2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

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145,304 Miles
11,846
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 145304
Color: BLACK
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.4L V6 12V MPFI OHV
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Monroe, WI

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Option & Equipment

AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio system security
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Center Console: Full with storage
Clock: In-radio display
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Curb weight: 3,740 lbs.
Daytime running lights
Dual vanity mirrors
Dusk sensing headlights
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front fog/driving lights
Front Head Room: 40.9"
Front Leg Room: 41.2"
Front reading lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 16.6 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 19 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 25 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Grille with chrome bar
Gross vehicle weight: 5,070 lbs.
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 7.3 s
Max cargo capacity: 69 cu.ft.
Metal-look center console trim
Metal-look dash trim
Metal-look door trim
Multi-link rear suspension
Overall height: 69.3"
Overall Length: 188.8"
Overall Width: 71.4"
Passenger Airbag
Permanent locking hubs
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Premium cloth seat upholstery
Privacy glass: Deep
Radio Data System
Rear bench
Rear Head Room: 40.1"
Rear Leg Roo
Rear spoiler: Lip
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Roof rack
Silver aluminum rims
Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside under cargo
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional electric power steering
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Urethane shift knob trim
Urethane steering wheel trim
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: LEV II
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5
Wheelbase: 112.5"

Recalls & Defects

VIN 2CNDL73F856124609 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, 'THEFT PROTECTION.' AN IGNITION KEY PARK LOCK CABLE END FITTING WAS NOT FULLY SEATED ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTER NAIL HEAD DURING INSTALLATION.


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Information about Dealer

jeepfan

5
jeepfan on 06/11/2015

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I have been buying vehicle here for the last 10 years. Excellent sales staff, and a great service department.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 726 reviews

So far so Good !!

5
Mike on 10/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

The equinox I have has 86,000 miles, so far so good, no problems with it, just regular maintenance, oil change every 3000 miles. Mine has been well kept, garaged, hasn't been used off road, or bad weather much. Very comfortable small SUV.

Mom's favorite vehicle

2
Binkyd on 06/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 2

Nothing but strange problems

1
Jc on 04/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

Where do I even begin....lol! I bought this car from my grandpa in 2014 with 64k miles on it. He bought it new and took great care of it. When I got it, I was warned about an odd "starting issue" that seldomly happened at the time. I was assured that he would pay to fix it if it started happening more or quit starting since he wasn't able to figure it out before it became my vehicle. It happens all the time now but won't completely break down so we can get to the bottom of it and acts shy and won't experience the problem when I take it to the shop to diagnose. I think the car is seriously possessed by an evil entity lol. Since it only acts up when I'm in an inconvenient setting like a dark parking lot or trying to get to work, I recorded it with my phone while it was acting up so I could show it to my Chevy mechanic. I've attempted to have this diagnosed several times and was told it might be electrical since we've tried everything else like putting in a new starter etc.... fuel pump is fine, so it's not that either. It's gotten worse... Sounds like the car is trying to start when I turn my key but just can't quite turn the engine over. It never happens when my car has been sitting all night, it only happens after I've driven already that day. Also, the headlights are garbage and changing them is a real biotch and expensive too bc of the labor involved; the whole front part needs to come off bc both headlight casings are connected internally and can't be individually removed. After a while, the plastic casings look extremely yellow and dingy.... Foggy looking. The seals on them wear away as well and water got inside my casings and blew out my bulbs. Since I can't drive at night with no headlights, I had to pay $120 for the mechanic to remove the front of the car so he could get in there to replace the bulbs. I couldn't afford new casings, which were quoted at $300 a piece, so I just had the water dried out so my bulbs wouldn't blow....Well at least until the water seeps in again. They can't be resealed, they have to be replaced. Luckily I live in California and it doesn't rain a lot! Oh... The cheap plastic bumpers... How they hurt my eyes from the ugly gray color being so hideously weather warped. They dent super easily as well. Someone hit it a little bit on the back right corner while in a grocery store parking lot and it got severely crunched in. Of course, they cant be pushed back out and reshaped (that would be too easy) so the whole freaking bumper needs replacing if you want that dent to go away. And wouldn't ya know it, they don't make the bumpers anymore nor do after market ones fit properly without looking ghetto so have fun scouting junk yards for one that still looks decent. It's really weird that the window controls are in the center where the shifter is instead of on each door.... I hate that and so does every passenger that enters my car. As the driver, I should have main window controls for each door window and lock option that passengers can't reach for. I hate when I'm cold and my passenger rolls their window down bc I can't lock all the windows from my door. Annoying blind spots on this car... Took some getting used to. Super thin door pockets, can barely fit a little stack of napkins in there. Don't ever buy stock version of this car, the cloth seats feel hard and uncomfortable and the lever underneath is sooooooo annoying.... I miss power seats!!! On the same note regarding this vehicle being cheaply&ridiculously made, the interior ends up looking like a rolling hooptie as it begins falling apart after normal usage. I never force or abuse my vehicle so it's definitely not a case of this being my own fault bc I don't take care of it (as some other people's comments on this page seem to suggest); my sunvisor's lid that covers the little vanity mirror randomly fell off one day. How about that! Lol! A few months ago, my car started making an electric gurgling sound that graduated into a loud flapping or metal clanking sound that pep boys said sounded serious but internal in the engine so they couldn't help. It was embrassing driving down the street bc it was so loud and obnoxious. By the time my Chevy appointment came around to diagnose and fix it, the sound had stopped and hasn't been back since. I need this car to go away :( I've honestly had more issues with this car since March 2014 then I ever had with my 2001 Ford F-150 that I had for 7 years.... And my ford had 200k miles on it!!! Bye Felicia!

Not worth the money

2
Sara on 02/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 1

I've spent way too much fixing this car. It was an amazing car when I bought it. I've had to replace the thermostat 6 times in 4 years, water pump 2x, brakes 5x, and changing the headlights is absolutely ridiculous. I spent 1600 hoping to get all running great and a year later the cooling system goes out and they didn't make the same kind of part I needed for it so I had to pay 300$ versus the $70, now I'm waiting to get a motor for it as I have a blown head gasket. I unfortunately still owe money on it and am figuring out how to get of it asap. Only good thing is that it was roomy.

money pit junk

1
tina young on 02/03/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

Don't buy it . I have had nothing , but issues with this car....... Week one ... Rvg valve had to be replaced... week three overheated . shop 215.00 .. water pump and labor. week five .. guess what overheating again...... shop 100.00 cost of warranty thermostat and labor... on my honeymoon it broke down again 5 days later.... 200 miles away from home... guess again over heating...tow 250.00 to my house. shop again .... valve, gaskets, hoses not covered by warranty 367.00... .. oh and 75 for the tow to the shop.... 3 days later . yep you guessed it ...... overheating again ..... said they did not get the air all out of it.... no cost that time... 2 days later yep again .... had enough by this time took it to another dealership..... shop 385.00 more hoses more values more labor ... 5 days later... you guessed it again....... 457.00 repair. again 110 to tow it on top of it. on top of the first place put the wrong water pump on it , but new dealership changed it out and replaced it with correct one at no cost.... 1,900.00 in 2 and half months for the same issues .. not a happy camper... oh plus it doesnt want to start at times. brake issues.... routers barrings replaced. ect ect ect ... i can go on and on but i wont

Don't buy this car!!!

1
Cindi Mooney on 12/31/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Theyou decided know a different kind of transmission with no dipstick so you cannot add or check the levels, so you have to take it to a tranny shop or dealership which runs you $250 just to change it...but...then the transmission fails anyhow... $3000 to put a new one in...by this time the car is not even worth that much!!! Biggest regret was buying the stupid thing!!

disappointed

1
pstrickland on 11/27/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

purchased used, after trading in what we thought was our excellent condition money pit trailblazer. not so sure we did the right thing here. sure I paid lots on some repairs to the trailblazer over the last 3 yrs but I know what was done and it was an amazing vehicle. wouldn't hesitate driving it out of state. this equinox on the other hand, I'm not so sure I'm willing to drive it across town! went to family dinner, came home and the entire car was shaking and sounded like my tires were about to fall off. I've had it to the dealer more times than I've had it in my driveway. purchased less than a month ago and its been there more than its been home with us. I'm really upset and fear for our family's future on this - dealers screwing families daily has got to stop! if selling a car to make a buck is more important to you than the safety of another human being, then you're a worthless individual.

My equinox

4
Jared on 09/10/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 4

I see many complaints of the equinox. I have owned mine for 7 yrs now bought it with 35000 mls now has 156000. I haven't had to do any major maintenance on it til now having to replace the head gasket. I put almost 700 mls a week on it and have had nothing but being happy with its performance and reliability. My wife also feels the same. So whether it be ppl not performing their own at home maintenance of a vehicle, changing its oil and just learning their vehicle with its sound and handling and knowing when something is wrong is their fault. I love my Equinox and would not hesitate to buy another

Expect the expected

2
David in Delaware on 08/04/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

You will have these issues, expect them - fuel pump, head gasket, center driveshaft bearing, misfire. Our '05 Escape 4 cyl has been a Much better vehicle.

UPDATE On My Previous Post. MarThe_RN23 Now At 140K And Loving It!!!! Worth The Minor Issues If You Have Reasonable Mechanic Trust Worthy Mechanic!

4
marthe_rn23 on 08/14/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Since My Last Post I Did Have The Entire Engine Rebuilt... Since The Rebuild I Have Put 40K On It In 1 Year, I So Have Grown To Love It, Drove It Cross Country Several Times And It Has Never Left Me Stranded, I Have Been Following The Maintenance Schedule 2The T, Transmission Flushes, Coolant Flushes, Simi Synthetic Oil Changes. Also A New Catalytic Converter, Rear Shocks, Front Brake Pads And Wheel Bearings, Air Filterx2, Cabin Air Filter, Driver Headlight, Passenger Head Light Wires Burned Out {Current}. A/C Condenser, Radio &Though It Seems Like Alot They Have Been Really Cheap Fix's, Since Its Paid For I Think Its Worth It! Also My Passenger Seat Doesn't Recline Any One Know What To Do?

Reliable car

4
el68lie on 07/17/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought this Equinox new in 2005. Have owned it for almost 10 years. We have pretty low mileage on the car; just over 60,000 miles, but we have had minimal problems with this vehicle. Had a head gasket early on, but other than that it has been just maintenance. Change the tires, change the oil every 3,000. One tune up. I am not a fan of the drive train set up. The wheel base is set back so the car does not turn tightly at all. Don't care for the set up of the console between the front seats. Everything falls down along the seats and you can't get you hand down there easily. Not a good design. Don't like the cup holders. Cheap. Otherwise, good reliable car.

need help, ac problems

4.3
cindysue2 on 05/26/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The ac on my 2005 equinox not working right. You turn the ac on and it doesn't get cold. I had it checked and was told it needed a new ac compressor, so I had a new one put on. Still didn't fix it. We discovered the fans weren't turning on to push the cold air out. I bought a pressure switch, put that on, they come on now but still not pushing cold out. It's like they are not turning fast enough. No one knows what to do with it. I'm tired of spending money & it not getting fixed. Anyone have any ideas?

Wiring harness issues

3.4
jngavin on 04/10/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I recently have been having issues with the windows not working. Or working intermittently. Also have a buzzing in the radio. I did a google search and discovered a few comments pertaining to the wiring harness between the door and the body. The harness in this area is prone to breaking. I figured what the heck. I removed the rubber boot and to my surprise I found 5 wires broken. I wish now that I hadn't spent the money on a new window motor. I'm now trying to find a way to get in there and repair the wires. I'm a bit afraid to look at the other 3 doors. If this has been a longtime issues with design, it should've been fixed while it was still under warranty. We bought it brand new.

NIGHTMARE!!

2.3
moonwi11ow on 04/03/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought my 2005 Equinox used, 99k on it had a thirty day warranty, got it on June 4, broke down on July 4. Head Gasket. Cost me $2100.00 Electrical issues...This vehicle is a nightmare. I have always been a chevy girl, but I think next go round I'm buying a FORD.

05 Equinox

3.5
bconner4 on 08/23/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

So...I bought my 2005 equinox in 2011, and since then I have had to replace...fuel pump, shocks, struts, radio, antenna, starter, and now the computer!!! This is outside of tires, brakes, rooters, and calipers...Also the 15 mpg city sucks, especially when newer Suburbans get 20 city. I will never buy another one ever again.

If You Like Spending Money This Is The SUV For You!!!!

3
marthe_rn23 on 03/14/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I Purchased My 05 Equinox In May of 2012 With 90k "Father's Day Gift" To Self, Some Gift!!! Since I've Had It Nothing But Trouble, A Week After Purchase I Had Engine Misfire (Tune Up) Which Had Just Been Done At Purchase, Got It Repaired, The Dealer Said The Spark Plugs Had Melted HOW???? Since I've Had To Replace Water Pump, Belt And Pully, Thermostat, Air Bag Sensor, CD Player, Both Front Entire Strut Sets, Muffler And Now At 105k The HEAD GASKETS, Not Just The Gaskets Tho, Both Entire Heads As Well Along With New Plugs And Wires And All New Filters... This Thing Is A Money Pit And It's Driving Me Right Into The Poor House... It's A Beautiful Car For Sure BUT STAY AWAY I Call Her EVE!!!

Brake Issues

4
chevy_lady on 02/19/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my 2005 chevy equinox and havent had any troubles other than the ABS light and TC light coming on and staying on. My brakes now pump against me when i am trying to stop and also I have to give it gas to help it start up. The ABS sensor has to be replaced.

Please help me!

2.9
elizabeth3578 on 09/05/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my car in april 2012. its an '05 chevy equinox. ive had it for 5 months now and it has been in the shop 5 times. The first time was the day after i got it for an alignment. The second time was because my brakes would fail, not stop and vibrate/jerk. I would have to push really hard on the brake to actually stop. the abs light would come on and my traction control would turn off. the car would be out of control and not stop. I took it to one of DT's shops and they supposeably fixed it. not even a week later, the brakes wouldnt work and the abs light/traction control light came on. i took it back to the shop and this time the people at the shop were jerks. said nothing was wrong and to basically drive until i crash it or dont drive at all. left the shop drove approximately 2 miles the abs light/traction control light came on. took it right back. they said oh there is a problem. they replaced the abs sensor. got it back a week later and they said it was fixed. once again right when it got out it drove fine but not even a week later the brakes would not work. i got fed up with DT that i went a month without doing anything. the car was getting so bad that i took it to a different shop. they replaced the abs sensor again. got it back still the same problem. took it back they changed the driver side hub assembly. got it out was okay then week later back in the shop. this time it was the brake module sensor or something like that. got it back about three weeks ago and still having the same problem but its worse now. i cant tell you how many times ive almost been in a accident its ridiculous. what can i do? can anyone help me figure out how to get rid of this car?

my equinox

4
min8828 on 07/04/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

i really happy with my equinox is 2005 and I bougth it in FL with 30.000 m , the only problem i m having is the i need to hit the gas pedal to start the engine , i have 129.000 miles now . its good suv .

DON'T DO IT!!!!

2.1
jones1124 on 05/19/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This was the worst car I have ever owned. After 68k my serpentine went, the gas mileage was awful, the all-wheel drive in the snow was garbage,and I went through six headlights. Now, my car was paid free and clear after approx 2 1/2 yrs of ownership, but I still traded in for an '09 Honda Civic,and I could not be happier so far!! Bottom line is stay away from this vehicle. The Equinox, and my previous Chevy, have made me swear off American originated cars period

Buyer beware...

2.9
bocakin12 on 04/13/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I fell in love with how pretty this car was immediately. It came with all the bells and whistles, and after years of driving a straight forward Focus, I had to have it. Even after reading the reviews on this site about how sketchy the Equinox could be, I thought "that won't be me." Ohhhh but it is. Two weeks after I bought it the check engine light was one, never to leave. The airbag light quickly followed. Followed by two brake jobs, the starter issue mentioned so many times by other users, and who knows what is next. Cannot wait to trade it in after paid off. Such a shame because it still is so pretty...

2005 Equinox Poorly Made

2.5
equinoxowner on 03/26/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased the 05 equinox with 40,000 miles on it. It has had problems since right after i purchased it. I have had to replace the carrier barrier, heater core, AC unit, many thermostats, battery, cracked head gasket and i am sure much more. When i go to start the car half of the time it doesnt want to start and i have to keep turning it over and hit the gas for it to start, asked Chevrolet about it and was told that is just how they are nothing can be fixed. However i have read on here that it has something to do with a faulty wiring harness. The CD player will lock up and you have to take out the fuse so that it will reset its self. I would not recommend this car to anyone.

Trouble since i got it

3.5
bosslady443 on 01/23/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased my chevy from a local dealership here in Sumter, South Carolina..from the day that i picked it up from the dealership a week after i purchased it. Well problem 1. check engine light keeps appearing 2. the temperature gage keep fluctating 3. when shifted into reverse it rattles... I am so ready to take this vehicle back to the dealership..i do believe that it will only get worse. Please HELP if there is anyone else out there who have been experiencing these issues, your assistance is greatly appreciated

Unfortunate vehicle by General Motors

2
bmduffield on 01/05/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased a 05 Equinox in May 2006 with just under 26k miles on it. I assumed I was just in the right place at the right time and signed on the dotted line. The problems began immediately, but the real problem has been the engine. In 2008 with less than 60k miles on it the head gasket blew. GM refused to do anything, I paid 2,500 for the repair. Yesterday included, the heads have blown 4 times since purchasing. I complain to GM every.time and while they are aware of the known issue they continue to do nothing to rectify the situation. A quick internet search and you will find how common the head gasket problem is on these vehicles. I do not recommend anyone purchasing this vehicle.

not happy

2.3
nothappyall1 on 10/15/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought a 2005 new. The 2nd month I had it, a part in the transmission broke. Then the lift gate lock and the CD did not work properly fixed under warranty. Just out of warranty (14 months old) side mirror switch,$40, the ABS sensor went bad, $200, Then the upper strut plates and a strut went bad, $300. Since then, the ABS sensor went bad again, both struts and upper plates replaced again $472. The wiring harness in the driver door (Which controlls the speaker, locks, alarm, and dinger) was replaced $200. The rear hub replaced $255. The paint on the interior doors and on the radio buttons is chipping off. The fabric is not easy to clean. The CD changer just broke. I did not get my $'s worth

Losing power and getting wet...

2.4
starsmyles on 10/01/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this vehicle used with 72,300 miles. I fell in love with the exterior. Upon first entering the vehicle I noted the paint on the radio buttons were worn. I was okay with this slight imperfection. I bougt the vehicle. After a couple weeks I had to repalce the struts. The vehicle ran okay. Then it was spring. The vehicle did not start or go easily on hills, the vehicle lost acceloration in the rain ( this is not a proven hypothesis but likely with my evidence) and has been in the shop since May 2011. I drove it 1700 miles. I wish I had better things to say however I have not had it for nearly six months as it has been in the shop.

Starting problems

4.1
mudskipper on 09/14/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I recently bought a 2005 Equinox. I looked for over a month and thought I got a good deal. I've had it for a week and I'm having starter problems. It turns over but takes a long time to start. This only happens about half the time. As I'm reading reviews I'm seeing this is a common problem. I would like to get it fixed while under warranty so I'm curious to know what exactly the problem is. Seeing all of these bad reviews and potential problems I am now wondering if I was wrong in buying an Equinox. Any ideas on the starting problem?

Okay SUV

3.1
ap21ril on 08/05/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this used in 2008 with 28,000 miles and just traded it in with 52,300 miles. I liked it and thought it was fun to drive.

2005 Box of Rocks

2.1
rchiefari on 07/28/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Front end makes all kinds of noise due to the poor quality components. Drivers side wheel bearing/hub has blown out 3 times in two years, air conditioner gave out --electrical - cant find the problem. You have to remove the front chrome grill and headlamp assembly to replace a headlight --are you kidding?? Can't see out the back window when backing up.

I Regret the day I Got this Car!

3.1
equinoxhater on 07/21/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I should have seen this car was cursed when the tire went flat at the dealer ship but no i had to get rid of my 2002 Doge Neon. That was a good little car but i needed more space. the Equinox seemed like a good choice. I regret the day i brought this car because i have only had it for 2 years and i have been in over 20 accidents and my car has been attempted to be broken into and over and over with hit and runs... also most recently there is a 5inch crack in my front bumper. I hate this car because it uses so much technology i wish i just got a 65 corvete chery bom red. These cars are crazy and are confusing i want good quality old craftmanship.

I want to get rid of this!

