Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews
- Exterior Styling
- Interior Comfort
- Quality & Durability
former loyal GM buyer
We ordered the 2010 equinox nothing to special, chrome package, leather seats, and the boat anchor four cylinder motor. My wife loves the car, it's comfortable, the controls are where they should be, It looks nice, good cargo space, handles and drives good, within a month the motor sounds like a diesel but no problems are found, after continuous complaining a "technition" said an notice was put out on this problem and the cam balancers were replaced, seemed to fix it for a while, then the sound returned, the compass quit working no problem was found but not repaired until 36.5k miles just out of warranty the computer dies, GM was nice enough to meet us half-way on the repair and the compass worked again. The engine continues to sound like a diesel, and my wife continues to complain to the shop, they say the oil is dirty and low , "this is a vehicle they've serviced from day one on every scheduled service required by the manufacturer and all oil changes done by them at 3k miles", so they pull the motor replace pistons and rings and the cam balancers again, apparently the cylinder walls were not damaged or crank-shaft main bearings worn or any other part contaminated by the failure of the worn pistons and rings, amazing. The bottoms of the doors are rusting at 50k miles, car was washed once a weak since new, the best thing was the tires wore evenly and lasted for 80k miles, GO Michalin. This would have been a awesome vehicle if it had the bulletproof 2004 3800 motor in it, but then there would have been no money to be made in repairs. This was a short version of mechanical failures, i'm done with GM a company I've been loyal to for 30 years, I'm buying American, I'm buying a Toyota.
Traded 2009 Chevy Malibu for 2011 Chevy Equinox
So far so good. I really like the interior. This is the upgraded LTZ model, with all the bells and whistles. It gets about the same fuel economy as my malibu (23-25mpg on mixed driving) I have the 2.4L 4 cylinder. Acceleration is a bit sluggish. ECO mode is nice on gas but makes accelerating a never ending process. Overall, I really like it...but ask me again in a year.
I have had my Equinox, LTZ since June of 2013. It's a great vehicle. Handels well, especially on mountain roads. Good gas milage. Lot's of interior room. Excellent options on the LTZ model. I'm very happy with the vehicle. It's 1 of the models Chevrolet hasn't recalled. You won't go wrong on your Equinox purchase. .
2013 V6, 2LT w/Leather and nav.
This car is very peppy for a suv, city driving averages 22 to 25MPG, steady driving @65mph averages 35mpg, and 29mpg @75mpg with cruse control. A 600 mile round trip averaged 28mpg of mixed driving situations including one stop for fuel. The interior is very quiet and isolated from road noise. The engine and drivetrain is very smooth and quiet until you floor it. At full throttle the engine emits a powerful growl until throttle lift. Full throttle from stand still is very squirelly due to torque steer which is common on most front wheel, drive cars.
Rent 1 b4 U buy 1
Rent one B4 you by one! Poor fit/finish of interior dash and front door panels. Primer showing thru paint. Trans upshifts/downshifts at an annoying rate! Tradn' for a Benz!
2nd equinox in 2 years
i had a 2010 drove it 110,000 in 24 months when i traded it in on my 2012 it still had original brakes and tires so it was a no brainer to get a 2012. they improved a lot better injectors ,radio,mirrors,onstar,it performs better too this is the 1st time i have bought the same car twice and the 2010 was the 1st chevy i spend a lot of hours a day in my car all kinds of weather this car is great in the snow too if your thinking about one get it trouble free
Having bought an Equinox LT (2.4L, FWD) new three months ago to replace an 11-year-old Explorer, I am very pleased with its performance, looks, comfort, and mileage. I average around 28mpg in ECO mode (avg. speed of 35mph with heavy A/C use). I have done some light towing (<1500lbs) and have found the 2.4L very sufficient. The only drawbacks I have found is that the clear plastic covering the instruments occassionally catches a glare, making the instruments hard to read. Also the dashboard and other plastic trim are textured in such a way as to make them difficult to clean.
This is a simply amazing car and is my first car ever. I can say that it feels really good and the comfort is amazing. The only cons that i have about this car is that the eco mode makes acceleration 10x more difficult than it needs to be and the car tends to bump while shifting.
Review of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
We have had our 2011 Equinox for 7 mos now and absolutely love it. One of the best improvements is the stability on the road. We have the four cylinder and handles beautifully going up hills. Love everything about this vehicle.
Review of 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
Overall I love the vehicle,the styling and comfortable ride. I am very disappointed in the gas mileage as it has never been over 26 mpg in ideal driving conditions and I am disappointed in Cheverolet just dismissing me when I ask for an explaination. When I ask the deqaler or Cheverolet if other people have had similar experience with gas mileage they say they have not heard of any other complaints but I see on this website that the low mileage is common.