My wife and I were drawn to the Equinox by all the advertised features packed into a compact SUV.
The exterior styling is nice, and the interior fits both her (5'1") and me (6'1") just fine.
The rear seats leave plenty of room for actual adults or a substantial excursion to the home improvement store.
But, with 8000 miles this thing makes all sorts of odd noises.
Something in the back is making some sort of rhythmic popping noise, and the seat belt tensioner sounds like the Tin Man.
Overall I question the longevity of this SUV.
The transmission does whatever it wants, and it makes odd noises when you crank it.
Oh, and 32mpg?
On what planet?
Interior is very well designed!
Driver's seat has lots of adjustment.
Sliding rear seats allow for adults in the back, or expanded cargo capacity.
The dash has nice ambient lighting at night.
All the controls are within easy reach.
Where to start...Fuel door on driver's side would be nice.
Rear doors are incredibly wide and are impossible to open in a tight parking lot.
You need a PhD to operating the stereo/climate control/bluetooth.
In "Eco mode" you will get run over by traffic if you try and merge onto the interstate.
Car doesn't have enough *oomph* to keep it from shifting in and out of gears at every slight grade.
Car doesn't even have enough torque to make it over the curb at my house when backing into the garage.
The blind spots are terrible; the only way to know that I'm clear when merging is to turn my head all the way around and look out the rear doors.
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