2009 Chevrolet Equinox Expert Review
I am a huge fan of Chevrolet vehicles and have driven them since 1970.
Being short of stature, I need a couple of cushions to sit on so that I can see adequately to drive. Other than that the seats are well cushioned and comfortable. The mirrors and windows are easy to adjust and all the controls are very convenient to reach. There are an adequate number of cup holders both front and rear. There is ample leg room front and back. The cargo area is large and has a shelf so that everything does not have to stack on top of the rest of the cargo. The one thing that I would like is to have a lighted control panel for the window controls and locks and the temperature and fan adjusters so they would be easier to properly set in the dark.
Good vehicle for snowy climates.
This vehicle performs well in the snow, which is important as we have heavy winters. I do have occasional problems with the stabilitrak turning off, however this does not happen often. I am happy with the fuel efficiency of my Equinox, and feel that it has saved me on gas expenses. I currently have 130k+ miles on my vehicle, and have not had to make any significant repairs outside of routine maintenance. One thing I would like to change is the amount of rear storage. I have two young children. After loading their double stroller, there is not room for much else in the back. A roomier back hatch would be very appreciated.
Good, reliable family vehicle
I really like my vehicle. It's an SUV, so it sits up higher than a standard car, which gives the driver a better view of the traffic around. It's comfortable and fun to drive, but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a luxury car. The cargo area has plenty of space, so I have no problem getting things like groceries, luggage, etc. in the vehicle. It gets pretty good gas mileage, probably about 25 miles per gallon in town and closer to 30 on the highway/interstate. The vehicle is well built too. I once hit a deer and the car kept right on going!