|2005 Equinox||2007 Equinox|
2006 Chevrolet Equinox news, pictures, and information
2006 CHEVY EQUINOX: FLEXIBILITY AND SOPHISTICATION WRAPPED IN A STYLISH PACKAGEWith more than 84,000 sales in its first year, the Chevy Equinox quickly established itself as one of the standouts of the compact SÚV §egmènt in 2004. Sleek styling, available all-wheel drive, innovative interior storage and generous rear-seat legroom comfort contributed to Equinox's rookie-of-the-year status, along wîth anticipated quadruple five-star government ratings for frontal and side impacts (based on 2005 Equinox NHTSA testing).
Equinox is significantly larger, more versatile and efficient than most competitors, while delivering a confident driving experience infused wîth sophistication not typically found in the §egmènt. Changes for the 2006 model year reflect refinements designed to enhance Equinox's convenience and sophisticated good looks. A body-color front fascia is now standard on LS models, giving them a more upscale appearance. Body-color outside mirrors are new on LT models, further enhancing their premium styling. Two new exterior colors also are available: Black Amethyst Metallic and Bermuda Green Metallic (premium paint color).
Inside, a revised climate control system features new round knobs and improved system performance. The shifter knob also is revised, while the passenger-side air bag cover is now ebony to match the upper instrument panel. The convenience of available heated front seats has been added to cloth interiors, too, wîth control switches relocated to the instrument panel.
The five-passenger Equinox is one of the few compact SÚVs equipped wîth a standard V-6 engine. It is powered by GM's 3400 3.4L V-6, rated at 185 horsepower (138 kw) and 210 lb.-ft. (285 Nm) of torque. This durable overhead valve engine is coupled to an electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) It's a powertrain combination that delivers smooth, strong acceleration along wîth reduced highway cruising engine speeds for excellent fuel economy. EPA fuel economy estimates for FWD models are 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway; and for AWD models, 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Customers can also opt for an assuring, on-demand all-wheel-drive system, which delivers power to the front wheels during normal driving conditions but seamlessly transfers power to the rear wheels if front wheel slippage is detected. While primarily intended for on-road use, this AWD system also provides excellent traction and mobility for off-road use.
Interior innovation and convenience
Equinox has a standard adjustable rear seat, which can be moved nearly 8 inches (203 mm) fore or aft, as well as reclined. In the aft position, the 60/40 split-folding multi-flex rear seat provides generous legroom for three full-size adults and wîth two recline positions. With the seat all the way forward, Equinox offers 68.6 cubic feet (1,943 L) of cargo space. Because the rear seatback is split, Equinox can transport up to two rear passengers along wîth long cargo items. The front passenger seat folds flat, further extending cargo room length. When folded, the hard front seatback can be used as a table or desktop.
Equinox has a comprehensive list of standard comfort and convenience features, including a ir conditioning, 16-inch wheels, multi-flex sliding and split-folding rear seat, flat folding front passenger seat, manual height adjuster on the driver seat, daytime running lamps, f olding outside rearview mirrors, p ower door locks, mirror and windows, remote keyless entry, dual front map lights, cruise control and AM/FM stereo wîth CD player.
Available features include l eather-trimmed seats and §teering wheel, h eated front seats, six-way power driver seat wîth manual lumbar adjustment, electrochromic inside rearview mirror wîth temperature and compass, redundant radio controls on the §teering wheel, power sunroof wîth shade, 17-inch aluminum wheels, OnStar, six-disc CD changer, single-CD wîth MP3 player; and XM Satellite Radio (continental Ú.S. only).
Smooth and solid
Equinox has the longest wheelbase in its class and is built on a solid body architecture that helps provide a confident driving experience. The structure is complemented by an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a four-link coil spring layout in the rear, for a smooth, comfortable ride typically associated wîth larger SÚVs. The rear suspension has a trailing arm as well as three additional locating links to facilitate a low, wide load floor and maximize rear passenger space.
Electric power §teering is standard on all models and helps provide precise §teering control and performance, as well as enabling improved fuel economy because there is no engine-driven power §teering pump. An electronic control unit, calibrated for a variety of desired performance characteristics, controls an electric motor mounted adjacent to the §teering column to provide the precise amount of assist needed for any given driving situation. Its variable-ratio §teering delivers a responsive feel during highway driving and low effort for easier parking.
All Equinox models also are equipped wîth vented front disc brakes wîth dual piston calipers and rear brake drums. Anti-lock brakes are now standard on all models, wîth FWD models equipped wîth a traction control feature.
