Posts Tagged ‘Equinox’

2010 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain

May 25th, 2010 No comments

Bringing Value and Efficiency to Midsize Crossovers

     Five years ago we reviewed the first-gen Equinox and had mostly good things to report about Chevy’s first crossover. Sure we noted a few ergonomic foibles and suggested that something closer to 250hp would earn more praise than we were willing to lavish on the 185hp mill in all Equinoxs at the time. But the general consensus around here was the Equinox was a nicely sized people mover that looked good and topped out around $30k. That market has proved a popular place among automakers since almost every one of them now offers a vehicle that we could sum up the same way. And as they were introduced they all put the Bow Tie offering a little further behind the curve. But at the 2009 NAIAS GM decided it wanted to lead the crossover pack instead of follow and debuted the 2010 Equinox with the right hardware to get it done. A few months later GMC dropped in as a player in the segment with its mechanically identical Terrain. Sure, the numbers are impressive, but how do they drive? We spent time in several versions to find out. Read more…

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AT’s Photo Spotlight

May 7th, 2010 No comments

      In one of our more brilliant moves Exec Dye and I decided to venture out to the back 40 with the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox to see if we could get it stuck. Fortunately for us, the Equinox proved itself capable of exploring half-frozen half-muddy trails in Michigan’s snow covered Thumb. Though Dye may or may not have said a few choice words about my muddy trail across the office floor. I blame it on poor design!

2005 Chevrolet Equinox

February 18th, 2010 No comments

The Handsome Newcomer Proves Talented Too

    Before the arrival of the Equinox, Chevrolet was sitting on the sidelines of the Small SUV game. In fact, the sidelines would have been an improvement, considering they never let the Tracker out of the cheap seats. Yes, the Tracker was ugly, underpowered, incapable and uncomfortable. Even so, it couldn’t have been that bad, could it? Actually, it was, and Chevy knew it. A lot of valuable time passed before the bow-tie boys got a replacement in the showroom, but now that the Equinox is available, is it a serious player in the still-hot small SUV field? Luckily, for GM, it is. Read more…