Best Bet
  • (3.6) 67 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,919$8,467
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 1-5
2005 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

What We Don't Like

  • Mediocre handling
  • Engine noise
  • Unappealing cockpit layout
  • Visibility
  • Uncertain construction quality

Notable Features

  • Largest vehicle in its class
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Passenger and cargo-area versatility
  • Variety of option choices

2005 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews Expert Reviews

A Station Wagon in Disguise The auto industry could save itself marketing headaches and money by firmly embracing station wagons. Consider the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. Although it is sold as a small SUV, it actually is nothing of the sort. That also can be said of Equinox rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Saturn VUE, Ford Escape and Jeep Liberty -- all of which have abandoned bod... Read full review for the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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Consumer Reviews


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nice car

by redmgb80 from Aurora, IN on June 11, 2009

I have owned many new cars but this was my first experience in a SUV/Crossover. I bought it new and it has been great, no major problems or issues and I drive the car alot. I have over 90K on the car ... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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