• (3.9) 62 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,412$9,068
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet launched a brand-new midsize sport utility vehicle as an early 2005 model. The Canadian-built Equinox, which shares its architecture with the Saturn Vue, is Chevrolet's first crossover SUV; it combines SUV styling with a car-based, unibody design.A 3.4-liter V-6 teams with a five-s... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • FWD or AWD
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Electric power steering

2006 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 62 reviews

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Great Car

by Mr. C from Lee's Summit, Mo on December 26, 2009

I purchased My Equinox used with 15,000mi on it. Had it for about 1 1/2 years and so far been totally satisfied. The ride is smooth and comfortable. Handles well except when turning into tight spaces ... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Equinox LS

Head Restraints and Seats

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Equinox LS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Equinox LS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Equinox LS

Overall Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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.


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Chevrolet Equinox.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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