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LT w/1LT Key Features & Specs

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$25,050 - $26,800
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-22 City / 23-32 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic with overdrive
  • E10 Fuel capability
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Requires all-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, 525 CCA
  • GVWR, 4960 lbs. (2250 kg) (Requires front-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • GVWR, 5070 lbs (2300 kg) (Requires all-wheel drive vehicles and (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine.)
  • Drivetrain, front-wheel drive
  • Chassis, all-wheel drive (1LK26 model only.)
  • Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar, optimally-tuned shocks and hydraulic-ride bushings in front control arms
  • Suspension, rear independent multi-link with hydraulic rear trailing arm links and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, Refined Ride
  • Steering, power-assist, electric-variable
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P225/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (RSB) 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum wheels.)
  • LT Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, Charcoal luggage rails, body-color door handles, body-color outside mirrors and 17" aluminum wheels
  • Tire, compact spare with steel wheel
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Charcoal
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color with Charcoal lowers
  • Moldings, Charcoal lower rocker
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color and integral spotter mirror
  • Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer.
  • Wiper, rear variable-speed, intermittent with washer
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Door handles, body-color

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability 7" color touch-screen display, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display
  • Audio system feature, 80-watt 6-speaker system mid-range speakers in each door and tweeters in the A-pillars. (Upgradeable to (UZ8) Pioneer premium 8-speaker sound system.)
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Antenna, roof-mounted
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete.)

Interior Features

  • Seats, Deluxe front bucket
  • LT Interior, Premium Cloth
  • Seat adjuster front driver power lumbar and power height adjuster
  • Seat, rear, 2-way fore/aft adjustment with 60/40 split seatback and 3-way recline
  • Console, center with armrest and concealed storage
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Floor mats, carpeted first and second row
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with audio and cruise controls
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units), Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
  • Compass display included in Driver Information Center (DIC) (Not available with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all 4 doors
  • Door locks, power programmable with power lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry with 2 transmitters, panic button, content theft alarm activation verification and illuminated entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.
  • Air conditioning, manual climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cupholders, 2 front in center console and 2 rear in center armrest with 1 bottle holder in each door
  • Power outlets, 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front of console, 1 in console, 1 in back of console and 1 in cargo area.
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
  • Map pocket, front seatback, driver and front passenger
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights, ambient lighting on center stack surround, and center console cupholders (Includes ambient lighting on instrument panel and center console.)

Safety Features

  • Brakes, brake assist
  • Brakes, Hill Start-Assist (HAS)
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right front passenger with passenger sensing system, Thorax side-impact, seat mounted, driver and right front passenger, head curtain, side front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Door locks, power operated rear child security
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews

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Good car for snow but lacking in AC

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

We have really enjoyed our equinox. It was purchased while living in upstate New York and it handled driving in the snow great. It was plenty of room for moving things especially when the back seats lay down. We now have two children and the car seats fit nicely in the back seat. The downside is there are no air vents in the back so it take a lot of time to cool off and the kids get very sweaty. The other complaint we have is the car seems to burn oil and we need to add oil before it's time for an oil change. I spoke with a man at the oil change place and he said it was very common for this car. It does not have much pick up either probably due to the small engine and largish body. Overall it has been a good car and definitely served its purpose.

- Shelby B

Worst car ive ever owned

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

This 2012 equinox has been nothing but hell since the wife and i purchased it and was promised it was a great vehicle with no issues. Paid close to16,000 in 2018 with 77k miles. First week it started jerking hard back and forth at stops. The dealership cant seem to figure the issue. We've brought the car to the dealership several times for the same issue. Wish it would've been recalled. Dont know what to do as are warranty is about to run out.

- Jesse r

The equinox is a great vehicle!

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

I love this car. It rides and drives very well. The seats are so comfortable (front and back). Everyone is always extremely impressed with the amount of legroom for the back seat passengers. It offers a back up camera and Bluetooth calling. I can plug in my phone and listen to my media on the speakers. XM radio and OnStar services are available. I always feel safe on the road in this vehicle.

- Erin W

My family and my Chevy equinox.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

My Chevy equinox has been a great SUV for my family. We have had little to no issues with my car. I feel safe in my car. It is large enough that I do not feel unsafe on the interstate, but small enough that I feel safe controlling. This is the second equinox I have owned. I would consider purchasing another Chevy equinox in the future.

- Lisa P

The vehicle is pretty fast. It has tire pressure readouts, and electric miles

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

performance and gas mileage are awesome! Windshield wipers quit working, factory flaw. Love the vehicle. The car has a lot of comfort features, heated mirrors, electric seats, Bluetooth, lumbar back support. The car is spacious, large seats and trunk area - I haven't had any major problems with the vehicle at all.

- Michael W


2012 Chevrolet Equinox lt-w-1lt

Biggest piece of junk I have ever owned, had it 2 years replaced wheel hub assembly,tensioner pulley,battery. Rockers,frame and bottoms of the doors were all rotted so bad wouldn't pass inspection. 7 years old have to take it to the junkyard.GM will never get another penny from me. Went and bought Nissan rogue.

- Mike

Chevy equinox- best sub ever.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

It is great! Perfect size, very reliable. Great on gas for an SUV. Lots of room, perfect family vehicle. Very sleek looking. I would definitely buy another equinox in the future. Several features available. I really cannot say enough great things about this vehicle. I have never been more happy with a vehicle.

- Tiffany V

Not my first pick maybe it will be yours.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

It is cheaply made. I do not think that I would ever again purchase this make and model of vehicle. For the money, I could have bought a higher quality vehicle built the way that vehicles used to be built. However the interior of the vehicle is still holding up nicely. Without much upkeep on my end.

- Dawn P

2012 diamond white Chevrolet equinox.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

I like that my car gets good gas mileage for traveling. It does have heated seats which is great in the winter. However I wish it had cooled seats and I wish you could turn on list the back of the seat for heat. All in all, this is a good little vehicle for what we needed at the time.

- Laurie G

My nice ride and I enjoy it everyday.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

My equinox windshield wipers is not working and I need new tires. The car drive smooth with no problems. It has four doors and a nice big trunk. I love my vehicle it is nice and runs smooth, it was not too expensive. I drive it to work all the time including going to school.

- Marcy L

My equinox is great until the engine started messing up

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

Engine problems that shop owners can't figure out. won't go when you press gas pedal. If setting idling for a while it will start trying to die. When running right it is a great vehicle and my wife and I love it. Great backseat for passengers and rides great on the highway

- Will G

My car and how much I like it

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

It's not big enough to haul some things it's pretty reliable I like the features it offers there's really no performance issues I really like the backup camera it has on performance for a 4 cylinder I all in all really like the car only problem it could be a Little better

- Ryan H

Perfect vehicle for the family!

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

Omg I live my ca do muggy! Love the ecosystem and backup screen! The sound system is awesome. My teenager loves driving it too! Plenty of safety features such as front side and back air bags! Great ac system also! There's Plenty of room in the back for long vacations!

- Kimberly M

Stylish, versatile, capable and complete.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

My experience with my car has been very positive. Normal expected wear and tear. Still drives and handles like new. Not too large, not too small. All wheel drive is a+ in the elements. OnStar and features a+. Plenty of room for me(6'1'). Very stylish inside and out.

- A M

My beautiful Chevy with its pretty color

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

It's really good and reliable. Good on gas and since it's not that big I can float around. I like I can save money on mileage. I have no problems or issues with the vehicle I have selected of choice. Four car passenger to fit my family for our road trips

- Ricky A

Do not buy Chevy equinox, too many problems.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT

- Brenda M

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