Young professionals are one group of car buyers here in Knoxville that we feel we really need to give props to for all of their hard work and achievements. As spring now begins to turn pleasantly into summer, there are so many right here in our city who are making their toughest choices ever about life after school, holding down multiple jobs, and looking for the perfect opportunities to display their talents with every step they take. With very talented and unique individuals on the hunt for the ultimate vehicle for their changing needs, Chevy has really upped their game in the very popular SUV category, and the newly redesigned Equinox is perfect for those who have their daily lives full of many tasks.
There is space for 5 to be seated comfortably, and the new design for the Equinox has the features and attitude to fly past the competition in all areas. This is the most practical and punchy rival on the market to battle competitors such as the Rav-4 and CR-V, with much attention in the engineering department allocated to making sure that the most active type of driver has an exhilarating, yet practical experience. For the type of driver that needs to take more than just the occasional long jaunt with the entire family, the state of Tennessee is one amazing location for anyone experiencing the desire to find solitude or adventure. If you can't break away from the city, you can still have a blast on Sharps Ridge Memorial Park Trail: located in the heart of Knoxville, you still get an ample stretch of the legs, and opportunity to clear your mind.
The lighter weight is one of the characteristics that anyone driving the new Equinox will notice first: 400 pounds have been shed from the SUV, and this very noticeably tightens the turning radius by 2.5 feet. Every single inch of the 63.5 cubic feet of space in the Equinox is utilized to maximum potential, to assure that every passenger or very last accessory needed can be included on the ride. The 60/40 seat folding option allows a greater amount of open space for anything like extra sports gear, burgeoning photography business equipment, or demanding double duty at the next Nashville trade show.
The 1.5-liter turbo engine has no trouble averaging 30 miles per gallon on the highway, and if you are on the search for more flex, the 2.0-liter doles out 252 hp, with gas consumption staying the same, at an average of 24 mpg. The complete array of active safety tech on board includes safety alert seat, forward collision warning with following distance indicator, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert.
For the times when staring at the mile markers become tedious, the 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment is now standard, with an 8-inch available. Car and Driver claimed that the Equinox is “Expertly damped, with well-controlled wheel motions, and no sense of body float”. Every individual who is an emerging talent powerhouse will find a dream SUV in the Equinox, which is available for test drive right now with us here at West Chevy: come to visit during the first sunny days of summer, and check out closely the many ways this SUV is the perfect choice for you!