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Review We have own our 2012 Equinox since November 2011. This a very good value for the money. My wife and I both choose this vehicle after test driving this SUV along with Honda CRV, Ford Escape, and Toyota Rav4. Ride I am very pedantic with vehicles and so the ride of a vehicle is the first thing I check out. The triple door seals and the acoustic dampening of the engine make for a very quiet ride. The 18 inch wheels and suspension make for a very smooth ride -- even over rough terrain. Seats The seats in the equinox are the most comfortable seats in its class. The leather interior do not feel cheap, like it does in the Rav 4 or Escape. Powertrain The engine is seems to be a good balance of performance with economy. We tend to get about 24 miles per gallon in the Equinox which is probably related to the hills of San Diego and the fact I tend to drive close to 80 on the highway. I have experienced a rough shift in the transmission once or twice. I think that is something that could be improved upon. Controls The controls are very well thought out throughout the vehicle. You do have to lean forward to touch all the buttons on the infotainment system but you the gear shift is in a nice nature position for the drive unlike the CRV with the shifter growing out of the center stack. One change that I would like to see in the Equinox is a push button start. I had a friend of mine drive it who was use to driving an audi and he had trouble putting the key into the ignition. I think the new Ford Escape push button is very well done. No repairs needed We have never had to repair the Equinox since we have purchased it almost 4 years ago. We have only had oil changes and tire rotations. Cargo The cargo capacity is not huge but after observing the other SUVs and they are the same in size. You will want to be very careful in picking out strollers that fit inside if you have young children or babies. If the stroller collapse flat and long they will be a tough fit. If they fold in half you will not problem. All in all, I would recommend this vehicle to any wanting a Small SUV. Everyone I know who has purchased one love them.
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What options are available on the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox?
Available Chevrolet Equinox 2012 Submodel Types: SUV, Diesel
Available Trims: LT, LS, LTZ, Premier, LT1, LT2, Sport, L
Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Tungsten Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Orange Burst Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Storm Blue Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Silver Topaz Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Cyber Gray Metallic, Sandy Ridge Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Cardinal Red Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Twilight Blue Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Deep Ruby Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Silver Metallic, Navy Blue Metallic, Patriot Blue Metallic, Ivy Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, Granite Gray Metallic, Sea Grass Metallic, Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat, Salsa Red Metallic, Graystone Metallic, Laser Blue Metallic, Bermuda Green Metallic, Galaxy Silver Metallic, Golden Teal Metallic, Black Amethyst Metallic, Meander Green Metallic
Interior Colors: Jet Black premium cloth, Medium Ash Gray premium cloth, Jet Black leather, Jet Black cloth, Light Titanium/Jet Black premium cloth, Light Titanium/Jet Black cloth, Light Titanium/Jet Black leather, Brownstone/Jet Black leather, Light Gray, Medium Ash Gray leather, Light Gray leather, Jet Black/Brandy leather, Dark Gray premium cloth, Dark Gray cloth, Jet Black/Light Titanium cloth, Jet Black/Cinnamon cloth, Saddle Up/Jet Black leather, Jet Black/Light Titanium leather, Ebony leather, Jet Black/Light Titanium premium cloth, Light Cashmere, Light Cashmere cloth, Light Cashmere leather, Jet Black/Brownstone leather, Ebony cloth, Light Cashmere premium cloth, Light Gray cloth, Light Gray premium cloth
Popular Features: Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Back-up camera, Remote Start, Mobile Internet, 3500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Heated seats, Auto Climate Control, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Headlights, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Stereo, Towing Hitch, 360-degree camera, Cooled Seats, Pre-collision safety system, Rear Entertainment System