2016 Chevrolet Equinox WARNING REVIEWS

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Starting at
$22,600
Engine
2.4L inline4

Power
182 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
22/32
Seats
5

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

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The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a two-row crossover SUV that offers unusually roomy seating and an optional V6 that's rare for this segment. The 2016 Equinox is an older design, however, and some newer models may offer advantages in both standard and optional features as well as safety ratings. Learn whether the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox still has the cargo capacity and fuel economy to compete in this affordable crossover class.

With a number of well-rounded rivals nipping at its heels, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a welcome rejuvenation. This aging crossover still has plenty of life, and Chevrolet has improved its features in some key areas. A touchscreen interface, for example, is increasingly expected by shoppers in this segment, and the 2016 Equinox checks that box with its newly standard 7-inch interface. Also expected are available items like LED exterior lighting and blind-spot monitoring, and here again, the refreshed Equinox delivers. You may have to squint to see the 2016 Equinox's styling changes, but this is certainly a restrained and attractive crossover. A lingering sore spot is the base four-cylinder engine, which receives solid EPA fuel economy estimates but has a hard time matching them in the real world. We're also underwhelmed by the base four's acceleration compared to other fours in this class. If you're looking for extra power, though, the Equinox provides it in the form of a segment-topping 301-horsepower V6 that's optional on more expensive models. No matter which model you choose, you'll enjoy a big backseat that slides and reclines, as well as a ride that's smooth and quiet relative to other reasonably priced crossovers. Although the 2016 Equinox's improvements are meaningful, this segment is chock full of appealing entrants. The multitalented Honda CR-V provides better fuel economy and more maximum cargo space, while the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 also serve up superior agility. The engaging and roomy Hyundai Santa Fe Sport delivers value that's hard to beat, and the versatile Jeep Cherokee has an available V6 of its own and some serious off-roading chops when properly equipped. But the Equinox remains a very pleasant crossover to drive, and the tweaks for 2016 should only enhance its appeal. If you're looking for a practical two-row crossover at an attainable price, the re-energized 2016 Equinox is worth considering closely.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid bet if you want a reasonably sized crossover SUV with plenty of backseat space. You can also upgrade to a powerful V6 engine, which is an unusual treat in this class. Let's see if this veteran player still has what it takes.

For 2016, the Chevrolet Equinox receives revised front-end styling with projector-beam headlights, LED daytime running lights (LT and LTZ) and an updated rear fascia with new taillights. Upgraded cloth upholstery and a 7-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera are now standard on the base L and LS trims, while the dashboard gets a new storage shelf and updated control graphics. Additionally, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is now available on LT and LTZ.



2016 Chevrolet Equinox Problems




2016 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews From Owners (34 Reviews)

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By Keith Sheller

on Mar/03/17 03:28 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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No cd

We got this car (2016 Equinox) and THEN discovered no CD. We have loads of music we want to play. I found out it would cost $1000 to fix it. What the heck is that about? All the crap on the screen and way too many options and controls that are not intuitive at all. On longer trips, I take my older car. It has all I want in comfort and electrics. I took a trip in a 2005 Impala and it has a CD - it still works great. The things can't cost Chevy 15 dollars. They should put NO CD on the window in large letters. Bah Humbug. This might be the end of our 60 years loyalty with General Motors. I stopped in at Toyota dealer and checked out a new Camry. They still have a CD player. GM cut a fat hog in the butt when they did this cheap stunt.

By Carla

on Feb/12/17 01:33 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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No more mini van!

I feel safe in my Equinox! It feels solid, handles great and has enough airbags that God forbid we need them, we should be surrounded. The front seats adjust so well anyone could drive comfortably. I highly recommend it.

By Leon Lamphear

on Jan/09/17 03:01 PM (UTC)

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Nice

Great mileage for a AWD.

By Russel Campell

on Jan/08/17 07:34 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Riding the rise

I have a a small butt but i found myself riding the outer rises of the bucket front seats. cargo in back reduced by tilted rear seats.

