2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Rating8.1

Ranked #2 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$24,160 - $30,320

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Key Spec of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
fuel economy

20/24/29

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

182 hp @ 6700 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Impressive fuel economy

Vague steering feedback

Carry-over model

Powerful engines

Lacks cargo space

Superb-quality interior

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 6, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2011 Chevy Equinox is majorly a carry-over model with 182 horsepower 2.4L I-4 and newer 264 hp 3.0L V-6 engines under the hood capable of having 1,500-3,500 lbs towing capacity in a single shot. Moreover, with a starting of MSRP of $22,995, its trim level of LS, 1LT, 2LT which now adds newly standard heated front seats, and LTZ hits on the fuel economy of up to 32 MPG while retaining its spacious interior and a cargo capacity of 63.7 cu-ft.  

2011 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale

The 2011 Chevy Equinox has been put on for sale with a lease deal of just $91/month for 60 months if a down payment of $2,000 is paid at the beginning. Moreover, the used Chevy Equinox 2011 seems to be priced at an average cost tag of $8,000-$14,700 throughout the domain. 

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Buying Advice

The 2011 Chevy Equinox is no different from 2010 MY, meaning you pound on similar power curves and safety gears. So, it makes sense to choose the 2010 Equinox itself. However, if you wish to spend a little more with the more diversified build, one can even go with the 2020 Equinox as well which makes a huge difference in almost all parameters and that too with improved safety. 

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Latest Updates

  • Jan' 6, 2022 : Chevrolet Teased The Upcoming 2024 Equinox EV At CES, Will Cost Around $30,000 Read More »
  • Dec' 10, 2021 : 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Released Starting At $25,800, Adds More Features And RS Trim Read More »

The 2011 Equinox rivals against the mettle of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape in all possible front right from cabin interior richness and safety gears to performance dynamics. Though the RAV4 and CR-V are a step ahead in their cargo capacities but Equinox has been designed to take on that deficit with its enhanced interior space and payload prowess. 


Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

9.00
9.00
8.50
6.70
7.00
9.40
9.00
8.70
8.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Compact Suv

#5 in Suv


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Trims

LT1$24,160 onwards

  • Black roof rails
  • Deep-Tinted rear windows
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • USB/iPod audio interface

LS$24,745 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry

LT2$26,220 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights

LTZ$28,570 onwards

  • Leather Seat trim

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $699925 Jun 2022
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2

2LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$5,999
Est. $81/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,492 Below market
RMV: $9,491
Fresno, CA
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox
13
Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $549516 Jun 2022

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS

LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$5,295
Est. $71/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,049 Below market
RMV: $8,344
Columbus, OH
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1

1LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$4,995
Est. $67/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,686 Below market
RMV: $7,681
Thorntown, IN
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
22
Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $490022 Jun 2022
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS

LS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$4,500
Est. $61/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,304 Below market
RMV: $6,804
Paris, KY
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1

1LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$4,900
Est. $66/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,501 Below market
RMV: $7,401
Chesapeake, VA
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT

1LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$6,495
Est. $88/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,298 Below market
RMV: $9,793
Cleveland, OH
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
12
Price Drop, $1180
Previous Price: $598018 Jun 2022

2011 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT

2LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 264 hp 6cyl FFV 6A)

$4,800
Est. $65/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,373 Below market
RMV: $7,173
Chillicothe, OH
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox
16
Price Rise, $1000
Previous Price: $499206 Jun 2022

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$5,992
Est. $81/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,959 Below market
RMV: $8,951
Irvington, NJ
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT

LT w/2LT Sport Utility 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

$5,999
Est. $81/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,874 Below market
RMV: $8,873
Brice, OH
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Colors and Styles

2011 Chevrolet Equinox in Black Granite Metallic color
Black Granite Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox offers a quite practical cabin along with well-isolated space that is powered by worthy 182 horsepower 2.4L I-4 and 264 hp 3.0L V-6 engines. Though its J.D power rating could have taken to a slightly better stance from just 82, its trade-off between payload capacity of 1,095 lbs(I-4) to1,199 lbs(V-6) and a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs is simply undeniable. 

Hitting the total expense of $24,000 that one has to bear after 5 years of standard operation, the Chevy Equinox 2011 does come out to be decently priced in its investment. Moreover, exclusive maintenance of $630 per year is also certain in its character which may differ by huge margins just like its repairing cost once every 3 years of purist throttling. 


Buying Advice

Considering all the comfort and highest interior enhancements on offer for a reasonable price, it has to be the Chevy Equinox 2011 LTZ with FWD that stands out among all. With the comparable towing utility, best-in-lineup interior convenience, and top-notch economy, this trim gives you the most satisfaction. 

Features
8.5/10

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS introduces itself at a price tag of $22,995 and owns features like the 17-inch alloy wheels, 6-speaker audio unit, and Graphic Interface Display. The next trim is the 1LT costing $24,160 for which one gets to use the Bluetooth Connectivity along with Premium Cloth Seats.

Pay $2,060 more than what you pay for the Equinox LT1 and you would rev the 2LT configuration that brings in Automatic Climate Control and Heated Front Seats. While the best among all of them is the LTZ edition with assets such as the Perforated Leather-Appointed Seats and Digital Music Storage for an MSRP of $28,570. 

