2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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Very Happy Camper

by from Odon, Indiana on October 3, 2012

I purchased my 2011 Equinox new in July 2011. I have been very happy with it. There was one recall but the dealership took care of it promptly. The only thing I would change is I would not get black i...
I purchased my 2011 Equinox new in July 2011. I have been very happy with it. There was one recall but the dealership took care of it promptly. The only thing I would change is I would not get black interior again it shows dust too badly..I would definately purchase another Equinox.
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Nice car 4cyl LTZ

by from Portland, Ore on May 11, 2011

I really like the sporty and stylish design of the Equinox. The interior has nice fit and finish and is very functional. I like the ability of the back seat to slide back and forth. When I was readin...
I really like the sporty and stylish design of the Equinox. The interior has nice fit and finish and is very functional. I like the ability of the back seat to slide back and forth. When I was reading other owner reviews, the EPA mileage and it not being accurate has been a bone of contention. I have gotten really close to the 22 mpg city and 32 hwy. I do not do much highway driving but on a recent short trip I got around 31 mpg. Overall, I am greatly impressed with my first Chevrolet product.
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by from Bartow Fla. on May 5, 2013

Update on my 2011 equinox bought on august 25 2011 brand new. I have taken one trip from central Florida to northern Virgina, a trip of about 900 miles. At speeds of between 70 to 75 and in some cases...
Update on my 2011 equinox bought on august 25 2011 brand new. I have taken one trip from central Florida to northern Virgina, a trip of about 900 miles. At speeds of between 70 to 75 and in some cases as high as 80, my equinox averaged 28.3 m.p.g. When I left central Florida I didn't fill up again until I got to South Carolina. A distance of about 525 miles. I believe I could have driven further but why chance it. I'm really happy with the mileage. Now around town I'm getting between 18.5 to 19.5 depending on how I drive. So far I love this car.
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Efficient, Stylish & Comfortable

by from NW Iowa on June 8, 2012

We were leery of buying a 4cyl FWD to push this almost 4000# SUV down the road. And how could it possibly achieve 32mpg. "No way!!" we thought. "GM has to be lying". After 55,000 completely trouble f...
We were leery of buying a 4cyl FWD to push this almost 4000# SUV down the road. And how could it possibly achieve 32mpg. "No way!!" we thought. "GM has to be lying". After 55,000 completely trouble free miles in less than 15months we have averaged 27.5mpg and never needed anything more than FWD in NW Iowa with plenty of snow. Probably 90% hiway miles driven "in a hurry" by the wife. This mpg is phenomenal in my opinion. Most mid-sized cars have trouble achieving this. I had a '01 Altima 5spd that averaged 29mpg, but was much less comfortable and much smaller. All seating is very comfortable. Even had a 250# 6'3" friend comment on the comfort of the passenger seat. The 8-way power driver seat with lumber is awesome for long trips. Sliding rear seat is useful if you have large items in the back but can't lay seats down b/c of kids. The abundance of driver information is fun to play with; mpg, psi, mph, oil%, trips, you name it. Backup camera in rear-view mirror is really useful too! Very clear picture and wide angle. Saved by cat's life couple times a month. Only ackward thing is the clearance needed to fully open the rear doors. Before we took the plunge we looked at all competitors (Pilot, CRV, Highlander, RAV4, Outback, etc) assessing every difference and similarity. In fact, we obsessed over what to buy for nearly a month. This SUV is solid built, smooth riding and very comfortable & efficient. I would definitely buy again. Nice work GM!! Now if you could just drop a diesel engine in a Suburban, I'd kick all other car makers to the Curb..
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Great Car!

by from Chicago, IL on April 3, 2011

I live in Chicago but bought my 2010 Equinox 2LT in Denver since a white 2LT with 6 cylinder and AWD was hard to find. Have traveled as far east as North Carolina. I have driven over 23,000 miles in 6...
I live in Chicago but bought my 2010 Equinox 2LT in Denver since a white 2LT with 6 cylinder and AWD was hard to find. Have traveled as far east as North Carolina. I have driven over 23,000 miles in 6 months. Other than 3 oil changes and 1 set of wiper blades, I have only put gas in the 'Nox. I'm glad that I got the V-6 and still get very good gas mileage and the extra power I wanted for driving in the Colorado and New Mexico mountains. The All Wheel Drive made me feel safe in midwestern winter driving. My husband has a 2010 Honda CR-V but we take the 'Nox when we travel together for pleasure. The CR-V is better suited for local driving and shopping. The 'Nox is our road car. Plenty of power, very quiet inside and very nice seats and controls. The dealer has been very nice. I love the heated leather seats, the sunroof and the Pioneer stereo system. You gotta go see and drive this car! I feel more secure knowing that OnStar is in the car with me and XM Radio makes my long drives much more enjoyable. I think it is a lot more car than most higher priced imports. It is nice to know that I bought a great car from an American car company. My last car was a Chevy Blazer that had 169,000 miles when I sold it. Very few problems and I liked that car. I Love My New 'Nox!
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My First Chevy

