This SUV is fun to drive. Came out of a Ford Escape XLT 3.0 liter lease and was looking at another one when we test drove the Equinox to the Ford Dealer. My wife drives this 99% of the time. She fell in love with this SUV. Did a ton of research on the Equinox and got great feedback from others who have them. Saved some money by going with front wheel drive only as I was told it is good in the snow and has been in one snow storm and one ice storm. I drove it for about 2.5 hours before purchase and liked the ride and less interior road noise then the Escape. One bad note wife said brakes felt weird. Took it to dealer and rotors needed to be replaced along with new transmitter fobs.
Fun to drive. Lots of space. Great family vehicle. DIC is handy, So far fair gas mileage 19.3mpg in city and 26mpg highway. Stock sound system is excellent. Great Rrde. Good looking SUV.
Should have hand grips up front and in rear. Cup holders are cheap and do get in the way up front. Fog lights and dark tinted glass should be standard. A little better gas mileage.