By Luke

on Dec/30/16 07:27 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Great Car but entertainment system lacking

I love the car itself. It handles great and interior is spacious and comfortable. I decided to spend a little extra money for the heated seats, remote start and upgraded entertainment system. The heated seats and remote start are a really nice feature. I'm extremely disappointed in the Chevy Mylink Entertainment system that I paid extra for. The bluetooth only works some of the time and when using GPS on the phone, it doesn't speak over bluetooth. Then the Apple Carplay is featured on all 2016 models except the Equinox. When talking to Chevy, they said there won't be any updates to add that feature. I know many other car brands that produce upgrades and the Hyundai models all got the Apple Carplay update for free on 2015 and 2016 models. Overall I'm happy with the car but I would not suggest paying the additional price for the entertainment package which ended up being a complete waste of money.

By Riley

on Aug/12/16 08:48 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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From Jeep to Chevy

First time with a Chevy and I am very pleased, so far. Can't wait to see how she does on the dead of winter.

By Donna Smith

on Mar/13/17 08:02 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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2016 Equinox SUV!

I love to drive my new Equinox. I am leasing for two years and plan to enjoy those two years. I really love this SUV!

By Bill Ponti

on Jul/30/16 02:02 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Don't overlook this car

Good car. Good value for money. Will burn some gas. If you have issues getting in or out of car, this car for you

By Rallysport

on Jan/30/16 02:06 PM (UTC)

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Not for big butts

seats are for smaller people if your a big guy or gal , seats tend to me more narrow.
gas mileage is decent. quiet, happy overall with suv.

By EJM

on Sep/12/16 06:03 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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I never thought to check during test drive

Where is the CD player?

By Ron Smith

on Jun/24/16 05:46 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Very poor quality

The quality and attention to detail is deplorable the dash board and door panels are totally out of allignment and of different thickness 11mm on driver side and 4 mm on passenger side the vehicle looks as if it had a very poor repair after an accident to the front end

By Roger Randolph

on Jun/24/16 08:35 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Good value without the splash

It's hard for me to drop down to the 4 cylinder. The pickup is not there.

By Theron Lyle

on Aug/08/16 05:57 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Wheel cover warning!!!

Keep an eye on your center cap with the Chevrolet emblem ours fell off with less than 15000 miles and I was told this is not under warranty so I guess I will have to purchase a whole wheel cover should have known.

By Gator

on Jun/17/16 10:45 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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LTZ AWD 3.6L V6 from Canada

Mine is equipped with the 300hp V6, loads of power and is a pleasure to drive. The 4 cyl just doesn't have what it takes for me. Opt for the V6. Nice quite ride and handles good. Nice driver on the long trips. Ours is fully loaded and love the theater effect lighting at night. Overall a great SUV. Some complain no CD player.... well get with the now people !!! CDs are gone. Why load CDs and have maybe 100 songs when you can use mp3 plug in and have a 1000 songs or use your smart phone, already using Bluetooth anyways. Awesome SUV and I highly recommend it.

By RONDA CUMBERLAND

on Jul/20/16 08:22 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Luv my Equinox

it is better than advertised. Drives great, lots of room and great gas mileage

By Stephen Bates

on Jul/13/16 05:09 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Equinox not quite equal, but solid.

If you value rear seat room for adults over cargo space, look at the Equinox. The seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth. Most everything is fine, but not spectacular. There are compact SUV's with more pep and fuel economy, but the Equinox is reliable.

By Herb Rhodes

on Apr/02/16 08:23 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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By Mike

on Nov/25/16 07:01 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Little red machine

My only complaint is really about Chevrolet and not the Equinox itself. Like a damn fool when I test drove it, I didn't think to check for a CD player because "what car doesn't come with one these days" Equinox is part of that answer. Apparently Chevrolet has decided that I don't need or want one. I spend a considerable amount of money making CD's with the music I wanted to hear on each one. Now Chevy tells me "tough sh_t, we will decide what you can listen to and how you will listen to it. The dealer helped me set up what is called Pandora to listen to music I like. What a bunch of BS. I have to make sure I have my smart phone with me just to hear my music. My last 4 vehicles have been Chevrolet or GMC. that won't happen again. I will decide what equipment I have on the vehicle I pay for, not Chevrolet.

By BOB N.

on Aug/01/16 06:22 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Great ride

Have had this 2016 Equinox for three weeks now and totally love it. The ride is fantastic. Both my wife and I have commented how our legs don't feel like rubber after getting out from a trip. Car handles wonderfully with great steering and comfortable ride. So far I have been averaging slightly over 27 MPG on the highway here in New England and better than 23 MPG around town. The 4 cyl. 2.4 engine is great and has plenty of power to handle the hills and can easily pass on the highway without punching the pedal. Could not be happier with this choice. Only con is that my wife is short and cannot reach the back hatch to close it. Didn't want to get the LTZ package. Oh well...minor issue and made her a grabber to reach the hatch hand hold. After owing it for over 6 months it's the best vehicle I've owned.

