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Used Chevy Equinox – Cincinnati, OH

First introduced for the model year 2005, the Chevy Equinox is a midsize SUV that offers a terrific balance of functionality with a modest scale. There are a lot of drivers out there that want to have the space and functions that an SUV provides, but who are concerned about the amount of room one might take up in their lives. That is when a midsize SUV, like a used Chevy Equinox, is perfect because it will give you all of the perks of having this type of vehicle without the need to give up much of your own living space.

A Chevy Equinox is a crossover SUV, rather than a traditional SUV, which means it uses a unibody design and platform much like a car, rather than a body-on-frame design like a truck. This is one of the key ways that you can get a smaller model that still gives you a great view and command of the road, without taking over your life with a massive vehicle. As a smaller model, there are two rows of seating in the Equinox, providing you with room for up to five people to ride in it comfortably. A used Chevy Equinox can be a great choice for small or modest families or a small group of friends you often need to take with you.

When it was introduced in 2005, the first generation of the Chevy Equinox was a midsize SUV with a couple of different V6 engines available. Different trim options mean you can find a used Chevy Equinox with a lot of various possible features inside, which makes it easy to get just what you want. The first generation ran through 2009, with the second generation of the Equinox being released for 2010, with updated engine options and all-wheel drive available for improved performance and a better driving experience in rough conditions.

The third generation of the Chevy Equinox was released for the model year 2017 and is notable for several reasons, including the shift from a midsize design to a compact crossover SUV design. As a compact model, a used Chevy Equinox from the last few years is a great option if you want something a bit smaller and more maneuverable, with surprising power and performance. A turbodiesel engine is available on third-generation models, and updated safety features and interior technology make a recent used model a great choice.

A white 2016 used Chevy Equinox is angled left on a white background.

Why Choose a Used Chevy Equinox?

There are a lot of SUVs on the market these days, so this is a reasonable question to ask: it all comes down to the great combination of features that you can find in a used Chevy Equinox. For one thing, the fact that you can find both midsize and compact models out there, depending on which year and generation you are looking at is a great thing. It means that if you like some aspects of the Equinox but want something a bit smaller, then you can simply look for a more recent model that is compact rather than midsize. On the other hand, if you go back a few more years, then you can get fantastic power and performance with a larger interior.

The midsize and compact market is an excellent class of SUVs to look at if you want terrific space and all the functionality of an SUV without taking on too much of a burden. While there is certainly something to be said about the incredible power and awe-inspiring interior room of a large or full-size SUV, such a big vehicle is definitely not for everyone. A large SUV might not fit in every garage, can take over a person’s driveway, and may offer much more interior space than a lot of individuals and families really need.

That is when a midsize option like a used Chevy Equinox shows its worth and proves why it is perfect for so many drivers out there. You still get a significant amount of interior space, both for your passengers and for loading up with cargo, without losing your entire garage to your SUV. We often see people interested in a vehicle that is perfect for loading up for a weekend of camping or going tailgating on Sunday, and they are not sure which type of SUV is right for them. A used Chevy Equinox is exactly the right type of vehicle for anyone interested in this kind of recreation – offering the perfect combination of weekday functionality and weekend fun.

Why the Second Generation Equinox Truly Has it All

A black 2017 used Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition is parked on a Cincinnati street at night.

As any first-generation iPhone buyer can attest, sometimes waiting for the second generation of a new product is the way to go. Not only does this give the manufacturer time to work out any unforeseen kinks, it also gives the product a chance to be as up to date as possible regarding the latest technology. While the Equinox is not an iPhone, and did not have any problems when it first launched, we tend to be partial to the second generation of the crossover.

The second generation of the Chevy Equinox just wrapped after the release of the 2017 model, which means there are plenty of great used options out there to choose from. With seven years of models between 2010-2017, you can't go wrong when you seek out a used Chevy Equinox for sale at McCluskey Automotive. Not only does this midsize crossover make an exceptional option for drivers looking to buy new, it is one of the most popular crossovers available in the pre-owned marketplace.

The Chevy Equinox has plenty of features and amenities that make it a desirable option for single commuters, and families alike. This midsize crossover has been so well received that it holds the third spot for the best-selling vehicle in Chevy's lineup, after the Silverado and Cruze. Take a look at some of the most beneficial attributes that this midsize crossover has to offer, and discover why it is a top choice for buyers looking for a used family vehicle.