3.1
nickab182 on 06/25/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought used March 2011 w/ 53 k miles. It is now June 2011, I have 60 k miles on the car and I want to get rid of this. Thought I was getting my dream car. The day i brought it home I noticed there was a foot of water in the spare tire well. Two days later the CD player went. The next day I noticed rear break light seal and windshield seal were broke. The back cup holder and it fell apart in my hand. I replaced a front left wheel bearing one month later at 59 k. Since then I have had too many problems to list. Key comes out of ignition while running, shifter doesn't lock in place, part of top rck fell off while driving, clunks when turning, has trouble starting, lighter sockets broke, ect.

Biggest Mistake I EVER made!!!!

1.9
hawleyzoo on 05/18/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has been the biggest mistake I have ever made - have replaced brakes and rotors 4 times, control arms twice, fabric stains very easily and will NOT come clean, temp gauge has been replaced twice, have had to have tire bolts replaced every time I get tires rotated because the threads have been stripped, headlights and seals are bad ALL the time, and now my drive shaft is toast due to bad U joints. Car only has 85,000 miles on it. I should have known to not buy a Chevy when they were going under, but have learned to never buy one again. Shoddy parts, shoddy workmanship - and they wonder why they are going under??

Just got rid of this car...

2.3
sydspapa on 05/16/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

We had purchased this vehicle used with 19,000 miles on it in 2007. I immediately realized it needed brakes and rotors. Electrical system was whacky, started would run and run when you tried to start it. Buttons wore badly and paint rubbed off the dash and interior badly as well. Last straw was a flat tire that took 4 hours to get off due to it being rusted to the car. The only good thing was that the dealership liked the features and it only had 53,000 miles on it which made a nice 6k down payment on a new Dodge Journey R/T. Bye Bye Equinox...

Love my Equinox But......

4
diana408 on 03/03/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my 2005 Equinox since 2008. I love driving it but I do have one complaint..the electrical system is poor..I have had all kinds of trouble with lights..dash board lights do not work and the driving lights will not come on automatically when turned to auto..I am putting over $2000.00 into it to have the air bag light fixed and I still won't have dash lights as it would cost another $500. and I will still have to turn lights on manually...I think you really need to work on this problenm and give some type of refund for these repairs..

Buyer Beware!!!!!

2.3
kristinac on 02/22/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my Equinox New in Feb. 2005. Loved it at first. Then it started to fall apart. Visors fall off repeatedly, buttons on Stereo faded, key stuck in ignition, wore to the point I can take it out while driving. Turns over repeatedly with no start, Dealer said the electric fuel pump might be going out, to turn key on and off and wait to start it, mind you I had only 30k miles on it. The electrical malfunctioned, on-star could not even open the doors, key wont work in drivers door. Had to tow to dealer to get into my car, Fan switch went out, heater is all or nothing, air conditioner is going out, shifts hard, and now with 100k the head gasket blew.

Love at First sight ended in heartbreak

3.5
arwriggs on 01/04/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought my 05 nox 6/1/04. Had recall within 2 weeks that was fixed. Had to carry it back to replace pass. interior door panel & shifter (under warr). Paint started chipping bad. Had problems w/ ignition switch. At 2 years it started going downhill. Driver power window motor/regulator, CD player, scrubbing noise which is the AWD apparently. The AC compressor went out, the interior stains with a single drop of water, the quality of materials is poor, paint chips, buttons fade. Now water pump went out & cracked heads in motor. I'm out a few thousand dollars over this. I love my Nox & am extremely heartbroken to lose her. But I should have seen this coming, these are common problems w/ this car.

Please read! Do not buy

2.8
Tony on 10/08/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Chevy needs to pull all 2005 Equinoxes and fix them! The problem is the throttle actuator control module. When it goes out you vehicle won't go. All you can do is coast to a stop. My wife and daughter were almost killed because of this. If you own a 2005 Chevy equinox and this has gone wrong PLEASE call Chevy and file a complaint. If it hasn't gone out yet be careful! I researched this and there is over 500 people who have had it go out. I called Chevy and they said if they have enough complaints filed they will review and recall it. I told them about the other 500 people I read about and they said it was here say. So PLEASE PLEASE call and complain before someone dies.

05 equinox

4.3
Great SUV on 10/03/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I'vr read all these problems that people have been having, i haven't seen anything, yet. The interior looks great no peeling paint. i suggest getting leather for the seats to avoid stains :)

Looks can be deceiving....Sadly

3.6
Numbahz23 on 09/02/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased the car new from the dealership as a 2005 Equinox LT AWD Fully loaded with every single available feature minus the side air bags in Dec. 2004. The car looks great love the color especially laser blue metallic it looks much nicer than any other crossover on the road well for 2005 ish. Where to start problems began before I even hit 1000 miles.. I had the brakes & rotors.. replaced @ 855 miles & 3200 & 7500 from the dealer. Within 36k Brakes 5x, Cd players , window switch , faulty wiring in steering , Severe hydroplaning, alternator, bearings , rear drums. I drive very conservative with this car as I know the expenses of car repair from past experiences.

Bad Purchase

3.9
Barbara on 07/25/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Purchased this vehicle brand new and within 3 weeks the dealership had it for 3 weeks fixing a computer problem. Should have known a lemon but have it for 68,000 miles and it ran hot put 700 in I don't know what because 45 miles later I had to tow it to a dealership that told me $5,000 to repair I refused and called gm repeatedly and they told the dealership to fix it for 1000 had only a few days after they had it for a week the check engine came on and the power Windows messed up. I baby this car so no reason for all this trouble. Gm said it had high mileage that does not hold true for foreign cars t hat get hundreds of thousand miles. I will not purchase a gm car again and neither should you.

Consider another vehicle

3
getting frustrated on 07/20/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my Equinox used with 23,000 miles on it. Was a great car did a lot of traveling in it. The car now has 93,000 miles on it and is killing me in repair costs. Transmission flush costs 300.00! No place would do it except for my dealership. Problem of hard shifting got worse and found out valves were bad in the transmission. Cost for new part 4200.00 plus labor at dealership. I got a used one at half the cost. Told this is common for this type of transmission. Brakes need replaced a lot but are fairly cheap. Key stuck in the ignition, and lots of front end work constantly needs done. Not good in the winter in the snow or rain like it used to be. Feels unsafe. Consider another vehicle.

Sorry I ever got it

1.8
kathy52 on 06/19/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Car was fine for a couple of months and then the tires went bad had them replaced. Then the rotors went bad had to have them replaced. The company said the cram was manufactured wrong that is why I have to keep replacing the tires. Koons said they must be crazy that there is nothing wrong with the cam but the tires are on a slant. so you tell me

Never Again

2.9
AnnaB on 06/08/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought used with 23k miles and soon as I drove off lot engine light came on! After 35,000 cd player went out, brakes go out every 6-7 months, at 52k miles driver window won't go down at all. Worst car of my life. Not enough room Take my key out no lights on still continues to ding used to be able to pull key at angel to get it to stop now that won't work Chevy can't figure out what's wrong. No way to use e-brake if you need it without ruining interior and getting all sticky. Seats stain with just water being used on them. Stay away from the equinox! interior flakes with no effort. will never own again staying away from GM altogether nothing but problems from them

Do Not Buy!

1.3
Moonbeam on 06/08/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased my 05 brand new and could have never imagined such problems with a new car. The details are too long to list but there have been issues from the beginning ranging from engine trouble to the interior simply falling apart. Unfortunately I am stuck with this vehicle right now but unless the President of Chevy personally calls me to apologize and offers me a free vehicle I will never drive Chevy again. Please take my advice and do the same.

Good car

4.1
starwalker on 06/01/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Equinox used in 2007, my current mileage is 110,000. I've had no problems . Only performed routine maintenance . A great vehicle and fun to drive. Handles great in the northern Michigan winters .

Better than expected

4.1
chris on 04/13/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought used with 70,000 miles haven't found most of the complaints that others have to be an issue. Had heard that the engine was underpowered and the cabin was noisy but driving on the highway the first couple times I was surprised to look at the speed and find myself doing 80. For the noise the only thing that intrudes is the tires when going over large bumps. Engines quiet unless you mash the pedal. Wind pushes it around easily something I never felt in my last car. Acceleration's not great but has plenty of power for highway driving. Love that I can carry five people over six feet and have them be comfortable. Fuel economy is about 21 mpg. Seats and floor were stained cleaned up easy

The more miles the more problems.

2.1
Lindz on 04/10/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my Equinox about a year ago and loved it at first. It drove smoothly, it was comfortable to travel in for a little bit. Then my anti-lock braking system started to take a crap on me. Took it into the dealer said that it was a computer chip malfunction.They replaced that and I didn't even hardly get it out of the parking lot before it did it again. Took it back again and finally figured out it was something in the wheel. I hate the interior I spilled water on my seat and it stained it! All the buttons are wearing off and I just took it to the shop again because something to do with my radiator that could have potentially burnt my engine up! The more miles the more problems it seems.

So far so good

4.1
Mark on 03/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's easy to change the oil, which was impossible on my wife's GEO Prism. I have taken it on several 2000 mile fishing trips to Canada, Minnesota - it's easy to load, easy to drive, visibility and clearance like a pick up truck but has better speed. Disappointing gas mileage. For some reason, I've had to replace several headlamps. Currently one is clearly full of condensation and will probably fail soon. I'd get another, if newer models can get better gas mileage.

PLEASE consider your options first

2.5
smyoung312 on 03/02/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I have had this car for 5 years now, & I have many issues with it. First, the pump that dispenses the washer fluid went out, 3 years ago! Now, my drivers door will not lock unless I manually lock it myself, but will not unlock unless I physically crawl through my car, and unlock it from the inside (key doesn't work in the door). My car can be on without the key in the ignition, my running lights wont stay on, and my automatic lights don't turn on either, which has resulted in a dead battery numerous times! I have had many problems with this car, and not enough $ to fix them! The problems just keep stacking up! Oh and my CD player eats my CD's if I've been in the car for more than 20 minutes!

Gas sucker

2.8
setheus on 02/16/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the chevy Equinox LS 2005 3 weeks ago. With 23000 miles on it. We test drove it and pilled back in the dealership and it was smoking from the front grill. So they said we put it trough service. They called back and said something between emission and oilfilter is wrong.They replaced the part ( took them 3 Days to do it.)They had to order the part.It uses a lot of gas. I'm driving between 60- 70 miles a week and have to fill this sucker up every week. Getting ready to bring that car back and go buy one somewhere else. BAD GAS MILEAGE.....:-((

Great look sucky engine

3.8
sammy_jo08 on 01/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my nox almost 8 months ago. How its not running at all. I bout it with 50k miles, I have never beat my car nor let the antifreeze go low, some how a headgasket is broke. That after it wouldn't start. We replaced the battery and the starter. The starter was smoking so we thought it would be that, nope. So the headgasket is supposedly broke. I hope we get that fixed and its perfect. Also the seats do stain really easy. I bought seat covers the first week I owned it

My wife's decision without me

2.3
Doug Canady on 01/19/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

We just spent over $1400 on engine repairs when all the oil changes were done regularly and we used full synthetic oil which I swear by. I have never had a vehicle need such repairs and I've owned over 9 vehicles that were not cared for quite as well as this one. My truck has more miles and is older and never needed such work. This is a poor vehicle. Handle like a lawnmower.

Only Good for 5 Years

3.8
Lynne on 01/16/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I loved this car when I bought it in 2004. It handled well in the snow. It was more like a truck, but it did the job. Unfortunately at about 65,000 miles, major things started to go wrong. The sway bar links,(which had to be replaced when I bought the car), had to be replaced- close to $900. Then, two head gaskets had to be replaced at about 69,000 miles- $850. Finally, the car began dying sporadically without explanation. There was an electrical problem, but Chevy would not acknowledge it. They began replacing things at random, only to have the car die again. Loved it at first, but traded it for a Subaru. Chevy claimed 70,000 miles was high mileage. I can't afford to own that type of car.

Chevy not American!

1.9
a unhappy Chevy lad on 12/31/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Well.. This being my first chevy and last. I never seen such a poor quality AWD; when compared to Subaru and the pricing for the vehicle. It's body does not do justice in Rain, and actually works better in the snow. We have tried 4 different kinds of tires and made no signs of improvements. The material in the vehicle is very cheap, we cannot clean it out nor get it professional cleaned. We actually had to spend another grand and updated it with leather which has been great since. THIRD, two things.. ITS NOT AN AMERICAN ENGINE! SHOCKED! and it doesn't even have a REAL BATTERY. You cannot jump this, or jump another vehicle with this SUV. It has its good days but NOW I see why GM is falling!

Im affraid of driving my NOX

2.9
Isaura on 12/19/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

My Nox was my 16 birthday gift, i was so thrilled but not now!! since two months of purchased it started having problems: 1) The start engine switch was awfully bad had two different keys by now 2) I have drifted three times and have crash it because of the front traction. 3) Has horrible electric problems i have got my way home in a flat bed shuts down because a short circuit, 4) have burned twice the power steering fussiles 5) The interior is BIG trash! nmbers had fade, the arm rest has peeled off 6) The emergency Brake conflicts with the cup holders if you are using them and from all the stuff even the cd player doesn't work since like 2 years now! A/C does not work right now !

Luv my Chevy Equinox!!

5
Hoot on 12/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered it new in 2005 with all the available options and only have replaced tires - I have 67000 miles on it now, and no problems. I am seriously thinking of getting a new 2010 model, but believe my gas mileage is better than the rating mpg on the new 2010. I would highly recommend this vehicle. Proud to drive it~! Sharp looking and easy to drive...dependable too!!

Hope it gets stolen

3
Todd on 11/21/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I hate this vehicle. Rear bearings went out at 42K miles. Now front bearings are going out. Complained to Chevy and they wouldn't back it up because I bought it used and a local mechanic did the work. The fact it was poor quality didn't play into it. GM and Chevy have lost me forever.

Fully Loaded

3.1
ADG21282 on 11/12/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought brand new. Fully loaded, paid extra for paint color. Loved it in the beginning. Then the problems began. CD player replaced 3 times...CD's get jammed in player, some dont play at all. Window controls and cup holders must have been placed by a blind guy. Sounds like a helicoptor is on top of me when the windows are open. Leather is horrible quality. Interior paint is chipping off. Uneven tire wear. Had issues with cooling system within first 2 years. Now, I get to play "Equinox Roulette" everytime I get in...will it start today? Found out a cylinder is misfiring and the coolant looks like mud. From reading other posts, seems like a blown head gasket...awesome.

I will buy another Equinox

4.9
jungledj on 10/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have owned. I usually trade every 3 yrs. This equinox has me sold. I've had foreign cars & trucks. They all seem to have a rough ride & outside noise. This equinox is quiet & takes bumps smoothly. I used it in a courier service for the first 2 years. I routinely take it on long trips. 10 months ago I drove it from Sacramento to LA down I-40 to Amarillo up to Pueblo and back to Sac via hwy 50. Temps outside ranged from 5 to 80 degrees depending on location. Plenty of power for the mountains. Not one problem with this vehicle. I don't work for GM and I'm not being paid to write this. Never had a problem. My next car will be an Equinox or Terrain.

Was okay until...

3.6
MeatMan on 10/05/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I drive about 80 miles a day plus trips and really had no probs until now. Driveshaft bearing went out and supposedly damaged the CV joint. Still in the shop because apparently this is common. Was great thru Cleveland winter, even got me up the drive in 6" of snow with new Yoko tires. Still too many recurring and issues from the posts I've read. Maybe I'll trade in & get a Buick. I'll not by foreign.

I hated this vehicle!

1.8
judy on 09/08/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

After 2 horrible winters I wanted a vehicle with better clearance. I was driving a VW Golf (which I loved!) The Equinox had 35,000 miles on it when we bought it. The interior was soiled and we couldn't get it clean. We immediately had to replace the shocks and struts. The first time we used the air conditioning it stopped working after 20 minutes and needs a new compressor @ $500. You can't hear the radio because of the outside noise and every time I turned right it made a horrible noise! Plus it has some bad blind spots. After 6 months we traded it in. My confidence in this car was zero.

best money I have spent on a car yet

4.5
joe on 08/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I see some people had bad experiences here, you can't make everyone happy. This is an amazing car for the price and mine has over 129K miles on it! I have had autos from domestic and foriegn makes and our Equinox is incredible. The GREATS: ON STAR!!! Handling, int. space, handling in snow, exterior looks, exhaust sounds sporty. The GOODS: fuel MPG, pick up, rear seat comfort, easy to work on. Nice sound features The BAD: Front leather seats not comfortable on trips, road noise, int. plastic losing coating. OVERALL: the car is $25K with leather and all wheel drive!!! What do you expect?? We have had no problems,and this one we love!! ps.Our Honda needed a new motor and Nissan 2 tranny's so...

STAY AWAY

1.8
CHEVYCHASE on 08/25/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The car is junk. I bought it new and have had many problems. The key lock broke on drivers door. GM decided to only put one key entry on the car, how cheap is that? I can only unlock it with the remote (its great when the battery dies). Front bearings went at about 20k. Door handle came off in my hand, so open the doors very carfully on this heap. The interior finish on the dash has pealed off, it looks like it is 30 yrs old. There is actually a blind spot out the front windshield when looking across to the right caused by the window fram and the exterior mirror.

Good small suv

4.9
cayo on 08/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a really good small suv. Driving it is very fun. It has a very good engine performance the 5speed trans make the ride feel very smooth. Even though some times the last gear takes a bit to long to kick in. Very Nice for long trips. Lots of space inside.

It's fine for adults

3.8
Celia on 08/05/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

So far no major problems with the car. It has good gas mileage and what really made me buy it is its exterior appearance. It reminds me of a Lexus SUV but without the price tag.

Love My Chevy Equinox!!

4.8
Jlhlacey on 07/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was in the process of selling my car and got a few calls on the reviews they read on here. I had to come check it out myself as I couldn’t believe it… I bought my SUV in 2005 used. I have loved it since the day I bought it. It has been an outstanding vehicle for me. It gets great gas mileage for an SUV, it’s roomy and I love how it tells me when I need to put on the traction control. The car is beautiful inside and out. My car now has 50,000 miles and I have replaced the brakes and the tires it has been a great car. I am actually having a hard time letting it go….Very roomy, great ride and handling and has been reliable. I love my chevy!!

LOVE IT!!!!!

4.9
MAXINE FOX on 07/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I always envied Lexus suv's. But your only paying for the price. I purchased a used 05 w/32k miles on it (a one owner older man), with leather seats and pretty much the upgraded package (not the highest) and it's a great car. It's gold but a Nice gold. I test drove about 6 different types of suv's (comp to the equinox) and it was the nicest for the money. The car rides so smooth compared to my Ford explorer and you have a ton of room. I love the pic nic table in the back and some of the other perks that come with it. If you are in the market for a smaller yet medium size suv drive everything but the equinox then save it for last--- you are most likely going to know that it's the suv for u

Was red in color-should have been YELLOW

1.3
Mike on 06/19/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought this on 2/7/09, traded on 6/14/09. Worse care I ever bought. HAd less than 50,000 miles when I bought it and 6 weeks after purchase was hit with a $2700 repair bill. Dealership said sorry, but nothing we can do for you. I know it was a used car but this was ridiculous. Anyone considering an Equinox...think again. Traded for a 2003 Santa Fe GLS with more miles. Runs better and looks better.

Held up well in accident

4.8
kmcknight on 06/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was recently in an accident where the other vehicle ran a stop light and I couldn't do anything except T-bone him. It was a perpendicular hit between the two vehicles and my car held up amazing. It will be totaled but there was no intrusion into the passenger compt. the airbags went off as they should the seatbelt performed it's job. I was able to walk away with minor injuries you'd expect from a hit of that caliber. If I'd been driving anything smaller I would not have been as lucky. Also, I was getting 23-24mpg non highway as my daily driver.

My 2005 Equinox Problems

3.6
Mike from Buffalo on 05/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my 05 Equinox used in 2007 with 25000 miles on it. The first problem I had with it was the ignition. The key would get stuck. Took back to dealer and they fixed it. Second thing was water in spare tire well. Rear hatch gasket was leaking. Paid $200 to have gasket & rug padding replaced. So for no more leaks. Third had rust on inside body of both rear doors. Took to dealer to show collision shop guy. He said he's never seen that rust problem on any other Equinox. Drivers side sun visor won't stay in position when it's down to block the sun, obstructs your view. I have to prop it up. Now I've got a creaking noise in front steering when I make a right turn. Who knows what will be next

Good Car

4.5
bryan on 05/15/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this SUV used a year ago, and I have had no issues at all. I am in the military stationed in NY, and I drive to VA about every four months. Great for long trips. Good fuel economy. Great everyday driving car. Only issue I have had is battery placement.

Disappointing!

