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2009 Chevrolet Equinox - Consumer Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Equinox

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased vehicle new and have put over 33,000 miles in 14 months. Love everything about this vehicle. Great comfort on long drives ( 2 vacations totaling over 5200 miles )Gas milage went from approx 25 mpg to over 30mpg after changing tires to Goodyear Assurance FuelMax.


Best Features

Great handling, great performance/power, low road noise, no blind spots and plenty of interior room.


Worst Features

Better console design. Unable to reach CD holder without flipping contents of console pocket. Cupholders interfer with hand brake. Roof rack does not come with anchors which makes it unusable.


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Unreliability
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By trishe
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Although it has a lot of good features it is very unreliable since you must drive it long distances to keep the battery charged or leave it running if you are making a lot of short stops. If it sits more than 2 days you have a dead battery. The dealer can not seem to find the problem. The console is awkward to use where there are two people in the car. The defrosters and most vents come through outside air and across the engine. The air bounces off the window and into your eyes and bringing the toxins from the engine with it and stinging eyes and causing congestion. My small pickup has a better turning radius. I will take a lose trading it in for something other than a Chevrolet.


Best Features

On star and the automatic lights are the only features I like.


Worst Features

Put a battery in that can handle all the electronics and computers. Make outside air an option not a default. Change the console so you have more room for cups etc.


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Good choice for the price
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By Robot
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Have owned since new for 18 months; mileage is good on highway; general comfort is as good as any in price/vehicle type category. @ complaints: 1. Road noise on highway is higher than expected. 2. The lack of a dash mounted rear hatch release control is annoying. It's a very roomy and functional SUV in it's class.


Best Features

Dash layout is very user friendly. Comfortable seating. Cargo capacity with fold down rear seats. All pluses for me.


Worst Features

Dash mounted electric rear hatch release would be convenient. better noise proofing as too much road noise comes from wheels at highway speeds. Allow ability to buy without satellite radio allow to expire, XM will refer your subscription to collection agency to harass for renewal. SCUM!


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Happy and disappointed at same time
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By cricketsler
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I actually bought a 2006 model off the showroom floor. wanted to add my 2 cents. I liked the interior/exterior look of it and the gas mileage is decent. Lots of options on mine. Biggest issues are that the electrical system has never worked right. Had it fixed under warranty but now other elec. components aren't working. Junky cup holders and the turning radius is wide. good luck in a parking garage! Also the tailgate lift hydraulics go bad fast and those things are EXPENSIVE to replace! Mine went bad less than two years and now, two years later, they are bad again.Break comp. went bad fast too. you feel acceleration switch Cargo room is nice though for its class. Great backseat leg space


Best Features

Leather seats, 6 disc CD, legroom for backseat passengers, sound system decent,cargo space great for its class


Worst Features

Turning radius improvements needed, as well as hydraulics on the back lift gate bars! Work on overall system quality, like electrical, brakes not reliable as I'd like the car to be.


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Bought a used 2009 Equinox LS
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By renfeslady
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Had been looking at new equinox but decided to save some money and go used. The biggest worry was the Stablelizer light but found it only came on when the bumps on the highway were terrible. Drives great, acceleration great. The gas mileage is fine. Didn't buy it for that. Bought a cup holder that sits higher and works great. The controls in the center are too low and hard to see while driving so I don't mess with them unless I am off the road. I can deal with it for the price I got!!


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