2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Rating8.3

Ranked #3 in Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$25,870 - $32,735

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Key Spec of 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
fuel economy

22/27/32

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

182 hp @ 6700 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 9, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2013 Chevy Equinox MSRP begins at $24,225 for which it now embraces some new changes among which the most significant one is the enhanced 3.6L V-6 engine that punches 301 hp in a beat, that being 37 horsepower more than last year. Also, the 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat along with other optional assets such as the rear-seat entertainment package has been made available for the 2013 Equinox interior besides its inherent cargo capacity of 63.7 cu-ft at max. Moreover, it has welcomed some updates in its safety gear as well with collision warnings and lane departure alerts but for extra bucks. 

2013 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale

The used Chevy Equinox 2013 can be availed of with a listed price tag of $9,900-$17,500. While the lease deal for the 2013 Equinox LS might cost you at least $205/month for 48 months if you choose to put on a down payment of $2,000. 

2013 Chevrolet Equinox Buying Advice

The 2013 Chevy Equinox has surely better optional power fist and safety step-ups as compared to the previous model years. Though the standard virtues are no different from the predecessor but the available upgrades might just get you buying preference towards 2013 MY over 2010, 2011, and 2012 Equinox.  

2013 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 »

 

Coming on the utility and practicality fronts, the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox towing capacity ranging from 1,500-3,500 lbs alongside a fuel economy of 32 MPG when driven at its best are some of the highlights which get most of our attention at first glance. Much of the credit for such character is given to its base 182 horsepower 2.4L I-4 engine that joins the optional V6 in both FWD and AWD configuration across the trim levels of the LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. Moreover, its rivals such as Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape have a tough time too while competing against it for their market share. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious cabin 

Less cargo space

New V6 engine

Powerful engines

Handling could have improved

8-way power adjustment passenger seats

Impressive towing capacity

Optional dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system

Over All Rating

8.3

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Interior9.10
Exterior9.00
Safety9.10
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#3 in Suv

#3 in Compact Suv


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Trims

LT$25,870 onwards

  • Color touchscreen
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Rearview camera

LS$25,975 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

LTZ$30,985 onwards

  • Front passenger Lumbar support
  • Leather Seat trim

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Used 2013 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox11
Price Drop, $510
Previous Price: $985213 Dec 2021

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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

$9,342
Est. $126/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,374 Below market
RMV: $13,716
Savage, MN
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT

1LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 301 hp 6cyl 6A)

$9,895
Est. $134/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,596 Below market
RMV: $14,491
Spokane, WA
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox6
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $950023 Jun 2022

2012 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT

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

$7,500
Est. $101/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,251 Below market
RMV: $10,751
Springville, IA
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox6
Price Drop, $1353
Previous Price: $835012 May 2022

2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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

$6,997
Est. $94/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,997 Below market
RMV: $9,994
Alpharetta, GA
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT

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

$6,495
Est. $88/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,771 Below market
RMV: $9,266
Cleveland, OH
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox18
Price Drop, $505
Previous Price: $850027 May 2022

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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

$7,995
Est. $108/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,226 Below market
RMV: $11,221
Detroit, MI
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

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

$9,498
Est. $128/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,811 Below market
RMV: $13,309
Clio, MI
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT

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

$7,899
Est. $107/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,919 Below market
RMV: $10,818
Buford, GA
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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

$6,995
Est. $94/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,548 Below market
RMV: $9,543
Loves Park, IL
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Colors and Styles

2013 Chevrolet Equinox in Black Granite Metallic color
Black Granite Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Scoring a J.D power rating of 87 in a shot, which is 3 points better than last year, the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox takes the curves of reliability and quality index to another level. This when coupled with its powertrain options of 182 hp I-4 and 301 hp V6 engines that are capable of having a payload of 1,095 lbs and 1,202 lbs respectively, the overall stature of its utility dynamics reaches almost perfection for a common man. 

Though the 2013 Equinox is a gem in its offering but it seems to have a slightly marked-up operation cost on a 5-year basis with a cumulative expense of maintenance, repairing, fuel, and insurance at $24,300. Having said that, its maintenance cost of $498 per year exclusively has a major dip of $65 from last year but the overall investment is still $700 more than the VW Tiguan. 


Buying Advice

The 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ is the most desirable trim simply due to its longest list of standard features and better optional upgrades. One can even choose the V6 engine if the craving for the extra rush is supreme with a tinge of high-end towing and payload. Its interior isolation is another add-on to its overall stature. 

Features
8.0/10

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS comes as the base model costing $24,225 and owns 6-speaker audio unit, a Graphic Interface Display, and 17-inch Alloy Wheels. The Equinox 1LT MSRP goes to $25,870 as it customizes its asset to 7-Inch touchscreen display with USB & iPod audio interface and Bluetooth Connectivity.

