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2013 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews

4.4
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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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2013 Equinox

by from Independence, KY on November 26, 2012

Would love to see this vehicle offer larger rim sizes and a True 4WD instead of the AWD. Parralell parking assist would be a nice feature for a car that has just about every other option. Vehicle does...
Would love to see this vehicle offer larger rim sizes and a True 4WD instead of the AWD. Parralell parking assist would be a nice feature for a car that has just about every other option. Vehicle does not get 32 MPG highway. Although I am getting much better gas mileage than the Ford Explorer that I traded in on this Chevy, and I am not a Chevy person, I am only averaging about 24 MPG and was told that the vehicle gets 32 MPG Highway. Would like to see more accurate MPG ratings. Overall it is a nice vehicle and I am satisified, however I would still consider Ford products if they were to get better gas mileage and offer pricing a little lower than what they have for the 2013's.
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WOW! Love it

by from Cincinnati, OH on September 30, 2013

Bought the car and a week later took it on vacation. Super easy to pack the luggage etc. and so easy to pull out what we needed for the first night in the hotel without unpacking the whole thing. GREA...
Bought the car and a week later took it on vacation. Super easy to pack the luggage etc. and so easy to pull out what we needed for the first night in the hotel without unpacking the whole thing. GREAT mileage, we traveled through the mountains of NC, did the 70 mph speed limit, used the air conditioning and still averaged 32 mph. We have the 1LT model with the driver convenience package and found it very comfortable to ride in for 8 hours at a time. My husband is 6'6" and he had lots of leg room in the passenger seat when I took my turn driving. When we reached our destination we became the vehicle of choice when the group was ready to travel out to eat, shop, etc.
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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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Good value

by from Endwell ny on October 22, 2012

Great buy. Good ride. Practical.I believe the foreign competition is not equal in the same price range.
Great buy. Good ride. Practical.I believe the foreign competition is not equal in the same price range.
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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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2013 equinox

by from arkansas on January 20, 2014

I have had my 2013 equinox ltz for over a year. car does well on the highway I get 23 to 24 mpg with the v6. the ride is ok but I feel that its pretty stiff suspension wise. not quite enough room for ...
I have had my 2013 equinox ltz for over a year. car does well on the highway I get 23 to 24 mpg with the v6. the ride is ok but I feel that its pretty stiff suspension wise. not quite enough room for 3 people and a large dog for traveling. all in all I think the car does a good job.
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Stylish, Comfortable, Good Value

by from Southern California on March 25, 2013

It looks good, drives like a car, and is comfortable for freeway commuting. The dashboard instruments are where I expected them, and easy to reach. Heating and cooling kick in quickly. The accelerati...
It looks good, drives like a car, and is comfortable for freeway commuting. The dashboard instruments are where I expected them, and easy to reach. Heating and cooling kick in quickly. The acceleration is acceptable for freeway driving, but the car struggles a little on an extended uphill; there's plenty of oomph, the engine just has to downshift to keep up to speed. The cruise control is easy to understand, but a bit quirky with the "squishy" controls; compared to the Impala's buttons, it was a bit to get accustomed to. Mileage is a solid 28-30 mpg highway, right on what I expected. Good cup holders, very clever mirror-in-mirror rear views on each side makes it easy to see who's in the blind spot. Lots of headroom, acceptable leg room - you are tempted to rest your leg on the side of the car. Really nice seat adjustments; easy to move the seat to that 'just right' point of comfort. Front and rear windshield wipers a big plus, grab bars on the windows very nice. Overall, a really good car at a reasonable price.
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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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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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