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So I'm looking at info on the 2012 Equinox and they say a new engine is available. They are calling ...





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Old 06-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm looking at info on the 2012 Equinox and they say a new engine is available. They are calling it,
2.4L DOHC SIDI 4 cylinder engine with E85 flex fuel capability standard. Is this something diferent from the 2011 2,4 L engine?Link is here.
http://www.gmfleet.com/pdf/Car-and-Truck-Guide.pdf
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I thought that was the standard drive train option but I could be wrong.

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My engine on my new equinox is coded as LAF. The new engine for 2012 is coded as LEA. I have no clue what that diference is. Here is what I've found.
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...lineup-102251/
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(GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic
(GIS) Cardinal Red Metallic
(PCN) Audio system with Rear Entertainment
(PCJ) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment
(PDB) Audio system with Navigation/Infotainment and Rear Entertainment
(PFF) Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum
(Q6D) Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) machined aluminum
(R3P) Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) chrome-clad aluminum
(V92) Trailering equipment, includes Class II 1 - 1/4" receiver hitch and 4-wire connection

New Features


(LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) E85 capable when ordered with (FE9) Federal emissions (182 hp [135.7 kW @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
(RSB) Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum (New RPO only was PFF)
(RSX) Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) chrome-clad aluminum
(RT6) Wheels, 19" (48.3 cm) chrome aluminum (New RPO only was R3P)
(UFU) Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, 7" color touch-screen display, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display
(UEW) Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/XM stereo, CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 7" color touch-screen display and GPS navigation system with SD card memory
(UEU) Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning

Changes


(PDM) Cargo Management Package no longer available on 1LT/2LT (content available through GM Accessories)
(PCP) Bluetooth Package is no longer available on 1LS (content excluding leather-wrapped steering wheel is now standard on 1LS)
(R13) Chrome Appearance Package no longer available on 2LT
(DD8) Self-dimming inside rearview mirror or (UVC) Rear Vision Camera no longer part of the available (PDD) Driver Convenience Package on 1LT
(UVC) Rear Vision Camera standard on 1LT
(AKO) Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass) replaces (AJ1) Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
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E85 flex fuel capability was not an option on the 2011 I4, you could get the V6 with E85 but even that was not standard.
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Does yours have Eco mode?
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Does yours have Eco mode?
My 2011 does have that and use it some times.
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I talked to a client of mine who has a Terrain and they were saying that they were actually grabbing that 32 mpg!
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I think I can get that on long HWY drive.

Wish the 2011 had this
(UEW) Audio system with navigation, AM/FM/XM stereo, CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 7" color touch-screen display and GPS navigation system with SD card memory
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Very cool!
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