3
Sooo Disappointed! on 04/21/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I fell in love with the sleek style, beautiful on the outside..but that's as far as it goes! After having this vehicle for 2 weeks I began experiencing problems my car wouldn't start! It would turn over but wouldn't start completely then stall out. I took it to the dealership and they "couldn't figure it out" 6 visits/7 months later they still don't know what's wrong? The worst part about it-the fact that in my most recent visit the was one towed there another sitting there waiting to get fixed with that same problem as mine! Besides the starting issue, my car will not reverse,breaks/roters grind(didn't need to be replaced), car dings even when keys aren't in the ignition!

My Last Chevrolet

2.8
Tom on 04/04/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

We were impressed by the looks of the Equinox. We have had no mechanical issues. We have had many other issues, which made me vow that this is my last Chevy. When traveling on the interstate the road noise is awful. The AC noise is really loud also. We had to have two of the rear seatbelt latches replaced because they didn't latch. A strut on the hatch went out. The interior is very cheap. Water stains the seats. When you follow the instructions in the owners manual on how to clean the interior, it just looks worse. Had to buy seat covers to hide the stains.

Absolutely Great Vehicle for 4 years now

4.9
Mikey on 04/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am still amazed when I see any negative comments about this car. It has been an outstanding vehicle for me. I wonder how the Lexus owners that spent double feel when people were staring at the great looks of my car!!! 4 years now and no problems. (A gas cap and some tires) It is as fun to drive as the Mercedes 300E I once owned. The back seat leg room is my favorite feature. My 6ft tall kids love it. Very roomy, great ride and handling and has been reliable. I don't think I could have bought better.

Just Purchased

4.5
Vitajay on 03/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Reason: cars are a challenge for my knees, getting in and out. Also we (mom and son) are 6'2 and 6'5, so we needed leg room. It drives nicely and I spoke with other Equinox owners who had nothing but nice things to say. Everybody's experience is different, but so far I've driven to work and back and the ride is smooth. I will have good gas mileage since my travel to work is mainly highway. Time will tell if I made a good decision.

EQI-NOT

3.4
Puzzled Owner on 01/14/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

At 30,000 miles a rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. The front brake rotors showed serious warping at 30,000 miles. The standard tires were substandard. The vehicle overall has bad gas mileage. It is a very handy vehicle for shopping, hauling. I have always been a GM man even when they rusted out in 3 years. Thank God the Japanese introduced their line. Even though I accumulate GM dollars, I will go foreign the next time around.

No other vehicle will do it for me

5
Rox on 01/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the vehicle 5 months now. It is very comfortable. Love the heated seats and sunroof. The vehicle handles better than any other vehicle I've had in the winter. I see people slipping and sliding all over the road in newer vehicles and my Nox is sturdy and safe. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who has a family and who lives in wintry conditions. I don't find the vehicle to be a gas oink and it doesn't cost that much to fill the tank. The vehicle handles well on the highway and even better in snowy conditions. Most people who see it comment on what a smart SUV it is and where did I get it. Thanks Chevy for the best vehicle we've ever owned!

Never again GM!

2.6
japauley on 01/09/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I was so looking forward to buying this vehicle. Then I did. I had to tell the salesman the specs on the Equinox. GM's SmartBuy program is a joke. You have to pay them to take the vehicle back if you decide you don't want it! The tires went bald at 15k miles. Then it took 3 months to find tires! The service engine soon light comes on every 4-5 starts and Chevy says just to ignore it, rather than figure out what causes it. They want $13k after 4 years for the vehicle when it goes straight to auction for $5k. Gas mileage is not what they advertised! I get 11-16 mpg. It's supposed to get 19-25. I'll never buy another GM since I can get a much better vehicle for less than what I paid on this one

Good basic transportation

4.4
Gabbie on 01/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I'm graduating from a 2002 Subaru Outback. I needed AWD and the ability to fit 3 car seats across the back seat. The 2005 Equinox with cloth seats fits the bill. The back seat is cavernous and really easy for the kids to get in and out of their seats (Graco SnugRide, Radian 80, Graco Nautilus). The AWD is great, much superior to the FWD I was renting. I like the higher ride as compared to a car. I like the suspension as compared to a truck chassis like a Trail Blazer. The interior is cheap and basic, but I don't care about any of that and didn't want to pay up for it. The price is hard to beat. All in, this is just what I was looking for.

Our floorboards are soaking wet

3.8
Daryl on 12/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The rear hatch leaks when it rains and now the spare tire well is full of water and the carpet is soaking wet. My local dealership has never heard of this problem and offered me no help. Between oil changes, my Equinox uses more than a quart of oil. Local dealership says this is an "acceptable" amount of oil usage. I've had 10 year old cars that didn't use this much oil between changes! The center console design is terrible. You can't have a drink in the cupholder and pull up the emergency brake at the same time. We traded a Toyota Camry for this vehicle and thought we were trading up. We were dead wrong. I would prefer to buy American but this makes me never want to by a Chevy again.

Great Mini SUV

4.4
Great Mini SUV on 12/09/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive my Equinox 150 miles at least a day. I have had no problems to report. My wife and I love to get into the Equinox and driving. The vehicle does ride a little loud and has a big turn radius. But coming from a truck and a Buick station wagon the turning radius really isn't an issue. My biggest complaint is the gas tank being on the passenger side.

Good so far

4
TA Clark on 11/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Was reluctant to buy a first year model, but have had it four years and 34,000 miles with no problems at all - just regular service. Have the top-of-the-line model with AWD. Live in northwest PA, and it does really well in snow. Have the laser blue metallic with gray leather. Mileage got better over the years - is now about 24 mpg highway. Really lousy turning radius. Front end is noisy - everything sounds loose. Paint is thin and leather is not high quality. Price was good for a good looking AWD crossover. Great sunroof. So far, can't beat it for reliability.

It's an Okay Car

4.4
Megan on 11/21/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first car I've ever owned. I needed an AWD vehicle that could do well over long distance and could haul my stuff to and from college. I drive it about 300 miles every weekend. I've only had one major problem - There was clunking in the rear end right after I bought it, and that seemed to clear up after I took it back to the dealership. But now there's some awful grinding noise in the front when I make turns (wide turns, I might add). I love the car's design and color. But anything would be great compared to my '89 Grand Prix. What a load of junk. I'm just worried about how long the Equinox will last. Hopefully more than 5 years!

Poor Quality

2.1
Gerald on 11/20/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this vehicle for the style & fuel mileage. This vehicle has very cheap interior & mechanical components. Interior finish rubs off with use. Radio finish comes off. Gas cap broke. Windshield washer pump quit. If you open the windows there is a terrible thumping from air presure.

Great SUV with few minor issues

4.5
Kerry on 11/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car back at the end of 2006 and it has proven to be a great SUV. For an SUV, it gets good gas mileage. I drive over 100 miles a day (highway and city) and get about 23 miles per gallon. I have had no major issues other than the normal brake pad changes, new tires and oil changes which you can expect on a vehicle that went from 24K miles to 74K miles in 2 years! I would recommend this car to everyone, good for the price.

Good Enough

3.9
theccur on 11/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a powerful and reasonably comfortable truck with enough cargo room to transport a fair amount of watever you normally haul as well as a good sized trailer or boat. It is even reasonably attractive. I like my truck but would not recommend going without warranty coverage. There are a host of minor (correctable) problems that GM fails to correct unless you complain, and then only at the owners expense. Brakes and coolant are ongoing issues. Fortuately my dealer is reasonably responsive. I don't feel my money was badly spent, but it could have definately been better spent.

Never buying GM again

2.6
Rich on 11/03/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

34,400 miles after 3 1/2 years and the the air conditioner dies. Find out the compressor is "coming apart internally." Needed a new one at over $900. Car wouldn't start. Found out the circuitry in the fuse box assembly was faulty; that needed to be replaced for over $700. Factory parts falling apart because they're GM junk. No wonder they only offered 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty. Not to mention that the front windshield collects snow so badly you need to clear it out mid-trip because the wipers just funnel it together. Turning radius is hideous as well. Basically a worthless GM vehicle.

Three years down the road.

4.8
daddysangel on 10/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We came from my second-hand 1996 Geo Metro 3-door hatchback dying from a major oil leak & my dad's 1998 Chevy Malibu to my 2005 lazer blue with dealer installed gray pin-stripping `Nox LT. I'd been lurking for year(s)searching for a vehicle to haul my WWII VFW dad & any future walking aids he'd have. Regular oil changes, tire rotations & annual car wash is all it has needed (garaged for the last 2 years). The MPG was 14 in 2005 and I expect it to still be low; since it only gets to run to the doctors, groceries, church and senior citizens club in a small town with 20 to 35 mph speed limits. It got a compliment this summer after its annual carwash about how pretty it was...is it new?

Wow love it!

5
Tina on 08/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well, this is one vehicle I won't trade in. I love the way it drives, I feel like i'm driving a fast car. I love the way it makes me feel that it is a SUV. But it dosen't feel like it.

Counting the days till I return!

2.6
unhappyMA on 08/21/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This was the first GM car I have ever bought and it will be the last. I had to replace the struts and strut mounts as well as the front axle at 14,000 miles. The front brakes and rotors at 35,000 and the rear brakes have been deglazed 3 times the first was at 10,000 miles. The car is so loud, you hear ever bump in the road. The car handles horribly and does not feel safe. The only thing I am happy about is that I did not purchase the vehicle instead I used the smart buy program and I will be returning it early in December. The worst part is GM knows the issues with the safety of the car an ignores them.

Country Girl

4.3
Jeannie on 08/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from a Grand Caravan to an Equinox and enjoy the smaller size. The turning radius is longer than the van, which is odd. So far, I am enjoying it. Am getting 20+ in mixed driving and will probably get more on a trip. The cup holders are inconvenient. I think the shift mechanism should trade places with cup holders so the cups are comfortable to reach. Need a dome (reading) light between visors, front is dark at night. A/C cools well, SUV handles nicely. Has 80,000 (fleet vehicle) on it, but is trouble free so far. My son-in-law found it for me on e-bay - driving it home my daughter liked it so much, they got one for her.

Hunk of Junk

3.3
Hunk of Junk on 07/17/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Where do I even start. This vehicle has been nothing but a problem ever since I bought it. I just put $2400 dollars into it and last year it was $1000. It is only 3 years old with just over 100 thousand kilometers and I have relapced the front stablizer linkage arms twice, head gasket, brakes 4 times, both front bearings and struts, and hanger bearing. The front still sounds like it is ready to fall apart. Sometimes it doesn't want to start.I really want to get rid of it but I still have 2 years left owing on it and if I trade it I won't get anything for it but if I keep how much more am I going to have to put in to it.

E-nox

3.9
zoltar on 06/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle as a work vehicle and have been surprise by the performance and mileage. Miles from town and in the dead of Kansas winter, I have busted through 2' snowdrifts. Then in the spring with the snow melting, I have slip-slided a full mile on a minimum maintenance road at 3 to 5 MPH. I don't recommend this as several times I thought I was going to end my adventure in the ditch. I only wish Chevy had spent more money on the paint used on the dashboard and where did they get the material they used on the seat covers? Spill water on them and they stain! All in all; for a used vehicle with 36k on it and $16k I'm really satisfied. It now has (8 months later) 57k on it.

Perfect Dream SUV

5
Shell on 06/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply love the design and build as well as the overall quality of this Chevy. Great performance car, I have no major complaints.

No problems so far

3.8
Terry on 06/12/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We hesitated buying a first-year NOX, but we have had zero problems. Just regular maintenance. Not thrilled with gas mileage, but is average for SUV of that size, so can't complain too much. I have the LT, all-wheel-drive. It does well in snow. My wife loves the color (laser blue metallic). Lots of folks say it look like some model of Lexus. Interior is nice - love the sliding back seat. Leather looks great but is thin. We are careful with it. Worst complaint is turning radius is atrocious, and the paint looks great but is also very thin, scratches very easily. Overall, very satisfied.

Last Chevy I'd Buy!

3.9
NOT HAPPY on 05/22/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I fell in love with the appearance of the Equinox, and still find it to be a good looking car both inside and out. Unfortunately since I have bought the vehicle it has been one headache after another. I had consistent problems with a broken gas guage that Chevy finally fixed. The icing on the cake though is the never ending problems I have with the cooling system of the vehicle. My Equinox constantly overheats, a problem Chevy knows about, and has repeatedly tried to fix the issue. Now that my warranty is up, and the issue is still taking place, I am fighting with Chevy because I refuse to pay for repairs on an issue that has taken place since the car was 1 1/2 years old (its 3 1/2 now).

Satisfied

4.5
amaira on 04/29/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For the money I believe I made the best possible choice. For 52,000 miles it has run well performed well and carted a lot of personal belongings. It looks good is roomy and mileage is good for a vehicle this size.

Can I Get It Paid Off Any Faster?!

1.4
Stephanie on 04/10/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Owned chevys all my life... What a disappointment! The back doors get dirty, snow, mud, compacted.. The brakes wear very unevenly, and now there's a creaking with every turn... And fuel economy.. What's that? I fill up about every other day, it's disgusting! There's no such thing as a quiet drive, this thing picks up every bit of noise! Bad, bad, bad idea... Never again.

Good, but needs improvements

3.5
rms492 on 03/31/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought an '05 Equinox, used at CarMax. Had about 26,000 miles, I put about 15K a year. Now approaching 60K. The Equinox is an average SUV, nothing remarkable about it. It goes about its business well. I replaced the front brakes (rotors and pads) at about 35K, the cheap rotors they came with were warped. I bought Bendex rotors, great rotors! Also, the usual starting problem, the engine will not fully turn over, without pressing the gas (appears to happen to many people, according to here). Also, high beam light flickers on and off when you use turn signals. Overall an okay SUV, but cheap interior.

So far so good

3.8
gmm on 03/10/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have read the other reviews, and find I share some experiences. The interior paint chips easily, but a dealership employee suggested I use a sharpie to fill in the gaps (thanks). The front tires wore out quickly, but it is a front wheel drive vehicle. The gas mileage is between 20 and 25, no complaints there. I do agree that the windshield is a bad deisgn in snowy conditions. All in all I like the Equinox. The resale value doesn't look that good, so I will be driving this car into the ground. My biggest complaint is that I found out that the motor was made in China. I have always bought American, and I bought the Equinox thinking I was doing just that. I may have bought my last US car

HATE THIS CAR

1.5
Anonymous on 02/29/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This thing is the worst car I have EVER owned. In the shop - ignition sticks from time to time, and the dealer told me to just deal with it - it will start. NEVER again will I buy a GM product - quality and service have been seriously lacking. Had to replace front struts with less than 40000 miles. American companies wonder why we buy foreign - this car is a prime example of why. Even my interior is junk - peeling radio dials and an interior that stains if you drop water on it. I would never recommend to anyone to buy this piece of junk!

Great vehicle

4.9
Pedro on 02/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love with the styling of this car and its versatility. Larger and more powerful than a CRV or a RAV 4, yet smaller and nimbler than the larger SUV's. I originally bought it because I needed to tow a boat, but because I live in DC I didn't want anything too large. I was a little skeptical about Chevy reliability, but this truck has proven to be a trusty sidekick. It pulled my boat with ease. It has good interior space for moving household goods, and the AWD provides peace of mind in bad weather conditions. I can proudly say I love my Equinox.

Over 30,000 miles, Nox still runs Great!

4.9
Tombo on 02/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a loaded 2005 FWD LT, with leather, we bought in January 05. Currently has 33,000 miles. We bought this as a family cruiser and as a universal work horse. Has 3500lb towing capablity. Not many SUV's in this class and price can claim that! Still have the original brakes & tires, which stops smooth. Had no problems, very reliable, handles nice, good performance, nice shifting trans, & great brakes. I also have two boys 7 & 13yrs, that ride in it all the time with my wife. Leather cleans up nice. She loves the Equinox. We had no problems, get advertised fuel economy, looks great, runs great, & still drives nice!

Whatever

3.1
R on 01/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this new and have 55000 miles on it so far. Tires wear out faster on the front than the rear. It bucks the crosswinds a lot. It has a lot of front end noises and rattles going over rough pavement. Dealer says sway bar links could be the problem, I'll try replacing those, but I think its in the steering (knuckle)? Can't do better than 23 miles per gallon on hwy. Small gas tank. Knock on Wood.

1st and last Chevy I'll ever own

2.5
Shadefly on 01/06/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

This car has been a great dissapointment since we bought it. It had a window leak it took the dealer 4 times to fix, gas mileage is 25% lower than sticker (only to find out there was a brake cylinder stuck when we replace the brakes at 60k, dealer never discovered it or attempted to fix poor gas mileage), the alarm dings for no apparent reason and wont shut off, even with car running or key out (again dealers in Tx and TN could/would not fix), satellite radio goes to static in and around cities, even with clear view of sky. Just to name a few of the problems we've had with no resolution from the dealers or Chevy. What a piece of junk. Should have bought the Escape.

Maybe I had a Lemon

3
Price0909 on 11/17/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The car itself is sporty and the funtionability of the seating and space is great. The quality of material is not good, seat fabric stains when it rains, steering wheel material is ruff, radio back plate or whatever you want to call it is all warn off making the car look very very used. My car broke down since the first 500 miles I pick it up, and still is broken ever since then. Get stuck a lot. One more payment. Cant wait to give it back!

Replacing 1989 Chev wagon

4.9
Kairos on 11/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed driving this car. Excellent results when towing boats and trailers with 3500 rated hitch. 21 mpg traveling to Florida from New England.

Hunk of Junk

2.8
Robyn on 10/29/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this vehicle for 2.5 yrs now, and I've had to have brand new rotors and break pads; along with brand new tires, visor, and stereo. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. There is also a problem where the starter cranks after the key is released, and Chevrolet, in their service bulletin (#03-06-03-001D) states this is "normal." There are a ton of blind spots with this vehicle also. You couldn't pay me enough money to ever get a Chevrolet again.

Cherie's pick

5
cherie on 10/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was pulled between this suv and the Nissan Murano and decided that for the price and the difference in fuel economy this was the smarter choice. I don't believe I have made a smarter choice in the last 3 years of ownership. When it is time for a new car I will most definitely look at the Equinox as my first choice again, and I must say if something is going to beat the Equinox it will have to be just the most awsome car of all time,and I don't see that happening.

Disgusted

2.6
John Kelly on 10/27/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this new and drive about 35000 miles a year. First 100000 miles fine. Since then, I have replaced one front wheel bearing, one of the 2 fuel pumps, brakes, the exhaust manifold. It has been a constant, very expensive headache this past year. Paint on the console has worn off. Turning radius is awful. Sell yours before you reach 100000 miles. This vehicle won't help the reputation of American car manufacturers.

Don't buy a 2005 - you will regret it

3.5
Brandy Duffield on 10/26/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The car looks great, however, I have had nothing but problems, I owned the car a month and the rear differential had to be completely replaced. The AWD still doesn't work correctly and is always engaged, so if it's raining it's like driving on ice, literally! The gas mileage was supposed be 25+ mpg, it's more like 16 or 17 mpg. I will not even put my daughters in the car with me anymore because I feel so unsafe when driving it, I should just sell it but I worry about a person safety that would buy it. I have contacted GMC with no response on their end.

can't wait to trade in

1.1
scott on 10/20/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

At first it was a nice car until the problems started. I had the brakes redone at 14000 miles. The a/c doesn't work on the drivers side. I already have rust starting on the back end. Warranty takes care of these. But I have to put my second windshield in because it cracks in the same spot starting below the rubber near the passenger door. Niether of them are from cracks The most annoying part is that I can't clean snow off of the windshield because of the design. The snow gets stuck and builds up because the "wings" that stick further out than the windshield. I am currently looking for a new car.

05 Equinox Review - thumbs down

2.8
Rick on 09/30/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Poor mileage but plenty of power, small gas tank, small cramped interior, emergency brake handle hits cup holder, bumps are very rough, pcv valve riveted in, front seats are small, interior has too much plastic, awkward center console, window buttons very confusing, pinch fingers on shift button

Needs Some Improvement

3.5
JLW on 09/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I have owned this vehicle for almost 3 years and 85K miles. Overall, I been pleased so far. I like the ride and the stylish exterior. Things I don't like: I have had the radio/CD player replaced 6 times, sometimes I have problems with it starting (it's never actually not started just a little hesitant), silver interior on doors and around radio chipping off, awkward placement of cupholders, gas mileage not what I was expecting, small gas tank, and placement of window controls. I've decided to keep and see how long it will lasts since it's almost paid for. Overall, a good car for the money, but could definitely use some improvement.

I hate this SUV!

