2017 Chevy Equinox

The 2017 Chevy Equinox is a solid, comfortable crossover SUV with plenty of room to haul passengers and cargo wherever they need to go. The roomy interior seats five adults, offering plenty of legroom. The cabin insulates drivers and passengers from excessive wind and road noise, and provides a smooth ride even on the roughest roads. Quick acceleration gets drivers where they’re headed without breaking a sweat. Sleek and stylish, the 2017 Chevy Equinox has what it takes for a fun and comfortable ride. Here are eight myths and facts about the new 2017 Chevy Equinox.

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FACT: The 2017 Chevy Equinox is around $25,000.

Many dealerships are offering special incentives, including rebates, bonuses, and low APRs when financed for 60 months.

MYTH: The 2017 Chevy Equinox doesn’t get good gas mileage.

The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission gets an impressive 23 mpg combined (20/28). The optional 3.6-liter V6 has more muscle and is expected to get 20 miles per gallon combined.

FACT: The backseat reclines and slides for extra comfort.

It can be tough to ride in a backseat, and passengers can quickly feel cramped. The 2017 Chevy Equinox has a 60/40-split second-row seat that both reclines and slides for extra comfort.

MYTH: The safety features are lacking on the 2017 Chevy Equinox.

It’s actually quite impressive that the OnStar emergency system comes standard on the Equinox. This communications systems provides remote door unlock, stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash notification, and an emergency assistance button.

FACT: The standard 7-inch touchscreen interface is easy to use.

The screen is similar to those on smartphones and is customizable. The MyLink on the LT and Premier trims incorporates Bluetooth audio streaming capability.

FACT: Bluetooth isn’t offered on the L or LS trim levels.

While the top trim levels - the LT and Premier - offer Bluetooth audio, the base L and the LS do not.

MYTH: The standard options aren’t that impressive on the 2017 Chevy Equinox base model.

The L comes with a long list of standard features, including automatic headlights, a partial power driver seat, a sliding and reclining 60/40-split second-row seat, a trip computer, Blueooth phone (not audio) a rearview camera, and OnStar communications.

MYTH: There is no other engine option besides the base four-cylinder.

While the four-cylinder gets impressive gas mileage (an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon), drivers may want a bit more power. Consumers can get an optional 301-horsepower V6 engine for a nominal investment.