By Approaching Sunset Years

on May/14/16 02:41 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Dual control ac preserves marriage

We were intending tp purchase equinox, but nothing on 4 cylinder offered dual control ac. One of us prefers 60-65 degrees, while the other prefers 70-75 degrees. We decided that was essential looking toward our next 45 years. So we chose Ford Edge SEL

By J

on Aug/25/16 07:00 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Not for me

I want to start by admitting I am a little bias coming from a minivan that offered space and those little things I just assumed where standard on a vehicle. To begin, I bought my Equinox based on different reviews I read and the commericals, very compelling. So I take full responsiblity for not looking closer and asking a few extra questions. Firstly, the gas milesage is horrible. I tried using the "eco" button but that seems to open a valve and even more gas falls out. My minivan is 10 years old and doesn't use as much gas. Secondly, the backseat does not have air vents. In order to cool off or heat up a car, you have to either freeze or burn the front passengers. WHY?? I did not pay attention there were no vents in the back. This and the gas mileage are what bothers me most and I would give the care back tomorrow if I could. Thirdly, storage is non-existent, if you want to grocery shop for a large family, not for you. Fourth, I test drove a 2015 but bought a 2016. Where is my CD player, who moved it. I feel this designed is to force you to pay for Sirrus XFM, I dont want to. Overall, I am not happy. I did not mark it down pass the three stars because I should have done better homework.

By Dan

on Feb/01/16 09:58 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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2nd Equinox and Happy X2

I love my Equinox, 2nd time leasing. Go for the upgrades because it's worth it and better quality/feel. I can't get more value in upgrade options for the price, compared to other SUV'S in its class. It drives great, very well made and still presents brand new, one year into my lease. Very comfortable front seats with netted soft clothe.
Never had any problems with either of my Equinoxes. I may go for the top of the line luxury options, next one I get as I upgrade each time.

By Kitcloudkicker81@gmail.com

on Jun/30/16 07:14 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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The Best of the worst

Rental cars are typically what they are, cars that are beaten on, and nothing special, but this one is about the best GM vehicle i have driven (car only has 1125 miles). The panel fitment on the body is terrible, interior is cheap, and the plastics are 1970's quality, but the transmission is the best automatic 4cyl trans that GM has to offer, the shifts are crisp in comparison to other GM products, the engine is unrefined, and i would absolutely opt for the v6, but it's better than the turbo offerings. Low end torque is there and throttle response is good enough to drive in city traffic or cruise on the highway. The seats are big, comfortable if not a little too soft, the interior seating quality will never last as long as the car, but then people who buy GM products typically don't expect them to last hundreds of thousands of miles either (if they did, buy a Pushrod GM product). The SUV is good on gas averaging 24MPG Eco mode in city traffic, and 33MPG eco mode on the highway, not too bad. Looks are a subject of taste, but the front of the thing looks like a joke, the high trim line over the front, just makes it look weird to me, the older ones were way better looking IMO. As far as the entertainment system, it is cheap, the speakers are cheap, the head unit is like every other GM delco branded unit, but it is lacking features that exist on higher end cars, or upscale models, it's Ok to drive, the seating position is more car like than the Buick Encore or Chevy Trax, but the SUV still feels top heavy. The Big tires, smaller wheels on the LT trim line make the steering very vague, and not very positive on where the wheels are facing.. It honestly feels twitchy. Personally, i am very critical when it comes to cars, and each person will have their own tastes, expectation, and personalities, but from a critical outlook i will say that this is not the best car on the road, and frankly for the price, it isn't even in the middle as per where i would rate it against other offerings, but.. It is one of the better GM products.. Maybe not in the looks, maybe not in the exterior build quality, or interior fit and finish, but the engine, and transmission feel like one of the better products, and when buying american, you want something that will run, and be easy to fix. This is something i would give a good rating for, the ease of repair, and the quality of the engineering feel like they are there..

