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2012 Chevrolet Equinox SUV Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: June 14, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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With ever-increasing competition in the compact SUV market, Chevrolet has stepped its game up with the 2012 Equinox that carries powerful yet efficient powertrains along with a best-in-class comfort level, placing itself high on the leader board. The ergonomics on the Chevrolet Equinox are upright yet very carlike and when compared to other similar SUVs, the seats on the Equinox feel very comfortable, offering great support to the occupants. For those particularly looking for luxury, the top-of-the-line LTZ trim offers dual-tone, cross-stitched, perforated leather interior. The rear passenger space is adult-friendly with ample head space and legroom with rake adjustable seatbacks.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Dashboard

The price for the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox ranges from $23,530 to $29,220 with features like three months of satellite radio, Bluetooth, cruise control, and an auxiliary audio jack equipped right from the base trim. The reverse camera is standard across all models except for the base level and Chevrolet has decided to exempt the rear-seat DVD entertainment system found in the previous year. It is important to maintain a great quality and offer a lot of features due to strong competition from cars like the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4, and the Ford Escape.

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Interior: Seats, Passenger Volume, Features, vs Rivals

The major focus that Chevrolet has emphasized is to keep the cabin as practical as possible. The base LS trim comes with a cloth-finish interior and manually adjustable seats, but move up the ladder and you will get to see features like an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with leather upholstery.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Front Seats

The Chevrolet Equinox really boasts a rather mediocre cargo space of 31.4 cu-ft that can be extended to 63.7 cu-ft by folding down the second row of seats. Features like climate control also go from a manual module to a fully automatic unit in the higher trims. The overall comfort this SUV provides is apt to make it perfect to haul a family of 5. The storage space does not end with the trunk as there are cargo wells provided in the rear row as well as in the front console area. However, the cargo floor height might disappoint a few as it stands higher than the average level.

Models

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Ford Escape

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.9/55.8/41.2

39.9/58.6/41.3

40.8/57.1/41.8

40.4/56.6/41.6

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.2/55.3/39.9

38.6/56.4/38.3

39.7/55.3/38.3

39.2/55.9/35.6

All the cars that the Chevrolet Equinox is up against offer a 5 passenger layout. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 offers the most considerable front legroom but it compromises the rear passenger space. The Chevrolet Equinox clearly has a well-balanced can space with ample room in both rows.

Interior Features

  • Single zone climate control
  • Manual/Power-adjustable seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Cabin air filter
  • Cloth/leather upholstery

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Infotainment: Meter Console, Display size, and Features

The base LS model comes with Bluetooth phone connectivity and steering mounted controls as standard. Picking the higher LT or LTZ will offer a backup camera with a 7-inch color touchscreen and USB port.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox infotainment System

The infotainment will be run by the Chevrolet MyLink system, which integrates Pandora internet radio and Stitcher radio with hand-free voice and touch controls. The top most trim, the 2Lt and LTZ will give the users a navigation system.

Some highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • 7.0-inch display
  • Standard 6-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • CD player
  • Auxiliary audio input

What are the creature comforts offered inside the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox?

The standard features alone are plenty in the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox but as you move higher up the trim, some additional features are added to the car. The creature comforts include cloth or leather upholstered seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power-adjustable seats with power lumbar, rearview camera, and a premium 8-speaker pioneer audio system for the 2LT and LTZ trims.

What is the cargo capacity on offer?

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox with the rear seats upright offers 31.4 cu-ft of cargo storage. This is totally an average size for its segment as the trunk space in its competitors is much larger. Fold the rear seats and you’re left with 63.7 cu-ft of storage but it still doesn’t come anywhere near the segment leaders.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox Cargo Space

Things worsen as the cargo floor stands high, making it hard to load and unload baggage, especially if they are heavy.

Models

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Ford Escape

Cargo Capacity (CU.FT) (To second-row)

31.4

37.2

36.4

31.4

Cargo Capacity (CU-FT) (To first row)

63.7

70.9

73.0

66.3

The Toyota RAV4 has a massive cargo advantage with 73 cu-ft of space, closely followed by the Honda at 70.9 cu-ft and the Ford taking the third spot leaving the Chevrolet far behind with the tiniest trunk.

What are the other storage spaces inside?

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox carries a commendable amount of storage spaces in the cabin like its rivals. All 4 doors offer a decently sized storage cavity and the grove box on the dash area has ample space. Apart from this, Chevrolet has also incorporated two cup holders right next to the gear selector with a deep storage tub in the center console. Such options are what make the Equinox a reliable vehicle.

Is the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox interior practical enough?

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox definitely proves itself to be a practical deal, especially for the price as it comes loaded with features and comfort. This car would make the ideal city runner and daily driver but if you intend to buy it to go cross country with, the cargo space will let you down as it holds the smallest trunk when compared to the rivals. For that reason, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 would make a better deal as it does all that the Equinox can and yet offers more space.

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