2.5
Annoyed on 09/25/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

When we bought this car we loved it. Now we hate it and I am seriously just waiting for it to die on us. This car has been to the Shop 5 times for the same problems. And we get the same response every time, "can't duplicate the problem on site - can't fix it" My husband and I were starting to think we were insane. I don't know how many people we have told not to but an Equinox. Now were are turned off from Chevys and american made cars all together after this junk box.

Love my Nox 05

4.9
CaddyLady on 09/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband gave me this car as a birthday gift. No problems. Don't particularly like the back window wash system, but love the way the car handles, and I get about 18 mpg in the city. I have no problem with odors in the car, no water leakage, just occassionally a gas smell in the oil, but I found out that is caused by the synthetic oil used by my mechanic. My next will be Caddy SRX. All my other cars were Fleetwoods. Wanted a small SUV. Ironically, they are both built in the same plant in Canada. But I chose the leather, no OnStar, and no Sirius radio. I like to listen to my cd's and books on disc. Maintenance is a key issue. No problems with the original tires, but I took the 17 in rims.

Looks good, if you could only push it

3.1
Christy on 08/29/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had my Chevy for two years now and it has a whopping 23K on it. Apparently, this is the same as 200K for other cars based upon my problems with this loser vehicle! I am currently looking to get-rid of it soon before the warranty runs out. I told the dealership today, as my car was being repaired for the sixth time, that I could not afford to do all the work it need monthly. So, I am currently looking to unload it before I have to start paying big money out my pocket. Two weeks after I bought “it” the starter went out. I took a picture as it was being towed back to the dealer. Then a stylish feature is the check engine light - it stays on all the time, which will no doubt become an

To the curb it went!

2.8
Rush Limbaugh on 08/22/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

After a few years, we decided to trade our Equinator in on a 4 door rubicon. Electrical issues were a major concern with this chevy. The Equinox has potential to be a great vehicle for some, but GM has to quit putting cheap parts in their vehicles. This was our biggest issue. trade in value is a reflection of how cheap this vehicle is.

Not Pleased

2.4
kentwa on 08/14/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had problem after problem with this vehicle. I noticed on the Edmund's message board other owners have had similar problems. The dealer appears to be clueless when some of these issues are mentioned even though they appear to be consistan issues with others across the board. At the first opportunity, I plan to trade her in for possibly a whole new make. This has not been a pleasant experience with a new car purchase.

I think I got a Lemon

3.6
Jennifer Knauer on 08/09/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

At 70,000 km, and on a vehicle only 2 years old a wheel bearing went along with the drive shaft bearing Dealership got GM to cover the parts but I had to pay for labor - not bad. Now at 79,000 km, another wheel bearing has gone. Not impressed - this shouldn't be happening on a 2 year old vehicle. GM is going to cover parts again at least. As for the other points of this vehicle - blind spot really bad at front windows near doors and towards the windshield due to the very large frame. Paint on console chips very easily. Trough at windshield collects a lot of snow, as well as the wheels and you are digging out both areas. Gas mileage could be better for the size of the vehicle.

Back to American

4
Charlie Crosby on 08/03/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Very nice SUV. Great paint job. Wife likes as much as her BMW. Only complaint I have are the front brakes, in 36000 miles we have had to have the brakes done twice. I have never had brake problem with any other vehicle that we have owned.

Worst SUV ever

1.6
Mario Werner on 07/31/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

My wife bought this car about 2.5 years ago. The first test drive was not too bad and the engine felt pretty good but after driving this vehicle several times and on long distances I came to the conclusion that this is one of the worst one we have ever owned. The only positive thing I personally can say about this car is the interior space in the back. The turning radius is the one of a 18 wheeler, the brakes are bad, the steering is flimpsy, the visibility - especially when you back up - is terrible, the paint on the door panels and on the instrument cluster is chipping, on the outside the windowsgaskets and the Chevy emblem are getting loose, mileage is quite bad etc.

I probably will trade it in

4
Peggy on 07/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

My sharp LT has many upgrades and I was thrilled when I bought it. Unfortunately, I have had several problems with it; it probably would have been wise for Chevrolet to buy it back from me after the first or second problem to maintain brand loyalty. It has been back to the shop for electrical problems, a mystery problem with the catalytic converter and, most recently, it could not maintain power to get out of the parking lot at work (a 5% grade on dry pavement). It recovered spontaneously the next morning, but that did not help me get home! I have not yet taken it to the shop for an investigation of this latest problem, but it struck out as far as I'm concerned. I cannot recommend it.

Poor gas mileage

2.3
Steve on 07/14/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Only got 14 mpg in town and 17 mpg highway. GM said some cars have this problem, but no solution. Drove for 6000 miles, and traded for a Mercury Mariner. Very dissatisfied with Chevrolet, their excuses as to the bad mileage, etc. My recommendation is to stay away from a Chevy Equinox.

Not so great

3.6
Steve on 07/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this 2005 with only 12,000 miles on it. I have it up to 24000 now. I just brought it into the shop this morning. When braking hard, the steering wheel shimmys uncontrolably. The transmission is worthless. It gives a lag and then shifts hard when you slow down to 15 mph and then accelerate again. Other times it revs up to 6000 rpm before it upshifts from 4th to 5th. When not moving and you try to turn the steering wheel, it feels like there is no power steering. The check oil light seems to stay on too long when you first start out. It has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier. Just pulling into a parking spot is a challenge. Blind spots galore.

Poor Quality

3.8
CB on 06/30/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded Suburban for Equinox looking for better gas mileage and smaller size. Poor decision. This car is cheaply made. In windy conditions car blows all over the road. Akward interior, window controls should be on the doors. Horrible road noise in the interior cabin. Leather seats are hard, and backseat feels like a wooden bench. Gas mileage should be better considering the size. I traded it in for a new Yukon, couldnt have made a better choice getting rid of it.

It's OK for the price

3.6
Won't do this again on 06/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The down side is the interior noise level. If I don't play the radio it sounds like I'm in a wind tunnel. The door seals are also a bit cheap. I have to wipe inside the door frame after I have the car washed or a heavy rain. Some time you have to slam the door to get it to catch. And, the interior floor is thin. The heal of my shoe has gone through the floor. Also, redesign the headlight assembly. You have to take most of the front end off to change the headlight bulb.But the most shocking is the resale value. I owe $4000 more than what the car is currenty worth.

Worst car buying decsion ever

1.6
Jason Brit on 05/30/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Had an excellent experience the frist few months then all the problems began causing a lemon law to be filed. Brakes repaired 4 times, radio replaced, speakers replaced, leak around gas tank, ignation replaced and power outlets not connected (replaced). Dealing with GM has been and is one of the most difficult and fustrating experiences I have ever had. Needles to say I will never buy another GM and will encourage anyone else to do the same.

Enjoyable

4.8
Chevy fan on 03/20/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I really enjoy the car. The sliding rear seat is great. It provides a lot of leg room. When you get on the gas it responds. The doors also open wide which is nice getting things in and out.

Great SUV

4.6
Dave on 03/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this 2005 because of its low miles. It is very quiet to respond in steering and has great handling. We really like the AWD. I would like to see a little better gas mileage. The headlight system is a little confusing and it could use better lighting on the floor by your feet. Also on the highway there is some wind noise at the mirrors.

Last GM vehicle

2.5
disappointed on 03/13/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

At 11,000 miles it needed a new wheel bearing. At 16,000 the caliper on the same wheel assembly literally fell off. There is a trough where the recessed windshield wipers rest. It looks nice but is ridiculous if you live where it snows. The washer outlets are also in this trough rather than on the hood aimed at the windshield so they are useless when it snows. Snow packs tight into that trough, and it has to be dug out constantly. Too many blind spots to list. The drink holders are a joke, one is on the floor, 2 others are on a cheap slide out from the center console, and there is no way they hold anything other than a standard size cup. It has a very poor resale value.

I love this car

4.6
Steven on 03/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We put a lot of miles on this car, it has been a real work horse for the family. It has over 75K miles on it to date and it has performed flawlessly. I would recommend it to anyone in the market for a midsized SUV. One of the best cars I have ever owned and a great value.

My Ride

4.9
cw4915e on 03/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My '05 Equinox was a good idea from GM. I still get EPA ratings for fuel and its been a very dependable ride. I had some oil leaks between 26K and 30K but were quick repairs at the dealer. The AWD feature is a blessing in the Colorado winters. Glad we got it!

I Love This Car, at least for now

4.4
Debi on 02/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This is my first Chevy. I started researching the Equinox before it was available for purchase when I saw the great exterior. I compared it to the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV and for the price, it had great options on the LT and a better look. Last summer when I took it in for the 30,000 check up my service tech told me the head gasket had to be replaced, leaking but not cracked. I was shocked but happy to hear it was under warranty and nothing I did could have caused the problem. They fixed it but 6 months later, at the 37,500 check up-the head gasket is leaking again. Makes me think I shouldn't have invested the money in new tires before winter.

Company Car with 65000 miles in 2 years

4.1
Denise on 01/18/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my company car since January 2005 and absolutely loved driving it. I put on 65,000 miles and just replaced the tires. Had an initial clunk from the front at 15,000 miles which was replaced. No further issues to date.

Bottom of the Barrel

2.9
Chris Kimball on 01/11/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This car is good except for the transmission. The automatic transmission has a high stall converter (2800+ rpm stall) thus the explosive performance but causes me to only get 14-15 in the city under normal driving conditions. The shift points for the car are also very high, on a light throttle the car shifts out of 1st and 2nd gear at 3,000 rpm and no less. On the highway I get 19 with no A/C on going down hill the engine rpm is around 2,400. The mileage sticker on the car from the EPA is very generous and needs to be reviewed again.

Great Product

4.9
HBH on 12/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It is without a doubt the best buy of all vehicles in this class. Value, money, quality. Enough said

Sweet Equinox

5
Francesco Blotti on 12/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This thing is so reliable. I have had it for 3 years and I just gas and go. No repairs no problems, and I put a little over 37,000 miles on it already. Everything is tight and in great working order. Another quality GM vehicle.

My First Chevy

3.3
Jean on 12/18/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I love how it looks. It's fun to drive and handles OK in the snow but not when it's icy. It's too light and needs more weight. I had a minivan with AWD and it handled better because it weighed more. The seating is nice and so are the heated seats. Love them, good for long trips. Headrests are a little too big and get in your view. OK on gas at about 19 mg hwy. Problems with leaky windshield at first, then leaky moonroof. Nice to have but not worth all the hassle. Drainage problems and rot in hose for moonroof. Windshield has problems when weather is bad, unable to clear windshield without hazy streaking. Told it is an environmental problem. My 8 yr old minvan didn't have that problem. It's very problemsome.

Nox Not Too Shabby

3.9
Nikki on 12/12/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've owned my Nox for a little over a month now. My only complaint so far is the gas. I see most everyone complains about that and it's true, the gas could definitly be better. I'm constantly filling up. The little bit of noise I hear when I'm driving is a pain, but nothing to really complain about, it isn't a Caddy or anything. Rides nice, have'nt gotten to experience it in the snow yet, looking forward to that. Sound system is pretty nice love having a sunroof. Spacious vehicle and I do like it so far.

This is my last Chevrolet

3
TLK on 12/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

20 years ago, I was the guy with the T- shirt that said, I would rather push my Chevy than drive a Japanese car. This vechicle converted me. I have always been a GM person. My next vechicle will be a Mazda, Toyota, or Honda. There is no quality. I have had several trips for warranty work. A door handle, a seat belt that wouldn't latch, a strut hatch, and now another seatbelt that won't latch. Now couple that with high road noise, very loud AC fan motor, and cloth seats that won't come clean.

I should have bought a bus pass

1.4
TAKE THE BUS!! on 11/17/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

What a piece of garbage this dud has been! Who designed the interior? The cup holder cannot be used with the E-brake in the way, the sun visor blocks the entire window when down. And the 41.7 foot turning radius? Good luck making a U-turn! Listed at 19-25mpg. We drive 90% freeway and get barely 20mpg even after installing K&N filter.

Very Good

4.8
Ken and El on 11/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After more than fifty years experience driving many types of motor vehicles, I can sincerely state that in all aspects, this is the best one for the price. Had it two years, and not one complaint. My wife loves it also.

Cheap and Nasty

1.4
chris on 10/18/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

If you like a car that you are continually gassing up, handles poorly, gets struck in 3" of snow,and has to go into the shop to change the headlight bulbs, this is the car for you!

Dream Car

5
Sharen on 10/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I could not be happier with this truck. When first considering a new car I wanted a Trailblazer, but my husband talked me into the Equinox. I am so grateful that he did. It turned out to be my dream car. Unfortunately My 16 year old daughter flipped my Equinox, totaling it this weekend and walked away with sore muscles. The interior of the vehicle stayed completly intact. The only evidence of the accident inside the truck were the deployed air bags. I am currently looking for another one. I would recommend this vehicle to everyone.

Get what you pay for

2.6
Rush EIB on 08/22/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought the Equinox new in March 2004. We have had several mechanical & electrial issues since. Our Equinox gets about 16.5 MPG overall. We liked the design and the utility the Equinox offered. The interior materials are cheap. If we had to do it again, we would have purchased a Liberty or Vue, and lived with the smaller vehicle. We plan on trading the Equinox in due to reliabilty issues.

A Woman's SUV Dream

4.8
Cynthia on 08/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I always wanted an SUV. One not too high to get into, or to big to park. And along came the Equinox. I had a Tracker, but that was just a starter of a SUV. I think I bought the first one in Syracuse, NY. If GMAC were to check their records I'm sure they could verify that. It is rated as an SUV but it rides almost like a Cadillac, smooth as pie. If I had more time to purchase my vehicle, I would have gotten a sun roof and a black one. But due to the rush of purchase I had to get one off the lot. Nevertheless, I still love it.

Great Looking, but Poor Reliability

2.8
Tim on 08/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

My wife and I both purchased one of these in Sept. 2004. My wife's started having a thumping, grinding, vibrating noise from the rear when she would make a turn. This is quite common in many different reviews online, something in the rear differential seems to be the culprit, not to mention the brake rotors warping. Should you need to stop, leave plenty of room as they shake, vibrate, and fade. We traded one for a Certified 05 Tahoe that we paid $27K for. Great deal since a new Nox is $24K. MPG not much different either. Tahoe display shows 16.2 MPG w/ 5.3 V8. I tracked mileage per tank vs. actual file up with the Nox for the first 10K miles and only got 17MPG.

Avoid like the plague

2.3
PoorBuildQuality on 08/04/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Smooth ride with a very good engine. Fuel 'economy' is 14mpg which for a small SUV (try getting a stroller in the back and you'll see what I mean) is poor. Four visits for warranty repair and I have yet to get a courtesy car. Beware, the build quality on this car is shocking. The passenger windows fall down on their own. One passenger window will only close if it is slammed and then the casing falls off inside. The glove box cover doesn't fit and is prone to opening all on it's own. Seriously, look elsewhere if you can..

Tiny space

3.1
frogger on 07/27/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

When we purchased the vehicle we only had one child and with baby #2,there is very little truck space even with the seat at my husbands back. We were very unhappy with the durability of the interior (water left a mark) after the stain treatment. I was told when took it back to shop "what do you think would happen with kids? We are already trading it in.

I love this vehicle!

4.8
ninabeans on 07/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice to drive. Gas mileage is a little dissapointing, but could be a lot worse. Lots of cargo room, with a shelf in trunk that is rubber on one side (for tailgating parties, grocery, etc) and shelf can be propped up to hang groceries and create more cargo space.

Equinox Shock

2.3
Tina on 07/24/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Hard to get used to driving the Equinox. Large blind spot on driver's side, and gauging rear distances is hard. Lots of mechanical problems in the short period of time I've owned it.

Good Car. Bad MPG Killing my pocket!

4
Alex on 07/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car, the car drives great, I bought it in 05 and I absolutely love it, however the gas is killing me. I have to spend about $50 on Friday to fill it up, then by Monday have about 1/4 tank left leaving me to fill it up on Tuesday again, so basically I am spending a good $200-250 a month on gas alone. Gas mileage needs big improvement, and noise reduction as well. Also a navigation system option should be available. Other than that the car runs and looks great. I am looking to change cars if I find one that gives me better MPG, I think I will be trading it in for a better one, we'll see.

I love my car but...

4.4
Sarahlynn on 06/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It is a lot of fun to drive, there is plenty of storage space, my friends love the backseat legroom, and the shelving system in the back is awesome!

Love the Equinox.

4.8
Sean on 05/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The gas mileage was not what the sticker said but then again what car does. I love driving it. It is very comfortable. It has nice power and rides smooth. I feel protected.

I love my Equinox

5
Mike Haynes on 05/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox. The only things that I would change are options that I didn't purchase. OnStar and AWD will be on the next one along with leather seating surfaces. I do wish that it got a little better gas mileage, however my partner gets better mileage that do I. The styling, size, horsepower, and overall curb appeal are outstanding. I shopped for six months before I made my decision. I do not regret it and my next vehicle will be a 2007 Equinox LT AWD with OnStar and leather. Thank you, Chevrolet, you hit the nail right on the head.

Backfiring Problem

3.6
Jamie Lopez on 05/06/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

We purchased our Equinox in April '05. I fell in love with the look of this SUV. Reminded me of the Lexus SUV. We traded in our Dodge Ram for it. About 6 weeks after purchase, it started to make a loud backfiring, or popping noise as I would slow down or come to a stop. Also does it when I first start it. Taken it back to the dealership several times. They don't know what is wrong with it. Really emabarrasing when someone at the gas station is complimenting the look of my car & I start it up & it backfires. Very close to trading it in for another Dodge. Engine wants to stall sometimes too when I go to start it. I was very dissapointed in such a pretty car.

Early Owner

4.8
Scott on 05/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owning the Equinox has been very nice. If I were to change anything, it would be to give it a bigger gas tank. It is about the same size as a car's but with SUV mileage, I find myself at the pump more often than I think I should. Gas mileage is good for its size.

Really good family car for the price!

4.1
Georgia Driver on 05/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had the car for about a 1.5 years now. It has not been taken to the shop even once in all that time. The price was excellent for the quality. The layout and design of the trunk and backseats are really quite good. The seats in the front are very comfortable, but the ones in the back are just a little uncomfortable.

A blast to drive

4.5
leslie on 04/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a Suburban, my expectations of finding a smaller SUV with comparable leg and head room was doubtful. I was wrong. My Equinox feels just a spacious as a larger SUV.

Love my Equinox!

4.9
Chrissy732 on 04/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new vehicle purchase that was not a car. At first the around town gas mileage was suprisingly low compared to my '01 Olds considering they have the same size motor, but after some highway trips I found the mileage comparative. It is stylish and comfortable, easy access for all. I love this vehicle and would highly recomend!

Good First Vehicle

4.1
EMills on 04/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good visibility. Fairly tight turning radius. MP3 CD player is a sanity saver. Acceleration is a bit sluggish. Automatic headlights good. Interior dome light can be turned off in sub-optimal situations. One-off wipers excellent feature. In winter, heater warms up quickly. Easy to enter and exit with driver/front passenger doors partially open. Real mileage is 20mpg. Cargo area high enough to not require bending to place and remove items.

Very good overall but lacks performance

4.5
Ferrari F1 + 7 on 04/24/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox, it's very good looking and comfortable as well as spacious but I think we can do with a little more horsepower and torque. It looks fast and sporty but looks its all it has in performance. Overall, I'm very happy with my SUV.

I love my Black Eauniox

5
Jessica on 04/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was totally against buying a new SUV, but my Dad told me to check out the car on the internet and then make a decison. Well I was really liked the style of the car, it actually look likes the Acura SUV I wanted but could not afford. Well we went over to the dealership I test drove the car and I like this car so much that 4 of my neighbors on my block bought one two

I love my Equinox

4.9
deannec81 on 04/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i think the Equinox looks great and was a good price. The whole car is very roomy and rides nice.

Matt

5
Matt on 04/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent vehicle. It gets pretty good mileage in town and is ver comfortable. I have to rent vehicles for work often. I have driven CRVs, Escapes and Jeeps. I always love to get back into my Equinox. It is much better than all of the rest.

Dissastisfied buyer

3.3
Lisa Testerman on 03/31/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I love how my Equinox drives, but this car has been in the shop more than it has been on the road. I've had the brakes worked on 3 times, master cylinder replaced, the whole gearshift assembly replaced, the radio replaced, and the rotors turned twice. It also has a backfiring problem that has been in effect since 9000 miles, but no service person can duplicate the problem when they have it in the shop. I don't think I will ever purchase another Chevorlet. I just wonder if any other Equinox owners have had the problems that I've had.