By Disappointed

on Jan/12/16 07:05 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Transmission gone @ 448 miles

Was disappointed--BUT dealer has redeemed! This is a cute SUV, but I had the LT, 6 cylnder exactly 2 weeks and the 3, 5, R drum in the transmission went. Prior to the car dying at a busy intersection without warning, I had gone through 3 tanks of gas in 2 weeks (dealership states because of the transmission?) I smelled gas when I would use the remote start. Rear view backup camera was foggy at night. Remote buttons on key were so hard to push it was difficult to turn on the remote start or open the doors quickly. HOWEVER, I have been in touch with the dealer and they will swap out the car for another new vehicle of equal value. I am very satisfied with that outcome and I am willing to give the Equinox another chance!! Thank you!

By Dennis

on Dec/07/15 10:30 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Michigan to Florida under $85 in Gas !!!!

This is a very nice riding vehicle - comfort in both seats and lots of cargo capacity if needed. Handled highway to panhandle great. No issues at all . Quiet and comfortable. Eco button saves even more gas. The Bluetooth was very much appreciated.

By Rod Hughes

on Mar/18/16 11:19 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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So far, so good

I'm a traveling salesman and spend quite a bit of time on the road. I wanted a vehicle with decent comfort and fuel mileage, but even more important was passenger comfort. No other small or even medium SUV has the rear legroom of an Equinox. I can fit 4 good size adults comfortably. The sliding rear seat makes all the difference. If I need more cargo space, I can slide the seat all the way forward and have a large cargo area... Or conversely, slide it back and have massive leg room for passengers.

The one downside so far is the navigation... It is very clumsy to operate and will only hold a maximum of 30 favorite destinations. Even my $100 TomTom held 100 favorites.

By Grandma C

on May/24/16 05:32 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Couldn't be happier with this vehicle.

The LT 2.4 4 cylinder is perfect for us. Gas mileage is great. Very comfortable. Instruments are very easy to use. Incredible how much passenger room there is in the front and back seats. Plenty of cargo area.

By Colleen

on Sep/21/15 11:52 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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2016 Equinox - very happy

I purchased the AWD with V6 and love this vehicle! Only disappointment was that it didn't come with CD player.

By Dr. Roy

on Apr/08/16 02:35 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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LTZ is great but not a buick!

We miss these three accessories the most on our top of the Equinox line SUV.
(1) the CD player
(2) the glove box light and...
(3) the heated steering wheel.
A very poor decision on the part of GM management to eliminate these items.

By Dave

on Sep/23/15 09:31 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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2016 Chevy Equinox LT

It is the best in class! I test drove so many others ,but, nothing beats this one
Build quality is exceptional.
very comfortable ride, and, minimal road noise inside.
Only down side is that a touch screen responds little slow.

By Nancy

on Feb/08/16 07:53 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox



What?? No CD player in 2016 Equinox

Buying a 2016 Ford Edge because the 2016 Equinox does not have a CD player which I need when I travel. Have driven an Equinox and was set to buy one until I realized they did away with it. Poor GM decision!

By Justin

on Dec/18/15 09:45 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


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Edmunds is out of their minds.

We came from a 2013 base model LS Equinox that was a lease. As low rent as it was the features for the time were impressive and lacked nothing we really wanted. Its glaring weakness was the 2.4 engine that always had to be beaten hard to get anywhere and we didn't have AWD or leather which we wanted on the next car.

I tried to get another car, I tested the CR-V which rode harshly and was loud inside with a terrible radio set up but did have the great magic seats, Honda does do a great interior. Still we almost bought it till we learned about the cvt vibration problems that most owners have, dodged a bullet on that. The CX-5 Mazda...I just don't get Edmunds praise, its a lot of money for a bumpy, harsh and noisy ride with poor interior space and a center stack that is unreadable in motion. Neither of these was especially quick compared to the 4cyl Equinox either and the rear seat room for people on the Chevy is unbeatable, its limosine levels of legroom.

So we got a v6 LTZ AWD and it was love at first drive. The acceleration is much better than the 2.4, taking care of our major issue with our 2013. It drives how I want the family truckster to drive, smooth ride, relaxed and quiet with plenty of get up and go. Why Edmunds praises jittery and stiff rides in a family car I can't comprehend, its not a track day machine guys and nobody wants their kids, or dogs, puking in the back because of the ride. The Equinox is secure handling and predictable, never feels dangerous and can be driven all day without penalty to your body or ears. The LTZ v6 suspension is a bit firmer than our 2013 but not painfully and has real hydraulic steering with much better feel and feedback than the electric units most common today including in the 4cyl Equinox.

