Reliable, affordable, and practical are some of the words that come to mind when folks are thinking about compact SUVs. But how about adjectives like sporty and fun? When you think about those words, then that narrows the field substantially. Fortunately for you, the Chevy Equinox fits all those words and more, and if you head over to DePaula Chevrolet, you can see all of this for yourself. DePaula Chevrolet is your Albany Chevy Equinox dealership, with a great inventory of new and used models ready for you to make your next compact SUV. We carry all trims of the current model Equinox, from the affordable all the way to the fully loaded.
At DePaula Chevrolet, our staff of friendly automotive professionals is here to help you find the new, used, or certified pre-owned Equinox that has all the features you want at a price that fits your budget. When you live and work in the Albany area, you know you need a vehicle you can rely on to get you to work, get around town, and even provide you with a great time when you're going out for a weekend road trip. With a choice of all-wheel or front-wheel drive, the Chevy Equinox packs so much into a great little package. Let's take a closer look at the Equinox, and show you why you should stop by our dealership to take one for a test drive when it comes time to buy your next vehicle.
Chevrolet has always been known for building vehicles that provide drivers with great value, performance, and safety while keeping the price affordable. This combination of performance, safety, and affordability were at the focus of Chevy when it began designing its compact SUV. As a result, the Equinox debuted in 2005 as a roomy, sporty, and reliable compact SUV, with an eye to making it to the front of the pack in an ever-growing field.
Those first Equinox models feature a 3.4-liter V6 engine capable of 185 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. In addition to providing solid acceleration, the first-generation Equinox has good fuel economy at 19 miles per gallon combined. Chevy made room for up to five passengers in the four-door Equinox, something that would continue up to today. With 68.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear row of seats folded down, the original Equinox doubled as a great way to move your stuff or carry extra things home when out on a shopping excursion. Chevy also began offering a larger 3.6-liter engine on the Equinox in 2008, with 264 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, giving drivers even better acceleration.
Not content to rest on its early success with its Equinox, Chevy decided to revamp the entire vehicle and come out with a second generation in time for the 2010 model year. This change resulted in an even better Equinox with improved fuel economy and safety. The 2010 model offers a choice of two engines, with the base engine being a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This Equinox gives incredible fuel economy, an astounding 26 miles per gallon combined when equipped with front-wheel drive. The optional engine on the second-generation Equinox is a 3.0-liter V6 with 264 horsepower and 222 lb-ft of torque. While this will give you slightly lower fuel economy numbers, it provides you with much better acceleration. You can get either engine with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. As for safety, the engineers at Chevy put so much into the 2010 Equinox that it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The third generation of the Chevy Equinox made its debut in 2018. At the time, Chevy decided to give drivers a choice of three different engines. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that has 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. The first optional engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This might actually be the fastest Chevy Equinox ever made. The final optional engine is a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel with 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This diesel Equinox gets the best fuel economy ever featured on this model, at 32 miles per gallon combined. As always, Chevy offers the Equinox with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
If you are looking for a new 2022 Equinox, then we are the dealership for you. The 2022 Equinox has a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available if you would like a little added traction. New LED headlamps with LED daytime driving lights are now standard on all models of the 2022 Equinox. Each model also features the Chevy Infotainment system with a 7-inch or 8-inch color touchscreen with built-in Amazon Alexa capability.
Chevy continues its commitment to passenger safety by making its Chevy Safety Assist suite of driver assistance features standard on the 2022 Equinox. This includes such vital features as Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. No wonder the Equinox is still considered one of the safest vehicles in its class!
DePaula Chevrolet is the premier Chevy dealership in Albany. We have won the GM Dealer of the Year Award for each of the last 11 years. This is because of our commitment to giving our customers unrivaled service. It starts when you walk into our dealership for the first time and continues all the way through the buying process and beyond. Our team of sales, finance, and service professionals will make sure to treat you like family at our family-owned and operated dealership.
One of the biggest advantages of buying from an authorized Chevy dealership is our ability to get you the best new and used Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs available. Whether you are looking to buy a new or used Equinox, we have the inventory to help you not only find one, but also get all the optional features you desire. In addition, we have plenty of lease and loan options if you decide to finance your next Chevy with us.
As an authorized Chevy dealership, DePaula Chevrolet participates in the brand's certified pre-owned program. These are the finest used models available, all less than six years old with no more than 75,000 miles on the odometer. Every certified pre-owned Chevy undergoes a rigorous 172-point inspection before it hits our showroom. In this way, you get a high-quality used Chevy at a great price. We are committed to the Chevy pre-owned program, which is why we were rated the #1 Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Dealer in the entire Northeast.
After you've purchased your next Chevy from us, we will continue to be here to support you with our top-notch service center. Our team of trained technicians can handle everything from routine oil changes to major powertrain repairs and everything in between. All of our technicians are highly trained on all Chevy vehicles, and we only use certified General Motors parts. This will give you the peace of mind that your Chevy is being treated properly and will give you years of great driving.