Used Chevy Equinox – Cincinnati, OH

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  • Overview

    A dark blue 2015 used Chevy Equinox is facing left.

    The Chevy Equinox has been gaining preference among families looking for an SUV since it hit the market. We were introduced to the first Equinox in 2004 when Chevy released its 2005 model, which remains a favorable vehicle over its competitors. Due to the reliable and spacious nature of this model, it seems as though every family looking for a vehicle was drawn to a used Chevy Equinox for sale as this midsize crossover was replacing the larger, full-size SUVs.

    Whether you’re interested in a new or used Chevy Equinox, we put our best foot forward when it comes to consistency. Safety has always been a top priority, so you can feel confident traveling with your family in any generation of the Equinox model. The ever-expanding list of safety features that are included across multiple generations will only grow as new technologies are incorporated. Even though the Equinox model is relatively new, it has made a significant impact on the automotive market.

    Many people look for a used model because it can save the buyer some money while getting a safe, reliable SUV that won’t let them down. We know that equinox drivers are enjoying their vehicle because all generations have good ratings across multiple platforms. While all generations are cost-efficient and perform exceptionally well, the second generation of the Chevy Equinox stands out the most.

  • 2006-2007

    A red 2006 used Chevy Equinox is shown on a road outside Cincinnati, OH.

    The first Equinox replaced Chevy’s smallest SUV at the time with a 185 horsepower, 3.4-liter V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission. The LS trim and the LT trim get the same estimated MPG of 19 city miles and 25 highway miles. Both trims are available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and have seven color options. They also include air conditioning, alloy wheels, and power features. They are available in front-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive. Many first year models are available for under $10,000, and some can even be found with less than 100,000 miles.


    GM made the decision to add their badge to the front doors of the Equinox in 2006. Anti-lock brakes became standard that year, and the metallic black amethyst color became available to both trim levels. The mileage is the same for the LS and the LT, getting a combined 21 miles for front-wheel drive, and 20 for all-wheel drive. The LT; however, is the only trim level in 2006 to be available in a metallic green color.


    More improvements were made to the Chevy Equinox in 2007, like the auxiliary input, four-wheel disc brakes, and stability control became standard. The color options available are the same seven colors that were offered for the first year of the Chevy Equinox, and the LT was again available in the metallic green color. Both trims have an estimated 22 combined miles per gallon for their front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.

  • 2008-2009

    A dark grey 2008 used Chevy Equinox is facing left on a grey background. Check one out a Cincinnati, OH dealership.


    Major enhancements came with the 2008 Chevy Equinox, not including the three new color options. OnStar included turn by turn navigation, an integrated GPS system that was factory installed. Standard in this year is four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and a monitoring system for tire pressure. The StabiliTrak introduced Electronic Trailer Sway Control, which detects issues in weight balance and vehicle speed. Olympic themed editions paid homage to the 2010 games in Vancouver.

    Another reason 2008 was a big year for the Chevy Equinox is that two new models were introduced, the LTZ and the Sport. The LTZ’s exterior alterations have to do with the wheels, door handles, and luggage rack inserts. Interior changes include heated seats with leather inserts, and multiple audio upgrades and capabilities. The ride and handling package that came with the LS and the LT is included in the LTZ too. The Sport uses a new 3.6-liter V6 engine and a six-speed transmission allowing for 264 horsepower. Minor exterior styling changes made this trim look sportier than its counterparts. This Sports trim can reach up to 60 MPH in under seven seconds.


    The Chevy Equinox meets the final year of its first generation in 2009. Similar to previous years, it’s horsepower ranges between 185 and 264, depending on whether it has the standard 3.4-liter V6 or the Sport’s 3.6-liter V6. City MPG is estimated between 16-17, and highway MPG is estimated at 24.

  • 2010-2012

    A silver 2010 used Chevy Equinox is parked outside a Cincinnati, OH building.

    2010 marked a shift for the Chevy Equinox because it reached its second generation of the model. Across the board, this generation has significant boosts in overall ratings, so it’s a good idea to jump on a used Chevy Equinox produced within these years. It became the third best selling Chevy vehicle, following the Silverado and the Cruze.


    There are three trim levels available, the LS, the LT, and the LTZ. Due to the new gasoline direct inject engines, all three have greatly improved mileage, all averaging 22 city miles and 32 highway miles. The LS is equipped with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, but the LT and LTZ have the option of the 3.0-liter V6 as well. You can tell how early in the year the vehicle was made based on the GM badge which was only seen for the first few months.

  • 2013-2015

    A beige 2013 used Chevy Equinox is driving up a rock lined road. Check one out a Cincinnati, OH dealership.


    In 2013, more major changes were incorporated into the Chevy Equinox. While the city and highway MPG remains the same, more engine options became available. The LT and LTZ models are capable of a 301 horsepower, and 272 lbs-ft of torque with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. New technologies were being adopted, like the Chevrolet MyLink telematics system. This same year, three new exterior colors were added as well as more packages were made available to improve power, safety, and entertainment.


    We saw minor changes to the appearance in 2014-2015, those changes included two new colors for the exterior of the vehicle. Even more exterior color options became available in 2015, as well as new technology features. Some of these advancements are the OnStar 4G LTE and WiFi hotspot with a complementary data trial period with the LT and LTZ.

  • 2016

    A red 2016 used Chevy Equinox is on a dark background. Check one out in Cincinnati, OH.

    The final year of the second generation was 2016 which saw quite a few upgrades. The Chevy Equinox was revamped with a new grille, front fascia, headlights, and taillights. Another new trim level was introduced, the L, as a base level. At this point, we have the L, LS, LT, and the Premier which replaced the LTZ. 2016 was debatably the highest rated year in the history of the Chevy Equinox because of it’s smooth, quiet ride and spacious interior. It’s possible to find a used Chevy Equinox for sale for well below 100,000 miles for great prices under $20,000. This second generation Equinox will undoubtedly give you the best bang for your buck.

  • 2017-2019

    A white 2019 used Chevy Equinox is driving downtown in Cincinnati, OH.

    From 2017 on, we reach the last generation up to date. The third generation Chevy Equinox has three engine options:  a 170 horsepower, 1.5-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I4) engine, a 252 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, and a 136 horsepower, 1.6L turbo-diesel I4 engine. Again, we get the L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels, like the end of the second generation.

    Of course, when looking for a used 2017 Chevy Equinox for sale, prices will differ depending on the condition of that specific vehicle. However, the average price for a used Chevy Equinox hovers around $20,000. Most of the third generation Chevy Equinoxes are still under 50,000 miles, regardless of the trim level.

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