My only issues with our new Chevy is the warning signal overload. I like the mirror light blind spot warnings and the backing up cross traffic alert but the frontal collision alarm goes off at random sometimes, first time almost made me stain the new leather so it was disabled very quickly, at least you can turn it off. The lane change warning has never been turned on because besides being annoying its dangerous. If I have to swerve to avoid something I don't want to be confused if the alarm going off is because there is a car in my blindspot or just because I am crossing a lane line. At least it does not have any automatic braking features. It may sound callous but I'd rather risk mowing someone down than having the system misread a road shadow or raccoon, slam on the brakes and get me rear ended by a bus killing everyone in the car.

So take Edmunds review with a grain of salt, think about how you want your family and crap hauler to be used. You want safe, quiet and comfortable or a track day special that rides like a '69 Scout? Its as bad as Consumer Reports riding down on the Jeep Wrangler every year because it doesn't ride like a Cadillac, they can't review a car for what it is intended to do only what they believe the only acceptable car is. To them every degree deviation from Honda Accord is a point off, regardless of what that car is intended to do. Edmunds seems to do the same but perhaps their benchmark is the MX-5 Miata.

By Richard Tanguay

on Dec/27/15 08:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Two weeks with the 2016 Chevy Equinox AWD 6 Cyl.

I test drove the 4 cylinder model and thought it was sluggish especially climbing hills. I opted for the 6 cyl. which has about a 100 more hp than the 4 cyl. model. The power is great now, the car seems more solid and has a quiet and smooth ride. Options I like are the driver convenience package, sun sound & navigation package, rear liftgate power (which gives you the homelink option for opening your garage doors), and the driver confidence package. The premium sound is nice to listen to and the sound is even throughout the vehicle. I especially like the driver visibility and height at which you are sitting while driving. So far I averaged 20 mpg on the first tank of fuel, but I logged quite a bit of time idling in my driveway learning all the features on this suv.

Just two added features would be nice on the Equinox and they would be: 1) heat vents for the rear passengers and 2) an audible speed alarm which you can set to go off it you exceed the predetermined speed setting. The ride is so smooth and with the v6 power, you can easily exceed the highway speed limits and not realize it. I added mud flaps, Husky floor mats and door sill protectors to keep the vehicle looking nice for a longer period of time.
Update: Having owned the Equinox for a year now, I figure I would give an update on my experience with it. First, I still love everything about the 2016 Equinox, but there are two items I would like to interject here. One, three times in the past year, while driving and with the usb port playing songs and the navigation working, the console locked up. The navigation froze and the radio would play the same two seconds of the same song over and over. At that point, you cannot turn the volume down, or turn the radio off, or adjust anything on it. That scenario lasts for about 10 to 15 minutes and then the radio shuts down. (What a relief when it does!) I was told I need a software update on the main computer which I will get when I bring the car in for the next oil change. I have about 7,500 miles on it now. The only other thing I would like to mention is that when driving on the highway, it seems I have to make a lot of minor steering adjustments to stay in a lane. I have had many other vehicles and rarely had to make these frequent adjustments. It keeps you on your toes, especially if you are on the highway with vehicles on both sides of you.
Other than that I love the car and would buy one again in a minute.

By Nick

on Dec/30/15 01:43 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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From Jeep back to GM

I just purchased the 2016 Equinox LT with the 2.4L engine and AWD (Patroit Blue Metallic)

I also just came from a similar vehicle, which was a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 2.4L 4x4 (Eco Green). The Jeep was my second Jeep and my last! Chrysler's dealer network is just not as accomodating, well-training, and educated as Chevy's.

My conclusion... "See ya later Jeep!".

The Equinox is superb and I can honestly say it has the best legroom in its class, period!
The interior is ergonomically sound with great technology, comfort and fit/finish.

Let me criticize a lot of reviewers out there. Some are customers and others are Journalists...The complaints about the 2.4 are ludicrous. If you have ever driven a 4 cylinder engine and know what to expect/not expect from one, you'll be fine with the performance of this vehicle. The 2.4 and 6 speed combo feels just as good as my 2.4 and 9 speed in the Cherokee. Trust me, you can pass people on the highway and you DONT need to floor it to do so. It has plenty of pep and way better gas mileage than the V6. Unless your towing something, just save yourself the money and get the 4. Don't listen to all these reviewers that want an SUV but also want their SUV to accelerate like a lamborghini. The Equinox 2.4 is just fine!!!!

