The LS model is one that does not have a lot of zip but that is not what I bought it for. It has sufficient power, good MPGs, and very well equipped for the money. Seats are comfortable, rides very quiet and fit and finish appear to be topnotch. I have been getting 25mpg in combined city/highway driving. Only had it for a few weeks, but it is growing on me more and more. Visibility in the back could be better. So far no buyer's remorse.
Picked up Equinox 12/23/2009 have driven 8K as of 4/1/2010 still love to drive it! No problems but disappointed in MPG as its only 2 wheel drive. Most fill ups are 22mpg 75% hwy 25% city the very best on flat ground with tail wind is 29mpg. If it got what onboard calculator said it would great but it reads 2 to 4 higher than actual. I like it better than a lexus RX 10.
Van like seat height plenty of room for 4 adults.
It would be nice if rear seat would lay flat when folded down.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
We have a loaded LT1 with the 6cyl engine and love it. Wanted AWD (snow), good mpg, room for cargo and for a baby seat. Drove Hyundais, Subarus & the 4cyl 'Nox to compare. We live in CO and the 4cyl just didn't have the guts at 6k feet. Maybe at sea level but not here. Closest rival was the new Outback (very close call). After 5 mos, hwy mpg runs mid/hi 20's at 70 mph and avg 21 mpg overall. Very smooth ride at all speeds, nimble and surprisingly quiet (except when sunroof is open). Great traction in light snow/slush/rain - no blizzards yet! Excellent value for the money.
Driver ergonomics are great - seats are very comfortable; exc rear seat and cargo room thanks to the sliding rear seat; XM radio and ipod interface; 6 cyl engine a must at altitude
Minor quibbles. Steering wheel audio controls only go through favorites. Blind spots on rear quarters could be an issue. Open sunroof can be noisy at hwy speed. Transmission can hunt gears until you learn how it shifts.
This is the best "Small" SUV on the road. Forget the RAV 4 (dated), CR-V (unsightly), Ford Explorer (even more dated). Best value for the $. Engine/transition are excellent. Seats are very comfortable. Excellent technology included. Interior fit and finish is excellent and features quality material. I am fully impressed. There is a reason GM can't keep these in stock and is adding capacity to keep up with demand. Also can't believe editors rated only 7.5- did they rate the 2009 Equinox instead?
Styling, interior layout. New audio system and controls are excellent. Great safety features. Feel even more safe with Onstar- no one in class has similar features. Fuel economy easily meets/sometimes exceeds 32MPG on the highway.
Picked up the car on 3/17. Have over 600 miles on it. Getting over 28mpg. Great looks interior and exterior. XM and Onstar are great features. Second row seats move for more storage. For a SUV with 4 cylinders, this car has great get up and go! Very quiet and smooth ride. Front bucket seats are very comfortable.
Onstar and Siruis/XM are great features. Dash lay out is very intuitive. Comfort and style are great. Bluetooth is easy to use. Second row seats easy to maneuver. Storage is great, cupholders well placed. Tilt/telescoping wheel is easy to use. Plenty of legroom front and rear. This is a GREAT car!
More color options for interior. Auto window controls placed better position. Auto UP on windows would be nice. Include Directions and Connections plan with one year subscription instead of Safe & Sound plan for Onstar. Include first year maintenance, ie oil changes. Have more wheel styles.