Chevy Equinox for Sale

It's time to get behind the wheel of one of Chevy's most popular models: the Equinox. Whether you're looking for a commuter vehicle to save money at the gas pump or an SUV that's spacious and accommodating enough for you, your passengers, and your traveling essentials, the Chevy Equinox might just be the model for you. Maybe you already know that. If so, then just know that if you're in the process of looking for a Chevy Equinox for sale, we can help.

The Equinox is one of our preferred SUV models. Not only because of its affordability, quality, and versatility but because it reminds us of the reputation that our dealership has earned and that we seek to maintain. Here at DePaula Chevrolet of Albany, NY, we strive to provide an expansive inventory filled with only quality vehicles we'd buy ourselves while delivering exceptional service throughout the life of your vehicle––all at attainable prices. As a result, many drivers first come to us looking to buy a Chevy Equinox but return to us time and again because of our values. So if you'd prefer to work with a team of professionals who will deliver vehicles and services that share the same great attributes as the Equinox you're looking to buy, look no further.

A popular Chevy Equinox for sale, a white 2019 Chevy Equinox, is shown driving on a city street.

What Is the Equinox?

As a compact SUV, the Chevy Equinox is expected to be efficient enough for commuting, spacious enough to accommodate the average family and their belongings, and flexible enough to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day. That's what makes a compact SUV desirable in the first place. So what makes the Equinox so popular in a crowded segment filled with versatile models that are just as efficient and accommodating, besides the badging of a brand known for its affordability, safety, reliability, and commitment to driver satisfaction? A history of awards and recognitions proving the Equinox belongs at the top.

The Chevy Equinox was introduced to Chevy's lineup for the 2005 model year, replacing the Chevy Tracker. By its 2007 model year, J.D. Power ranked the Equinox #5 in the compact SUV segment, and the model reached the #1 spot in 2009. Although the Equinox didn't maintain the top spot on J.D. Power's list, it remained in the top 10 until it took the #1 position again for 2013, where it stayed through its 2016 model year.

In 2016, the Chevy Equinox also made the top of the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for its excellent reliability rating after three years of ownership. By 2018, the Equinox reached a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has held its top-notch safety rating ever since. In 2020, the Equinox made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Safe Vehicles for Teens list for being one of the best vehicles for young drivers. The 2021 model even received two awards from Parents magazine, ranking on the publication's lists for Best Family Cars and Best Cars for Teen Drivers.

By 2022, J.D. Power recognized the Chevy Equinox as the Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality. With as many awards as the model has received and everything it has been recognized for, it seems pretty clear to us why drivers prefer the Equinox over similar models. It's proven safe, reliable, and perfect for any skill-level driver. There's no reason why it shouldn't be popular.

A red 2022 Chevy Equinox RS is shown from a high angled driving on a bridge.

Keeping You and Your Loved Ones Safe

One of the things we love about being a Chevrolet dealership is Chevy’s ongoing commitment to safety, and the Equinox is the perfect example of that. Since the Equinox has been around for a couple of decades now, its features and options have changed quite a lot in that time, but throughout all of those changes, it has always had a bold design that makes it handle very well. Between its sporty engine and responsive braking, it is easy to maneuver the Equinox wherever you need to go and remain in control of your vehicle at all times. You can even get all-wheel drive engineering to handle rough weather and anything the road throws at you.

Perhaps most impressive of all, however, is that the Chevy Safety Assist package of advanced safety technology comes standard on every Equinox model. This means even if you choose the starting trim and features, you still get a Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking, plus Front Pedestrian Braking to help protect everyone on the road. This package also includes a Lane Keep Assist system with a Lane Departure Warning, a Following Distance Indicator to warn you when you are too close to the vehicle ahead of you, and IntelliBeam Auto High Beam Assist that can switch off your high beams to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. Such an impressive commitment to safety has become a hallmark of the Chevy Equinox.

Fantastic Efficiency to Keep You on the Road

There was a time when SUVs were synonymous with poor fuel efficiency, but those days are long past, and the Chevy Equinox is the perfect example of that. Not only do you get sporty performance from the surprisingly powerful engine in the Equinox, but it will also keep you on the road longer between stops for gas. This is in part thanks to the smaller size of the Equinox, but there has also been a clear effort by Chevy’s engineers to make a crossover model that is light on gas use and heavy on overall driving enjoyment.

One thing to keep in mind is that your choice of drive type will have an impact on your fuel efficiency, though it is not a huge one. If optimal fuel economy is a major concern for you, however, then you should focus on a model with front-wheel drive for the best overall gas usage. All-wheel drive models are great for fantastic traction and control, but the added weight and power needs of such a vehicle do require a bit more gas. No matter which type of Equinox you choose, you will be able to hit the road and go a long time between stops, letting you get the most from your vehicle.

A close up shows the Premier badge on a blue 2023 Chevy Equinox Premier.