Also, if anyone is wondering I test drove the following before ridding myself of a problematic Jeep:
- Rav4
- Escape
- Edge
- Murano
- Rogue
- Tuscon
- Santa Fe
- Sportage
- Forester
- CX9
- Equinox

Going back to the legroom. The most important aspect of us choosing the Equinox, for anyone in a similar situation, was legroom. I am six ft. with long legs and am not comfortable in many small SUVs. We had it narrowed down to the Rogue, which we took for an overnight, and the Equinox.

The Equinox had the best legroom in its class by far! I can scoot up to the wheel or have my legs fully extended (with boots on).

Also BTW. My dad has a 2012 Equinox, My Mom had a 2010 and just bought a 2015 last years as well. Both have no problems with theirs.

Highly satisfied with this vehicle and would recommend to anyone!


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    112.5 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    187.8 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    66.3 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    6.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3764 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    41.2 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.8 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    39.9 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    55.3 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    31.5 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.23 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    225
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Watts
    80


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    Engine 1
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    18.8 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

LTZ / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.5 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.0 sec @ 80.9 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

LTZ / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.8 sec @ 82 mph
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    Car and Driver

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $14,387
  • Private Seller Price
    $15,961
  • Dealer Price
    $17,149
  • Original MSRP
    $22,600


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  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
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Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    22 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    32 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 4
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    6
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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / 100,000 miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Key Factors

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Pros

  • Backseat has plenty of space and slides/reclines for added comfort
  • Rides smoothly on rough roads.
  • Optional V6 engine provides ample power
  • Interior stays quiet at speed

Cons

  • Bluetooth audio isn't offered on L or LS.
  • Interior materials quality leaves something to be desired
  • Four-cylinder version feels sluggish and real-world mpg falls short of EPA ratings
  • Less cargo space than some rivals


2016 Chevrolet Equinox True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,126$1,165 $1,206$1,248 $1,292$6,037
Maintenance$79$614 $780$1,864 $1,781$5,118
Repairs$0$0 $141$335 $490$966
Taxes & Fees$2,023$148 $135$124 $113$2,543
Financing$691$548 $400$246 $88$1,973
Depreciation$4,532$2,028 $1,786$1,583 $1,421$11,350
Fuel$1,737$1,789 $1,843$1,898 $1,955$9,222
True Cost To Own ®$10,188$6,292 $6,291$7,298 $7,140$37,209

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Chevrolet Equinox NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/05/2015

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Front passenger seat airbag sensor will not activate safety system when i, as a 120 lb adult,place a medically necessary cushion (to alleviate back and hip pain) between myself and the seat, thus cancelling out the benefits of this safety system when the vehicle is in motion. i am at risk when riding in this general motors vehicle. please require gm to recall and correct this defect soonest and associate my complaint with all other similar complaints on file with your agency.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/13/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph with the cruise control engaged, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic but the cause of failure was unable to be determined. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 2,200. updated 03/15/16*lj the consumer stated the vehicle was inspected and the dealer stated there was nothing wrong. updated 03/30/16.*jb


Date Complaint Filed: 05/02/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Exhaust fumes leaking into driver cabin, horrible toxic odor, family got sick from being inside of vehicle. stationary, or in motion. toxic odors and same health effects when not running. oder on clothing, hair, skin. immediate adverse health symptoms associated with being in vehicle are headache, chemical taste in mouth, sore throat. i noticed condition 1/22/2016 but it was present prior to this as i do not use vehicle often. my wife and youngest daughter had most exposure and it built up over time, for they were desensitized to the odor. after a few days of not using vehicle my wife did smell the toxic odor. an exhaust leak was the cause and verified by dealer. after repairs were made vehicle still has horrific odor and the same adverse health effects were experienced. other people who were exposed to vehicle also experienced same health symptoms.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/24/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Please reference nhsta complaint number 10862571,10865740 see attached document that was sent to g.m. this vehicle made my family sick. i had to picket dealership where i bought car, because g.m head quarters closed the case and left me with this toxic vehicle. a lot has happened in my quest to have the car replaced. a gm dealership where i did not buy car from, bought me out of my lease and got me into a new vehicle. i physically picketed dealership i bought car from and others to get my point across. i still have contaminated clothing and the dealership is stuck with this vehicle now, and i still have health concerns about my family. i have called the epa, and other agencies and none of them can help. this vehicle should never get into another individuals possession. i have attached some pictures and files.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/19/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This vehicle made my family sick. i had to picket dealership where i bought car, because g.m head quarters closed the case and left me with this toxic vehicle. a lot has happened in my quest to have the car replaced. a gm dealership where i did not buy car from bought me out of my lease and got me into a new vehicle. i physically picketed dealership i bought car from and other gm dealerships to get my point across. i still have contaminated clothing and the dealership is stuck with this vehicle now, and i still have health concerns about my family. i have called the epa, and other agencies and none of them can help. this vehicle should never get into another individuals possession. i have attached some pictures and files. this is my second complaint. original nhsta complaint number is 10862571 exhaust fumes seeped into vehicle from exhaust leak and contaminated interior of vehicle making my wife and child sick.dealership replaced exhaust system but car was still contaminated. please contact me at gmcargotmyfamilysick@gmail.com


