Chevy’s upcoming 2010 Equinox crossover is now expected to boast higher fuel economy ratings than GM had originally hoped for, making it one of the most efficient vehicles in its class.

Chevy's upcoming 2010 Equinox crossover is now expected to boast higher fuel economy ratings than GM had originally hoped for, making it the most efficient vehicles in its class.

The four-cylinder front-wheel drive Equinox is expected to return 32 mpg highway, a full 2 mpg better than original expectations. City mileage also climbs as GM now predicts it will average 22 mpg, 1 mpg higher than previous estimates. While these numbers haven't been officially confirmed by the EPA as of yet, GM appears confident they will hold when all testing is complete.

 

Power for the aforementioned Equinox comes from a 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower. A more powerful 3.0-liter DOHC V6 engine with 264 horsepower will also be available, it is expected to return 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway in FWD trim.

Look for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox to start arriving in dealerships next month with a base price of $23,185.

 

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