2013 Chevrolet Equinox
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Love my LTZ

by from Los Angeles, CA on December 13, 2012

The fully loaded 2013 LTZ is a great SUV with lots of terrific options. I was looking to purchase a 2010 used LTZ, but got a great lease price on a new one and indulged in options I couldn't otherwise...
The fully loaded 2013 LTZ is a great SUV with lots of terrific options. I was looking to purchase a 2010 used LTZ, but got a great lease price on a new one and indulged in options I couldn't otherwise afford. I got the saftey package that warns me if I get too close to the car in front of me and if I drift lanes. I would highly reccommend this package for anyone who knows they tend to become distracted while driving. My husband hates the warnings, but they are easily turned off right from the steering wheel. The backup camera with parking assist is also fantastic for those of us who are not great parkers. I thought I could live without the heated seats and power liftgate, but now I'm totally spoiled. The remote engine starter is also a very impressive feature and starts the climate control system where you left it so you can pre-heat or pre-cool the car. The ECO button combined with the real time display of your gas mileage turns driving into a money saving video game on the 4 cylinder model. It actual displays your "Best Score" which encourages you to pay close attention to your driving habits. I had perfect highway conditions the other day for a road trip and using the ECO button and cruise control was able to average over 33 MPG! City driving is a whole different story of course, but you know that going into an SUV purchase. I love the styling and interior accent lighting at night too. I only see room for improvement in the electronics. I found the navigation system to be less intuitive than others I have had and I really had to read the manual to get the hang of it. They give you options to controll it via touch screen or control buttons or voice. Options are great, but it is confusing until you know it. Spend a good amount of time with the salesman to learn it before you drive off the lot! The option to play a movie while parked on that little screen is ridiculous, but the option to connect your phone via Bluetooth as an audio device is very nice. On Star is not worth the money in my opinion. It did not save me much time over checking something on Yelp on my smartphone. The safety feature of the car calling for help if you have had an accident is comforting, but I don't want to pay a huge monthly fee for that. I will cancel after the free subscription expires.
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A great car for a fantastic price

by from Chicago IL on November 12, 2012

The Chevy Equinox offers great performance and technology for the price. This SUV provide a smooth comfortable and quiet ride, one that can not be found in a much more expensive "luxury cars". The sea...
The Chevy Equinox offers great performance and technology for the price. This SUV provide a smooth comfortable and quiet ride, one that can not be found in a much more expensive "luxury cars". The seats are very comfortable and there much leg room space for the rear passengers withe the sliding rear seat. I test drove many cars in the class withe conclusion that the Equinox is ahead of the competition. The entry level engine has plenty of power. Chevy's "My Link" offers great integration with my Iphone. The Iphone applications voids the need for an inferior in-dash or separate GPS. You can get vocal GPS commands through the car speakers. A big positive surprise from an American car maker
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i am glad I did it

by from Mason City, Iowa on April 19, 2013

As a long time Honda owner, I was hesitant to leave and go over to a Chevy. The Equinox tops its competition and is a great choice.
As a long time Honda owner, I was hesitant to leave and go over to a Chevy. The Equinox tops its competition and is a great choice.
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Excellent Vehicle

by from Western WI on March 14, 2013

Just brought a new 2013 AWD V6 Equinox LT. Very well equiped and excellent value. Never would have thought GM could mange to make such a great vehicle. Well done GM! Vehicle is still breaking in and t...
Just brought a new 2013 AWD V6 Equinox LT. Very well equiped and excellent value. Never would have thought GM could mange to make such a great vehicle. Well done GM! Vehicle is still breaking in and the gas milage has been impressive. Handling and features are impressive as well. Handles the WI frozen tundra conditions with no problems at all. Two thumbs up from a die hard Ford guy.
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best vehicle ive ever owned

by from napa ca. on May 6, 2014

Bought the 2013 used in 2013 with 17k miles on it, its just now about a year old and has 30k miles. This is a comfortable, great riding SUV that if you try gets great gas millage. I've gotten 35mpg on...
Bought the 2013 used in 2013 with 17k miles on it, its just now about a year old and has 30k miles. This is a comfortable, great riding SUV that if you try gets great gas millage. I've gotten 35mpg on the flat road between Napa and Sacramento a 60 mile trip. I tried ALL the SUVs at the dealers before buying this one and would not trade for any of them, its bigger than the rest, just put the front seat all the way back and try to sit in the back seat of any of the others. Never taken it to dealer for anything, The 4 cylinder is a little growly and it will not win any races unless its the passing gas station race which in California is the only race that counts. The electronics have worked flawlessly, and at 30k miles the standard Michelin 90k mile tires are almost like new. If your the stomp on the gas I just want power at any price kind of person this is NOT the SUV for you, the engineering is not perfect, and the interior a little boring, but while your sitting in the gas station wave to me as I pass you by, it only cost me $20 to put in a half a tank.
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Happy but expected better

