The blue tooth only syncs you phone call, not your actual phone. You will need a cable to plug in your phone to sync music or navigation. The car will only tell you when you're close to empty in gas not how many miles u til empty. The car will not charge your phone if it's in the turned off position. The blind spots are horrible. Back up camera is only a camera no lines. The list goes on. I had a 2009 Mercury mariner premier prior and for way less money my car did way more.
HVAC controls are difficult to use with 8 buttons to change. Not easy to change HVAC modes while driving. No Bluetooth for radio, only has Aux In. Aiming ventilators is limited. Hard to get cold (or warm) air to rear seat. 3 position reclining rear seats is a total of less than 5�. You are joking...right? Rear seat is very roomy. Seat comfort is good. City mpg is only fair. Long trip mpg near 34mpg at 75mph.
This vehicle is very comfortable and easy to drive. If you have driven any other late model Chevrolet you will feel right at home. It slightly longer than other SUVs in the same class, which gives the rear passengers more room (along with the adjustable seat which helps as well). I've seen other reviewers complain about lack of power, but the Equinox has plenty. I noticed a slight drop in power after filling it with $1,000 worth of IKEA furniture, but it still handled well on the interstate. If you're comparing it to a larger SUV with a powerful V6 (or even V8) then yes, it doesn't have that much power. It's all about perspective. Comparable gas mileage to other SUVs in the same class.