Having had the Equinox for close to 3 years now, I can say that it is a great vehicle. With some price incentives and whatnot, it cost 4,000 less than the comparable Toyota Rav4. The Equinox is nothin...
Having had the Equinox for close to 3 years now, I can say that it is a great vehicle. With some price incentives and whatnot, it cost 4,000 less than the comparable Toyota Rav4. The Equinox is nothing fancy,(Mine is the base model)but it gets the job done without complaining. It has comfortable seats, all of which are adjustable. (a really great feature in the back seat!) The trunk is enormous, certainly bigger than expected, yet for having so much space, it doesn't feel big when driving, and is easy to park.
Up to 38,000 miles, the Equinox has been problem free. It has only had to go to the dealer for routine routine service.
One of my favorite features is the set of buttons on the dash that let you scroll through the vehicle millage, oil life, distance traveled, and fuel economy. They are in easy reach, and allow me to monitor my driving.
As far as driving dynamics go, it isnt exactly sporty, and I doubt it could go offroad, but it gets the job done. Fuel economy is good. I get 26 on the highway,19 in the city. Mine is front wheel drive, so that helps those numbers stay high.
My only complaints are that the engine feels a bit stressed under highway acceleration, and the rear visibility isn't exactly stellar. The bottom line is, if you are looking for a reliable vehicle that can carry a lot of stuff and five people, this is the one to go with.