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New Attitudes About The Chevrolet Equinox


2010 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior taken at Chevrolet Press Event in Plymouth, Michigan. Photo by Rex Roy

2010 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior taken at Chevrolet Press Event in Plymouth, Michigan. Photo by Rex Roy

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In past years, the Chevrolet Equinox has been known for its many flaws such as bad steering, cheap parts, and overall unreliability. But as new generations of the vehicle have become available, the Equinox has proved itself by becoming one of the most affordable mid-size SUVs in the industry.

One of the many complaints about the original Equinox was that of uncomfortable seating. In the first generation, the vehicle’s so-called bucket seats were more like jagged boulders than the comfortable seats our society is used to. But in the evolved 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the seats have taken a more contemporary approach that, amazingly enough, are touted to be some of the best in the mid-size SUV class.

The reveal of the original 2005 Chevrolet Equinox was far from perfect. Incredibly poor steering, specifically said to be too loose, was in consensus between many owners. But after hearing the complaints, Chevrolet took their feedback and over the years has come to deliver some of the tightest and most desirable steering in the industry.

Although the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is not the quickest thing on four wheels, the fuel economy that it produces is impressive, coming in at 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway for the four-cylinder model. Being the first time that the crossover is offered in a four-cylinder, it’s not unexpected that the engine pushes a relatively wimpy 182 horsepower.

Despite its past, Chevrolet’s talented team of designers and mechanical engineers have come to produce quite possibly the best affordable mid-size SUV. With such an incredible starting price of $22,615, great gas mileage, a sexy exterior and cabin, and cheap auto insurance, it’s hard to deny the practicality of the Chevrolet Equinox.

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