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Air cond vents & actual gas mileage
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rheda
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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1) The placement of air conditioner vents on the dash is bad.
If you are the driver, both of your vents are positioned where the air only hits your hands & the back of the steering wheel.
I did not notice this when I bought the vehicle or I would not have purchased it.
If they would have left out the little storage compartment & put the vents closer to the middle of the dash, you could feel the a/c but as it is, your face gets hot and your hands freeze. 2) Most importantly, this car DOES NOT get close to 32 MPH.
I've driven it for nearly 2 years now and even on long trips, the best mileage I've ever gotten was 23.5.
They need to be more realistic in advertising.


Best Features

The seats are very comfortable and the room is amazing. There is so much leg room in the back seat as well as in the cargo space.


Worst Features

Move air conditioner vents to middle of the dash and do something about the poor gas mileage.


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2011 Chevy Equinox - kept it only 9 months
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By carrollmdtech
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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sadly, this was an under performing SUV, in no way reached the sticker MPG rate. I was in the low to mid 20's at highway speeds everyday. After 3rd time to the dealer repair for warranty work, for 3 different problems, i.e. ceiling lights did not stay in, grinding sound in rear wheels when turning, poor gas mileage.

the lights were fixed satisfactorily, the grinding sound was repaired, but returned. The gas mileage was never what was stated,


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Disappointing City MPG, Good Highway
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mallit38
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Despite people complaining about MPG, I bought my Equinox about 6 weeks ago.
My city mileage has been significantly below the 22 MPG EPA rating, but surprisingly, I did get 32 MPG on a long road trip with a fully loaded vehicle.

So far, I have enjoyed driving my Equinox, having upgraded from an 09 Pontiac Torrent.
The vents don't blow right on me, but the A/C is capable and delivers very cold air.
I'm not super tall, but if it weren't for the steering wheel controls, I would have a heck of a time operating the radio.

Beware, the driver's side has a bad blind spot, but having the same issue with my Torrent, I am used to it.
Use your mirrors and look over your shoulder and it'll be fine.


Best Features

*Sound system *Standard bluetooth *Sliding and folding down rear seats *Long range remote fob *Strong A/C system, a must for people living in the south like me *Extra insulation to lower cabin noise, extremely quiet ride


Worst Features

*Make the radio controls more easily accessible *Better vent placement *Have one touch window controls that go BOTH up and down, instead of just one touch down *This will sound stupid, but put a blue ring around the hazard button in the center, it looks weird *Put the power door locks on the door and not in the center console.


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Wont be buying another Chevy product
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By powerman6
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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This vehicle seemed to be a promising vehicle with plenty of room and a good engine. That is until the first of many problems with the transmission. First the an engine maintenance light comes on and you can not drive over 30 mph. Luckly my wife was close to the dealership to take it in. 3 days later we get the car back, and 30 days later the same problem happens again. The dealership tells us its an unusual problem that has apparently happened to only 1 other owner in the United States. The problem is a switch in the transmission.
Driving it in snow or ice conditions are a safety hazzard. Its anti slip transmission cuts your power down so much Dumped this vehicle before it broke down again


Best Features

Room


Worst Features

I would improve the drive train system. Definite safety issues with the transmission losing power during acceleration. Also the anti slip transmission feature needs total redesign. When there is slick conditions and that feature kicks in I can walk faster than the vehicle can move.


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2011 Equinox Headache
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tony_deciantis
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Almost a year I have had my 2011 equinox and still nothings changed I really regret this vehicle this is the worst GM vehicle Ive ever had. Til this day the fuel ecomony sucks whats so go about this, my 2006 chevy uplander was a v6 and had better fuel economy. I got the equinox for the fuel consumption had I known all of this I would never of got this vehicle. Driving this vehicle is another story now it hesitates almost as if the vehicle was thinking what to do, also lack of power I did my recall nothings really changed. GM must do something about this it is their vehicle but they wont stand behind it Ive driving GM all my life and have been very proud but this might be my last.


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