This Chevy Equinox is an excellent truck to handle! What I love most about it is that because it's a crossover, it drives with the safety of a sedan, but with the power of an SUV. I would highly recommend to any first time car buyer! It has the sleekness of any SUV, but the safety that would appeal to any reluctant parent! ENJOY, because I know I do!
Love it! Quiet, stable ride with plenty of room, and I'm a big guy. Only wish they could put the same engine in it as is in my '06 Malibu, which gets better gas mileage and seems to have more power, especially on take off and when passing. Otherwise, I absolutely love this car.
Not being one of lucky ones that could purchase a brand new car--my search had to be limited to a specific price range, but with 4 dogs and living in Wyoming, I also needed another SUV - which limited my choices considerably. This 2007 Equinox was one of the first cars I test drove - having previously driven primarily foreign-brand SUVs (Toyota 4-Runner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport). But the stellar reviews on the 2010 Equinox got me interested in what this car, even in an older model, had to offer. I drove pretty much every other SUV in my price range (Hyundai, Kia, Ford, Nissan, Dodge, Toyota, etc.) But the reason I kept coming back to this Equinox was first and foremost because of the exceptionally smooth ride. Great handling; much more pick-up/power than my Mitsubishi had; incredibly roomy (I love the way the rear seat can be moved forward and back for more leg room!); it gets much better mileage than my last SUV (I'm averaging 28-32 mpg); the style is just right for me - and overall, I fell in love with it on the spot. (But, even at that, I still had to confirm/justify my choice. Impluse purchases not being the best thing for buying a vehicle -- I made it a point to not only drive every other make/model I could find - but to research them extensively, too. By nature, I'm a bit of a pessimist - so I actually looked for reasons NOT to give this Equinox so much credit . . . to no avail. All of the research I did confirmed my initial gut reaction to the Equinox. It was a keeper.) The only concern I had, living in snow-country, was the Front Wheel Drive (rather than All Wheel Drive). But I did my research on that, as well - and these past two months of winter here, I've been driving on new Nokia Hakkapeliitta snow tires - with zero slipping or sliding at all. (Having just rolled my Montero on a bad snow day, I was, understandably, concerned about handling on these roads. So I researched this topic a LOT!) But the snow tires, combined with the Traction Control and Stability Control that comes with this model of Equinox make this front wheel drive car perfect, in my opinion. I'm thrilled with my purchase -- I'm impressed with what Chevrolet has accomplished with this vehicle -- and I'm very happy to once again be driving an American car (even though, who the heck knows where all the parts came from!?). It's been a long time since I felt the quality was there to feel comfortable with buying a Chevrolet. With this car, I can see how they've been changing for the better!