Let me sum it up

4
TCH on 03/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my '05 LT for 6 months/8K miles. Yes, the gas mileage could use improvement. Yes, the fabric material on the seats is horrible, they stain so easily. And, yes, the turning radius stinks (steering is very loose. However, its seems to be hit or miss for a lot of Equinox owners when it comes to reliability and vehicle problems. So far, I've had 0 problems mechanically, it runs smooth and is fun to drive. The back seat comfort seems to be an issue for some, but I have 2 child seats back there, so I can't comment on adult comfort. The stereo, controls, features..all good. I am suspect of the overall build quality, but for under $20K, what do you expect?

Equinox - could be better

4
Walt on 03/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the vehicle overall, it is fun to drive, looks good and the quality of construction is very good. The vehicle is a good size and has plenty of power. It rides well for an SUV and the AWD works excellent in snow. Head and leg room are good and the engine and transmission provide a nice smooth acceleration and power band.

Don't like it at all

1.6
leslie on 03/20/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This car is too noisy, uncomfortable, interior is very cheap. Not to mention the fact that I had it in 2 times the first month I purchased it, now I just had a u-joint and part of the rear differential.

Great First SUV

4.6
Arthur on 03/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my first SUV. I fell in love at first sight. My NOX performed great during recent snow storms. Great family SUV and fun to drive. It's been seven months and I'm still in love.

My Opinions

4.4
Betsy on 03/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car but there are a few things I would definitely change now that I am an owner: There should be an interior light at the front of the car between the sun visors When the gas is low, it should ding and not just show the gas tank lit up. I have been lucky to be near a gas station when I finally noticed. The steering is a little more difficult to handle when parking than a regular car. Not much storage space in the front of the car

Fun Equinox

4.1
Cheryl on 03/01/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV for the money. I have had my Equinox for a year now (25K) and have had no problems...Knock, Knock.. The car is spacious inside and has great acceleration and handling. Very fun car to drive.

Wish it would blow up

1.8
Mike Jones on 02/24/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

I read all these reviews and I cant even sit here and say wow that doesnt happen to mine. From the struts going when i first had it, how uncomfortable it is, cheap interior, can't stand the window controls, noisy ride, terrible on gas I dont even get 200 miles a full tank. Im constantly at the dealership. Overall I just hate this car. It was my first ride i loved the look of it but after driving it for a while I'm 19 with back problems already. The only thing good about this car is it handles great in the snow. All they need to do is fix up all of its problems which it would end up being a totally new car and it would be a nice ride.

I love my Equinox

4.8
jayna on 02/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only thing that I don't like about the interior design is where they put the cupholders in the front seat. You can't have a drink in the holder with the emergency break up. Everything else is fabulous. Drives awesome, and pretty good gas mileage for an SUV. There's not another car I'd rather have.

1st Chevy

2.1
paul on 01/31/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

Drove my son to college, couldn't fit everything, roof guard rails not too functional, window controls in awkward area. If using emergency brake must remove item in cup holders. Lousy steering, clunking noise in front. Engine serviced 3 times and can't fix it. Exhaust noisy when first starting the car. Seats uncomfotable, head rests slanted. Visibility through rear view mirror poor. Dash board cheap looking. Compared to my Ford Escape 2003 (same price point) not even close. Won't buy another Chevy

A little iffy

4.1
Steph on 01/29/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had the Equinox for 6 mths. I am very satisfied with the comfort and room in the interior. The only problem, the seats stain really bad when rain gets on them. The exterior is beautiful. Other than the bumpers fading, it's great. As far as the vehicle itself, I am very unsatisfied. Been in the shop several times and never found a problem. Have problems starting it sometimes, check engine light comes on almost everyday. I went from a 2000 Protege to this, a brand new car, and would much rather have my old car back, never had any problems.

Fun Equinox

4.6
HotRod on 01/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After 50,000 miles it's been a great car. The overall performance has been better than expected for the price. Very good on the interstate or the backwoods.

Bum Equinox

4.1
Rachel Carter on 01/18/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I loved my car from the moment I bought it but shortly after the problems started. It would start about 50% of the time and I had it in the shop several times before it was discovered that the fuel pump system had faulty parts. Recently the wiring system has become faulty and is blowing fuses to the point that my car literally dies! The trade in value is horrible and the gas mileage is nothing to brag about.

Equinox Buyers Beware!

1
HATEMYNOX on 01/17/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

My experience with my Equinox has been the worst experience ever. I have had the check engine light, check oil light, and airbag light come on at least 5-7 times a week. The car has more rattles than a 200,000 mile junker, and with every bump hit, you swear it is going to fall apart. Also, the vehicle has a selective starting problem. It will start some mornings, and other mornings it won't. Everyday there is a new problem and a new mystery cause no one can seem to fix the problems. This is by far the worst vehicle that anyone could ever choose to own

Best small SUV. Nice and fun, modern

4.8
david on 01/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had it for 3 months. I have not had any problems. This car is really fast and it accelerates very quick.Inside is cer spacius I'm 6'1 and I fit really good. I got the LS but I put a new metallic green paint and it looks great. Also I put 20" chrome rims which makes the car look very nice. If you buy one buy the LT because it looks better bcause it has fog lights and inside is better. In other words I'll give this car a 9.5 for a small SUV. 10 if I had the LT.

Equinox 05

4.4
MVO on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have only had this vehicle for one week and so far my only and greatest disappointment is the fuel economy. My old 87 with over 300k miles got better gas mileage than my new car! It falls below the advertised 19 MPG average. I'm lucky if I get 14 MPG. I do love how it handles and the spaciousness for the passengers.

Paul's Chevy

4.9
Paul on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first time I've purchased an "American" made car in 10 years. I am very impressed with this Chevy, from the price, quality and gas mileage, GM has come along way. If they keep this up, with their other brands, they will remain the world's largest auto maker.

One Year Evaluation

4.9
Jolene on 01/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first American vehicle I ever purchased. I am extremely pleased with the performance, design, color, and comfort. There is also plenty of room for 5 to fit comfortably. Its a sharp looking SUV. Thanks Chevrolet, you will always have me as a loyal customer.

Nightmare

1.3
Dave on 01/07/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle is by far the worst vehicle I have owned. I have had it in for serivce numerous times, and a solution is never presented. Vehicle is loud at all speeds, acceleration and power is terrible. Ride quality is very rough, and with every bump the vehicle jumps. Have had check engine light, oil light, and engine service light come on about 3-5 times a week. And as far as gas mileage, I average about 15-16mpg. This is by far the worst vehicle I have owned, I regret buying it every day. Please try to avoid this vehicle in any way.

Nice vehicle

4.6
mommysims on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really like it - turning radius takes a little while to get used to. Fuel mileage in town(usually what I drive) could be better. Highway miles good. Cloth on seats stain easily.

is okay to drive

4.6
m.diaz on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun, very easy to park, excellent to drive on extreme weather. The only thing that the designer has to improve is the windshield area, when it snows you get a lot of acumulation there, you actually have to stop and clean the snow to continue driving safely.

Be careful with this car!

3.3
Barry on 01/02/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought this car after test driving and reading online the glowing reports of this vehicle. Never in over my 36 years of driving have I been so disappointed in a car. I have had it to the shop for: Key stuck in the ignition, seat heaters not working, starter not functioning ( at least 6 times) Brakes making noises ( at least 12 times) re-progamming the CD player, transmission....need I go on. I write this as my car is now in the shop for the 3rd time in 3 weeks! Stay away from this car..very disappointed

Fair

3.8
Dan R Brown on 12/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Turning in tight spots needs some attention. The mileage is not what as advertise. The mileage was my biggest disappointment. Other than those 2 items, I really like the Equinox and it's roominess for riding. I did not get all the options, but a fair share, I like the options I do have.

Very Nice

4.8
Michael on 12/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First time buying a new car. My wife needed something more reliable and we both loved her Montero. Found this at our local Chevy dealer and liked it rom the first test drive. Have drove it for a few months and have no real complaints. Love the seating and cargo area. VERY roomy in the backseat. The gas mileage is getting better every month with the more miles on it.

I like it

4
Tom K on 12/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Drives and rides nice. Like the back seat room and ease of entering and exiting the rear seat. The electric assist power steering is nice. Overall a nice vehicle to have.

Utility

4.8
sgtfrank on 12/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Living in the snow belt I love this thing. Kinda plain but has all the essentials. 7.5k no problems knock knock.

GM shouldn't sacrifice quality for price

3.4
burnettri on 12/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Wished I test drove it a lot longer. Well the exterior is nice. Interior is a big issue. Front is very cramped. Dash illumination is poor. Power lock/window and other buttons don't light. Can't use emergency brake when cup holder extended. Bottom cup holder is too low to keep your coffee in. Temp knob very hard to turn. Going over bumps are ok but other times feel like the wheels are falling off. Starting the engine cold idles at 1300 rpm for about 4 minutes. Rear hatch no longer goes up on its own. Blind spots are scary when backing up. Small fuel tank for an SUV.

Nice ride

4.1
Ken Boldt on 12/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall I have enjoyed driving the vehicle, however I am somewhat concerned with the way the automatic transmission shifts during acceleration, the tach revs very high before shifting. The rear windows leave some blind spots, however the front seating is comfortable and visability is good in front.

Equinox is a hit with me

4.9
William Sparks on 11/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with my Equinox LS. It is my first SUV. I previously had been driving a Chevy Malabu, which I liked. I am very pleased with looks and performance, and the seats are comfortable. I don't put on a lot of miles so the gas mileage at this time has not yet reached posted mileage, but is slowly creeping up and I am confident that it will come up. The only problem I had is the wheel covers were noisy, but they replaced them and they are fine now.

Good to go

4.8
joedog on 11/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the SUV for 6 months. Not one problem. Drives and handles beautifully. Lots of room to move all kinds things around, including lumber. Really a solid performer so far. My brother purchased a Chevy SUV first, he travels and has 20,000 miles on his. Not one warranty claim on his either. That is performance.

Roomy but a gas guzzle

3
mbz on 11/20/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I've had my Equinox for just over a year now. It's great for road trips in that it's comfortable and holds a ton. BUT, I get horrible gas mileage. I am also starting to have clanking engine sounds and I've always had odd grinding sounds when I'm sitting at a light on the brake. Mileage, the best city I get is around 16 (no a/c and not foot heavy). Hwy the best has been 21. For basic city driving, I'm filling up on empty having driven at most 230 miles. Not what I was expecting. All in all, a good family car if you need an SUV. Good horsepower, comfy ride, nice features, horrible cup holder placement. I like it better than others in it's class, but I'm going back to a sedan.

Like it!

4.8
Rob on 11/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Really enjoy driving this vehicle. Feels like it sticks to the road with the AWD. Has been driven 2,000 miles in two months and it has pep and rides great. Bought it after the employee pricing incentives and paid less. Under $21,000. I still own a Pathfinder but the Equinox drives better.

Safety is Number ONE!!!

4.4
cindy on 11/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My daughter loved driving this vehicle. It drives very smooth, like a car, but she is up higher and can see better. Recently, a car sideswiped her on the freeway, causing her to lose control. She hit a cement guardrail almost head on doing 55mph in her Equinox. She 360'd across the freeway and ended up against the opposite guardrail and yet SHE WALKED AWAY with just some soreness and a small seatbelt mark!!! The vehicle was totalled because it did what it was designed to do - take the impact and protect the passengers. And OnStar called her just like in the commercials. We are definitely getting her another Equinox to replace it. Her safety is number one!

Soaked

1.1
jay on 10/22/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The car has problems with water leaks. Had problems with brakes. Needed new windshield. Gas mileage poor. Comfort leaves much to be desired. Very disatisfied with the car and also GM. If they ever get the leak fixed and it drys out I can get rid of it. That will be the happiest day with my Equinox.

Equinox...Luxury for $30K!

4.9
Gustave1 on 10/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Equinox in August and it was the best thing I have done in a long time. I began looking at just the LT Base packages, but when I saw the Summit White with the LT 1SE package, I couldn't resist. It had everything that my BMW had, but for $10K less. The tan leather with the Summit White clearcoat is a beautiful combo. The power and fuel economy is outstanding. I just graduated High School and I drive to college and I get close to 30 MPG with 185 HP...WOW!!!

Not fun.

2.9
TJ on 10/19/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The look of the Equinox is great, that is where it stops. Backing up is down right scary there are so many blind spots, the turning radius is terrible, the suspension feels like the car has 70,000 miles on it since new (really clunky over bumps), and the gas mileage is a lie... We are selling it with 10,000mi. and buying an Audi Allroad. GM vehicles are just not good..

Poor Gas performer

4.3
Rick Vann on 10/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The whole deal of me getting this thing was fuel mileage and the dealership knew it. I traded a loaded 2004 Z-71 pick up 1/2 ton. I said I need more then 18mpg and they showed me this and I had really read a lot on this Equinox and everything is as said but no one had said anything about fuel mileage I went by what the dealer told me and the fuel sticker since I bought mine in july Chevy has since changed the sticker from 19 city to 17 city and from 25 hwy to 23 hwy. I get 17 and when I tow a little four wheeler on a 255 pound trailer I get 12 mpg. Had I known this in advance I would still be in a Z-71. The dealership doesn't try to do anything and I called Chevy and they give me the run around.

Bitter-Sweet

3.3
deeman7777 on 10/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This car is very nice from the exterior! GM did a great job designing this SUV. I am sorely dissapointed however with the car them longer I own it. So far it's been in the shop 4 times. Faults from warped front discs (brakes) to a bad rear diff. to an electrical problem to a bad sensor in the engine. I have come to HATE the interior. Granted this is the LS version and only a measly $20,000, but how about a map light...or any light near the RV mirror!!! WTF was GM thinking. The ONLY interior light (beside the light in the trunk) is on the ceiling between the front and back seat. You are out of luck if you need to read a map in the dark. Also no hanger hooks for dry cleaning. Wake up GM!

Do more than a 5 minute test drive!

1.9
Mike & Sharon on 10/06/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

We have always been Chevy fans, but learned the hard way that a 5 minute test drive doesn't always give a clear picture of a vehicles space, comfort, or ride. The seats are so hard they are terrible for any drive longer than 1 hour. There is no place to put anything, even your purse, except for at your feet, which is a small enough space as it is. The ride in the back seats is like a truck-bumpy. The gas mileage is terrible! Our bigger, roomier mini van gets better mileage than the Nox. This averages 19--and the gas tank is far too small for this mileage, you have to fill up every 230 miles or so. It is overall so bad, we are going to take it in the shorts and trade it in!

Love this vehicle

4.9
Mike Bojko on 10/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The quality and comfort and convience of the vehicle is supurb. I really like the vehicle and it holds a lot more "stuff" than one would think when the back seat is folded down. I traveled to Florida recently - got 6 large dining room chairs, paint, large mirror and my personal items for my trip and had more room - just didn't have anything else to take. I was impressed. I only had 1600 miles on the vehilce when I began my trip to Florida - firt time on the highway and only got 21.6 miles to the gallon. I hope that it will improve in time. However the standard V6 has pleanty of pick up and performance. A friend of mine has the Ford Escape...my vehicle is far superior in quality, ride and quiet.

Nice on the outside, but ...

3.9
njEquinox on 09/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our Equinox for about 3 months now. We bought it because it had a great look, great safety ratings, and decent "advertised" fuel economy. All of our expectations have been met except for the fuel economy, which has been very poor. For the first 3000 miles (mostly suburban driving), we have averaged 17.6 miles per gallon. We have a GM mini-van with the same engine that averages 21 mpg in the same driving conditions. The advertised EPA fuel economy for the Equinox was 19 city and 25 highway. Other than that issue, it is a beautiful vehicle that drives well. The overall quality seems to be good. The interior (the dashboard and seats), though, is a bit bland.

Sexy Red Equinox

4.8
Noel on 09/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle really looks sharp. The ride is very smooth and quiet. Handling and acceleration are very good. Lots of legroom in rear when seat is all the way back. Sound system (premium sound with 6 disc CD changer) is terrific.

So Far So Good

4.5
Randy on 09/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far so good. Our first major test was a vacation trip from Ohio to South Dakota. Nice.

Love this vehicle!

4.9
Dianek on 09/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been extremely pleased with my purchase of the Equinox. It drives like a luxury vehicle. It has plenty of leg room in the second seat and a 6'4" person can ride very comfortable in the back seat. It is great on gas mileage too. Very pleased and highly recommend.

MY Review

3.3
Max on 09/21/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Transmission has unusual shifts when compromising steep graded hills. Horsepower lacks muscle. Nice car for a Sunday drive on a flat road. Good looking exterior and comfort inside is also good.

Best Buy

4.4
Peter Yevich on 09/21/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive. Tracks great. Decent gas mileage. Very comfortable. Satellite phone expensive. Satellite radio great. Good in the snow. A great radio system, with 6 CD changer, AM/FM who cares? I use satellite radio all the time. Could have a little more power. Side view is nicer than the Lexus. A lot of people think I'm driving a Lexus. Front and back views----no good. Warrenty not good enough. 3/36. The power seat is a joke. You have power in the bottom and still have to manually tilt the back rest. If you have the sun/ moon roof open and all the windows are closed, it sounds like there is a helocopter above you from the wind at 26 to 34 mph.

Good Truck

4.1
Jason on 09/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought the Equinox over 1 year ago and have over 26K miles. Here are my thoughts: a) The gas mileage is a disappointment. I get about 18-20 driving about 90% highway miles. b) It drives more like a truck (feels heavy) but rides like a car. c) It is VERY roomy. d) The interior quality inferior to Honda/Toyota, but better than prior Chevy models. e) I've been in the shop A LOT (tailgate recall, CD Changer, Front Strut Assy, rear differential, antennae holder 2x) but I also had an accident with my nox in late 2004 which might have cause other problems. I also got one of the first models.

Stay away

2.4
john on 09/12/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Stay away...this gas eating machine will not come close to dealer specs. My car has been in 7 times in 3 months for things falling apart and shifting issues. Software updates have not changed a thing. So, be cautious with this one.

Great American Made

4.8
Terry - Indianapolis on 09/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We shopped all the competition. Honda, Toyota, Kia, Nissan, Hyundai and others. We were most impressed by the Chevy. Price, features and after 6 months Quality! We have never had one problem. The vehicile is comfortable and has many options the imports missed and the ride is better! The fuel economy improved after 3,000 miles and the vehicile is superb on fit an finish. We have owned everything from all US made to Japan and European Imports and this car rocks! Easy entry & exit, flat floor, performance and quality have us thinking the US car makers are passing the imports and no premium price & we don't deal attitude of the imports.

Love the car

5
PATTY on 09/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the car. It’s fun to drive and it’s a zippy little thing. It has a lot of get up and go. You can haul just about everything a truck can haul..

Awesome Equinox

5
JFH on 09/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the way the Equinox handles on the road. I get great gas mileage with my Equinox with 20 - 26 mpg. I like that everyone has sufficient room to be comforatable for traveling. The storage area behind the seats is great too with the table top for layers -- great idea!

Better my Equinox than a Suburban

4.6
David on 09/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It's a great looking vehicle for the price. It looks better than a Lexus 330.Fun to drive. Good on long drives. I drive a lot of miles and this a perfect SUV for it. Save me gas over that huge gas guzzler Suburban.

Not sure what i think about the Equinox!

3.5
Christine on 09/02/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had so many problems with the car and dealer. The gas mpg is not nearly what it says it is. The interior is nice but not for long rides driving. The back of the seat curves in so you have to slouch to drive. the cup holder in the arm rest is in the way to use the e-brake! The material on the steering wheel gets annoying after a little while. Very stylish get many compliments from people who never seen it before

I LOVE MY NOX!!!!

5
Howard G on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox. I read a lot of reviews about it and decided I needed to go find out for myself. Once I drove it.......I loved it! I thought with all of the bad reviews out there that this car was awful, but looked good. I test drove it on a Friday night and was there Saturday afternoon to pick it up! I've only had it for 3 days, but I haven't had any problems. I also chose to buy the demo because it was already "broken in". Due to this, I get great gas mileage! :-) My family loves it but couldn't believe I got rid of my sports car for a SUV!!! I would highly recommend everyone to buy one, but don't because I enjoy not seeing too many on the road. I like the looks I get! :-)

Good Reliable 4-Wheel Drive Security

4.3
Robert Tebbutt on 08/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

When you get out of this car you look at it and say, "That car is much smaller than the one I was driving". The Equinox is roomy, quiet, and peppy enough, gets good mileage and is comfortable for four big adults. It misses grab handles, lighted vanity mirrors, built in garage remote control, under hood light and opening rear window. It is a good buy and a winner among many similar competitors.

Good for the traveller

4.6
Richievan on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great for those who need to travel. It has room, but gets pretty good gas milage (20 mpg). Rides well and is loaded with convenience.

