2011 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: Disappointed

2011 Chevrolet Equinox - Consumer Review

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LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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By time2go on


2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Less than 2 weeks ago I purchased the 2011 Equinox.
The ONLY reason I traded evhicles was for better gas mileage.
The "sticker"
said the Equinox would get 22mpg city and 32mpg highway, DO NOT BELIEVE IT! Now I have been told by Chevy Corp. that it will take at least 3000 miles before one could Possibly see that kind of mileage. But, understand, you are not tole that up-front.
Buying the Equinox in one of the worst decisions I have ever made. I will not encourage anyone to buy a Chevy productt ever again.
I am totally disgusted and disappointed.
Whatever hapen to "truth" in advertising.
No wonder dealerships have such a bad reputation.

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By rjs1983
on 06/01/11 21:00 PM (PDT)

I get really sick of people who have no idea how a car works talk about how they think it should work. No manufacterers gas mileage numbers are exact and they come up with these numbers in a controlled evironment with perfect conditions. They are also using 100% gasoline not the 15% ethynol gas mix you probably use in your car that greatly reduces your gas mileage. Ambient temperature, operator driving inputs, wind, city/highway driving, hills, and any other act of god will greatly reduce your gas mileage. Do your research before you post!!

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By corey9
on 07/15/11 14:14 PM (PDT)

nerl945 - I know that because you work for Chevy you feel the need to post on these forums in defense of your product but You are foolish to make such as comment as in your review. I too have yet to see above 22 mpg. This nonsense about driving 65 and getting 38mpg has got to stop unless you are being pulling by prius. www.fueleconomy.gov EPA has changed the way it estimates MPG. Starting in model year 2008, estimates reflect the effects of ?Faster speeds & acceleration ?Air conditioner use ?Colder outside temperatures

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By bpollen
on 06/05/11 04:31 AM (PDT)

The mileage estimates are actually from the EPA, not from the car mfrs. Those numbers are arrived at through controlled testing until ideal conditions, and certain conditions. They are not REAL WORLD mileage estimates. Plus, you know YOUR mileage will vary from week to week, depending on driving conditions, stop lights, whether the a/c is on, cold weather, whether you're aggressive or not, etc. If you want to know real world mileage, there are places where you can get that. Consumerreports.org is one of them. They post a full page of stats for every vehicle they report on, including the EPA city/hwy estimates, and their own "real world" mileage they got after driving the vehicle for about six months. If you were buying ONLY for mileage, there were better choices than the Equinox, anyway. It posts decent EPA estimates, but not stellar. I don't drive enuf miles that a couple of mpg will make much difference, even after years of driving. If you drive a lot of miles where that makes a difference, you may be a candidate for a hybrid.

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By nerl945
on 05/07/11 09:19 AM (PDT)

I can't believe you wouldn't know that a brand new car must be broken in before it gets top mpg! The Equinox is a GREAT vehicle. It will get better than 32 mpg on the highway if you drive it at 65 mph and do not rush from place to place. I just drove from Peoria to Indy to Ft Wayne back to Peoria at 65 and got 38 mpg. You are foolish to make such as comment as in your review.

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