If you’re able to currently acquire a Chevrolet Equinox or GMC Terrain with a 2.4L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine under the hood, consider yourself fortunate, because these 32-mpg-highway crossovers are a white-hot commodity right now. Due to a supplier issue associated with these models, GM has lowered the cap on just how many dealers can order, though it’s apparently only temporary according to a report from Automotive News.
As a result of the supply strain, the General is struggling to keep up with demand, but the 3.0L V6 models aren’t moving as well (it might have something to do with the horsepower increase simply not being worth the fuel economy sacrifice in this application, and that gas prices suck). Though if you still are set on getting an Equinox or Terrain, GM dealers are offering $1,000 off the MSRP of the sibling crossovers equipped with the V6. But instead of 22 miles per gallon city and 32 mpg highway found in the 2.4L, the 3.0L LF1 V6 is rated at a significantly lesser 17 city and 24 highway. But hey, instant discount!
We should also point out that GM plans on producing the Equinox in Spring Hill, Tennessee starting the second half of this year.