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Old 06-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...nox/index.html

Chevrolet's second iteration of the Equinox is a long way removed from last year's model. While it is not particularly exciting to drive, it is more than capable of running with the competition. More important, the Equinox offers style and value with the capabilities and functionality demanded by the class. Impressive fuel economy and smart packaging give the Equinox the opportunity to become a segment leader.

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I just found another 2010 Equinox test drive !!

http://jalopnik.com/5284939/2010-che...ox-first-drive

Some more first test drives

http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/ma...vrolet-equinox

http://www.popularmechanics.com/blog...s/4321094.html

Here is autoblog first test drive write up, again another positive review

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/11/f...vrolet-equinox

Motortrends first test drive

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...iew/index.html

Lets hear some opinions and thoughts about the 2010 Equinox.

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Old 06-22-2009, 04:35 AM   #3
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They look alright, i always thought the original ones looked pretty cool.

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Old 12-19-2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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We have a 2005 and love it, my wife wants to move up into a new model because of the new styling. They look decent, but to me it's all cookie cutter designs anymore, hell it looks like a mini Traverse.

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We got one for my wife about 3 months ago and she absolutely loves it. We got the 2LT with rear view back up camera, power driver's seat, USB, aux input, bluetooth, and remote start. Drastic step up from her Aveo LS with nothing (and I mean nothing) except A/C and mp3/CD player. But even without the dramatic change, it's still a very nice vehicle. We love it.

My only semi-dislike is that it could certainly use more power (we got the 4cyl FWD), but we opted for the fuel mileage over the V6 power.

If you read reviews where people say they aren't getting the 32mpg, take note of whether they mention what engine and drivetrain options they got and what speeds they were driving. Saying they drove 95% highway doesn't mean much when it was most likely 75-80mph with the V6. Many of the reviews I have read even mentioned that they had 4WD or the V6.
If you expected the advertised 32mpg in that vehicle at 75mph, you deserve the let down you received, IMO.


We get in the low 30s when we drive 60-65mph. We have also driven two long distance trips (1000+ miles roundtrip) and got 27-27.5mpg at the 75mph kind of speeds.


Sure, the steering system is a bit different and takes a minute to get used to, but I think it handles fine for what it is.


It's a fuel sipping CUV. Don't expect it to handle like a V8 coupe whether in the straight line or in the curves, and you won't be disappointed.

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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Real world fuel mileage of a 2010 Equinox (4cyl FWD, 2 passengers).

We just got back from a long road trip. I filled up as we headed out of town, and reset the VIC info.
On the road, I filled it back up three times and on the third one, I noted the trip odometer.
The three tanks were:
12.53 gallons 87 octane
13.31 gallons 87 octane
15.86 gallons 87 octane

The trip odometer: 1178 miles

A/C on 85-90% of the time.

Average speed on the in dash VIC was about 70mph, but my typical cruising speed was 75mph.

In dash VIC said fuel mileage was about 30mpg (computer calculated).

1178 miles / 41.7 gallons = 28.2mpg (actual observed).

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