Third, on the list is the 2013 Equinox 2LT which has a price tag of $27,740 for the likes of the Heated Front Seats and Pioneer Premium 250-watt 8-speaker Sound System. While the LTZ enjoys the ease of the Perforated Leather-Appointed Seats and 19-inch Chrome-clad Wheels for free. 

Trim

LS

1LT

2LT

LTZ

MSRP (FWD)

$24,225

$25,870

$27,740 

$30,985

MSRP (AWD)

$25,975

$27,620

$29,490

$32,735

Key Features

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Premium Cloth Seats

Fog Lamps

Available 19-inch Chrome-clad Wheels

 

Cruise Control

7-Inch touchscreen display with USB & iPod audio interface

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

8-way power driver seat

8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat

     

Pioneer Premium 250-watt 8-speaker Sound System 

Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is powered by a standard 2.4L Inline-4 engine that kicks in 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of max torque. In addition, we have got the bigger 3.6L V6 powertrain as well which manages to put out 301 hp and has a peak torque of 272 lb-ft inside the chamber and is capable of 3,500 lbs towing capacity, that being 2,000 lbs more than the I-4 sibling. Both of these engines work in tandem with the 6-speed automatic either in FWD or AWD layout. 

As far as 2013 Equinox 0-60 MPH is concerned, the acceleration takes 9.3 seconds and the quarter-mile is reached within 16.8 seconds with a top speed of 117 MPH. However, its driving dynamics are pretty lethargic in its response owing to its delayed and insensitive steering feedback and average suspension setup. But to compensate for that, it has quite an impressive braking unit which includes the 12.6-inch front and 11.9-inch rear disc rotor, and that too with Brake Assist. 

Model

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Honda CR-V 

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Ford Escape

MSRP

$24,225

$23,500

$24,000

$23,295

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

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Power

182 hp @ 6,700 RPM

185 hp @ 7,000 RPM

176 hp @ 6,000 RPM

168 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

172 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

163 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

172 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.3 secs 8.7 secs 8.4 secs 8.9 secs

Quarter Mile

16.8 secs 16.6 secs 16.4 secs N/A

Top Speed

117 MPH N/A N/A N/A

Going by the data, the 2013 Equinox has a similar towing thrust at its disposal as that of its rivals with the base I-4 engine. But it surely is the slowest to sprint from 0-60 MPH as the CR-V beats it by 0.6 seconds and RAV4 has an edge of 0.9 seconds. The quarter-mile thrill is also pretty much the same scenario with RAV4 dominance of 0.4 seconds over the Equinox and 0.2 seconds over the CR-V under the standard operating circumstances. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2013 Chevy Equinox MPG retains to be at 22/32/26 MPG for the city/highway/combined situation when the 182 hp I-4 and FWD sync with each other. In addition to that, its 18.8-gallon fuel tank pushes to travel a combined range of 468 miles that can increase to 601 miles when driven solely on the highways. Unfortunately for the Equinox AWD goes down to the 20/29/23 MPG and so is the relative range. 

The Chevrolet Equinox has an optional V6 under the hood too with the same FWD for that performance dynamics but it is a sheer trade-off with the fuel mileage as the 17/25/20 MPG in the city/highway/combined does nothing better to save your bucks. Even the AWD and V6 don't complement each other in this arena as the economy goes further down by 1 MPG. 

Model

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Honda CR-V 

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Ford Escape

MPG (City)

22

23

24

22

MPG (Highway)

32

31

31

31

MPG (Combined)

26

26

26

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.8

15.3

15.9

15.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

413/601/468

352/474/398

382/493/413

332/468/378

In terms of figures, the Equinox 2013 has 70 miles better combined range coverage than the CR-V and 90 miles higher reach than the Escape, thanks to its 5.5-gallon and 5.7-gallon bigger gas tank size respectively. The closest among all comes the RAV4 with its parallel economy but 2.9-gallon smaller fuel tank which results in 55 miles range deficit. 

Interior
9.1/10

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox interior specs premium cloth upholstery as standard seating surface that upgrades to perforated leatherette for the LTZ trim. Not just that, one has the convenience to snuggle on the  8-way Power Driver Seat inside the Equinox 2LT and Equinox LTZ, however, the 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat comes exclusively to the LTZ only. 

Extending the standard feature list are the manual climate control for the LS and 1LT configuration and the automatic climate control along with a heated front row for the 2013 Equinox 2LT and LTZ. On top that, there is a cargo capacity ranging from 31.4cu-ft to 63.7 cu-ft inside the cabin too for you to load in your luggage. 

