2017 Chevrolet Equinox Receives HonorsThe Chevrolet Equinox offers customers a wide variety of selling points. To start, it can save you money with its exceptional fuel efficiency of 31 miles per gallon when driving on the highway. Along with cost savings, the Equinox keeps your passengers comfortable with its 39.9 inches of rear legroom. Due to all the features offered and the Equinox’s reliable performance, the SUV earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, when equipped with the Forward Collision Alert System. The IIHS awards vehicles that come with accident-avoidance technologies and perform well in crash tests. To this end, the IIHS honor bestowed on the Equinox should be confidence inspiring. In addition to delivering exceptional safety, the Equinox earned J.D Power’s Highest Ranked SUV in Initial Quality for two years in a row, indicating the value you receive with the Equinox.
How the Chevrolet Equinox Surpasses Other ModelsSpeaking of value, the Chevrolet Equinox achieves affordability with its low starting price of $23,100. This is a steal when you consider the average price of a 2017 midsize SUV is $35,948, according to automotive research website AxleGeeks. This means by choosing the base model of the Equinox, on average you can save $12,848. These savings extend further when you investigate the Equinox’s fuel efficiency. With a combined fuel economy of 27 mpg, it earns, on average, 4 more miles per gallon than its segment produces. Where you’ll witness the cost savings the most is in fuel range. The Equinox possesses a 602-mile range when highway driving, which is 95 miles more than its segment average. When you think about it, that’s a remarkable accomplishment in that with the Equinox you can receive almost an extra 100 miles per each fill-up. The Equinox also accommodates your interior needs through its generous space offering. Where you’ll find the biggest advantage is in its trunk space, where the 31.5 cubic feet of trunk room makes it 4.60 cubic feet more spacious than its competitors average. That might not seem like much on the surface, but when you’re a busy parent on the go and have to haul many items with you, that extra space comes in handy.
Chevrolet Tahoe Cleans House on AwardsMeanwhile, if your needs dictate a larger SUV, you cannot go wrong with the Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe represents the perfect blend of refined styling, power capabilities, and interior versatility. Critics have taken notice of the Tahoe’s impressive offerings and performance, decorating the SUVs with many coveted awards such as:
- The Highest Ranked SUV in Initial Quality by J.D. Power
- Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars List
- The 5-Year Cost to Own Full-Size SUV Honor by Kelley Blue Book
- 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Large SUV for Families
- KBB’s 2016 Best Resale Value in the Full-Size SUV/Crossover segment
How the Tahoe ComparesWhile the full-size SUV market has many great models, the Tahoe boasts advantages in areas many buyers value the most such as affordability, where it’s $2,660 less expensive than its segment averages, fuel economy (1 mpg advantage), and power capabilities (tows 6,000 pounds more.)
Our ImpressionsGeneral Motors continues to crush their profit numbers thanks in large part to their SUV offerings. With critically-acclaimed models like the Chevrolet Equinox and Tahoe available, it’s no wonder demand is so high for GM SUVs.
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