Trims

LS

1LT

2LT

LTZ

MSRP(FWD)

$22,995

$24,160

$26,220

$28,570

MSRP(AWD)

$24,745

$25,910

$27,970

$30,320

Key Features

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Premium Cloth Seats

Fog Lamps

Available 19-inch Chrome-clad Wheels

 

Cruise Control

Available 18" Machined-aluminum Wheels

Remote Ignition

Memory Settings For Driver And Exterior Mirrors

 

Air-conditioning

Roof Rails

Heated Front Seats

Perforated Leather-Appointed Seats 

 

6-speaker audio unit

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Automatic Climate Control

Digital Music Storage

  Graphic Interface Display

Bluetooth Connectivity

An Eight-way Power Driver Seat

Chrome Appearance Package

   

Deep Tinted Glass

Pioneer Premium 250-watt 8-speaker Sound System 

Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist

Engine and Performance
6.7/10

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox houses an ECOTEC 2.4L Inline-4 engine under the hood that punches out 182-hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power through an FWD layout. There’s an optional 3.0L V6 engine available as well that cranks out 264-hp and 222 lb-ft of torque while keeping other configuration as it is, thereby, making the Equinox more potent and quicker. 

Choosing the V6 does not only make the 2011 Equinox faster but rather allows you to tow 3,500 lbs too at the same time, that being 2,000 lbs more than that of the base engine, with an increment of $1,500 in your budget. On other hand, the optional AWD platform gives the excitement of higher traction that seems to be lacking in the FWD outplay. Also, the scope of refining the handling dynamics and steering pursuit is pretty much lively for this boxy SUV. 

Model

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Honda CR-V 

2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Ford Escape

MSRP

$22,995

$22,500

$23,000

$22,000

Engine

2.4L Inline-4

2.4L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5 L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6 Speed Automatic

5 Speed Automatic

4 speed automatic

5 Speed Manual

Power

182 hp @ 6,700 RPM

180 hp @ 6,800 RPM

179 hp @ 6,000 RPM

171 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

172 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

161 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

172 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

171 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.3 secs N/A N/A N/A

Quarter Mile

16.8 secs N/A N/A N/A

Top Speed

117 MPH N/A N/A N/A

In terms of performance, all the rivals with their base engines have a similar towing capacity, however, the RAV4 seems to have some 100 lbs payload capacity than the Equinox 2011. Speaking of the power curve, the 2011 Ford Escape, it has 11 hp lower surge than the Equinox horsepower which tends to affect it a little on the straights. 

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The 2011 Chevy Equinox MPG returns some of the most efficient figures in the marketplace with EPA ratings of 22 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined for the FWD layout. However, they go down with a thirstier V6 engine that offers 17/25/20 MPG in city/highway/combined respectively for the same FWD configuration.

The Chevrolet Equinox AWD has been engineered out to have a mileage of 20/29/23 MPG in the similar city/highway/combined driving conditions. On the other hand, the V6 powertrain in pairing with AWD drops down by 1 MPG across all formats as compared to the FWD. As far as range is concerned, 468 miles of combined range is within your gas pedal which may increase to 601 miles when its 18.8-gallon fuel tank is completely filled. 

Model

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Honda CR-V 

2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Ford Escape

MPG (City)

22

21

22

23

MPG (Highway)

32

28

28

28

MPG (Combined)

26

24

24

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.8

15.3

15.9

17.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

413/601/468

321/428/367

349/445/397

402/490/437

Being 4 MPG more efficient than the 2011 CR-V, RAV4, and Escape on the highway, the Chevy Equinox turns out to be a good affair for your economy. Its 3.5-gallon bigger fuel tank further gives it an edge against the CR-V by 101 miles during your daily combined commute while the RAV4 lags behind the Equinox by 71 miles at the same time.

Interior
9.4/10

Step inside the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox interior and the generic premium cloth-finish manually adjustable seats are the first ones to get your vision for the LS and 1LT trims. In addition to that, we have nothing better than the manual climate control inside these trims as well, however, the Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel does get a mention from Equinox 1LT onwards.

Moving to the higher configurations such as the 2011 Equinox 2LT and Equinox LTZ interiors, the Automatic Climate Control keeps the ambiance calm and so does the heated front row. Moreover, the Eight-way Power Driver Seat is also called upon for your convenience for these two top-end editions where the LTZ has the privilege of leather upholstery too. Meanwhile, a cargo capacity of 31.4 cu-ft is standard throughout the lineup which can expand to 63.7 cu-ft at its best.  

Model

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Honda CR-V 

2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Ford Escape

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (in)

40.9/55.8/41.2

40.9/56.9/41.3

40.8/57.1/41.8

40.4/56.6/41.6

Second Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (in)

39.2/55.3/39.9

38.5/56.0/38.5

39.7/55.3/38.3

39.2/55.9/35.6

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

31.4

35.7

36.4

31.4

As per data, the 2011 Equinox cargo space has been arranged to be 5 cu-ft less practical than the RAV4 but it tries to compensate for that with its 1.6 inches better 2nd-row legroom. On the other hand, the CR-V appears to be having 4.3 cu-ft more accommodating in its cargo volume, unlike Ford Escape which is at par with the Equinox 2011. Also, a Graphic Interface Display sits right in the middle for control settings which stays common throughout. 