Overall Good Performer

4.4
watergirl on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I went from a European car that gave me nothing but problems to an American car that I'm actually looking forward to driving. Gas mileage a little less than perfect but overall, great power, good handling and so much space and comfort.

Great Ride

3.9
Donna Sensale on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The Equinox is great on gas. Coming out of a Blazer I feel like I ride forever before filling up again. With automatic 4-wheel drive I no longer worry about when is the right time to engage 4-wheel drive, although it takes some getting used to the first few times it kicks in. My only complaint - the headrests on the back seat are too high, making it difficult to see out of the rear window.

Good Gas Mileage!

5
Lightfoot on 08/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just checked my mileage for "city driving" and I get 20 mpg. I drive up and down a mountain twice a day - and I am thrilled with the mileage. I can't believe the leg room front and rear. The radio and window controls are user friendly - especially like the radio controls on the steering wheel. Rides and handles with comfort and ease of a sedan - not like most SUVs.

2006 Equinox LT

4.8
MarkAndSuzy on 08/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We just picked up our 2006 Equinox LT, Laser Blue, and are much MUCH happier with the 2006 LT model, than we were with the 2005 LS model, because the LS doesn't come with cruise, plus we had silver with black bumpers, now we have painted blue bumpers, and are going to get the sunroof too. The 06 LT drives a LOT smoother than the LS, with AWD, traction control etc, plus, is much quieter and steers more solidly than the LS, which tended to be finicky and jump around a lot. Plus the cheesy faux "alloy looking" hubcaps with the black rims showing underneath. We are very very happy with the new model. Happy enough to take the big hit on depreciation after having the 05 model just one month!

Equinox-bad gas mileage

4.5
Ray Singler on 08/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everthing is fine except for the mileage 14.8 to 15.4 in the city have not had it on the highway yet.Will take it to the dealer to see if what they can do if not will complain to the highest levels, Why do some get excellent mileage and others do not?

Good to Go

4.8
Pearl on 08/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our LT is fun to drive. I have been getting 16.5 MPH in all around driving.

Shari's Equinox

4.8
Sharon Patterson on 08/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very happy with the purchase. Flaws? Only 2 - the coffee holders stink and the vehicle needs handholds; otherwise it is a great vehicle

I like it for now

4.9
CP on 08/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had nothing but used vehicles prior to this, and for the reliability and affordability, you can't beat it. The V6 purrs on the open road, but can be choppy in stop and go traffic. I really wanted something bigger, but until I can afford it, this is a great transition vehicle.

Buyer Beware, Mileage is Terrible!

2.4
BBB on 08/21/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

With gas prices the way they are, I would definitely look at another small SUV. I have not been able to get more than 16 mpg with this thing. If you are looking for economy, this is NOT the car. The salesman used the "Great MPG" as a sales tool...don't fall for it!

Equinox a Bust

1.5
Jeff on 08/20/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

Gas mileage is poor, only average 12mpg. The seats stain with water. It has a horrible turning radius, and more rattles than a can with marbles. Cheap interior finish. All painted interior surfaces are scratched or peeling off. Has a terrible radio, have a hum in the rear.

It fits the need

3.8
Star on 08/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have to admit, I traded in my Z28 for the Equinox so, I might be a little biased on the performance. Anyway, they compare as far as gas mileage is concerned. They both stink...other than that, the Equinox is a good vehicle.

What happened to the gas mileage?

4.1
Charles on 08/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving this car. It has a great ride to it There is plenty of room inside and I get compliments on the car all the time. I feel the inside could have been more spruced up, but the only problems I find are the way too low cup holder and armrest and the cheap looking pull out cup holders in front and back. I like having the window controls on my right and I find the entire stereo system teriffic. I love XM satelite radio. My only real disappointment is the gas mileage which was one of the main reasons I decided to try an SUV rated at 19/25mpg. I am getting anywhere from 12.5 to 15 in city driving and a not too bad 19-21 on the highway.

Equinox

5
starcatcher_6 on 08/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased this vehicle 2 days ago. It's extremely comfortable, and the ride is so smooth. What sold me on this particular SUV was the crash test ratings. I was very concerned on the rollover potential since it was an SUV. It handles extremely well!

2005 Equinox LT

4
Margie on 08/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have really enjoyed this vehicle, especially for the price. I am, however, dissatisfied with the gas mileage. It has been quite sporadic (from 16 to 20 mpg)since I bought it in December 2004. I finally took it to the service dept. in July and was told that a new program was downloaded for it. So far I have gotten 20 mpg after interstate driving and 18 in town. Doesn't look like I'll fare so well after this next fill-up though. Other than that, it is fun to drive (I downsized from a Ford Expedition) and it is comfortable enough for 2 adults, 2 carseats, a stroller, and groceries!

Great Vehicle

5
Joann on 08/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I truly enjoy driving this vehicle. Everything about the SUV, from style to performance, is great. Would buy another one.

Sad Equinox customer

3.9
Tara on 08/13/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

When I bought my Equinox, I was very satisfied but in the past couple of months I have had nothing but problems which the dealership and Chevrolet refuse to recognize as problems. I have been nothing but unsatisfied with Chevrolet for the past couple of month. The gas mileage does not even get what it is rated at.

05 Nox

4.5
shaspa81 on 08/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I do like my 05 Equinox, but on a long trip my family took, the comfort wasn't the best. There was plenty of room, but I have always had passenger cars which have the seats mounted lower to the floor. I am sure this is the reason for my discomfort on our long trip. The motor could use a bit more power. Even on local highways, the transmission downshifts when going up hills.

I've had better

3.9
kyle rider on 08/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the 'nox for about 3 months now and i've had a few problems like the visor fell off and the console screws came lose but nothing major yet. There is a bit of access noise in the cabin but not too bad. The ride is pretty good, and the gas mileage is OK. I guess my favorite feature would have to be the interior room for the size of the car. I'm 6'1 and it's no inconvenience for me to sit in it. It has pretty good take off for the 185 hp. The car is not a bad one in my eyes. I'm just saying there definitely are better ones out there. The stereo is pretty nice

Love it so far!

4.8
mikek on 08/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove a FWD LT w/16" rims in red. In my opinion the Galaxy silver AWD w/17in rims has a much better feel and a far better look.I am still getting used to people in other cars tapping their passengers and pointing at my car, and taking second looks. A very nice driving experience.

The best choice I could have made!

4.8
Melissa on 08/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

It took me about four years to find a car or truck I really wanted and I'm glad I waited. This truck is perfect, very easy to drive and also a lot of fun. Definitely a head turner. The stereo system is fabulous, storage space is adequate. Love all of the outlets: I can play my iPod and charge my phone at the same time. Legroom in front and rear is phenomemal. Fuel economy is pretty decent too. I also like the fact that, while it does sits higher than a car, you don't have to take a running leap to get in, like the Tahoe. Very affordable for all of the value you get from this vehicle. Don't sleep on this one! What a winner!

Disappointed in Gas Mileage

3
Illinois Chevy Owner on 08/03/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I really like this vehicle, but am very, very disappointed in the gas mileage. I get about half of what the EPA rating on the sticker. I think the shifting is a problem because the tach goes wild as it shifts through the gears, but the dealership ignores me. I am also disappointed in the wear of the interior already, and I've only had the vehicle 7 months! It is a comfortable ride, and I like the room and the features of this vehicle, but I wish I had bought something else. And it's really sad because I have always had such good experiences with Chevys.

Watch for Blind Spots

3.9
Amy on 08/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far my Equinox has been a great purchase. However, if you drive in the city the head rest on the back seats create a horrible blind spot. I had to get the dealer to remove them so I could see. Also, I don't find that the air conditioner cools that well. I thought something was wrong with it, but the dealer checked it and said it was fine. I've had better cooling cars. It's a comfortable SUV to ride in. It has the look of an SUV, but it drives like a car.

Buyer Beware...mileage is terrible!

2.9
CHEMGIRL on 08/01/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased this vehicle for its versatilty since I live close to the mountains, and I wanted something with decent gas mileage. It has nice design and good features for the most part. The rear headrests are too high and cause a horrible blind spot, and the leather seats are a little cheap looking. It would be nice if the rear seat folded down flush with the rear cargo area. But my biggest complaint is the gas mileage. I am lucky to get 15 mpg! If I had to do it all over again, I would buy a Rav4 or an Escape. The mileage is very disappointing!

Not all it's cracked up to be

2.1
Yvonne M. Spencer on 07/31/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

From day one, I have had nothing but problems. Needed new struts and mounts almost immediately, then it was blown fuses in the front cigarette lighter which in turn caused the small car light with a wrench in it to come on in the dash display (was told this was a short r/t the cigatette lighters blown fuse), and then the pump in the windshield washer compartment is shot and I need a new one. When I back up and turn the wheel hard to the right the car makes this awful groan noise, but they say nothing is wrong. This is all within the first few months of owning the vehicle. Cannot wait to dump this junk.

No good

2.4
JS on 07/29/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

What started out to be a nice, new vehicle with AWD has turned into a big pain. My wife has had to take her Equinox to the dealer on many occasions for stupid problems. Around 18,000 miles the struts had to be replaced. The air conditioner wouldn't work properly and had to be fixed on several occasions. More recently, it died with some battery/electrical issues, and to top it off, now at 30,000, the "backend" needs to be replaced after some whining noise from the drive train. I can't wait to unload this junk. My wife is now looking at the Subaru Forester

2005 Equinox Review

4.8
John on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, so good. Only have had it for a short time, but runs nice and is comfortable. Kids love it. Plenty of room for their stuff and to take their friends along. Not sure about gas mileage yet, have heard mixed reviews, but will be the judge myself. Great vehicle for the price, nothing in its class can touch the value.

Love our new Equinox!

5
Nino5 on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove other SUV's in the same "class" as the Equinox and it should be in a class all its own! Nothing compares to this vehicle. The backseat fits our three kids perfectly and the cargo space is a bonus. We love our new Equinox! Looking forward to the snowy weather to try out the AWD! The side mirrors provide great visibility as well as the large front window. Our dealership was wonderful, never pressured us to buy anything and made Chevy a household name for us. The Onstar is so great, it walked us right through the set up, our insurance company HIGHLY recommended the Onstar system. We can't say enough about this great vehicle.

Overall a good SUV

4.4
Eduardo on 07/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a Montero, and this SUV is a lot more fun to drive. It's not been too long since I got it, but so far so good. Only problem is the stereo is too complicated. GM should do something about it..

Happy in Bama

4.6
Steve C on 07/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my first Chevy and first SUV. I have owned several cars in the past, my last a Honda Accord in which I have been very pleased with. But with an increasing family, my wife and I started looking at SUVs. We spotted the Equinox. We were very impressed with its style and also the price, along with its mileage performance. I'm tall, so I wanted an SUV that would be very roomy, and the Equinox has it all and more. The interior could be a little nicer with plusher leather. A wheel bearing went bad in back right wheel, the window washer quit working, and most recently I heard a popping noise when making turns. It was left front strut that dealership recently replaced, I hope it's not an omen. Other than that, I'm very pleased. Chevy has replaced the Tracker with an awesome SUV. As of right now with 23,000 miles I am very happy with this vehicle.

Do not buy!

1.6
JMoore on 07/27/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I am so disappointed with this car. This was my first "brand new" car and it's just awful. The road noise is horrible, check engine light came on a week after owning. The seats are horrible. I have the basic LS gray and they hold every spec of dirt possible. So I now have to use seat covers. The radio guages have lost all of their paint. So I can no longer see what channel I am turning to 1-5 etc. The doors are cloth and also get dirty very easily. The paint is scratching off the inside of the car near the door handles and such. My muffler is already completely rusted and the bumpers and molding are black and very faded. I have only owned for 10 months and would strongly advise against this! I will never buy a car from Chevy again. Even though this is the LS edition so its not top of the line, for the price I paid I deserved better lasting material.

Rate this vehicle

4.4
Carole Shull on 07/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first 4 door car. I have always had sport cars. It has been a delight to have room to carry so much. The size is good for women, not hard to handle or to get into. The only trouble so far has been a recall for a hose to be replaced on the cooling system. A water leak from my sun roof was coming into my lights above the mirror on the dash. That was corrected when the hose was fixed. I told other people about how much fun it is to drive. A close friend of mine got one because she liked mine so much. My husband was not crazy about getting it & giving up a sports car, but now thinks it has been his favorite one to drive. The first time I saw Equionx was on ithe nternet, and I did research before test driving it.

Love it!

4.9
FireManZMom on 07/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. My sons are both over 6 ft tall and they both have lots of leg room in the Equinox.

Best mid size SUV available

5
Bernard Yanity on 07/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has received many comments regarding its design and overall looks. It is very peppy, handles easily, is easy to park and maintain. The rear seat slide feature adds more than enough room for passengers and groceries. I am looking forward to taking a long trip vacation in the near future. Because of its mileage capability, the trip should be inexpensive and great fun.

I love my Equinox

5
Jim Moore on 07/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is very attractive and fun to drive. You sit up high so that you have a good field of view and it still allows you to get in and out easily. I am only 5' 3." The seats adjust to my stature very well. I can slide my groceries and golf bag in and out of the back with ease. It has lots of pep yet excellent gas mileage. I love this vehicle!

How I feel

4.9
Vanessa Roberts on 07/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car, it's very comfortable to drive. I think that it eats a little too much gas, but since I bought it, I don't seem to mind driving. It has plenty of leg room in the back, and the exterior is gorgeous.. I think that all of the cars should have a six-disc CDchanger. I would definitely recommend this car to someone to buy.

I Love this Car

5
Ann Abbruzzese on 07/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The last car I bought was a SAAB convertible, last year of the classic design. I loved that car....called it Sven and we were together 6 years. Now I have an Equinox, and I love this one even more. I call it Heifer because I'm in wine country now & it fits in with the cows.

Love my Equinox

5
RKline on 07/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Chevy Equinox if fairly new, but have to tell everyone my great experience. I have fallen in love with this vehicle from the first time I actually got behind the wheel. I've been a Chevy man for years and this SUV has captured me again. I'll never buy another car again. This is everything I have wanted in an SUV.

2005 "Nox" Review

1.5
toeknee1970 on 07/18/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Unfortunately, I bought this vehicle on looks alone, my first mistake. The price was right, but I guess I got what I paid for. Although it has more pep than my 2004 GMC Envoy, it doesn't even compare with overall quality.

Love it!

4.9
Tony on 07/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Runs good, looks good, and feels good! Good pricing, easy to drive, holds the road really good. I can't find anything I don't like about. It's a great buy! I'm still learning about how all the features work, but they are very easy to understand.

My Equinox Experience

4.8
Christine on 07/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truck is perfect for our family. The best feature is the adjustable rear seat. Somebody rear-ended me and I am renting a Jeep Cherokee. I am finding that the back seat of my Equinox has more room than the Cherokee. The Equinox is reliable, good on gas, not too big or small, and fun to drive. I love it.

Equinox LT

4.5
David Bouffard on 07/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good all a round vehicle. I rate it an 8 for the total package. The Equinox is a great bargain for all the options. The vehicle will grow on you. The more you drive it the better it gets. My wife has been stopped a few times by people asking her how she likes the Equinox because they were contemplating buying one. The vehicle is great for around town and fo long distance drving.

Equinox - SO - SO

3.4
Jumper on 07/16/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Had the car since Oct. 04. I hate the cloth interior - everything sticks to it, and it's difficult to keep clean. I can't put the dog in it, since you can't easily clean dog hairs off. There's noise at the driver's side window, in the dashboard, and in the steering column. I've taken it to the dealership twice and they can never hear/find it. There are blind spots because the car has high backseat headrests. There are no "grab bars" in front to help older people get in. I'm ready to trade it in!

Equinox

4.4
Johnny on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very pleased with its performance. It has excellent maneuverability with quick response pickup. The electronic steering is a big plus, and a great experience for someone using it for the first time. Nice, modern, sleek body style was the first eye catcher, but the demo drive was the clincher. Went with the front wheel drive only in an effort to save on gas. Gas mileage is disappointing. Averaging about 16 to 18 mpg combined highway and city driving. Overall the car is an excellent buy for the money, with many extras standard.

Awesome Ride

5
Greg Martin on 07/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The purchase of my Chevrolet Equinox was the best decision my wife and I made. I spent endless hours researching different SUV's in my price range. Finally, I came to this particular one, and I am very happy to make this purchase. I would recommend the Chevy Equinox to anyone who can't afford the higher priced imports. This SUV is well worth it's price.

Equinox 2005 - love it!

5
Smith on 07/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money it is quite impressive. I like the fact that they kept women in mind when designing it. Just little things, but they mean a lot. Not a sportscar, but certainly fun to drive, and quite comfortable to ride in. I'm getting 24 miles per gallon. Since it's only one month old, I obviously don't have any idea about maintenance - but as far as performance and comfort, it gets an A rating from me.

New Owner

4.5
Terry Henderson on 07/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I find this SUV to be very comfortable and fun to drive. It handles better then any SUV that I have driven. I like the body style. It is sleek and orginal. It has a lot of leg room. I like the back seat that moves back and forth. I like the sound system, it has alot of power. All in all, it is the best SUV out there

Equinox

4.9
Jennifer on 07/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's so aerodynamic, similar to the Lexus RX330 but way more affordable for the average person. The seats fit perfectly to the curve of your back. The ride is so unbelievably smooth and quiet. The inside has more room than any other mini-sized SUV.

Great Vehicle

4.6
Tracy on 07/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at a lot of small to mid-size SUVs, and kept coming back to the Equinox. The ride is smooth compared to other SUVs, and I feel like I am in a sedan. Car handles great. There are a few things that I'm not too pleased with, including the backseat headrests that are too tall, but I love driving this car and, for the price, the purchase was definitely worth it.

Gas mileage and off road capability

3.6
Fred on 07/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Strangely enough I don't hear at all about off road capability in consumer reviews, especially when it comes to the Chevrolet Equinox. Why? Because the Equinox has no off road capability whatsoever. I felt safer in the snow in my Honda Accord. This vehicle is heavy and the all wheel drive system is not efficient. I used to drive a Subaru, and this thing his not even close. I drive all wheel drive vehicles because I'm among the few who actually need it, and with the Equinox I wasted my money on a system that has no advantages over a FWD system. Gas mileage is also very disapointing. My friend has a Cherokee and burn less gas than me.

Loving My Nox

4.8
LuvMyNox on 07/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my Blazer for the Equinox. Haven't had any problems whatsoever. It's so much fun to drive, and it has great features for the price I paid. I'm always getting stopped to ask how I like my Equinox., and I always say, it's the best car I've ever had.

I love it !

4.4
Mary Lindsey on 07/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It handles just like a car. The styling is very nice. I am really enjoying my SUV. I have found driving on the highway much better.

Chevy Equinox

5
JLong on 07/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox! The price is excellent and it drives beautifully. It looks great, is a great deal, and is loaded with desirable options like satellite radio, side airbags, and sound system.

2005 Equinox

4.4
JP on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Equinox for a month. I have always bought Chevys, but am slightly dissapointed in this one. The ride is good, albeit a little too much wind noise on the driver's side. The front seats don't seem "full" size, and the gas mileage is not up to par (18mpg local/20 hwy, AC off!).

Like my Nox

4.6
jneestar on 07/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Nox for 7 months, and have had no problems at all. I am not overly excited about my gas mileage. I live in Pittsburgh with hills everywhere, and average about 17 mpg in city driving. As for the window controls on the center console that everyone complains about, my boss's Mercedes has its controls on the console also, and it costs about 3 times as much as my Nox. My only complaint is the turning radius seems to be way too big for the size of the vehicle. Besides this, I have not one bad thing to say about my Nox. I love it.

Love My Equinox

4.8
joepilot on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It rides nice with a quiet ride. Replaced the EGR Valve and front struts under warranty. I'm disappointed with dealership performance, but not with the vehicle. Lots of storage with rear seats folded down and forward. Same storage as a standard trunk with seats back. Lots of rear seat leg room. Good acceleration. Gets 19-22 mpg depending on how you drive it. Gets 24.5mpg on the highway, or if ridiculously babied. Traction control and anti-lock brakes work great in Michigan.

Looks Good - but that's about it.

2.5
CJ on 07/05/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I can't believe the poor gas milage I'm getting from my Equinox. My husband has finally convinced me to trade it in for a Nissan. I've always owned a Chevy, but after this I'm ready to try something else. My Equinox looks great, but looks aren't everything. It has issues. I've already had to have it towed. I'm always wondering if there's a problem with the fuel, as it seems like it's sluggish and downshifts hard. Also, if you're looking at buying one, just find a used one. They are dirt cheap right now. We'll be taking a loss to get rid of ours.

