Post from 1457, August 2013

Chevy Equinox is one sweet ride

Wednesday, 14. August 2013 9:23

I have the privilege periodically to drive a new car from General Motors and this summer I picked the Chevy Equinox, GM’s new crossover SUV. I chose the Equinox because we were heading out to Rehoboth Beach, DE and I thought it would be a great test to take it on the road and see how it handled on a mini-vacation with all of our gear, the new pup, etc.

I have to say that from the first drive over to our store, The Big Bad Woof, I was enamored with the vehicle. It has a great interior that is well laid out with all the amenities and was very roomy for not only me, but our General Manager who is an athletic build and requires more space in a car. After he showed me some of the hidden niceties (like plugs for the Iphone etc) I started getting together the gear for our trip.

The back of the car had a very good sized storage area for bags and food to take to the beach with a very roomy back seat for Atticus to relax in during the 3 hour drive. We connected the Bluetooth and settles in for great sound with the Sirius Radio and Pandora.

Aren't we packed yet?

The car handled extremely well in both good and rainy road conditions, and felt like a solid machine with some weight to handle an accident. The Collision aversion is a nice feature also, with several different settings to warn us if we were too close to other cars. It felt very safe and the adjustable seats left me felling good after being in the car for an extended period of time.

I also was impressed with the gas mileage for a car of this size, averaging 20MPG in City and Highway overall. This is definitely a winner in my opinion and worth a test drive for anyone considering a new SUV.

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