Dual-stage frontal air bags and safety belt pretensioners complement the strong safety cage construction of Equinox. Dual-stage frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of air bag-induced injury. Pretensioners in the outboard front safety belt system deploy at the same time as the frontal air bags to take up slack in the safety belt webbing. Pretensioners also help reduce the amount of occupant movement in the event of a crash to help reduce the risk of injury.
Optional head curtain side air bags act like a protective curtain when deployed, unfolding from the roof rail between the A-pillar and side window header. When the bag deploys in a moderate to severe side impact, it is angled somewhat toward the window to help provide protection for front- and rear-seat outboard passengers.
Rear seats are equipped wîth the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system anchors for child safety seats. This system provides two lower anchors and a top tether anchor in all three rear seat positions to be used to secure a child seat to the vehicle seat structure. These anchorages are designed to make it easier to properly install compatible child safety seats.
Chevrolet makes information about child safety seat installation more accessible to consumers shopping for a vehicle. Specific pages on the Chevy web site tell customers exactly how many car seats a vehicle can hold, where the seats can be placed, and where to find the LATCH hardware. The child seat web pages can be accessed from the main vehicle sections of the Chevy site (www.chevy.com) or directly at www.chevy.com/childseats.
OnStar-equipped Equinox models feature OnStar dual-mode (analog-digital) equipment. OnStar's digital equipment also includes enhanced hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in the Únited States and Canada . Úsing the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally mounted antenna for greater reception.
The OnStar service standard on the 2006 Equinox includes the General Motors Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) system, making crash data available to the participating 911 centers to help them dispatch the appropriate live-saving personnel and equipment to crash scenes faster.Source - GM Media
|2013 Kia Optima And Sportage Earn Autopacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards|
|◾17th annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards identifies most satisfying cars in the market and helps consumers make informed purchase decisions ◾Survey measured responses from more than 52,000 new-vehicle owners IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2013 – Two of Kia Motors America's (KMA) most popular models were recently named to AutoPacific's annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). The 2013 Optima sedan was named most satisfying Mid-Size Car and the sporty 2013 Sportage was heralded ...[Read more...]|
|All-New 2014 Kia Forte Sedan Puts Online Gamers' Skills To The Test In New Facebook Game|
|◾'Kia Forte Techathlete Games' available prizes1include Xbox Kinect®, Go-Pro® camera, Nike+ FuelBand and Beats™ by Dre headphones ◾Tech-savvy players use their computer webcam, mouse, keyboard, microphone and smartphone in a series of interactive games IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2013 – The technology-laden 2014 Kia Forte sedan made quite an introduction earlier this year with futuristic robots in the 'Hotbots' commercial instructing people to 'Respect the Tech,' and now the Kia Motors m...[Read more...]|
|ALL-NEW 2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TO START AT $22,995|
|◾Jeep® raises the bar with legendary benchmark 4x4 capability, world-class on-road dynamics, fuel economy of more than 30 mpg, modern and progressive new design, world-class craftsmanship, and an array of advanced safety and technology features ◾All-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee pricing starts at a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,995 ◾2014 Jeep Cherokee is priced less than outgoing Liberty model, but offers more advanced technology and safety features, significantly improved...[Read more...]|
|Gm And Onstar Recognized For Ingenuity|
|General Motors has won bronze and silver Edison Awards for two corporate initiatives, its global landfill-free program and OnStar Family Link service, respectively. The competition honors game-changing products, services and processes. 'These awards reaffirm our ability to lead in the transformation of the automotive industry with a commitment to innovation that benefits our customers around the globe,' said Jon Lauckner, GM chief technology officer and vice president of Global Research & Dev...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN CLAIMS BEST HIGHWAY FUEL EFFICIENCY, WITH SEVEN MODELS THAT ACHIEVE MORE THAN 40 MPG|
|• New Jetta Hybrid earns EPA fuel economy rating of up to 48 mpg; the first compact hybrid available with a turbocharged engine|
Herndon, VA - With EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg on the highway, 42 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 45 mpg, the Jetta Hybrid becomes the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup and the seventh model capable of more than 40 mpg on the highway. With sales of the Jetta Hybrid beginning later this month, Volkswagen wil...[Read more...]
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2006|
|Alfa Romeo 159|
|Alfa Romeo 2.4 JTDm|
|Alfa Romeo Brera|
|Alfa Romeo Spider|
|BMW 325 Xi Sports Wagon|
|BMW Sauber F1 F1.06|
|Other models by Chevrolet|
|2005 Equinox||2007 Equinox|