2008 Chevrolet Equinox User Reviews
LT2 AWD shown
- $9,651 - $12,630
- No trim specified for this review
- Good MPG, Smooth Ride, Very Roomy (Especially in the 2nd Row), Very Sturdy and Practical Interior
- Wish an optional 3rd row seat would be available, wish the shift would light up.
Just traded in an almost 5 year old RAV 4 for a Chevy Equinox. The Rav 4 was horrible. The ride in the RAV4 was bumpy, the tires would screech almost every time I turned a corner (the wheel base was narrow), there wasn't much space on the inside, and I had to drive reallllyyy slowly in the snow, as the car always felt like it could roll/tip over easily when it was in wet/snowy conditions (again, because of the narrow wheelbase). The RAV 4 was not worth the cost AT ALL.
However, my Equinox is VERY different - in a good way. My Equinox, which was valued at about 24,000, cost 19, 890. My RAV4 was valued at 21,000, and sadly, I paid 21,000. The Equinox, unlike the RAV4, has a very smooth ride, good fuel economy (I get about 18 in the city, 24-25 on the highway), does not screech when I turn corners, is very roomy, and doesn't feel like I'm gonna tip over in snowy/wet conditions. Onstar is another thing I love. If I go somewhere, and get lost, I have the reassurance that I can just give Onstar a call and ask for directions. I LOVE IT. I'd buy another GM vehicle just for the Onstar.
The interior is fantastic. Sturdy and practical.
Now, I read about some people saying that this car gets horrible MPG. My mother said it doesn't get very good MPG, too. She has a severe lead foot, though. However, you can't go super fast on a highway and expect to get decent gas mileage. 90 mph is not a fuel efficient speed!
I looked at a Hyundai Santa Fe prior to looking at a Chevy Equinox, and the Santa Fe doesn't even come close to the Equinox. I am so very glad that I got the Equinox. It's great, and I'll consider buying another one from GM in 5-10 years. Great job GM!
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