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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#1810 of 2276 I need some input...
Jun 28, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Hi everyone. This is my first time on one of these message forums, and am only doing this because my husband has told me to do my homework on the Equinox before I decide that it is what I want. We are having a battle of which new vehicle to buy. I, from the beginning of our discussions have wanted an SUV. More specifically a Honda Pilot, but they are more pricy than what I want to pay. We have researched in depth the 2005 Honda Accord, which Hondas are all that he and I have ever had. I love the car, but I just want something bigger. My mom works for Chevrolet, and has given me the sales pitch that they use. But what I want to know is how much does it take to fill the Equinox up, and how many highway miles to the gallon do you typically get?? My husband is in a tizzy about it getting at the most 25 miles per gallon when I could get a Honda that gets 34 miles to the gallon. I know that you can't compare a car to an SUV, but I just don't know what to do. Someone please fill me in on the "goods" of the Equinox!!
#1811 of 2276 Re: I need some input... [nikki3]
Jun 29, 2005 (2:15 pm)
if gas mpg is the most important thing .....get the honda...i have 17,000 miles on mine and bought it in oct of 2005 and have yet to see 25 mpg...it's more like 20 at best....very happy with the vehicle .....only had the stink problem with the antifreeze but that was fixed under warranty.
Jun 30, 2005 (8:32 am)
Fact of the matter is, you can't get 34 mpg in an SUV. The Equinox at 25-26 mpg is not bad considering most of them get closer to 20mpg. If you want a compromise, get a Malibu Maxx. You will get well over 30 mpg and also get the space and convenience of the Equinox. My friend looked at an Equinox and ended up in a Malibu Maxx and couldn't be happier. Great mileage, top crash tests and solid reliability.
#1813 of 2276 Re: nikki [vanman1]
Jul 01, 2005 (5:29 pm)
I have just a little over 3100 miles on it. This is my breakdown. 17.5-19 mpg straight city. 19-20 city/hwy combo. I have only taken it on one hwy trip about 190 miles each way. Not sure how to explain this...19mpg to and 26 mpg return. Going on a longer trip in a couple of weeks, will definitely post back with the results (my husband will be driving part of the way and I expect to see that vehicle just eat gas - lead foot plus type A personality!)
Jul 01, 2005 (9:27 pm)
Hello, fellow forum members and fellow Equinox owners.
I just wanted to wish you a Happy July 4th Celebration.
J K F
#1815 of 2276 Re: 2006JUL04 [waitinfor06ion]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 01, 2005 (10:59 pm)
Until the 4th actually arrives, Happy Canada Day!
Jul 02, 2005 (8:15 am)
You are welcome, Steve, Host.
Indeed, a belated Happy Canada Day to you
J K F
#1817 of 2276 rollover tests are in NOX and its good/ bad news.
Jul 02, 2005 (9:13 pm)
Well, the rollover tests are in for the NOX and its good news and bad news.
The good news is it got 4 stars which is as high as anyone gets,
The bad news is it tipped up during the test. It has a 18% chance of tip up.
The Static Stability Factor (SSF) is specifically designed to measure this more common type of rollover and thus plays a significantly larger role in a vehicle's star rating The higher the rating is (1.0 to 1.4) the safer it is.
The NOX got 1.25 SSF factor compared with 1.33 for the pacifica.
Honda CRV, which is lauded for it's safty record got 1.1 SSF..
About 95% of rollovers are tripped - meaning the vehicle struck something low, such as a curb or shallow ditch, causing it to tip over.
The NOX was the best rated vehicle that tipped. A tip up a considered any time
the vehicle tips up more than 2 inches.
The best anyone got (pacifica) was 13% change (SUV best).
The honda CRV got 19% change of tip up, but did not tip up during the test, go figure.
I have a NOX on hold, but I'm not so sure now. Consumer Reports hammer them with bogus engine (china using old tech engine causing low gas milage), bad interior (I like the interor), poor turning radius and clumsy handling (I thoght the electronic steering really made it easy to handle.)
Is it really the next generation chevy trail blazer?
Anyone got any feedback? Should I buy the car or keep looking?
#1818 of 2276 Re: Steve [vanman1]
Jul 02, 2005 (9:34 pm)
Consumer Reports hammer them with bogus engine, china using old tech engine causing low gas milage. The transmission is also made in japan.
Isn't the Saturn Vue sporting a Honda type engine?
#1819 of 2276 Re: AWD FWD apperance / stance [djk2]
Jul 02, 2005 (9:40 pm)
AWD same look. You get 1% less chance of rollover, but the handling with AWD on wet pavement and snow is better. AWD is not alway on like 4x4, but you get it when you need it. You can't run over logs or go off trail, but it helps in the winter