Compact and mid-size crossovers and sport utility vehicles seem to be part of a segment that captures a large part of the car-buying public’s affection. Folks feel safer when they are sitting a bit higher up, and the cargo capacity of these machines offers a real bonus. You can fill the vehicle with people, stuff, or both at the same time, and drive away in total comfort.
Chevrolet has handful of crossover and sport utility vehicles to choose from, and the 2013 Equinox is the five-passenger mid-size (or compact, per the EPA’s classification) option that fits quite nicely into the lifestyle of families and outdoor-loving singles. It’s been updated for the new model year, and now features a more powerful engine choice that yields the same fuel economy as the weaker engine it replaces. It’s not just about the engine though, and the 2013 Equinox is available with a host of interior features designed to keep everyone smiling.