Chevrolet has announced pricing of their newly redesigned 2010 Equinox crossover will start at $23,185 when it goes on sale in June.

Chevrolet has announced pricing of their newly redesigned 2010 Equinox crossover will start at $23,185 when it goes on sale in June. Essentially a replacement for both the previous generation Equinox and the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the new 2010 model features bold exterior styling and a vastly improved interior.

According to GM's North American vice president of Chevrolet, Ed Peper, "The Equinox is a superior value for our customers. In fact, the starting price for this all-new model is $1,800 less than the previous generation Equinox."

Power will be provided by two new engines which feature fuel-saving technologies such as direct injection and variable valve timing. The base 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower (135 kW) and returns an estimated 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. For drivers wanting a little extra oomph, there is a 3.0-liter DOHC V-6 engine with 264 horsepower (190 kW) which returns an estimated 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. While the optional all-wheel drive system will likely cause a slight decline mileage, owners of FWD models can expect to travel more than 500 miles (800 km) before needing to refuel regardless of what engine they choose.

The new Equinox comes equipped with tons of standard safety equipment including six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and OnStar. Other standard equipment includes a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power height and lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, a plethora of storage compartments, and 17" wheels. Although detailed specifications weren't released, Chevy did say that the new crossover can be ordered with an advanced remote starting system that will turn on the heated seats if the outside temperature is below a certain level.

 

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