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

I have had no problems with my Chevy Equinox. The vehicle runs well! We have had this vehicle for over 4 years! I love how it drives. This vehicle has been reliable for my family. I never have to worry about the car not starting or other issues as far as how the vehicle runs. The vehicle handles well. The seats are comfortable. There is room in the backseat to fit two people with a car seat. It is spacious. We use it for camping and transporting a lot of items. I love that we can get our bulk shopping done and still have a comfortable ride home. I love the towing package! It is like I have a truck without having a truck! Passengers always tell me how smooth the ride is and there is enough room with the seats. We based our decision to get this vehicle due to the consumer report. The Equinox rated high in performance and low in vehicle issues. Equinox has a great design, and looks. The mileage is fantastic for a crossover SUV. The navigation feature is user friendly and great just to see where you are and get traffic updates. The interior design makes you think you are in a much more expensive vehicle and handles really good. I feel extremely safe and comfortable in it. The amenities are bountiful when it comes down to it with the OnStar, Bluetooth, blind-spot mirrors, rear view camera, etc. This is a great crossover vehicle. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for an SUV.

- Tara B

Overall, it is a great family vehicle. It has been a very reliable vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS

I love my Chevy equinox! I have had it for 5 years. It does well on gas mileage. I would rate the comfort level an 8. The seats are quite comfortable, although the fabric leaves a distinct print on the back of your legs, but that's not a big deal. I have a V4, therefore it does not have the 'get up' that a V6 would have, but I do not need anything fancy so it's been fine for me, personally. I have only had 1 issue and that was with the exhaust. It was just general wear and that is the only issue I've had with this car. It never had any problems prior to my owning this vehicle. 1 issue for a vehicle that is 7 years old is not bad at all. It has a backup camera, adjustable seats with lumbar support, hands free calling, touch screen..it's got everything you need and then some. I would highly recommend this vehicle for anyone looking for a reliable SUV at an affordable price.

- Julie Y

My fabulous white Equinox is called "the beauty" and does not look her age!

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

I love my Equinox. It drives wonderfully and is very good on gas. The seats are comfortable and has plenty of room for passengers in the front seat and the back. The cargo area is huge! When we first bought the car, it was used. The windshield wipers did not work, so my husband took them apart. A grommet in the wipers had worn out so he just replaced them with a bolt, nut and washers. They have worked wonderfully since. The no hands phone is my favorite and the fact that it, the radio controls are in the steering wheel make it a plus. The side mirrors have a defrost on them that make it a little easier on cold mornings. It has a rear back-up camera that makes backing into a parking spot or out of one wonderful especially since I am short and have a hard time looking over everything. I am totally loving this vehicle!

- Tammie C

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$9,062 - $10,749
$26,870 - $28,620 (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

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

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

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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
3777 - 3926 lbs.
3758 - 4083 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
20 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 - 22 mpg
16 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 32 mpg
23 - 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

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