The Chevy Equinox was introduced in 2004 as a crossover SUV and has been in continuous production since. It was the first crossover SUV sold by Chevrolet and it was initially marketed as a compact SUV, before being reclassified as a crossover. It entered its second generation in 2010, featuring a brand-new design and upgraded components. It is currently sold in four models: the LS, 1LT, 2LT, and the LTZ. Each model can be bought as a front-wheel-drive model or an all-wheel-drive model, so be sure to discuss which is which with your dealer before purchasing.
The LS is the base Equinox model and features a six-speed automatic transmission, Bluetooth compatibility, a four-wheel anti-lock brake system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, power-adjustable outside mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, an AM/FM CD player with MP3 playback and auxiliary audio port for audio devices, a Driver Information Center (a fancy instrument panel), sliding rear seats, compass display, OnStar with directions and turn-by-turn navigation standard for six months, 17-inch aluminum wheels and an outside temperature display. The 1LT features all of those, along with some upgrades and new features. Notable changes from the LS include premium cloth seats, deep-tinted glass, roof-rack side rails, heated outside mirrors with integrated blind-spot mirrors, a rear vision camera, color touch radio with a 7-inch screen and a recessed overhead LED light to illuminate the center console.
The 2LT is a step above the 1LT, featuring premium cloth seats with added heaters, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control, a Pioneer Premium sound system with eight speakers and projector beam fog lamps. While this may seem too much, Chevy goes even further with the LTZ, which has perforated leather-appointed seats (with added heated front seats), a power-programmable lift gate, rear parking assist, memory settings for specific driver settings for mirrors and seats (this is actually pretty cool), chrome door handles and a premium interior package. The LTZ is the most expensive model, but it’s definitely riding in luxury. You can learn more about the Equinox by visiting the Chevy website for it here.
The Equinox is a small crossover SUV, on par with a small SUV in terms of its size. This makes transporting an Equinox much cheaper than larger vehicles because auto transport companies will charge more if a vehicle is heavy or large. This is because auto transportation of large vehicles must be done on flatbed transporters – regular auto transport trucks are too small for larger trucks and SUV’s. The Equinox, however, fits just fine on any regular car shipping carrier, so you won’t be forced to pay any oversize or overweight fees. Actually, the biggest factor in terms of your total auto transport price is where the vehicle is coming from and to. If you’re shipping from one small town to another, far off a major interstate, you’ll find you’re going to have a hard time shipping it quickly and cheaply. Most vehicle transporters don’t want to spend the money on fuel to pickup in the middle of nowhere, so talk to your auto shipping representative about possible alternatives if you think you may need them.
But no matter where you’re Equinox is coming from or going to, American Auto Shipping can help you out. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transportation quote request form and you’ll receive an instant price immediately right on your screen. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to a live representative who can answer basic questions about your specific transport needs and desires, and who can also fill out the free form for you and get you in touch with the actual shipping companies. So whether you call us or fill out the form yourself, give us a chance, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.