Learn How the Chevrolet Equinox Performs 0in the Snow

Dealing with inclement weather can be stressful and dangerous. Here at Bill DeFOUW of Lafayette, we understand that you need to get make it to and from work and get the kids to school without a blip. That's why we have a large inventory of the Chevrolet Equinox, a compact, five-seat SUV with a range of capabilities. Among them, great performance in the snow and ice.


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Learn more about what makes the Chevrolet Equinox suitable for harsh weather through a series of popular customer questions regarding this topic.

Can my Chevy Equinox handle snow?

Yes, the Chevrolet Equinox can handle snowy conditions primarily due to its agile stance and all-wheel drive options. While AWD doesn't come standard, opting for this feature is vital for those drivers who anticipate having to traverse West Lafayette roads in poor weather, or for those that just want the added peace of mind.

You'll find that with the all-wheel drive system, your tires will grip the road thanks to increased traction, so you don't have to worry about slipping and sliding. However, it's important to note that while all-wheel drive provides a fantastic support system, it does not always ensure that you can come to a complete stop if you're facing particularly challenging conditions.

To counteract this, Chevrolet has smartly added a whole host of standard safety features to give you and your family an extra layer of protection. Capabilities like automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist will maximize the amount of reaction time you have when facing a snow or ice storm.

Does the Chevrolet Equinox come with all-wheel drive?

Yes, the Chevrolet Equinox offers all-wheel drive on three of the four trim levels available. Opt for this feature on the Chevrolet Equinox LS, Chevrolet Equinox LT, and Chevrolet Equinox Premier. All-wheel drive evenly distributes the weight of your vehicle across all four wheels to maximize traction and therefore works to your vehicle's advantage in inclement weather.

When you choose a model with switchable all-wheel drive you can customize your driving settings based on your conditions. So, if you're facing a sunny day you can reap the benefits of increased fuel economy with front-wheel drive and when the bad weather comes, have the safety capabilities of all-wheel drive.

How does the Chevrolet Equinox operate in icy or slick conditions?

If you decide to go with one of the Chevrolet Equinox models featuring all-wheel drive, you'll have no problem on icy roads. Of course, it's important to remember that certain conditions aren't safe for any vehicle no matter how capable it claims to be. Maintain safe driving practices, especially when experiencing low visibility.

Have Further Questions? Schedule an Appointment at Your Lafayette, IN Dealer

Do you have lingering questions regarding the capability of this model? Make an appointment to speak with our Chevrolet experts at your local Bill Defouw of Lafayette dealership serving Crawfordsville customers. We are more than happy to clear up any concerns you might have about handling harsh weather in the driver's seat of this model.

While you're here, you can test drive the Chevrolet Equinox to determine which trim level, packages, and features are best for your lifestyle. Experience the power and agility behind its impressive drivetrain and learn more about the improved standard safety features for this model year. When you've decided this is the perfect model for you, speak with our finance center to explore your loan and lease options.

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