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7.0
/ 10
On Styling
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On Styling
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox feels modern and tasteful inside and out, and builds off of GM’s recent design successes.
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Expert Quotes:

“Expressively styled, with a hunkered-down road stance”
Car and Driver

“Looks more grown-up and sophisticated than its many competitors”
Edmunds

“Equinox delivers in spades when it comes to interior style”
Jalopnik

The first-generation Chevrolet Equinox, which has been on sale since early this decade, was sorely in need of a facelift right around the same time that GM began its financial death throes. GM’s emergence from the shadow of its former self coincides almost perfectly with the introduction of the new, second-generation Chevy Equinox, a crossover that exemplifies, with only a few reservations, how good a vehicle the new GM is capable of producing.

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is a five-passenger, mid-size crossover that Edmunds says is “available in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels.” For the 2010 Equinox, Chevrolet has completely redesigned the lineup, and preliminary reviews read by TheCarConnection.com love the new look. Car and Driver reviewers feel that the Chevy Equinox is “expressively styled, with a hunkered-down road stance and more sparkling body jewelry than a Las Vegas cancan dancer’s.” Automobile Magazine calls the Equinox Chevrolet’s styling “a good look, if not particularly original,” with such classy appointments as “shapely headlamps, an upward-sweeping crease through the door handles, and thick rocker panels connecting the fender flares between standard 17-inch aluminum wheels.”

While some vehicles are simply over the top with the chrome body jewelry, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox finds a near-perfect balance between its various styling elements, so much so that Edmunds says the new Chevy Equinox “looks more grown-up and sophisticated than its many competitors (and its predecessor).” Jalopnik claims “it’s got a clean, modern look, which is simultaneously inoffensive and handsome,” a winning combination in the midsize crossover class.

Unlike the first-generation Chevy Equinox, which suffered from disappointing late-’90s GM cabin styling themes, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox boasts one of the most attractive interiors in the segment. Car and Driver reports that the Chevrolet Equinox’s “dashboard is easily the most futuristic and detailed in its class, with silver-trimmed, Camaro-like ’squircle’ gauges bracketing a classy CLD containing an array of trip- and vehicle-related data.” Edmunds also loves the “quiet and stylish cabin” that is highlighted by “a dual-cowl dashboard [that] recalls vintage Corvettes,” while the “eye-catching two-tone color schemes make its rivals’ cabins seem dull and unimaginative by comparison.” Cars.com adds that the Equinox Chevrolet’s interior design “is modern yet functional,” which Autoblog confirms by noting that “the controls are well-placed and easy to use, with plenty of storage compartments.”

Conclusion

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox feels modern and tasteful inside and out, and builds off of GM’s recent design successes.

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