by from Hamilton, Ohio on June 22, 2012

Over the years I have had mostly FORD vehicles and a couple NISSAN's. When the gas prices went up I traded my F-150 in on a 2008 Toyota Camry. I loved the Camry but missed the Truck/SUV feel so I deci...
Over the years I have had mostly FORD vehicles and a couple NISSAN's. When the gas prices went up I traded my F-150 in on a 2008 Toyota Camry. I loved the Camry but missed the Truck/SUV feel so I decided to start looking for a smaller more fuel efficient SUV. I drove the Outback, Highlander and tried to but could not fit in the RAV4 or CRV (I am 6'4"). I have never owned a GM and swore I never would but when I drove the Equinox I was so impressed that I bought the one off the showroom floor. I have the V6 and while the mpg aren't fantastic I think the ride and the convenience features make up for it. I purchased the AWD LTZ that has every option you can get on it and I love it. I have 6500 miles on it so far and have not had 1 issue. I think I may now be a CHEVY guy for life if they keep up the great work.
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2nd Brand New Chevy.

by from Milwaukee, WI on February 28, 2011

We picked up a 2011 Chevy Equinox 2LT this past Saturday. We absolutely love this vehicle. The interior is gorgeous!!! The nice leather seats with the stitching looks very nice. There are more options...
We picked up a 2011 Chevy Equinox 2LT this past Saturday. We absolutely love this vehicle. The interior is gorgeous!!! The nice leather seats with the stitching looks very nice. There are more options on the dashboard than I can name. The one thing that did notice is that when cruising a low speeds, the gears switch a little rough, but at faster speeds, it is very smooth. Overall, an excellent vehicle for the money.
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Nice inexpensive ride

by from Killeen ,Texas on March 14, 2015

I bought a 2011 Equinox with LT trim and I like it. It has compass and outside temperature sensor which are great for travelers like me. Great on gas. Small enough for a single one or two people but b...
I bought a 2011 Equinox with LT trim and I like it. It has compass and outside temperature sensor which are great for travelers like me. Great on gas. Small enough for a single one or two people but big enough for a small entarage of 5 people plus room for big cargo. Back off camera a big plus. The down side are no up and down adjustment on driver or front passenger seats, sorry short people! They added a useless back adjustment. You still feel like driving a big car because this SUV is small and with low clearance( much less than 6'). but it is stylist and looks very sport for just one or two people and corfortable for 5 passengers.
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Most Costly on oil

by from NL,Canada on October 28, 2014

112,000kms on it and have been putting oil in the engine every 1300km finally they are monitory the oil for the next while ,my brother & sister both have same equinox and both have problems with oil s...
112,000kms on it and have been putting oil in the engine every 1300km finally they are monitory the oil for the next while ,my brother & sister both have same equinox and both have problems with oil sister has her engine redone all 3 of us well not be buying another EQUINOX or Chev. service in Hickman's is so -so the service people can only do so much
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great value

by from bartow fla. on April 22, 2012

I bought this car on august 25 2011 after researching many other cars. I always seemed to come back to the Equinox. Mine is steel blue(really love the color) and i have since added after market hitch ...
I bought this car on august 25 2011 after researching many other cars. I always seemed to come back to the Equinox. Mine is steel blue(really love the color) and i have since added after market hitch and chrome grille, which really makes the front end stand out over the black grille , plus fog lights. Being 65 years old and 6'2" and weigh 245 lbs. this vehicle is easy for me to get in and out of.The audio system was a little intimidating but after some help from my 10 year old grandson ,i was able to figure it out. I love the information center which gives you tire pressure, instant gas mileage, average gas mileage, average speed , etc. So far i have only driven in a city setting ,mostly to work (6 miles round trip) and in eco mode i have averaged 19.1 mpg.I like the style of the Equinox. It doesnt have cheap looking wheels that other cars have.It drives nice and with the 4 cyl. has good pick-up.On the down side ,and this is a minor thing, I dont really like the position of the door locks on the console, but you can lock it with your key fob, which i usually do.The console storage could be a little more forward, its awkard to get into.The lid pops up and in upright position the lid is behind the seat.Good cup holders and i have had no problems with visibility.More than enough head room(Im 6'2" and no moon roof)I love the back up camera and the back hatch opens enough where i have no bumping my head issues.I like the overall styling as compared to the gmc terrain which i think is too boxy looking.I plan on keeping this car for 10 + yrs.Will be doing some traveling this summer and will get back on this site and let you know how it performed. I would buy another one .
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