• Dec 22, 2008
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The 2010 Chevy Equinox looks to be a far more sophisticated vehicle than the crossover it replaces. It will be powered by a choice of two direct injection engines, with the four-cylinder model able to crest 30 mpg on the highway and the new 3.0L V6 packing 255 horsepower. Chevy's new crossover also adds upgraded aesthetics with expressive, modern headlamps and tail lights, the new corporate Chevy grille and a more muscular stance. On the inside, the Equinox also looks very Malibu with a sweeping, double cockpit and a center stack that looks as good as any in the segment.

We had a chance to get down and dirty with the all-new Equinox at the GM Design Center last week, and the video evidence of our trip is available after the jump for your high-def, widescreen viewing pleasure. You can also read our in-depth preview of Chevy's new crossover by clicking here.






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      • 6 Years Ago
      One of the best looking small SUVs ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't see why people are going nuts over this. It already exists in the form of the Saturn Vue. It even looks just like a badge engineered VUE
        • 6 Years Ago
        This interior is better (mainly the center stack), and this has new engines and tranny combos that increase the economy quite a bit while adding power too. The 4-cyl VUE made 26mpg, this makes 30.

        But mostly of all it's because no one gives much of a crap about Saturn. GM will sell 10x as many of these as VUEs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Get your eyes checked, it looks nothing like the Vue. If anything its like smaller stubbier looking Outlook.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is much nicer and more efficient than the Vue cousin. Also, this is badge engineering done right. Similar to the Highlander and the Lexus RX or the VW Tourag and the the Porsche SUV.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Are you daft? This is the current Saturn Vue with a new interior, sheetmetal, and new engine. You bet your bottom dollar the Vue will get this engine in the future as well.

        This vehicle is to the VUE what the lambda triplets are to each other. It just got the high feature engine first.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Vue gets 30mpg?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let's hope its a homer for GM.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think MPG numbers are good, they are better than current CR-V. However i have to say that if one was to judge which car is more efficient i'd say CR-V is, this Chevy looks very bulky. Looks fat. That is my personal opinion and most probably will disagree. Interior looks good, now just keep the price lower than CR-V and RAV4 and throw in a few tech freebies (subsidized NAV system, say for about $500) and this car will sell.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sea Urchin, I completely agree. I think it's very attractively styled, but it looks too bloated, especially against the vehicles you mention.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This thing must be pretty nice to draw a positive comment out of the Sea Urchin!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I never thought I'd say this but here it goes. I agree with Sea Urchin. It is bulky. But I stop there.

        ouch that hurt...

        However, I disagree because you're saying that "bulky" is a negative. An SUV should have some chunk to it. People drive them because they like that substantial feel. Bulky it is, but bloated it is not.
        • 6 Years Ago
        seriously...i think this car looks awesome. and the mpg on both the 4 and 6 cylinder models is great. i think it should be a hit, but a part of me says you'll still have those people that will generally be opposed to it.

        I think these are the same people that will curse it, but if the same exact car had a H or a Toyota emblem on the front, they'd drove to dealerships to buy it. give it a chance i say.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In two separate shots, the doors reflect the steps behind the car, making it look like it has the old Pontiac-style body cladding.

      Why did GM select an acronym for their engines that can be pronounced "seedy"?

      In my final gripe, this video looks like poop. Can anyone scare up a link to a high quality version of it? Why don't all YouTube videos have high resolution versions?

      The car looks good, and I'm really impressed with the 4-cyl version. The 6 is nice too, but the mpg scares me. It's funny GM wants to offer the back up camera in the mirror. That option sounds expensive to me, despite what they say.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally it looks like GM is gatting it's head out of it's ass.... This thing looks good outside AND inside and has the engines choice to pull it off... Lets just hope this doesn't all go to their head when comes the time to price it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does the steering wheel look ovoid? I was a little sketchy on the gas mileage for the V6 at first, but now that I think of it the V6 gets almost the same EPA mileage as my Intrigue while being much taller, having a larger Cd and packing 40 more horsepower.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's gotta be because of the angle the image is taken at.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to say,everything I've seen so far from GM for the new models look excellent.Maybe Wagner and Co. have been busy.If it wasn't for economy they might have really surged.Hope it's not too late.First of the year,I may go shopping!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice video Chris. Keep up the good work. I would love to see videos like this for the upcoming autoshow coverage.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really thought the current Equinox was awful-looking. I don't know why anyone would buy it. This is a HUGE improvement, and it gives GM a real competitive car.

      Let's just hope they don't re-badge the heck out of it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only it had a manual.

      Its very nice, but I won't be spending my hard earned cash on one without a stick.

      You can defintely see the cadillac version in this, that's a good thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The center stack has visual ques of the volt. Interesting.
      Good looking SUV... I wonder if there will be a Torrent.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Torrent is a waste.







        Talking about the vehicle, not our fellow commenter. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kudos to Chevrolet. The 2009 Ford Escape is a good vehicle with improved engines, but the 2010 Equinox has more modern styling, more room, and greater power and mpg with both the 4 and V6 choices. Chevy did very well with this update. It should be very competitive with any small CUV/SUV out there.
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