2006 Chevrolet Equinox

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44 reviews
Available Price Range $2,941-$9,573 Trims4 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take

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 crossov... 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


Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Based on 44 reviews

great car, about to buy my second

by Annalisa from Illinois on January 9, 2010

I have owned this model car for one year, and I have been thrilled with it. It has been reliable, fun to drive, comfortable, and gets great mileage for its size. 2 days ago, I was hit by a very large ... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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.

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