Model

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Honda CR-V 

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Ford Escape

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

40.9/55.8/41.2

39.9/58.6/41.3

39.8/57.3/42.6

39.9/56.0/40.4

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

39.2/55.3/39.9

38.6/56.4/38.3

38.9/55.4/37.2

39.0/55.3/36.8

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

31.4

37.2

38.4

34.3

In terms of numbers, the 2013 Equinox cargo space feels compromised by 7 cu-ft against the RAV4 but the former manages to have 2.7 inches better legroom behind the first row. On the other hand, the Ford Escape is more cramped in the 2nd row than the 2013 Equinox by 3 inches, however, levels the ground with 3 cu-ft better cargo volume. Apart from this, we have a Graphic Interface Display(GID)  to operate as well. 

But the standard Graphic Interface Display(GID) is available for the Equinox LS only as the rest of the lineup inclines to have a 7-Inch touchscreen display with USB & iPod audio interface as inherent. There is a 6-speaker audio unit for your musical rhythms for the LS and Equinox 1LT while the 2LT and LTZ trims have Pioneer Premium 250-watt 8-speaker Sound System alongside an optional navigation unit. 

  • Manual/Automatic Climate Control
  • Manual/Power Seats
  • Heated front seats
  • GID
  • 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 2013 Chevy Equinox is a typical SUV with halogen headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control which brings that sober finish to the fascia. Along with that cometh the roof rails on top from 1LT onwards unlike the power liftgate that makes its presence as optional for the 2LT and standard for the LTZ. 

Riding on the pairs of the 17-inch Alloy Wheels, 18-inch Machined-aluminum Wheels, and 19-inch Chrome-clad Wheels as per trims specific, the 2013 Equinox adorns the back with attachments such as a rear lip spoiler, single exhaust outlet, and chrome strips. However, when it comes to exclusivity the memory setting for the exterior mirrors is kept to the Equinox LTZ only. 

Model

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Honda CR-V 

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Ford Escape

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,777

3,365

3,435

3,515

Length (in)

187.8

178.3

179.9

178.1

Width (in)

72.5

71.6

72.6

72.4

Height (in)

66.3

65.1

65.4

66.3

Ground Clearance (in)

6.9

6.8

6.3

7.9

Wheelbase (in)

112.5

103.1

104.7

105.9

Going by the numbers, the 2013 Equinox weight is more than the CR-V by 412 lbs which could simply be a defining factor in the dynamics on the corners and gradient drives. Meanwhile, one can even focus on the Escape's 1-inch higher ground clearance than the Equinox which in turn will help the former to avoid gravels more easily. 

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Halogen fog lamps
  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • Power adjustable, manual-folding, and heated side-view mirrors
  • Projector style halogen automatic headlamps
Safety
9.1/10

The abundance of active and passive safety features makes sure that the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a safe vehicle to move around in. Talking of crash-test scores, the NHTSA has given it a 4-star rating out of a possible 5-stars, while the IIHS has given it a score of “Good” in all of their tests, thereby, making it a "Top Safety Pick" of the year. Moreover, some of the noticeable safety features have been mentioned below:

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • GM’s Onstar emergency communication system
Competition
9.0/10

2013 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2013 Honda CR-V

The 2013 Chevy Equinox has been one of the best SUVs that literally is at par with the CR-V owing to its more spacious cabin and range practicality. However, it surely has a downside in terms of performance dynamics and cargo loading volume where the CR-V takes the edge. Therefore, both are equally desirable. 

2013 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2013 Toyota RAV4

The 2013 Chevy Equinox and the 2013 Toyota RAV4 are two of the most powerful SUVs in the space with impressive towing and payload. In the meantime, RAV4 tends to be more generous with its better performance as well which slightly dulls the Equinox image. But better interior space and range coverage make up the case for the 2013 Equinox. 

2013 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2013 Ford Escape

The 2013 Chevy Equinox and the 2013 Escape shares similar towing, safety gears, and fuel economy to a large extent. But the latter falls short in range reach and cabin roominess against the Chevy Equinox. To compensate for that, it pushes extra in the track performance and succeeds as well just like its cargo capacity. Hence, one can go for either of them.

 

Final Verdict

The crossover SUV segment is a pretty crowded one but the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox falls among the best of the lot with its decent interior quality, excellent fuel economy, and a variety of features and options. Its utility and the respective trim levels along with high-end safety class are another add-on in its stature. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$27740

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/Overdrive

dimensions
length

187.8 in

wheelbase

112.5 in

width

72.5 in

curb weight

3758 lbs

Height

66.3 in

Ground Clearance

7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.7 cu ft

cargo volume

63.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/27/32 mpg

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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