EquiRox

4.9
cathy on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car after the first test drive. It was immediately clear that no one has the smooth drive of Chevy...even with AWD. Control, seating, cargo space, and awesome sound makes the Equinox....our Equi Rox. I loved the GM employee pricing. I liked that the dealer had all the different options on the Equinox on the lot. I hate buying new cars. It is a chore for me. So many cars with the same features. The Chevy Equinox made it easy. You gotta drive the different SUVs in its class to appreciate the Equinox ride.

First American Car I ever bought

5
Jaime Livoti on 07/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first American car I ever purchased. I love it. It's my 1st SUV too. I will never buy a car again. It has lots of space, and is nice for trips. The rear seats recline. I love, love, love it! It's a good buy. I got a lot of car for little money.

Great car

4.8
Jennifer on 07/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox! My husband and I are both tall and our children are, for 5 and 7 years old, very tall. The main reason I picked this over the VUE by Saturn is that the leg room in the back seat is excellent. The option to move the seat forward or back has been a great feature to have. I enjoy the ride as well. Other have said that the radio is confusing, but I have not had any issues with that. The only downfall that this vehicle has is the interior fabric. It is way below standard. My seats are so stained it looks like I have had it for years, not months. Even rain stains the seats.

Beware

4.4
TLK on 07/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the looks, the drive, and there is plenty of interior room. There is too much road noise. The AC fan is too loud. The headrests are too large, and it is difficult to see when backing up, espically in a parking lot. The interior is large and has plenty of leg room in the back seat. We traded a 2000 Durango for the Equniox, and the Nox has more passenger room than the Durango. It drives very nicely on the highway. Here is why my next vehicle will not be a Chevrolet, the cloth seats are terrible. Water leaves a stain that can't be removed. When I tried to remove the water stain with fabric products that I used in the past, the only thing that happened was the stain got bigger.

Love My Equinox!

5
Amy L. on 06/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle for the price, sporty and fun, seatbelts are added safety not found in most cars of this price, with lap/shoulder combo in all seats! It's very comfortable and roomy. I love the adjustable tray in the rear cargo area, and it converts to a table for tailgating. Radio controls are confusing for me, but I am in the over 30 group.

Pro's and Con's

4.4
Heather on 06/29/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car but there are a few issues I have. First of all, the CD player is a mess. I have already had one replaced and another replacement is on the way. The CD's get stuck in the player and will not come out. Second, light interior. I have had a light interior in cars before but never as easily stained as my Equinox i.e., my hair was wet when I got in the car and it made a water stain on the head rest that will not go away. Lastly, at times I have noticed the car will make knocking noises or jerk when I turn corners. The adjustable back seat is great! I can make extra room for the kids on long trips or make extra space in the back when I go shopping. Overall, great car!

Best Choice for our Family

4.4
The Macs on 06/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We are a family of 3, with a small child, and this vehicle is perfect for us. The price is great for a working family. It has roomy back seats. The cargo area is great for luggage plus a baby stroller, not to mention the extra room with the cargo racks. If you want an SUV with a car like feel, this is the choice for you.

Awesome

5
CHSNikki2004 on 06/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An awesome car. Super fun to drive and tons of space. All my friends love it! It gets 17-22 MPG.

My 2005 Equinox

4.9
Robin on 06/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 8 months of driving my Equinox I am having as much fun as I did when I purchased it! I love the ride and handling and style! I do wish the gas mileage was a bit better (hint, hint Chevrolet), but I am perfectly happy with everything else. This is my first SUV and I can assure you as long as they make the Equinox, I will have one!

Brand New Owner

3
landofcroz on 06/27/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The fuel milege is horrible, nowhere near what is advertised. Rear seats should fold flat so they are usable for storage. Itt's slightly underpowered, but not bad. Drives and handles fairly well. Rear vision is horrible. Hood noise on the highway with windy conditions. It's a nice looking vehicle. Plug in location is bad, and the cup holders are cheap and in the way of the parking brake. Steering wheel tilt is useless. Driver seat adjustment is ridiculous.

Equinox is great

5
arthur on 06/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Equinox is a spacious mid-sized SUV that has enough horsepower to go when needed. The style gets noticed, and the interior design maintains the respect gained from the initial connection. The ride is very comfortable and smooth. The only thing that I would like is better gas mileage. I have been getting about 16 to 18 miles per gallon. I am still under 6,000 miles though.

Smart Buy is right!

5
brs on 06/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very solid SUV! I have plenty of legroom and headroom in front and back and I'm 6'4. It feels very roomy. I'm getting over 21 mpg so far, thanks to the 5 speed automatic, very cool. The engine is fairly quiet, and accelerates the vehicle fine. The ride is comfortable for an SUV, not too soft and not too hard. Steering is different, no way to describe it, nothing bad, just different. Stereo is average, the XM satellite is neat, but i will not renew once the 3 free months are up. It's just not worth the money. I love the compass and temperature display in the rearview mirror. This should be a standard feature in all vehicles. The 17 inch wheels look really sharp. I have had no problems at all so far

My Nox

4.5
Love It !!! on 06/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent ride.Comfy interior. Great style. Awesome stereo. Fuel economy is not what is stated on the sticker. It's fun to drive.

2005 Equinox

3.1
equinox on 06/22/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I was looking for something affordable to tote my ever-growing kids around in. I went from a sports car to the Equinox. I'm not thrilled with it, but it is practical and serves its purpose. There's plenty of room, but not much in the way of bells and whistles.

Awesome! I love it!

5
mheitz on 06/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my Camaro for my new Equinox! It is absolutely fantastic. I love the handling ability and all the storage. My friends and very tall Father love the extra leg room in the back seat and also love the adjustable back seat feature! I feel very safe and secure in my Equinox and would recomend anyone trying it out. I love it so much, I talked two of my best friends into purchasing one and also my Grandma!! She loves it better than her van and she's 68! Thanks Chevy!

I like it a lot

4.9
Patti K on 06/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The real test was when I took it on the road for a 300 mile trip, both my husband and I did not feel tired like we usually do. Normally we stop every 100 miles to stretch, but we got a late start and drove straight through. No back pain and not stiff. This SUV has a great ride, more like a luxury car than an SUV. I've had two 4- runners, a Previa, and a Windstar prior to this, and I really feel I made the right choice.

Bang for the buck

4.6
Jim on 06/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a beautiful SUV. I really like the exterior look and finish. The large back seat is amazing. More horse power(see Saturn Vue) would be appreciated. Interior plastic looks cheap. Did I mention leg room in the back is amazing? So far it's everything it's cracked up to be. I compared it to all other SUV's in its class and the Equinox won hands down. Long term reliability is the only remaining issue. More refinement needed as well. Grab handles, locking gas cap, rear gate glass opening. It's a great vechicle for the money, and with a few changes it would be perfect.

Perfect Fit

4.9
Dean on 06/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I searched for some time for a vehicle. I wanted something that had some SUV capabilities, but did not need a full size SUV. The Equinox was a perfiect fit for me because it has plenty of room, provides a cofortable ride, and has the SUV aspects I wanted without the outrageous gas expense. So far, I have no complaints, I love it!

LS AWD EQUINOX

4.5
k.r. on 06/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV and I've done extensive research prior to buying. I love this SUV. It handles like a car. I can see clearly in the front and the back. The front seat does amazing things, and with my children it's perfect. Chevy definitely hit it right on target with this truck. The only thing I don't like is the gas mileage.

Love this vehicle

4.9
James on 06/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a smooth ride and just the right size. It has the European look and feel. I see folks looking at it to check out what exactly it is. After weeks, if not months, of searching this one was the best of all we studied...so we bought it fully loaded except for the leather, at a very nice price!

Disappointed

3.3
Susan on 06/13/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased this vechicle after researching it for months. I am disappointed in the interior features. The gas mileage is nowhere close to what the mpg on the stickers says. Bad gas mileage. It is noisy on rough surface roads. The interior materials are cheap even in the LT. I have owned Chevrolet cars, vans, pickups and SUV's. I must say I am very disappointed with the Equinox. Not much bang for your buck.

A very good small SUV

4.9
Ben on 06/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Equinox has great interior room, confortable seats for long trips, good performance, and a pleasant ride. The fit and finish on our vehicle was very good, no complaints there. The steering seemed a little overpowered at first, but it's easy to get used to. Drawbacks are few. Solid back seat headrests and high window on hatchback make backing up to parallel park in a tight space a little difficult.

Great buy

5
Bob R on 06/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought an all white AT fully loaded. As soon as we saw it and drove it we knew it was perfect for us. The legroom in the back is great. Good pick-up, comfort, it's quiet. Stereo with XM (which I was skeptical about) is better than we could have imagined. We get tons of compliments from friends and strangers at gas stations. It's not unusual to pull into the grocery store and have other folks come check it out.

So far, so good

3.9
desertdiamond on 06/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had my Equinox for almost a month now and so far the only problems I have noticed is the gas mileage. Far from the 19/25 on the sticker price. I think I'm averaging out 16/20. Other than that, no problems at all. I love it and can't believe I waited so long to purchase my first SUV.

So-So

3.5
William on 06/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Gas mileage is only 18-20 miles per gallon. The electric steering is terrible. It's like driving a bus when you go to turn. Turning radius much too wide. Fixed mast antenna is cheap plastic. Do not take the car thru an automatic car wash with the antenna on, regardless of what the owners manual says. Needs a larger engine. Rear headrests are too large and block your vision. They should be half the size they are. Window controls on console take some getting used to.

Wish I would have waited for next year's

2.4
Jen on 06/07/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have been less than satisfied with my Equinox. I purchased it new in 2004. I have 13K miles and a nine page service record to go with it. Intermitent starting problems, steering column has been replaced 3 times! Clunk clunk noise in the rear. Stereo has been replaced. The driver's seat also replaced. Terrible highway gas mileage, and transmission sticks during acceleration.

Best SUV I've ever owned

4.3
jerahgd on 06/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The head room is awesome. The sliding back seat was a feature I never thought would be an issue, but it's been handy. I absolutly love the electric steering. The seat is high enough that I don't have to climb up to get out and not so high that my kids can't climb in without assistance. The 5 star crash test rating is an added bonus. It has so much room in the back to pack all my necessities, as well as having the oomph to get going, even with the air conditioning on full blast. It's been an all around joy to own and drive.

Pete's Equinox

4.4
Pete Yevich on 06/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a good looking small SUV. It is comfortable and easy to drive. The tracking is excellent. Power is adequate and gas mileage is fair. Many people think I'm driving a Luxus. The side view is nicer than the Lexus and costs about $11 thousand less. I would recommend the Equinox to anyone.

Great little SUV

4.9
Kris Lehman on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had the 'Nox for about 4 months and love it. Gas mileage is about 20- 22mpg. No problems yet. Love the moving seat in the back - has tons of leg room. Just took it on a long vacation and it worked out wonderfully.

Excellent

4.9
Lisa on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle was purchased for me in October of 2004. When I first got in the vehicle I felt like I was sitting in total comfort. When I drove it, I was totally surprised how smooth the ride was. I love the fact that everything is reachable and easy to access. I especially love my XM radio, the OnStar system, multiple electric outlets, and the tailgate table. I also love the six CD changer and all the extra space I have when I let down the back seats. I love my Equinox and since I have gotten it I have convinced many friends and other people I have met to purchase one for themselves.

My Equinox

5
Stacey Dirks on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Chevrolet Equinox. It is a very smooth ride with lots of options. There is lots of leg room inside, and lots of space for cargo if you need there it. It is so much fun to drive, and I am in heaven

My first SUV

4.8
Tim on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a sports car or "Euro-sedan" kind of guy. But, sooner or later you've got to pick up a bag of peat moss. I can't think of a better car to do it in than the Equinox. Few SUVs are exciting cars to drive, and this one is no exception. The ride is biased towards luxury - the long wheelbase really helps. The engine moves it along with little fuss and the 5-speed automatic always seems to find the right gear, making it feel stronger than it really is. The available luxury features, (sunroof, XM radio, etc.) make my commute a pleasant one. No squeaks, no rattles, no problems.

Beautiful 'Nox! You should buy a 'Nox!

4.9
bluepanda on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased our 'Nox last march 22. It already has 4080 miles as of today. This is my first car. It's very comfortable to drive, just like driving a luxury sedan. Though I'm only averaging 18 miles per gallon, I still find it OK for a 3.4liter engine. GM should find ways to eliminate the noise, especially when running at 70miles/hour.

Crossover heaven on a budget

5
peter Harris on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so happy I found the Chevy Equinox in my search. Great styling both inside and out! But I really love the XM satellite radio, The MP3 Player and the hands-free phone features. I get great gas mileage so far, and the machine is tight and high quality. Plus I am kind of psyched to have bought an American company product.

Love The "Nox"

4.9
Dave D on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun vehicle to drive, great in the snow. We got one with all of the goodies. Haven't had any problems at all with it. It's not a powerhouse but it's power is more than sufficient (I wouldn't tow my 7000# camper with it, but thats not why I bought it, I have a Tahoe for that). The seats in the back are a little stiff but comfortable. I highly recommend this vehicle (so far....we'll see what happens in a few years...).

Blind Spots

3.5
ktklsy on 05/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

This car has a lot of blind spots and is very hard to back up in comfortably. The interior does not live up to the price you pay for the vehicle.

2005 Equinox LT AWD

5
Carl Cleveland on 05/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2004 Chevy Impala LS and I loved it. The only thing is I had three back surgeries and am now disabled and needed something easier to get in and out of. The Equinox was the vehicle for me. Excellent ride and comfort. Love the heated seat option, like a heating pad for my back. The Equinox is a excellent SUV.

Finally, a nice change of pace for Chevy

4.5
Eric S. on 05/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In general, the vehicle performs well and has a car-like ride, however, there are some bothersome characteristices: below average gas mileage vs. sticker-a 2005 model should perform better-look at the mileage of an Accord; poor turning radius-a lot of backups required; wind noise on the drivers' side, but passenger side OK-dealer says that is the way all Equinox are, but that doesn't make it right. Lacks some little touches like grab handles inside the front doors to help you in, sun visors are too short to completely block the sun-had to fabricate makeshift extenders out of cardboard, but on long trips, you need it. In general, a very nice, stylish vehicles that gets some second looks.

Satisfied

5
Tacquard on 05/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is comfortable, economical, and provides plenty of room for us, our two pets and the paraphernalia they need when we travel distances and for a period of time. We are more and more happy with our choice.

Love My SUV

5
Sharon Chevrolet on 05/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a first time owner of an SUV and really enjoy the new Equinox. I find it fun to drive and comfortable. My previous car was a Cadillac and my husband still owns one. I enjoy the size and roominess of it and the fact that I don't need a step stool or other aids to get in and out of it is a plus. I can easily transport my grandchildren it it. I enjoy the acceleration that I need in entering a freeway and great braking during city driving. I recommend this vehicle for all first time SUV owners like myself.

Chevrolet did it right.

4.9
Ray Barkey on 05/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Chevrolet did a fine job of combining a great looking exterior to a well thought out and practical interior. The rear seat room has to be seen to believe and the features like the multiple powerpoints and rear fold away table are very nicely done. The fit and finish are excellent and my vehicle is completely loaded with an MSRP at $28,000. The only drawback was the percentage of foreign components GM put in the vehicle. On-Star, in car telephone, 6 disk CD changer and the huge sunroof are great options. Everything being considered, this is a very nice mid sized SUV with a carlike ride.

New Equinox

5
Noreen Posa on 05/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was skeptical at first to purchase a new SUV on the market but this has to be one of the nicest rides I've had in one of these cars. The gas is not as bad as larger SUV's and I haven't found much difference in the speed in which I go through it as compared with my old car. I highly recommend this truck to anyone looking for the smaller SUV.

Great Vehicle

5
Mike on 05/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are long time SUV owners from Jeeps to Tahoes. The Equinox gets great fuel economy with good power. Great useable space inside, back seat legroom is outstanding with sliding rear seat. XM Onstar 6 disc CD are powerful. Unique exterior design looks like nothing else on road. Wide stance and larger tires make a smooth car-like ride and handling. We compared all the competition and the Equinox was the clear winner when all features and financing were reviewed. I would highly recommend the vehicle. The 5 star safety rating is another bonus.

2005

4.8
M L Lavigne on 05/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just love the way the Equinox handles, the comfortable seats, and the smooth ride. Another plus in the Equinox is the space for a woman's purse. Everyone who has ridden in the back seat can't get over all the leg room they have back there.

Chevy Equinox- Curb Appeal?

4.8
Betsy on 05/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first SUV that I have owned. I went from a Cadillac Fleetwood, which I have been driving for the last 21 years, to this car. Although this car does not have the same ride as the Caddy, it has a smooth ride. I opted not to take the OnStar, because I felt I did not need this feature. While I miss the little things, such as climate control, passenger power seats, power antenna, soundproofing, I love the roomy interior, leather seats, panoramic windows, and gas mileage. I love sitting higher, and the seats are contoured, and comfortable. I have a moonroof. It handles much better than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Liberty that I use for work.

2005 Equinox

5
Richard Ruby on 05/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I believe that this vehicle is the best fit in the complex world of SUV's. It is stylish, economical and good looking. The power steering is great.

The best SUV for its cost

4.6
Desiree Petraro on 05/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the Equinox. It is an extremely smooth & comfortable ride. The tinted rear windows are a great feature for those with children. I love the compass & temperature built right into the mirror. A++++

Consumer Rating

4.8
April McClain on 05/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Chevy Equinox is a comfortable, well-handling SUV. It handles bumps more smoothly than the Ford Escape, which I previously owned. There are a couple of downfalls however, the light interior seats show liquid stains very easily and there are many blind spots throughout the vehicle.

So far,So Good

4.9
Ski Bum on 05/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think Chevy got it right this time. I am VERY happy with my Equinox. The interior is roomy, exterior stylish, and best of all, mileage is as advertised (19.5 around town-24/25 hwy) I have 7500 miles logged with no problems. Trips from Pa to Vermont and West Virginia, with no trouble in the snow with only FWD. Fold down the rear seats and all my ski equipment (plus skis) fit nicely.

Equinox - So Far So Good

4.5
Tim on 05/10/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I have enjoyed the Equinox very much. Great room for the kids in the back, and all the stuff we carry around. For the price, we find the Equinox a very good vehicle. Only problem we have had is a "clunk clunk clunk" from the back occasionally after startup.

We Love It!

4.9
Ed Johnston on 05/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just took a weekend trip of over 600 miles. Our Equinox performed fantastically. The ride was smooth and quite. The new electronic steering is great on curves. The small gas tank will take some getting used too.

Equinox review

4.9
equinox owner on 05/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really fun to drive...it has excellent in and out space especially the rear bench seat. The fold down front passanger seat has been really useful for larger carry items. The manuverability is great. I was really suprised how light the steering is on this SUV. The radio controls take some time getting used to, but once you do, its a great sound system. And I cant say enough about Onstar! Dont know how I got by without it. Saves you lots of time. I went to a ball game and I couldnt remember if I locked my car (sound familiar?) All it took was a call to Onstar and avoided the long walk and waste of time. Ahh! the price of peace and mind. And its free for 1yr! Cant beat that.

Love my new car!

4.9
Heather Tangard on 05/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is really great for the price. After driving it you would never think we only paid $20,000 for it. It drives very smoothly. It has a lot of room. Also, its very quiet inside, you can't hear all the road noise outside.

Outstanding!!!

4.9
Lisa - Maine on 05/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had many vehicles over the years and I feel I know what I like in a vehicle. Being on the Fire Department and working for the Sheriffs office, I need to be able to get to work or get to a fire call regardless if it's snowing or sunny weather. I also have plenty of room for all my fire gear plus my passengers and any groceries, shopping bags that we happen to pick up along the way. It's a wonderful SUV. I had a brand new Mustang, had it for a year then fell in love with the Equinox! The only thing I recently found out about is the cooling system needs to be changed due to the antifreeze and the materials used in the hoses not compatible....but that's minor and covered.

New to SUV's

4.9
Melissa on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am new to driving an SUV but I love my Equinox. I test drove a TrailBlazer and the Equinox. While the Equinox is only slightly smaller than the TB, I felt like I had much more room in the Equinox. It took me a while to get used to my new turning radius (coming from a small convertible) but now it's as easy as driving my Mom's Impala. It looks good, too. I have received several comments about being mistaken for a Lexus!! I highly recommend the Equinox to anyone looking for an SUV that isn't a road hog!!

