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MPG Not That Great and Transmission Failure
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By carproblems7
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Purchased my 2011 Equinox in July.
Less than 1100 miles and it broke down, long story short, they replaced the transmission.
GM and especially my local dealer were good to deal with.
I love/hate this car.
The very early mechanical problems, make me nervous about the reliability.
The car is really comfortable, handles nice, and works for my purposes.
Gas mileage has been disappointing.
I've not done a full tank road trip, but I've consistently gotten 25mpg.
I'm hoping for better.
I'm really aware of my driving, and try to be as conservative as possible.
I don't drive over 70 MPG on the highway.
If I'd driven my Vibe as conservatively, I'd have gotten 35 mpg. Wish I'd kept my Vibe!


Best Features

Adjustable drivers seat, back-up mirror, ride comfort, extra room compared to my last car.


Worst Features

Honesty in advertising mileage. I guess when they did their road test, the drove 55 on the highway, and drove downhill everywhere else!


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Wish I had not bout it. MPG is a joke
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mtitus
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

We bought a new 2011 LT2 for my wife. She loves the looks and it is comfortable and relatively fun to drive. Only relaibility problem in the first 9000 miles was a squeak in the headliner, which the dealer fixed. Main complaint is horrible mpg as compared to GM's advertised 32 mpg highway. Just got back from a Kansas City to Denver trip. Used the eco button and cruise and got 24 mpg. If you want higher mpg, I would suggest the subaru outback. Wish I had that instead.


Worst Features

MPG is pathetic compared to adversited 32 mpg.


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First and last GM Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By edauburn
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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There is no other way to say it except to say GM lied about the mpg.
The only time i ever achieved 32 mpg was driving 45 mph, by myself with no AC.
And i drive like a grandma.
The transmission is not at all smooth, and at times when shifting vibrated the entire car.
Just listen to one idling in the parking lot with the AC on.
It sounds terrible.
I took a huge loss and dumped this car after 14,000 miles.
I am amazed that GM was able to get away with advertising 22/32 mpg.
I am not a big conspiracy theorist, but on this one, i don't have any other explanation.
I have owned more than 15 cars.
This is the first one i have ever owned where i couldn't get anywhere near the advertised mpg


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noisy engine
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By dissatisfied11
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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my 2011 equinox obviously has an internal engine problem, this noisy engine history dates back to the early 2010"s and GM has first-hand knowledge because of all the complaints, and there is probably thousands. However, GM refuses to step-up and stand behind their warranty. I have engaged an attorney to resolve the matter.
Therefore, I strongly suggest that any one in the market for a cross-over SUV to NOT PURCHASE the 4 cyl engine. It is TERRIBLE!!!!


Best Features

handling


Worst Features

Scrap the current 4 cyl design and start over, maybe getting help from BMW!!!!


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Eqinox is a Lemon
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By hogfanfu
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

A week after purchase I drove the car from MO to FL.
The car performed as expected and I averaged over 25 MPG or > 475 miles per tank.
At 3000 miles I devloped a knock in the engine.
I took it to dealership where they ordered and installed a brand new engine (2 weeks in shop).
Since then, I'm averaging 16 MPG or < 300 miles per tank.
Rattling has also developed in the dash and driving me crazy.
I have taken to the dealership twice and they say everything is normal.
I strongly disagree!
I now have 6500 miles on my lemo and plan to file a lasuit if something is not done soon.


Best Features

Interior design, leather heated seats, sunroof, sliding back seat, DVD player.


Worst Features

Engine reliablity, Chevy to be honest about MPG.


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