Recently traded wife's 2008 Escape for new 2010 Equinox. We both liked and enjoyed the Escape. Good V6 mileage, decent ride, reasonably quiet and good quality for Escape. The New Equinox is however a much better over all package. Much more quiet, smoother ride, more room. My only long term concern is gas mileage for the V6 Equinox. Not as good as Escape in early driving. Long term quality is another unanswered question but it looks good early. Equinox is fun to drive, handles well and is quite comfortable in LTZ trim. V^ performs well and tranny shifts perfectly so far. Remember...this is not a Caddy or BMW, so don't expect it to be but for $35, 500 not a bad small ride at all.
Ride, over all quietness, performance. nice NAV, DVD came with it but have not used it yet. V^ and 6 speed tranny is a good combo.
2 small things that we will surely get used to in time. The door locks are in a different place and the gas tank door is on wrong side but like I said they are small things and do not change my over all opinion of the fun little CUV. Good job Chevrolet.