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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews

4.5
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Buying my second Equinox

by 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...
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 passengers to say "wow!" I am now in the process of buying a new Equinox, to replace my much-loved 2008. I can speak first hand to the truth of the claims of 5-star crash ratings. We all hope we never have to test this out, but I will tell the whole world, I really feel that you cannot drive a safer SUV, for the money. A week ago, I was t-boned by a huge truck, which ran its red light and collided with me. Sadly, my car was a total loss, but I sustained only minimal injuries (a few very minor airbag burns and abrasions), and my 2 and 4 year old children were not harmed, at all. We all walked away, from what could have been a deadly accident. I was amazed at how safe our car kept us, and I am really thankful, especially considering that a friend of mine was involved in a similar accident, a few months ago, in a small car, and she sustained terrible injuries. When I see her struggle to go through physical therapy, as the result of her injuries, I feel so grateful that my family was safe in our Equinox. Sorry for the long review, but after driving my Equinox, I am loyal. If we have more kids in the future, I may move up to a Traverse, but until then, we will be happy with another Equinox!
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Amazing gas milage for an SUV

by from Napa Valley, CA on January 17, 2011

Ours is a 2008 Chevy Equinox...we bought the car online to catch a 0% interest promotion and it far exceeded our expectations when we got it. We have had lots of SUVs and this one really has the best ...
Ours is a 2008 Chevy Equinox...we bought the car online to catch a 0% interest promotion and it far exceeded our expectations when we got it. We have had lots of SUVs and this one really has the best ride - it drives like a luxury car. The milage amazes me! We get 19+ miles per gallon in town and in the mountains and 24-30+ on the highway when the cruise control is set...24 mpg at about 65-70 mph...and jumps to 30+ if you keep it to 55-60 mph. The back seat is very roomy and fits tall people quite comfortably. We are a little shortchanged on cup holders and clothing hooks, but, the rest of the features easily make up for that. The Onstar Package, built in phone and satelite radio is really nice!
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Proud of my black beauty

by from Marietta, OH on June 24, 2009

Since I was driving a 1996 Olds Ciera, my new (to me) 2008 Black Granite Metallic Equinox is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It is in perfect condition dispite having 59K when I bought it a mon...
Since I was driving a 1996 Olds Ciera, my new (to me) 2008 Black Granite Metallic Equinox is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It is in perfect condition dispite having 59K when I bought it a month ago for $12,000. Within 72 hours my wife and I put 1,100 miles on it driving to her parents. We got 24MPG on that interstate trip, but I'm only getting 16MPG around town now. I bought a black plastic tote box to hold jumper cables, flashlight, etc. because there are no places to stow things. But other than city mileage and little storage, I absolutely love it and am proud to by a Chevy owner.
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love it!

by from boston,ma on April 12, 2011

took a bit to get used to the size but now I love it. The back seat moving up to lengthen the back is very useful. I volunteer at animal shelter, so far the has been nothing I couldn't fit in this car...
took a bit to get used to the size but now I love it. The back seat moving up to lengthen the back is very useful. I volunteer at animal shelter, so far the has been nothing I couldn't fit in this car, Bales of hay, dog/cat crates,wood. Top that off with comfy seats lots of leg room front and back and an awsome radio for long rides. Glad I bought it.
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox

by from Goldsboro, NC on May 16, 2010

I purchased the vehicle used this winter. I love the way it drives and handles. It has all of the bell & whistles. Biggest Pro: interior space, the back seat adjust fwd & aft to allow you to utilize u...
I purchased the vehicle used this winter. I love the way it drives and handles. It has all of the bell & whistles. Biggest Pro: interior space, the back seat adjust fwd & aft to allow you to utilize unused cargo area for leg room. With the seat all the way back, you can play racketball in the back seat. Biggest Con: cup holders in the front seat. I love this vehicle.
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Love my Equinox!

by from Marshall, MN on March 22, 2011

Researched various small SUV's for quite some time and liked the Equinox the best. Found one that was in great shape, (used) and I really like it a lot. I was having a hard time getting around in snow...
Researched various small SUV's for quite some time and liked the Equinox the best. Found one that was in great shape, (used) and I really like it a lot. I was having a hard time getting around in snow and the AWD I have now is doing great! Overall I can't think of anything I don't like about it.
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Lots of bang for the buck!

by from Mariposa, CA on March 8, 2009

Just bought my new Equinox Sport after pricing and driving ALL the competitors. I absolutely love the look and handling, and you CANNOT beat all the features for the price.And the interior room blows ...
Just bought my new Equinox Sport after pricing and driving ALL the competitors. I absolutely love the look and handling, and you CANNOT beat all the features for the price.And the interior room blows away all the competition. One of the best warranties as well.
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Not bad, but not great

by from North central Ohio on October 21, 2011

After months of looking could not find an SUV we really liked. AWD is a must for us. This one handles fairly good and feels secure. Power and mpg really suffers using A.C. Electric P.S. much better th...
After months of looking could not find an SUV we really liked. AWD is a must for us. This one handles fairly good and feels secure. Power and mpg really suffers using A.C. Electric P.S. much better than earlier years. Electric accelerator is much too sensitive. Transmission shifts well and it tows a large utility trailer easily. Interior is stark and window and lock controls are poorly located. Several repairs in under 50k under the warranty. Overall not bad, works and looks nice and has more brawn than the 4 cylinder competition.
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08 sport

by from El Dorado, AR on October 27, 2011

Me and my wife got our 08 Equinox sport about 3 months ago and we love it!!!!! I read up on the suv or crossover that everyone was puttin out and this one just caught our eyes and trust me it does oth...
Me and my wife got our 08 Equinox sport about 3 months ago and we love it!!!!! I read up on the suv or crossover that everyone was puttin out and this one just caught our eyes and trust me it does other eye's as well. Couldn't really afford a brand new one so got an 08. This thing will fly and just preforms like a sport car. Its fully loaded and i love to drive it. Very comfortable on highway. We did lose alittle gas milage comin from a HHR witch was a very nice smaller ride. I just love my gm's. The equinox is very roomy and very nice lookin.
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Pays Attention

by from West Windsor,N.J. on January 31, 2009

Ezmeralda is my 2008 EQUINOX Sport AWD. I am very pleased with this auto after owning Ford Escapes. It really moves when it needs to and the 6 speed manually shifting trans is grand making the vehicle...
Ezmeralda is my 2008 EQUINOX Sport AWD. I am very pleased with this auto after owning Ford Escapes. It really moves when it needs to and the 6 speed manually shifting trans is grand making the vehicle FUN to drive.The few things I would like have been adressed in the 2009 model so who knows.
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