2011 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: Very pleased with Equinox

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Very pleased with Equinox
By johndg on


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


We purchased a 2011 Equinox LT2 in January 2011. My wife wanted leather heated seats so we were required to buy the LT2 model. The vehicle our dealer found for us had the optional sunroof and power rear hatch, and is painted black with a black interior. We now have more than 10,000 miles on the Equinox and have had only one problem - it failed to start (jump starting worked and we took it to a dealer where the problem was fixed.) This has since been a recall item which requires that the dealer reprogram one of the onboard computers - it has been fixed on current production vehicles.

Best Features

We really like the quiet ride and easy handling of the Equinox. It is easy to get into and out of both in the front and back seats. The rear seat room is amazing and the ride is very comfortable. The sound system is excellent. Our milage was less than advertized - 23 or 24 for our normal driving and 26 or 27 for highway driving - but since warm weather has arrived, it has gotten much better. We are currently getting 24 to 26 for our normal driving and over 30 on the highway. I suspect that the improvement can be attributed to a number of causes: the Equinox is broken in, it takes less time to warm up the engine in summer, and the gasoline formulations change from winter to summer.

Worst Features

Overall, we are very happy with our Equinox. It seemed to take a long time to get close to the advertised milage, so it would be nice if that milage could be gotten right from the start. Everything works like it is supposed to, so, other than the initial milage issue, it is hard to come up with any other suggestions for improvement. The only warrenty issue we had was fixed, and the problem has been addressed both as a recall and in ongoing production. This is a great vehicle and I recommend it without reservations.
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