Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,830 - $6,422
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
185
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,830 - $6,422
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
185
Seats
5

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Ranks #16 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #17 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #15 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews

4.03
179 Reviews
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My positive experience as a Chevy Equinox owner.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox

I bought my 2006 salsa red Chevy Equinox AWD new in 2006. It has been extremely reliable and has needed no major repairs. I have been changing the oil every 3-5k miles. Last year I needed to put in shocks and struts due to normal wear and tear on the vehicle. Tires have been changed very couple of years due to normal wear and tear. We have not needed snow tires because it is all wheel drive, which I highly recommend. I live in NY and we have had a lot of snow in the last couple of years and I have never gotten stuck. The heat and air conditioning has always worked great. I have had to have to alignment adjusted once. Other repairs and upkeep have been brakes, rotors, fuses, but nothing major. We are a family of four and fit very comfortably in the car, with plenty of room in the back for groceries, luggage, etc., we have gone camping and fit all of our equipment in this car! And we now have a dog and he fits very comfortably in the back! There are 110k miles on the car and is still runs great. I am hoping to get as many miles out of it as possible. It starts everyday even in the cold weather. We have always bought Chevy vehicles, and will continue to buy Chevy vehicles because of their reliability and of course because the vehicles are made in America. Both the cars in our household or Chevy vehicles. I will most likely buy or lease another Chevy Equinox in the very near future.

- Lisa B

Short person approved, smooth drive, and great cargo space.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Overall I have really loved my Equinox! I love that it feels lighter and smoother of a ride compared to Jeep s that I grew up with. I wished mine had the option to switch into AWD from front wheel drive in the winter but I can get 355 miles on a tank doing highway driving so the mileage is pretty reasonable for an SUV. I love the shape and feel of the seats as some seats can feel to constructive for anyone who is not super skinny! I am only 5'3" so visibility while driving is very important to me and I have had no noticeable issues with blind spots or windows being too high to see lower cars. I also love that the backseat is adjustable to move forward/backward and that the back of the seat can fold down in two pieces as I often have a car seat for my son but need to haul larger/longer items at times. The cargo space is great! I road tripped with 3 other women halfway across the country for a week long convention and while it was cozy it was totally doable. I really love my Equinox and am sad it is getting older and higher mileage already!

- Amber S

2006 Chevy Equinox review: the car continues to experience problems as it ages.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox

The car gets a new problem every time you fix one. The brakes, oil, radiator, battery, and wheels have all given me problems. I do not know a lot about cars so I just take it to the shop and they fix it. The most annoying of these problems is the battery. At first when I bought it there was a new battery in it but within one year the battery was completely dead so I bought a new one and then within 9 months that battery was completely dead. I cannot keep putting in money for it to be repaired but at the same time I like the car because it still has a smooth ride and picks up speed quickly and that is what I like in a car. The car is fine when there are not problems with it but I just feel like it is aging really quickly.

- Isaiah Hall H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,400 - $22,900
$22,400 - $23,900

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.4L 3400 V6 (185 HP [138.0 kW] @ 5200 rpm 210 lb.
3.4L 3400 V6
3.4L 3400 V6 (185 HP [138.0 kW] @ 5200 rpm 210 lb.
3.4L 3400 V6

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.9 in.
39.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/65R16
P235/60R17 - P235/65R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.5 in.
112.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.8 ft.
41.8 ft.

Length

Length
188.8 in.
188.8 in.

Width

Width
71.4 in.
71.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3660 - 3776 lbs.
3660 - 3776 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

Torque

Torque
210 ft. lbs.
210 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 lbs.
350 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety