2011 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: Gas Mileage and 4 cylinder eng
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox - Consumer Review

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By 58tr3 on

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

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I traded a 350 hp hemi dodge truck on the 180 hp AWD LT2 Equinox. While there there is a big difference in engine performance between the two vehicles, the Equinox 4 banger is still quite peppy. I read that others have said the car is slow from a dead start and that is true unless you really give the throttle a good mash. More throttle produces much more response. My biggest gripe is that 3,780 lb, 180 hp engine is averaging only 21.5 mpg. The 6,000+ lb, 350 hp hemi multidisplacement engine was not far behind this with 18-19 mpg. My wife's Jeep Liberty V6 averages more than the Equinox. Although fun to drive, I am disappointed in the gas mileage.

Best Features

Styling, road handling with AWD

Worst Features

The LT2 speaker system does not seem to have much fidelity unless volume is cranked up. Add an internal control to open rear hatch.
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