After driving Lincoln town cars for over 30 years . the chevy Equinox has proven to be the most economical replacement without sacrificing quality and comfortability. it has great pick-up on the highway with easy handling. by having the back seat movable it is a great asset over the other SUV's. I never intended to by a SUV but feel in love with the chevy. I did test drive quite a few of them
Great styling both Exterior & Interior. One key that I think is important for all Equinox prospective buyers to check out is the optional V6 putting out 310hp. I test drove the 4 cylinder model, but it seemed sluggish in highway passing power and for times when you that little extra "boost" in town. I also feel that the V6 engine will work less hard and I should be able to put more miles on it versus the 4 cylinder. Not as bad as the old Volkswagen bus that was dangerously under-powered with a 4 cylinder engine, but the V6 won me over the 1st time I drove it. You might have to look around to find one, but it is worth it. We found ours in Ft. Worth, and had it transferred to Kansas City. Great decision!
I wanted a car that would haul light duty and seat 4 adults comfortably. It also had to get good gas mileage and be reliable. This vehicle does all that I ask of it and with no fuss. The car is quick to start making heat usually just a couple of minutes to get some heat. It is a good size as in it is easy to drive and to park, but still can easily haul groceries, Christmas presents, water softener salt. I like that the hatch has room for me to stand under without hitting my head, and provides a rain shield while loading the car.