2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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Key Specs

of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space and versatility
  • Ride comfort
  • Automatic-transmission response
  • Availability of AWD

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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

Latest 2005 Equinox Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(3.7)
Interior Design
(3.5)
Comfort
(3.8)
Reliability
(3.6)
Value For The Money
(3.6)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Very reliable

by Will I am on July 6, 2018

Great car , raised my daughter driving this car runs and drives like the day we purchased it , easy to maintain, my wife loved it and did not want to part with it. Read full review

(5.0)

Amazing

by tango3 from clearwater fl on May 31, 2018

I am impressed with this vehicle and glad jason was there to sell it to me. The test drive alone help me make my mind up to purchase this car. It is a chevy and thats a,erican pride than can never go ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 Chevrolet Equinox currently has 1 recall

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Equinox received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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