New 3.6L offers more power and torque, with same fuel efficiency for Corry Area drivers
When the 2013 Equinox goes on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick later this year, its optional 3.6L V-6 will make it the quickest, most powerful iteration yet of Chevrolet’s small SUV. After final testing, engineers confirm the new engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds.
Straight-line acceleration to 60 in fewer than seven seconds is a great proof point for the 2013 Equinox, but the benefit this engine upgrade has for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown drivers goes much deeper.
“This new 2013 Equinox engine delivers the uncompromised performance drivers want,” said John Crotty, Owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “With the 3.6L engine, they’ll definitely notice improved passing power with fewer downshifts, as well as stronger towing performance.”
The SAE-certified 301-horsepower, 3.6L engine uses technologies like direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to deliver power and torque gains accompanied by EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that are equal to its predecessor – 17/24 mpg for front-drive models and 16/23 mpg when paired with Equinox’s all-wheel drive system.
Torque output is rated at 272 lb-ft, a gain of 22.5 percent. Towing capacity for the Equinox V-6 is rated at 3,500 pounds.
Equinox’s 3.6L engine replaces the current 3.0L V-6 in the third quarter of 2012 with the arrival of 2013 models. It will be available as a standalone, $1,500 option on LT1, LT2 and LTZ models.