Date Complaint Filed: 05/19/2016

Component(s): TIRES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 chevrolet equinox, michelin latitude tour 17" p225/65r17 100t left rear tire had a major blowout on the exterior sidewall after being driven less than 500 miles -- total. all tires were brand new, properly inflated and maintained. no nail or obvious puncture point was found. vehicle was being driven 55 mph on an interstate in clear weather. temperature was about 70 degrees. blowout occurred during 10-minute drive over smooth, paved road. immediately before blowout, warning light appeared on dash about low tire pressure. dealership replaced for free.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/09/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving at night, moving slowly in a traffic jam on a freeway, the instrument cluster totally went out. the radio continued to work, but the speedometer was not functioning. i continued to drive about 20 miles with the cluster and speedometer not working. after arriving at my destination and turning off the engine for about 20 minutes, i restarted it and saw that the cluster was very dim and the speedometer was only barely readable. as i drove it, the brightness slowly increased. the next morning, the speedometer and the rest of the cluster seemed to be normal. i took the car to the dealer for repairs, they were unable to find the problem since the car was working normally at that time.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/03/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

After a month of ownership and about 900 miles my new equinox with v6 and awd developed a howling noise when driving on rural roads at about 30-40 mph the howling stays with the car and can be heard on highways at 60 mph. the car has also developed a whining noise both of which general motors claim are normal noises for this vehicle. gm calls this condition "driveline echo". to my knowledge the gmc terrain an identical vehicle does not have this problem. i personally had a 2013 with no problems and a friend had a 2014 with no problems. it appears the problem has started with the 2015 model year. gm acknowledges the problem why can't they be made to repair it?


Date Complaint Filed: 08/22/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I'm writing to inform you of a possible safety issue with a 2016 chevrolet equinox rented from enterprise in huntington station, new york. the vehicle had only 12,022 miles on the odometer. after picking up the vehicle, i was driving home on the long island expressway at approximately 20-30 mph in stop and go traffic. as traffic slowed down ahead of me i applied the brakes. i was immediately shocked with disbelief that my vehicle slightly impacted with the vehicle ahead of me instead of stopping 5 or 10 feet before that vehicle. the brakes did not seem to respond or function effectively compared to all vehicles i've owned or rented for over 50 years. convinced that there must be an underlying issue with the brakes i brought the vehicle to a local pep boys. their inspection revealed "brake fluid reservoir more than half empty" (see 2 page attachment). i'm not sure if there was a slow leak in the line or if the brake fluid had not been filled sufficiently. from my 50 years of driving experience i don't ever recall a new car requiring the addition of brake fluid after only 12,022 mile of usage. i am however firmly convinced that this unfortunate accident would never have happened if the rental vehicle had contained the appropriate amount of brake fluid. i felt obligated to report this possible safety issue to you so you can investigate if there have been other reported instances of brake fluid loss resulting in ineffectual braking and subsequent accidents