- Fuel Efficiency: It doesn't matter who you are, where you live, or what you do for a living - chances are, fuel economy is a factor you take into consideration while shopping for a used car. For its second generation specifically, Chevrolet took extra steps in order to ensure that the crossover was as fuel efficient as possible. Built with a pair of direct-injection gasoline engines, Chevrolet was able to enhance the EPA estimated fuel economy rating from the outgoing generation. When we say that Chevy increased the fuel economy rating on the second generation Equinox, we mean it. The 2009 model featured a fuel economy rating of 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2010 version managed an impressive 22 miles per gallon in the city, and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. This is reason in and of itself to opt for a second generation Equinox, rather than a model from the first generation.

- Spacious Interior: For families on the go, nothing is more important than finding a vehicle that is capable of accommodating your most precious cargo. Boasting an interior that was regarded as the most stylish and contemporary in its class, the second generation Equinox features seating for five passengers, and offers luxury interior amenities that the first generation did not. The crossover's rear seats slide forward, giving you an added eight inches of space for rear cargo room. Simply put, a used Chevy Equinox from this generation is perfectly designed to take your family, their personal items, and anything else you need, comfortably along for the ride.

  • Refined Exterior Styling: One of the more notable differences between the second generation Equinox models and the first is the refreshed exterior styling. Featuring a bold appearance that demands attention wherever it goes, the Equinox was updated with a revised front grille, a lower fascia with more aggressive lines, and an athletically sculpted body. While we love the way that this generation of the Equinox looks, its revised styling is part of what allows the crossover to earn such high fuel economy ratings. This new appearance was first noted on the 2010 model year, but has since carried over through the rest of the crossover's second generation.
  • Standard Amenities: Since the 2010 Equinox was released, Chevy's midsize crossover has gained plenty of standard features and equipment along the way. Exclusive to the second generation of the Chevy Equinox is a standard six-speed automatic transmission, electronic stability control, OnStar capability, remote start, and advanced air bags. All of these amenities were either previously not offered, or did not come standard. Just another reason why buyers are seeking out used Chevy Equinox models from this particular generation.

 

Get More for Less with a Used Chevy Equinox


When you can get every last bell and whistle by purchasing a used Chevy Equinox, why wouldn't you? Buying a brand new version of the same crossover will cost you thousands of dollars more, and will include fewer features that matter most to you and your family. Here at McCluskey Automotive, we strongly believe that buyers should never settle for a car they aren't in love with, and at our premium used car dealership, you never will.

McCluskey Automotive is the name that Cincinnati car shoppers have been able to trust for the past several years, and our unwavering commitment to providing area residents with the highest quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs, is still very much our top priority. When you come to McCluskey Automotive to look for used Chevy Equinox models for sale, we promise you will not be disappointed. With plenty of options available ranging from early second generation 2010 models, to like-new pre-owned models from the 2016 and 2017 model years, McCluskey Automotive has the perfect used Chevy Equinox for you and your family.

On top of our extensive inventory of high quality and reliable used vehicles from various automotive manufacturers, our local dealership also promises that you will receive the best customer service in the tri-state area. When you are ready to begin your journey to purchase a used Chevy Equinox, we hope that you will give McCluskey Automotive a chance to help you navigate the process. Our team is the best that this area has to offer, and our entire dealership is dedicated to helping you find the exact used crossover you have your heart set on. With access to a nationwide database of over 100,000 used vehicles, McCluskey Automotive is the only used car dealership in Cincinnati that can promise with complete certainty, that we will find the Equinox you have been looking for.

When you come down to see us here at McCluskey Automotive, our team will work with you to find a used Chevy Equinox that fits into your lifestyle requirements, just as perfectly as it does your budget. Our instant credit approval process guarantees financing, and our $500 best price guarantee will give you peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best possible deal on your new-to-you crossover. Don't spend another day driving a car that doesn't meet the most basic needs of your growing family. Come to McCluskey Automotive and discover how a used Chevy Equinox will not only meet your basic needs, but also exceed your greatest expectations.

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