• (4.4) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,696$11,072
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 1-5
2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet launched a brand-new midsize sport utility vehicle as an early 2005 model. The Canadian-built Equinox is Chevrolet's first crossover SUV; it combines SUV styling with a car-based, unibody design. New for 2008 is a Sport model that includes a 79-horsepower jump from the standard Equ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise
  • Visibility
  • Uncertain construction quality

Notable Features

  • Performance Equinox Sport
  • FWD or AWD
  • Passenger- and cargo-area versatility
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard ABS and electronic stability system

2008 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport is the answer to a question I thought no one was asking: "Why isn't there a deluxe, high-performance version of the Equinox?"Shows what I know. The Equinox, introduced as a 2005 model, has filled an important but moderately low-profile niche for General Motors: As a five-passenger "crossover," sharing bits and pieces with the Saturn Vue, it targets consumer... Read full review for the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Consumer Reviews


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Buying my second Equinox

by Equinox Enthusiast from St. Louis, MO on January 14, 2010

This is a wonderful car. The features and reliability, for the money, are amazing. The LT package, when upgraded with heated leather seats, chrome wheels, and power sunroof, will inspire your passenge... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Chevrolet Equinox.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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