The redesigned 2010 model, which offers four-cylinder and V6 engines, is light years better than its predecessor.
It still has a roomy rear seat, but the interior is much nicer.
The ride is taut, yet supple and controlled.
Handling is responsive and secure.
But fuel economy still falls short of the best small SUVs.
We recommend skipping the base Equinox and jumping right to an LT, which comes with a power driver's seat.
While the four-cylinder engine manages to get the job done, the V6 is more enjoyable.
The 2013 models brought a much quicker optional 3.6-liter V6, as well as a revised interior with new infotainment technology.
WiFi debuted in 2015.
For 2016, Equinox got a smattering of cosmetic updates and advanced safety features, including available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, which join forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.
Also, a rear-view camera became standard on all trim lines.