Review of 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox has been the smaller SUV that Chevrolet has been focusing on for the past few years, and it has been a decent seller for the company. The 2012 version of the SUV is not going to see many changes from pervious years, yet, there are many things that people are going to love and hate about the small SUV that could affect Chevrolet in the long run. One of the newer additions that people are going to notice to the small SUV is the fact that it now has warning systems available that can help the person know when they are crossing over the yellow line while driving and the front end collision warning system. Of course, this is something that is going to cost the person extra to have, yet is still nice to have as an option. As standard equipment for the 2012 year, people are going to find that the rear camera is something that is set to stay, which is a nice addition to the Equinox and does bump it up on the list of many people. However, they are going to find that the use of video equipment in the back seat is no longer even available, which for those with kids, may be the down turn of why they should not buy the new Equinox.
So what are the strengths of the 2012 Equinox? The leg room for passengers that are riding in the back is probably the main reason why so many people consider this small SUV. They are going to find that the back seat is adjustable allowing for as little or as much room as the person is going to need in order to feel comfortable. The ride of the Equinox is very smooth and not jerky as many other small SUV's on the market are. The person is getting the ride of the larger SUV's out there, without having to pay the price when they buy the SUV nor paying the price at the pump.
So with all the good pointed out, what is some of the negative that people are finding with the Equinox? Most people are pointing out that the controls on the dashboard are a bit hard for drivers to reach. This could cause many to be concerned about safety, especially if they have children that are of the driving age and like to fiddle with the controls. Other people also point out that the steering is a bit lacking when compared to the rest of the Equinox and what it has to offer. Often stating that the steering is just there, and does not really boost up the Equinox at all.
The Equinox is available in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive which is giving people many more options than what they are use to having. With that being said, the gas mileage is probably the main concern of people, and they are going to find that the front wheel drive Equinox is going to offer 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The all wheel drive version is going to offer slightly lower than this, which is to be expected. Is the Equinox a good buy for families? Most definitely since they are going to have the room and the ride that matters.