by from on February 25, 2016

I did some shopping around and decided to get an Equinox. I love the features remote start, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, hand free calling onstar, steering wheel controls, power everything etc. wish I had heated...
I did some shopping around and decided to get an Equinox. I love the features remote start, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, hand free calling onstar, steering wheel controls, power everything etc. wish I had heated seats but I'll manage. The space is good I have a family of 5 which include two teens and the Wi-Fi prevent them from using up the phone data while on the go while playing their favorite music on Pandora I'm loving the audio sound also. It holds up through the snow and I'm in OH so I'm talking about 10in or more, it heats up quickly with out delay. The seats are cloth so with my youngest being 4yrs old got to make sure no spills happen, I had lather seats prior where I could just wipe everything off with ease, unsure now. The gas mileage I thought would be better I putting $20 of gas in it once a week, I work less then 3 miles from home so daily I drive maybe 12 miles tops nothing more maybe less so this is a issue for me, I'm not sure if I just need a tune up or what but I just bought this vehicle less then 30 days ago. I bought it used with 1 owner and less the 28000 miles on it which is great and the price..could not bet it. Over all I'm happy smooth ride still trying to figure out all the extra features
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A Lot of Car for the Money

by from Garden Grove on March 23, 2014

My husband and I are so pleased to have bought a brand new, beautiful, Equinox 2014. We have totally enjoyed driving it, after having a Silverado Truck. We loved our truck and thought we would never w...
My husband and I are so pleased to have bought a brand new, beautiful, Equinox 2014. We have totally enjoyed driving it, after having a Silverado Truck. We loved our truck and thought we would never want anything else. Our Equinox surprised us by how comfortable, roomy and gas economy it has provided.
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Update of my Jan, 2013 Review

by from Copperas Cove, TX on March 14, 2016

Have now had this car for 38+ months and decided time to provide an update of my previous review from Jan, 2013. Absolutely nothing has changed - greatest vehicle I have ever owned. Get an average o...
Have now had this car for 38+ months and decided time to provide an update of my previous review from Jan, 2013. Absolutely nothing has changed - greatest vehicle I have ever owned. Get an average of 25.5 mpg city/highway combined. People who rate the 2.4 L engine as having no power probably want the response of a V-8. Never had any problems accelerating onto a highway. Sure it's not a hot rod, but then didn't buy it for that. Never one problem with this vehicle in 3+ years. One concern I initially had was the "requirement" to use DEXTOS type oil- naturally more expensive than regular 5W-30. From what I have read the warranty is still valid if you use regular motor oil. I did get an oil change using regular 5W-30 one time just to save a few $$, but have gone back to using the DEXTOS as the price has dropped. With gas here in Texas now in the $1.45 per gallon range, this car is cheap to drive. All in all, a great SUV. Will keep it until the doors fall off, which will probably be long after I'm gone.
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Love my 2013 LT2 equinox

by from Culleoka , tn. on November 19, 2013

The new 2013 LT 2 Chevy equinox is the best smaller SUV I've ever had!! I had my Chevy Z71 Tahoe for over 9 years I bought it new!! Hated to get rid of her but she was at the gas pump every other day!...
The new 2013 LT 2 Chevy equinox is the best smaller SUV I've ever had!! I had my Chevy Z71 Tahoe for over 9 years I bought it new!! Hated to get rid of her but she was at the gas pump every other day!!! I liked her a lot !!! She never gave me a bit of trouble!!! NEVER THOUGHT I COULD EVER LIKE A SMALLER SUV!! But... I LOVE MY NEW CHEVY 2013 Chevy EQUINOX !!! It's totally AWESOME!!!!
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My new 2013 Car

by from St albans VT on May 16, 2013

Just love this new car first ever of this kind of vechicle,Rides nice,full view all around you. So happy wit tis make and model
Just love this new car first ever of this kind of vechicle,Rides nice,full view all around you. So happy wit tis make and model
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