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Chevy's Dept. 180 demonstrates how they test for seat comfort in a Chevrolet Equinox

2010 Chevrolet EquinoxAs you saw in video shared  during my recent Best of LA Women-Owned Businesses Tour,  women bloggers truly love the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Chevy's Equinox small crossover offers seating for five and abundant cargo space: It fits perfectly in my garage, allows me to haul my kids and their stuff, all with car-like handling and fuel economy. Backseat blogers also enjoyed the optional DVD-based seat-mounted entertainment system which offers two independent screens to allow each passenger to choose to watch a DVD or so kids can play their favorite video game.

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Chevrolet's compact crossover Equinox offers a stylish new design that reminds of a slightly smaller Enclave, while adding an assortment of convenient technology, and new more-efficient powertrains that promise highway fuel economy as high as 32 mpg highway and a cruising range farther than 500 miles. Best of all, GM prices the new Chevrolet Equinox starting at $23,185, which is $1800 less than the previous model.

Placing an increased emphasis on perceived quality, engineers have focused on creating a quiet cocoon inside the vehicle. Acoustic laminated glass and high-tech active noise canceling technology combine to virtually eliminate engine and road noise that intrudes into the cabin.

Engineers have also spent a fair amount of time ensuring the vehicle is comfortable, and placed a significant effort on the seats. In fact, seat comfort is a vital, yet often overlooked aspect of car design. Wonder how they make sure the seats are comfortable to a variety of butts?  In this fun video, Chevrolet's Dept. 180 engineers demonstrate how seat comfort is measured and implemented into the 2010 Chevy Equinox. Watch as testers of all different shapes and sizes have some fun with the seat testing process.

Brandy Schaffels
By Brandy Schaffels


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