The Chevrolet Equinox 2011 flaunts a 6-speaker audio unit too that finds its sweet spot inside the LS and 1LT. While the Equinox 2LT and Equinox LTZ settle with the Pioneer Premium 250-watt 8-speaker Sound System. Further extending these feature assets, the 1LT integrates Bluetooth Connectivity that continues for other higher trims but the Digital Music Storage retains its stance of exclusivity for the LTZ.

  • Manual/Automatic Climate Control
  • Manual/Power Seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Cloth/Leather upholstery
  • AM/FM stereo
  • XM Radio10 with three trial months 
  • CD/MP3 player and six-speaker system
  • 6-speaker audio unit
Exterior
9.0/10

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is no different in its design silhouette. And the halogen headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control continue to define the front fascia in conjunction with the split grille having that bow-tie emblem embossed right in the center. 

Also, the Chevy Equinox 2011 rides on the 17-inch Alloy Wheels, 18-inch Machined-aluminum Wheels, and 19-inch Chrome-clad Wheels as per trim specific. Further, on top, it attaches roof rails for luggage management that goes inherent for all except Equinox LS.  

Model

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Honda CR-V 

2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Ford Escape

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,786

3,386

3,360

3,268

Length (in)

187.8

179.3

181.9

174.7

Width (in)

72.5

71.6

71.5

71.1

Height (in)

66.3

66.1

66.3

67.9

Ground Clearance (in)

7.8

6.7

7.5

8.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.5

103.1

104.7

103.1

Based on the figures, the Chevrolet Equinox 2011 weighs 100 lbs less than the CR-V but is 518 lbs heavier than the Ford Escape because of which Equinox might be a difficult one to handle at tight corners. However, its 1.1 inches higher ground clearance than the CR-V could prove to be pretty handy for the underbody panels and platform bed on the off-road terrains. 

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Roof rails
  • Fog Lamps
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Optional 19-inch chrome-clad wheels 
  • Front and rear body-color bumpers with bright front and rear lower
Safety
8.7/10

The 2011 Chevy Equinox has got an overall 4-star NHTSA safety rating and a "Good" rating by the IIHS in all parameters. On top of that, the IIHS has marked it with the "Top Safety Pick" award as well. Apart from these, we have got a series of safety features too, among which a few of them have been mentioned below:

  • Daytime Running Lamps with Automatic Exterior 
  • Lamp Control 
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children) system
  • Automatic Crash Response 
  • Power rear door child safety locks 
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System 
  • Traction Control and rollover mitigation 
  • Theft-deterrent system: content-theft alarm 
Competition
8.0/10

2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

The 2011 Chevy Equinox and the 2011 Honda CR-V have got similar towing power at their ends. However, Equinox seems to outclass its rival with a better range and fuel economy scale. This stays true in the overall cabin spaciousness as well but unfortunately misses having a parallel cargo volume. All in all, it has to be Equinox that gets our preference. 

2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2011 Toyota RAV4

The 2011 Chevy Equinox has been designed to be better off in the range coverage without compromising on its payload and towing utility. That being said, its practicality to seat 5 passengers is also impressive despite not having comparable cargo capacity to the RAV4. However, the RAV4 is slightly better in its dynamic pursuit. Therefore, one can go for either of them as per requirement. 

2011 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2011 Ford Escape

The 2011 Chevy Equinox has a clear edge over the 2011 Ford Escape in almost all domains right from higher range to cabin roominess. The interior ambiance and tech-ends can be placed on the same level just like their towing prowess. But, if looked at holistically, the Equinox 2011 proves to be a reasonable proposition. 

 

Final Verdict

To conclude, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a strong competitor in its segment. It is generously loaded, the standard engine offers refined ride quality, while the optional V6 adds more grunt and swiftness. The interior layout offers segment-leading space. However, the safety aids do lack as compared to some of the Japanese rivals, but it’s still fitted with adequate tech and should be fine for most of us out there.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$25910

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

145 cu in

horse power

182 hp @ 6700 rpm

torque

172 lb.-ft. @ 4900 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions
length

187.8 in

wheelbase

112.5 in

width

72.5 in

curb weight

3935 lbs

Height

66.3 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.7 cu ft

cargo volume

63.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/24/29 mpg

highway range

522.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Chevrolet Equinox 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$26,240
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,609
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,609
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,608$1,490$1,369$1,627$1,554$13,648
Insurance$1,294$1,364$1,444$1,443$1,591$7,136
Fuel$1,656$1,757$1,833$1,815$1,926$8,987
Maintenance$536$777$691$2,040$2,026$6,070
Repairs$43$-47$202$364$533$1,095
Financing Interest$1,610$1,362$1,029$606$264$4,871
Taxes and Fees$2,210$214$125$110$143$2,802
Total Cost-To-Own$14,957$6,917$6,693$8,005$8,037$44,609
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