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LT w/2LT Key Features & Specs

$26,870 - $28,620
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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
  • Fog lamps, front halogen
  • 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 (May be upgraded to (UEW) audio system with navigation.)
  • Audio system feature, Pioneer premium 250-watt 8-speaker system includes mid-range speakers in each door, tweeters in A-pillars, a center channel speaker in upper IP and sub-woofer on the rear shelf.
  • 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)

Interior Features

  • Seats, Deluxe front bucket
  • LT Interior, Premium Cloth
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster front, driver 8-way power with power lumbar
  • 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
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.
  • Air conditioning, automatic 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 self-dimming
  • 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
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • 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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Reliable. Spacious. Comfortable, and an amazing AC!

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

I have driven the Chevy Equinox for over 7 years now. It is one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned. The gas mileage is decent, unlike most SUVs, therefore I don't have to fill up my tank that often. The interior is spacious and comfortable, providing enough legroom for tall people like myself. The cargo space in the back is also large and spacious - big enough to fit all of your groceries, luggage, or camping materials. I have a 2012, which features Bluetooth audio, XM radio, On Star, and plenty of other features that may suit you. Last but not least, my favorite 'feature' is the AC! It comes on quickly and gets extremely cold during those blazing hot summer days!

- Melanie A

The back seats recline slightly back, so you don't have to sit straight up.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

For this to be a sub compact SUV, it is extremely spacious. That's is as long as the seats are laid flat. Once you get into adding two dogs and children into the mix, it can be a bit crowded. It is rather comfortable to drive. The radio is nice, but the year I have doesn't have Bluetooth for music which I do not like. It drives pretty smooth and the ride is very nice also. I do feel like the gas mileage could be better, but overall it's not horrible.

- Brooklyn H

A car with comfort and features you won't know how you lived without.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

The only problem I have had with this car is replacing the gasket. Other than that the Equinox performs well. It has gotten me to and from Florida on several occasions in style and comfort. The OnStar is a lifesaver and the best feature you can put in a car. I love the fact that they can do a maintenance check on the vehicle for you with just one phone car. This by far the best vehicle I have owned.

- Stacey M

Nice vehicle for an older woman without small children

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

I absolutely love the car that I drive is a perfect size for me and around town the only negative is that the door is too high when the window was down at making it hard to go through a drive-through, Also too many blind spots in the vehicle. The back row has enough room for three adults perfect size for a big size dog very back in with a lot of luggage and it has a roof rack that is very

- Tracy J

Love the choice, only one major downside

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

I Love the roominess of the back seats for kids, great for a car seat. It also has nice large digital display, with the backup camera feature, I have become accustomed to using. However, I hate the ground clearance in the front of the car I have scraped it many times on curbs and parking markers. It is plastic and it pulls it right off.

- Mandy J

2012 white Chevy equinox!

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

Leather heated seats, remote start, moveable back seat (forward and back). Has an eco option which is supposed to save you money but after using that for months my car started stalling at red lights. Had a part replaced and do not use eco anymore so that is fine. The drivability is amazing, so smooth and comfortable. Great family car.

- Michelle D

I like the sunroof option. Very cool for summer.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

The air blowers tend not to work. The eco boost goes over time. The radio sometimes shuts down and will either get stuck or won't play anything. Which is very annoying especially since it's loud. The windshield wipers don't work on the highest speed and then will just stop working overall. Costs a lot of money to fix .

- Courtney N

it has a very shick detail, I like the interior in the car.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

you have to take it to a dealership to do a radiator flush you can't do it yourself, has to be done in shop needs a special tool and has to be lifted to do the work. Has great performance on the freeway when it is in good working condition. Has a navigation system but it only works if you have a plan set up .

- Evelyn H

Chevrolet Equinox, leather warming seats. XM Radio and Navigation System

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

Chevrolet Equinox has Great gas mileage, drive and handles very good and is a safe vehicle. Navigation system and CD player. Xm radio, leather seat, seats has warming ability. Great air conditioner and has cruise control. I have not experienced any problems with the chevrolet Equinox.

- Jeanette C

The way that the stereo is set up is nice with the touch screen.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

I really like the look of my equinox! I think that it looks like a hip mom car. I have leather interior and a sunroof so those are both a bonus! It has a pretty good sized trunk and I can fit almost anything into it when the seats are put down. I would recommend this vehicle!

- Amber C

Great on the outside, ugly on the inside

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

Rust on most of vehicles been fixed twice engine issue and oil burning issues I never had in my previous Chevrolet cobalt. Axel is also broken. All of these things within the first year. It looks and feels great though. If it didn't have those problems I would still buy it

- Mary O

Inconvenient and expensive engine issues

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

At 80,000 miles I had to replace the whole engine. This was a repair that cost me 6000. It was time consuming, as well. Gas mileage is decent. The vehicle is spacious and is good for transporting kids. Other than the engine issues, the vehicle has met my needs.

- Megan M

Great vehicle for a single up to a large family.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

It is a nice vehicle lots of room. Handles well in winter weather. Able to load a lot into the back if moving or just out to get groceries from the market. Back seats fold down to give you even more room. Very good on gas mileage as well. Highly recommend this vehicle.

- Randall B

Drives well, good pick up, the gas mileage is very good.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

I got my car in the spring March of 2018. It works very good on gas mileage and also drives well. But last month my timing belt snapped and had to get it replaced the warranty covered it. But the muffler still had problems and I still need to get it installed.

- Chris S

I really love the touch screen

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/2LT

Well I just got this car 1 week ago and I haven't had any problems out of yet. No check engine lights or anything like that, overall I love it, it's all electric and touch screen I know I'll enjoy the heated seats this upcoming winter. Overall it's a nice SUV.

- Tammie B

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