Why Choose a New Equinox?

Besides the perks of the new car smell, a flawless interior and exterior, and no previous driving history other than maybe a few miles on the odometer from a test drive or two, there are plenty of reasons to buy a new Chevy Equinox over a pre-owned model. The incentives and warranties that Chevy offers for buying new models alone are enough to convince an undecided buyer.

You'll get the typical Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, which covers parts and service for any manufacturing defect on the vehicle for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, and a Powertrain Limited Warranty, which covers any parts or service to the components within the engine, transmission, and drive systems for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles. There is also a Federal Emissions Control System Warranty, which depending on the component, can last for up to 8 years or 80,000 miles on a new Chevy Equinox. But the perks don't end there. Chevy even offers courtesy transportation or reimbursement for alternative transportation when your vehicle is receiving warranty repairs.

Chevy also provides 24/7 roadside assistance to help you if you end up stranded on the side of the road in need of a tow, lock-out service, tire change, jump start, or emergency fuel delivery. Corrosion Protection is another great feature to deal with New York's salty winter roads. It will cover any corrosion of the body and sheet metal components for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Similarly, Rust-Through Protection is a must for winter driving, providing coverage for 6 years or 100,000 miles. Plus, to get you and your new Equinox off to a good start, GM provides a courtesy first maintenance service with an inspection, oil change, and tire rotation as long as it's completed within the first year after you received the vehicle.

Should You Get a Certified Pre-Owned Equinox?

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles have been around since the early 1990s. Many CPO vehicles are low-mileage lease or trade-in models from other drivers, and they are all certified by Chevy. If you choose to go with a CPO Chevy Equinox rather than a used model, you can expect so much more than just a reliable and affordable Chevy vehicle.

Before a CPO Chevy receives a "for sale" sign, it must meet specific criteria. This includes having a clean title, being six model years old or newer, and having fewer than 75,000 miles on the odometer. Then, each contender must pass a rigorous 172-point full vehicle inspection with reconditioning, including the completion of any safety recalls, to ensure everything is in proper working condition. Plus, we'll provide you with a free CARFAX vehicle history report so that you'll know everything about the vehicle's past before you drive it off the lot.

If you decide to take home a CPO Chevy Equinox, the benefits you'll enjoy are similar to those of a brand new model. You can drive with confidence knowing your Equinox is backed by two factory warranties: a 6-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty with roadside assistance and a 12-month or 12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. You'll even have two courtesy routine maintenance services to be used within the first couple of years of ownership. As a bonus, you'll get a limited trial of OnStar and SiriusXM All-Access with crash response, navigation, and 150 satellite radio channels to stream your favorite music and podcasts. Doesn't seem like a bad deal for a pre-owned model, now does it?

What Are the Benefits of a Used Equinox?

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are a great alternative to spending the money for a new car, but they can sometimes be out of the budget since they are practically brand-new models themselves. That's fine because there are plenty of benefits that come with shopping used. If you prefer to find a non-CPO model, DePaula Chevrolet can help you in that department as well.

One of the perks of choosing to shop for a used Equinox is that you'll have plenty of ratings and reviews on the models that you'll be viewing to help you choose which is best for you. Additionally, the chances of avoiding headaches from new technology and design quirks are high. Many CPO models will also have this advantage over new models, but when you choose a standard used model, you'll have a wider selection to choose from. There are plenty of used vehicles that just miss the CPO cut-off in age or mileage but are still of great quality with lots of life left in them.

Choosing a used Chevy Equinox can also save you money monthly compared to new and CPO vehicles since you'll likely need to finance less. Plus, the older the model, the lower your insurance premiums will be. As a bonus, since you'll likely be choosing an older model, most of its depreciation will have already taken place. In the first year alone, new models can lose 20% of their value! Less vehicle depreciation means you'll have a loan-to-value ratio that's more stable than if you were to buy a new model. In return, lenders will be less reluctant to offer you more for a vehicle so you can finally get the premium trim you've always wanted.

A maroon 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier is shown from the rear parked in front of a shop.

Let Us Help You Find Your Equinox

Every day, we hear from people who come to us worried about the kind of car-buying experience they will have after the things they’ve put up with at other dealerships. That is why we work so hard to provide you with the best experience possible and to put your concerns to rest so that you can focus on finding the perfect vehicle with everything you need. With one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople by your side, it is easy to look at different Chevy Equinox models and consider the features and options available as you find just what you need.

No matter what you are looking for in your next vehicle, we are here to help you find it. You will never be pressured toward something you do not want or have to deal with any kind of trickery or other tactics that you might have heard about other dealerships using. The Chevy lineup is so fantastic that a crossover like the Equinox can essentially sell itself; our job is to help you find the perfect one, not convince you to buy something you do not want. You deserve this kind of car-buying experience, which is just what you find when you visit us at DePaula Chevrolet.

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