Excellent

4.9
jayna on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I thought long about what kind of car I wanted after having an accident and had to purchase a new one. At first I wanted to look at the Equinox mainly because of the style, but after driving it, I was hooked. Handles great, 5 star crash test ratings, roomy, nice interior, lots of standard features, & not too thirsty at the pump. I'm more than happy with my choice. I think it's a great car

Loving My Equinox

5
Jacqueline on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I truly love this vehicle. My Equinox is easy to control, drives wonderfully, very good on gas and it LOOKS good. I love all the room within the vehicle. And the features I truly enjoy, such as the DVD player, satellite radio, sunroof and the OnStar. I especially like the OnStar system, due to the fact that I know I'm protected at all times. The vehicle notifies you of mechanical problems.

Love It So Far

4.9
PaulR on 04/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 1997 Venture for the Equinox. I wanted a more sporty vehicle, with adequate cargo space and AWD. I love the ride and the overall feel of the car. It drives like a small sedan, but has the SUV features. I haven't had to use AWD yet, but I am happy I have that feature available for next year's snows. It seems well made and I have no complaints so far.

My Equinox

4.5
Melissa on 04/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Equinox. I get so many compliments on my truck. Its not a huge SUV. It seems to be just the right size. With the rear folding AND sliding seats, picking up a large item is not a problem. And with the front folding passenger seat, long pieces of lumber or the like, is a piece of cake! Avaible On-Star & XM Radio is awesome. I use my personal calling feature all the time.

Love My Equinox

5
Finique on 04/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Equinox in my opinion is one of the best values Chevrolet has in its line of vehicles. For the money, You can't beat a 2005 Equinox.

Great Expectations

4.9
Delbert Whetstone on 04/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I finally found the Equinox at the price and equiped the way I wanted. It took about two months to consumate the deal.The Equinox was worth the wait, it suits my needs completely. I wanted a smaller vehicle ,yet with comfort, as I'M 6'3, it has plenty of rooom and a great ride. It'e fun to drive, very comfortable and responsive. The styling is a plus, makes you feel like your driving a futuristic SUV.My Granddaughter has her eye on it and said she would like to have it for her school car ,in about 4 years.I will pass it on to her because it has exceptionally good saftey features. Head curtians and side and frontal Air Bags.Plus All Wheel Drive.Also On Star,great security option.

2005 Equinox

4.4
Michael Cox on 04/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nothing but praise for my Equinox, it looks good, is fun to drive, and have had no problems in the first 10,000 miles!!!! The only little dissapointment is gas mileage, Avg. around 19MPG combined so far.

EQUINOX OFFERS ECONOMY WITH PERFORMANCE

5
JIMMY LEE on 04/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed my Chevrolet Equinox that I purchased from Mission Chevrolet in El Paso, TX. Not only was the dealership ex[erience a fantastic one, but I have found that the Equinox is by far the best bang for my buck. I am a large man that requires a lot of space. However, with gas prices in the $2.25 range, I just cannot justify buying a large truck or SUV. The Equinox has given me the size, comfort and utility I desire combined with the economy that I feel I need. My Equinox is surprisingly agile and gets me into and out of Interstate traffic with ease. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for "that something special."

Like vehicle, hate MPG

4.1
Teresa on 04/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I researched and reviewed this vehicle for close to a year, reading everything I could find on it, then waited and waited until it was available to purchase. VERY disappointed with gas mileage, since that was one of the most important things to me. I have the LT FWD, and got 21.5 on a trip last summer. Get about 15 around the small town where I live. I really like everything else about the vehicle, but the mileage figures are a joke! Also, the head rests on back seat hindered vision until I figured out how to remove them.

Equinox Rocks!

4.9
EQUINOX ROX! on 04/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is very comfortable, quiet and a major eye-catcher! It seems to be the best value for an SUV of its size. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a mid-size SUV.

Equinox

4.9
stephjada on 04/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased it about a month ago, and I love it! Great pick up! Smooth driving, no bouncing around like a truck. Though I have to agree the stereo is confusing.

Very Good Purchase

4.6
Luv'n It on 04/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The next generation SUV. We love the leather, heated seats. The radio controls are easy to use on the wheel and on the stereo. Love the bass. The power/torque this vehicle has is fabulous. I have the same engine in my Venture, but this is geared so much better. Electronic steering and transmission are amazing. Cruise is so much better than on the traditional mechanical transmission. 17" wheels make this SUV look so much better than the standard 16". All of my friends love it also.

Not Impressed

2.1
Craig on 04/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Engine is peppy but very noisy. AWD is noisy when cornering. Windshield design traps lots of debris in the wiper area and creates big blind spots on both sides. Snow and ice accumulate in the wiper area and is very hard to remove in the morning if parked outside. Integral unadjustable headrests are tilted too far forward for a 6' person making it necessary to recline the seat way back to remove your chin from your chest. Rattles from dashboard, gearshift and front suspension area. Terrible drivers view to the rear and sides. -Backing up is a real chore. Cloth upholstery stains far too easily and doesn't clean up well. Parking brake can't be used if console cupholders are open.

My Equinox

4.5
Darlene on 04/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have only had this SUV for 7 mos and alredy I have fixed/replaced 3 things on this truck. They are: the sensor that controls the dash indicators, the radio, and the bowtie on the tailgate. However, this is a good truck.

I Love my Equinox!

4.9
Mike on 04/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven a pick-up truck for 30 yrs. While working on the paperwork for my new 05 truck I saw the Equinox on the showroom floor. It looked good so I decided to check it out. I took it for a test drive and loved it. I bought it instead. I love it and haven't got one complaint!

Something different

5
Debra on 04/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a great little SUV. Drives good, handles good, very strong motor, good mileage.

Fun to Drive

5
Tina on 04/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had the Chevy Equinox for 1 month now and it is very fun to drive. I have the LS AWD and I recently took it through the snow and on the dirt. Never had any problems. I went over some ice and the AWD kicked in. The Equinox handles very nice. No problems with the radio controls, not that hard to figure out. My Passengers love the slight reclining seats in the back.

Best for the bucks

4.9
equinox on 04/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had my Nox several months and is the best SUV for the money on the market. Goes where you want to go, does what you ask, and takes all you want to take inside it. Gas mileage was an issue until was broken in, now is good. Strongly endorse it as a mid size with big size room.

Equinov Great

4.1
jean taylor on 04/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my first SUV. Handles well on long drives, very comfortable. The only negative would be mileage - even on highway I was only averaging 22 mpg. Have recommended it to others.

Male over 6'4'

4.3
Lee DeArmond on 04/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this SUV for it's roomy interior as both my grandson (15) and I are well over six feet. A fine choice, I might add. That rear seat makes a big difference. The style both in and out are very good. ***** I AM 83 AND I LOVE IT *****

Chevy

4.9
nathan mullins on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Chevy Equinox is a stylish and comfortable ride with an affordable price tag. By far one of the best on the market.

Fun for Trip

4.9
KMarrero on 04/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We first saw the car at the LA Auto Show. Both my husband and I loved it! We both automatically agreed on the Lazer Blue Metallic as this is a very unusual color. We drove it over Easter weekend up to Northern California and were very impressed with its long distance fuel economy and its very smooth ride. We get a lot of stares because of the color, but we don't mind. We enjoy the car and our son thinks this SUV "Rocks".

Equinox not what it seems

2.8
Joe of Buffalo on 04/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

At first we thought we had a winner, but after driving it for a while we found it not what it was cracked up to be. My son plays hockey. He's a goalie and there is not room for his equipment. The seats on trips, long and short, feel like benches at a hockey game. The controls are confusing. When we recieved the car, parts of the car in the interior were loose. There were stains all in the car, probably the dealers's fault. We wish we had purchased another vehicle!!

Purchase one!

4.8
Don McMillin on 03/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A pleasure to drive. Styling is great. I have been very, very pleased with this SUV. PURCHASE ONE!!

We're Lovin' It

4.8
We're Lovin' it on 03/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've only had it for 4 weeks, but it has been great. The price can't be beat in any comparable SUV. We looked as about 15 different cars and SUVs and this one was the one that caught our eye. Not just its looks, but how enjoyable it is to drive. Its power throws you back in your seat, the leather is soft, yet feels strong. My daughters enjoy the stereo. The steering is tight or loose when needed and I had to watch the tach to make sure the transmission used all 5 gears. With the driver's seat all the way back, I have plenty of leg room in the back and I am 6'4". However if you stomp on the gas, hang onto the wheel or the steering may get away from you.

My new Car

3.9
Meredith Webb on 03/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Like the power and response. Radio is difficult, but not important. Cup holder in front cannot be used with emergency brake up, doesn't fit. Also, windshield is lower than the moulding around it, so when you are trying to clean the windshield with the wipers, it can only push(snow) so far and then it piles up so you cannot see, especially on the driver's side. Seats are manual, which doesn't really matter except you can only go front and back, whereas a short person like myself needs it to go up.

I love my car!

4.9
ccjdb11 on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have looked and admired this vehcile since it first came out!And I finally got the deal that I wanted and the car that I wanted with the features I desired! This is the only car that my husband and myself both agreed on. We went to the dealership and drove off that day! Plenty of room for 2 growing boys in the back. Looking in from the outside doesn't do it justice! My in- laws even said that from the outside it didn't look like it had much room but when they opened it up and rode they themselves were really impressed! I can't say enough about this SUV other than I waited a long time to fall in love with a car and I found it in the Equinox!

Fun to Drive ! Great to look at!

5
Amy on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Easy to handle, nice looking exterior cool features. Only thing I dont like is the plastic on the rear and front bumpers, easy to scratch, must be careful parallel parking, leave a lot of room between cars. Otherwise a great choice. Much better looking and easier to handle than other SUV's in its class.

I wish it had rims not plastic hub caps

4.4
diana on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I really enjoy my new SUV but for the price I paid I should have gotten rims and not plastic hub caps. It makes the SUV look cheap. I have to pay the extra expense to put new rims and tires on it. Also one big flaw it has I had my vehicle for two days and my little sister who is 9 years old got into the back and shut the door and got her seat belt on. I heard some air and had my sister who is 33 who was sitting up front in the passenger seat check her door and then she looked in the side mirrow and noticed it was my sisters door, then I had realized that my new vehicle did not have the system for the doors, only the back hatch light up when a door is ajar. They need to fix that.

My New SUV

5
Sandie on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased this vehicle, so I am still getting used to it. So far, I love it. A lot of interior room. Comfortable to drive and ride in. I like sitting up high above most other vehicles in this class and I love that it has a great crash rating. Dual front and side curtain airbags, a must in this day and age.

Great SUV without the Price

4.5
wrkhrdr on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great things about this "small SUV" include great response in steering, quick and agile like a car (comparible to the Impala which I have also owned), and great styling, especially from looking head on.

More than expected

5
pasmiles on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have found our AWD Chevrolet Equinox LS to be a much more enjoyable vehicle than we originally expected it would be. The ride is very comfortable and carlike, the engine is quiet and very powerful, the seats are comfortable and very versitile and even the radio with it's many buttons is much easier to operate than other radios with those confusing multi-function buttons. The AWD system couldn't be simpler to operate, you do absolutely nothing, and provides a secure feeling in all kinds of weather. Even the wipers, both front and rear, are the quietest I have ever heard. Do yourself a favor, don't overlook this vehicle.

Almost a world beater

4.1
Dave R on 03/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This would be a great vehicle, if it wasn't for one huge problem. The gas mileage is total crap. My first tank I ran thru it at 65 mph on the freeway checked 20.5 mpg. The second tank was the same. If this doesn't change for the better soon, I will trade it off. I only have 600 miles on it right now, but it must make a major improvement. Otherwise I love it!

Love that Equinox

4.9
Janna on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving a van for the past 20 years. The Equinox is so superior to all of them. Easy to handle and VERY quiet....I can finally enjoy my music while driving. A great choice for families (the baby seat fits in so easily when I pick up my grandson). And I love that the front seat folds down flat to allow for long items (such as a tree from the nursery) to be carried home.

Chevy Equinox for the family

4.9
Pamela Graham on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Chevrolet Equinox is a great option for someone who wants an SUV that is comfortable, affordable, and doesn't want to feel like they are driving a tank. It is roomy, even adults have plenty of room in the back, it is also versatile for hauling cargo.

Equinox heaven

4.1
Jeff Snow on 03/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was interested in the Equinox since last year. I finally bought one. I'm extemely satisfied so far. The only problem I've encountered is backing up in the dark. It's very difficult to see out the rear. I backed into another vehicle the second day I had the Equinox because of poor visibility. Other than that, I'm pleased.

My Equinox LS FWD

3.9
Betz68 on 03/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my New SUV. I have driven it back and forth to Florida 3 times since purchasing 3 months ago (1000 miles round trip) It does well on interstate. Only Problem I have had, is I went from a small sports car to this and I am not used to feeling the wind move me on the street.

Lov'in it!!!

5
Lov'in it!! on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the "Nox" on February 14th fully loaded (heated Leather front seats, sunroof, XM Radio, 6 disc CD changer, etc). No regrets so far, I thought about the Nissan Murano but I would have had to pay at least another 10,000 for all of the options I have with the "Nox". I get lots of compliments and it's so fun to drive. The only thing that is concerning me right now is that there is a noise coming from the brakes. Leather is the only way to go in this vehicle, you won't regret it. Love it!!!!

Nervous New Owner

4.9
Worry2Much on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I was checking out the reviews on this site on the Equinox I was gung- ho. Then I read the discussion boards AFTER I bought it. Thought I made the biggest mistake. So far, I enjoy this vehicle. Quiet, spacious, fairly peppy. I have always driven a 5-speed manual (4 cylinder) so this is taking some getting used to!

It's about time

4.8
Beverly on 03/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Equinox last month and have put about 1000 miles on it. Overall it has been an excellant vehicle and fits into my family's life style. Our son is a hockey player and his goalie equipment fits perfect. From style to performance the Equinox would be a SUV I would recommend. The gas mileage could be a little better. I did put in a high flow air filter and have increased my gas mileage by 3 miles to a gallon plus acceleration and performance. If you are looking for an SUV that is priced right and has the features of the bigger SUV's, Equinox is for you.

Silver 'Nox

4.5
hkycoldrct on 03/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall a good vehicle. Very comfortable on long trips with an excellent lumbar control and drivers side seat with many positions to choose from. Actual mileage averages 18.5 mpg with 14,000 miles on the vehicle. The motor is fairly strong and responsive. There is ample room if you're going to haul a lot around. The rear seat movement is simply awsome. With the rear seat folded down there is more room than you would imagine for a vehicle this size. I would purchase this car again if I had too.

Unsatisfied Mom of Two

2.3
Traci on 03/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle looks good but has to many kinks that need worked out. From new shocks and brakes to electronic failure, the Chevy Equinox was not ready for market.

SUV Comfort

4.9
liz on 03/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving my new Equinox. I feel safe and its comfortable to drive long distance. It does not drive like an SUV more like a car. It does not compare to other SUV's I have owned in the past.

Excellent Family Car

4.5
Walter on 03/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car for Mom & Dad and 1.5 kids, plenty of room in the back seat to avoid kicking daddy on those long boring trips to grandma's house. Don't expect super gas milage for those around the town errands but will hold its own on the open road. Fantastic engine will have you leaving BMW's and Mercedes eating your dust when the traffic lights turn green. Buy it you won't be disappointed !

My 2005 Equinox Performs well

4.8
Ted on 03/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My needs require the regular transport of 3 or 4 adults to jobs and other events. The Equinox provides great leg room, easy access and a comfortable ride for these adults and for children. The smooth shifting five speed transmission coupled with a reasonably high torque engine provide good acceleration. I have driven it in numerous snow storms and it handles and maintaints traction very well. I have been very pleased with the Equinox.

AWD LT

4.9
george d on 03/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has a nice ride and has plenty of interior room. It also has many set up options. It handles well in snowy or dry roads.

The 2005 Eqinox

4.4
Sharon Ward on 03/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Equinox has a very smooth ride, and a lot of get up and go when needed. I like the looks of the vehicle. The interior is really nice. So far I haven't had anything to complain about.

Great SUV

5
rush on 03/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went to the dealer looking for a truck. This stylish SUV was next to the trucks. My wife and I immediately were drawn to this vehicle. We liked the innovative storage system and rear sliding seat. After driving a fully loaded LT model with leather seats, we had to have one. We have not been disappointed. It rides like the same price range sedans and gets comparitive gas mileage.

Support your domestic companies

4.8
Aaron on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had this vehicle for about a month now. Very responsive 3.4 L V-6, great handling. The fun of a car with the storage of an SUV.

Grad Student's Ride

5
rob w. on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Many compliments from friends and strangers. Great safety. Dad spun out on an iced over bridge and ended up sliding over an embankment past the bridge. (travelling at about 60 mph and did not see ice in time to slow down) I feel another vehicle would have rolled. No damage occured, amazingly, owing to luck and the stability of the Equinox.

Equinox Review

4.6
martm on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in December 2004 and have driven it in the city, on basic roads, and on the interstate. I have also driven this car through a major snow storm and this car blew me away by how it just rammed through the snow and kept a tight grip on the road throughout this storm. Mostly, the car has great shocks and it rides increibly smoothly. I'm very pleased and impressed.

One awesome SUV

5
denise poppovich on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most stylish, reliable SUV you can probably get for your money. My last three cars have been Chevy's, but the Equinox has been the most eye catching, fun to drive experience I have ever had. I am so pleased with my choice, you will be too!!

WV Equinox

3.5
Ray on 03/12/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

It's not a bad vehicle but it is not as good as the 2002 Trailblazer I traded for it. Figuring out the radio/CD controls is very difficult. The seats are comfortable. The ride is good but the gas mileage is poor. I got better gas mileage with the 2002 Trailblazer. This is a big disappointment!

I Enjoy my Equinox

4.5
Janice Gosselin on 03/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Only have 5,000 miles on this vehicle to date but I enjoy driving it. I was disappointed with gas mileage; highway driving is only giving me 20-21 miles per gallon.

Superb Equinox

4.9
Lindsey on 03/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awesome. The primary reason for purchase was for handling in the snow. It is the cheapest AWD available. It also has a very nice body style. I got the premium sound system, it is great!

Awesome SUV

5
Ethan on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best midsize suv. I looks like a Lexus and drives awesome. I chose it over a GMC Envoy SLT.

My "E"

4.9
Daniel Fix on 03/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Equinox was bought after looking at other vehicles for a few months. I went and picked up a brochure from the dealer. I was impressed from the first look. Then I went to the biggest dealer in my area they had the vehicle I wanted so I traded two Fords for it. I love it. The gas mileage is the only thing that is wanting but it is getting there the more miles I drive it.

Great vehicle

5
Adam Seate on 03/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought Equinox after having test driven almost all of SUVs in it's class. Neither of us liked the Santa Fe, I liked the Liberty - she didn't, she liked the VUE - I didn't, I liked the Escape - she didn't. We both loved the Equinox the moment we test drove it. Great price, and you get a lot of room for the size. Highly recommend you give it a try!

Luv my Nox

4.9
luv_my_nox on 03/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just purchased our New LT FWD Equinox Jan 31, came right off the truck, still with the wrappers. MFG date: 1/05. Equipped with Sunroof and Leather. After 650 miles and about 1 month I am happy to report no problems. I looked it over, top and bottom, and was impressed with the paint, build, fit and finish. It is a nice looking vehicle. My wife loves it. I've driven it in the rain and snow. I'm impressed with the ride, handling, and acceleration. Transmission is smooth and responsive. Wife and I love the vehicle and its universal features.

Best Mid-Size SUV for the Money

5
danvilleca on 03/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great all around SUV. Good looking exterior, clean interior design, plenty of seating room, V6, drives smooth, and good saftety ratings. For the money it's far superior to the Honda CRV.

Chevy hits it big with Equinox

4.9
Jimmy on 02/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought the AWD Equinox in June 2004. It is a solid vehicle and a joy to drive. My wife needed a vehicle that she could depend on as she drives across a mountain to work. The Equinox has met and surpassed our expectations, expecially in snow and bad weather. I was driving a 4 wheel drive Chevy Tracker behind my wife in the Equinox and I was sliding more than she. Now we find out the Equinox has a 5 star impact rating for front and side collions. We are very happy with the SUV!

Love My Equinox

4.9
Barbara on 02/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Altho my mileage hasn't been as good as I would like - it is getting better as the engine gets broken in - I do love this car. I is particularly fun to drive, while having plenty of room and remaining comfortable.

Honest Opinion

3.8
Roger on 02/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I enjoy this vehicle very much. Use it to drive to work in DC. Do not like the gas mileage I am getting to this point. Only have 1500 miles on it. Very stylish, easy to drive, and interior room is outstanding. Am getting 11-12 mpg all city and only got 17 on very short interstate trip (60 miles or so) Have not yet seen any of the coolant hose problems that some had written about. Pretty nice vehicle for the money, just needs few tweaks.

Fun in Southington

3.9