Date Complaint Filed: 07/19/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Car started smelling horrible anytime it was running, would make me and my kids physically sick breathing the air coming inside the vehicle.my daughter had pneumonia 4 months ago, and my husband had a severe case of pneumonia 2 weeks ago. not to mention all the respiratory related problems in the last year the entire family has been having. chevy would not look at my car, i called multiplke times telling them my car is so foul smelling i cant drive it anymore and its not a dead anmial because we searched every compartment there is....and they said its a dead mouse or animal and that warranty doesnt cover that so its not there problem..after over a week of me calling and having my husband (a certified mechanic) calling them non stop, they agreed to look at it..its not an animal it is just alot of mold that is growing all over the cars heating and air conditioning condenser system! and all this time its just been flowing mold bacteria into my vents! its summer i use a/c everyday if i am driving.... we've just been breathing it in for who knows how long...i bought this car 9 months ago brand new and now after only 16,000 miles its a breeding ground for mold inside my hvac unit? i wont be able to get rid of that smell, and what about my seats or clothing or damage that has already been done from this mold and bacteria? they said gm will give me a rental for 5 days.....but parts will take up to 4 to even come in before they will even start fixing the "issue". my daughter is 2 years old and had pnemonia 2 times already.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/08/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the sunroof glass fractured while the vehicle was at a complete stop. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. there were no injuries. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 1,500.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/22/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On october 1, my mother (passenger) and i were involved in a roll back accident at my apartment complex. i put the vehicle in park and exited the vehicle. i remained outside of the vehicle for 1-2 minutes. i returned to the driver's side, opened the door, and proceeded to enter the cabin. upon opening the driver's door, the vehicle began to roll back, even though the car was in park. i was caught between the vehicle door, with half of my body/extremities (the right side) in the cabin, and my left extremities outside of the vehicle. i was dragged 10-15 feet. my mother was in the front passenger seat with her with safety belt. the vehicle hit an embankment (with a 6-7 foot drop) that leads to a gazebo that covers our mailing center. the rear of the vehicle crashed into the wooden fencing and the roof and columns of the gazebo. the front end was stuck in the embankment; the rear end crashed into the roof, but was suspended above a 6-7 foot drop. police and firemen assessed the situation, and suspected that the incident may have happened as a result of a malfunctioning transmission and/or break system. no fault was determined in the incident.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/29/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL | STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet equinox. while driving on a sunny day, the sunlight created a glare on the instrument panel that made it difficult to view the display. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 4,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/11/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the lower part of the windshield was distorted and distracted the driver. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 5,000. the vin was not available.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/26/2016

Component(s): FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 chevrolet equinox. consumer writes in regards to forward collision alert system warning display failure to illuminate/ detect when following too close to front vehicle. *smd the consumer stated the tailgate alert allowed him to get within less than two car lengths before the visual warning appeared. the dealer stated the system was performing as designed. *jb






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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Review

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The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a two-row crossover SUV that offers unusually roomy seating and an optional V6 that's rare for this segment. The 2016 Equinox is an older design, however, and some newer models may offer advantages in both standard and optional features as well as safety ratings. Learn whether the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox still has the cargo capacity and fuel economy to compete in this affordable crossover class.

With a number of well-rounded rivals nipping at its heels, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a welcome rejuvenation. This aging crossover still has plenty of life, and Chevrolet has improved its features in some key areas. A touchscreen interface, for example, is increasingly expected by shoppers in this segment, and the 2016 Equinox checks that box with its newly standard 7-inch interface. Also expected are available items like LED exterior lighting and blind-spot monitoring, and here again, the refreshed Equinox delivers.

You may have to squint to see the 2016 Equinox's styling changes, but this is certainly a restrained and attractive crossover.

A lingering sore spot is the base four-cylinder engine, which receives solid EPA fuel economy estimates but has a hard time matching them in the real world. We're also underwhelmed by the base four's acceleration compared to other fours in this class. If you're looking for extra power, though, the Equinox provides it in the form of a segment-topping 301-horsepower V6 that's optional on more expensive models. No matter which model you choose, you'll enjoy a big backseat that slides and reclines, as well as a ride that's smooth and quiet relative to other reasonably priced crossovers.

Although the 2016 Equinox's improvements are meaningful, this segment is chock full of appealing entrants. The multitalented Honda CR-V provides better fuel economy and more maximum cargo space, while the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 also serve up superior agility. The engaging and roomy Hyundai Santa Fe Sport delivers value that's hard to beat, and the versatile Jeep Cherokee has an available V6 of its own and some serious off-roading chops when properly equipped.

But the Equinox remains a very pleasant crossover to drive, and the tweaks for 2016 should only enhance its appeal. If you're looking for a practical two-row crossover at an attainable price, the re-energized 2016 Equinox is worth considering closely.

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