2006 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox
3.8
Average based on 44 reviews
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great car, about to buy my second

by 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 ...
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 truck, and sadly, the Equinox was totaled. However, having be struck on the front passenger's side by a huge truck, I literally walked away with 2 scrapes and minor abrasions from the airbag, and NOTHING ELSE. I sustained no fractures, and I happily surprised that my injuries were not much worse. The EMTs and police even commented that my injuries probably should have been worse, considering the severit of the accident. I am so happy with how safe my Equinox kept me! I am now looking to replace it with another Equinox. This model is great.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great vehicle

by from on July 12, 2011

Really enjoyed my Equinox. Powerful engine but a fuel sipper. Great for a growing family without upgrading to a minivan.
Really enjoyed my Equinox. Powerful engine but a fuel sipper. Great for a growing family without upgrading to a minivan.
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Ok vehicle

by from Indian Trail, NC on November 22, 2010

I bought a 2006 equinox LT with 39,000 miles on it. After a month of having it the check engine light came on due to a blocked fuel injector. The heating element went out on the driver side front seat...
I bought a 2006 equinox LT with 39,000 miles on it. After a month of having it the check engine light came on due to a blocked fuel injector. The heating element went out on the driver side front seat and had to be replaced plus the turn signal stopped working. Everything was covered under the bumper to bumper warranty that came with the vehicle. Overall it rides great and there is a lot of room. The gas millage is better then I planned it to be. I really do love it but I am not sure that I totally trust it yet. I have only had it for about 3 months now. I would say if you get this vehicle make sure to get a full warranty with it and if there is a chance to extend the warranty do it!
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Great Car

by 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 ...
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 (takes very wide turns). The best thing about this car is the room, has the feel of a mid size suv. So far it has been problem free. The two biggest draw backs are with the seats; stains very easily and when backing up it's very difficult to see over both driver and back seat head rest and I am 6' 3".
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Good not Great SUV

by from San Diego, CA on November 12, 2008

My wife and I traded in a Honda Accord and purchased a 2006 Equniox LS as its replacement right before we moved cross country. It was a very comfortable ride for the 3 of us (we also have an 18 month ...
My wife and I traded in a Honda Accord and purchased a 2006 Equniox LS as its replacement right before we moved cross country. It was a very comfortable ride for the 3 of us (we also have an 18 month old son) and we had the thing loaded down to the max. It does awesome on the freeways going 80-85 mph very easily and handled very well. We got upto 25 mpg on the trip out here when we didn't run the AC which i think is more than the EPA estimate. Around town we seem to get about 20-22 mpg. The interior design is different and i think that is why i don't like it. The window controls are the hardest to get used to. I also hate that you have to purchase the cross bars for the roof rack in order to be able to use it. We purchased a luggage carrier that did not need the cross bars only to find out there are no slots under the parallel bars to slide the straps under. very poor design. Other than minor degin flaws the only other complaint i have is the amount of noise this car makes. the engine is extremely noisy. There is no perfect car however and the extra space is so nice to have with a small child for the car seat and stroller. I would definetly reccomend this vehicle to anyone who needs more space than a 4dr sedan and wants somewhat decent gas economy.
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New car

by from Philly on January 2, 2012

The car is pretty good. Steering in not that great. Few mileage is just average. Cabin takes in alot of wind when on the highway.
The car is pretty good. Steering in not that great. Few mileage is just average. Cabin takes in alot of wind when on the highway.
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Uses car for Work

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Best car for the money

by from Bristol, Ct on May 1, 2011

Purchased my 2006 Equinox a month ago-enjoy driving it to work and will take it on vacation in july. it is powerful on the highway, and a pleasure to drive. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone lo...
Purchased my 2006 Equinox a month ago-enjoy driving it to work and will take it on vacation in july. it is powerful on the highway, and a pleasure to drive. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking to buy a car.
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Good value

by from CA on June 8, 2007

I overpaid for mine because I wanted to get rid of a lease I had. No regrets here. Mine has no bells and wistles but even with the basic stuff it is not a bad deal
I overpaid for mine because I wanted to get rid of a lease I had. No regrets here. Mine has no bells and wistles but even with the basic stuff it is not a bad deal
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Worst car i have leased

by from buffalo, NY on September 2, 2008

This car suv has been in the shop more times than I can cound for everything from wheel bearings, to several brakes, rotors, knobs on inside controls, window glass, visors, battery defect...and much m...
This car suv has been in the shop more times than I can cound for everything from wheel bearings, to several brakes, rotors, knobs on inside controls, window glass, visors, battery defect...and much more-car leased new and had problems from week 5...
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Good Value for the money

by from West Palm Beach, FL on October 10, 2008

Vehicle is a pleasure to drive. Interior needs work for cleaning purposes. Window controls take a while to get used to where they are. Comfort, quietness and reliability are what I like the best on th...
Vehicle is a pleasure to drive. Interior needs work for cleaning purposes. Window controls take a while to get used to where they are. Comfort, quietness and reliability are what I like the best on this vehicle. I have had Honda CRV and Ford Explorer. The Equinox, is better on gas (21 MPG around town) 272 miles for 12 gallons. I am very happy with this gas mileage !!!! Not bad for a 6 Cylinder. The Equinox gets on highways very easy to go up to 75 mph with little effort. Lots of head room and adjustable seat is a plus. I paid 10,500 for a 2006 with 34,000 miles on it. Cannot beat the price for a crossover. Highly recommend this vehicle. Also good space for carrying things in the back.
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