The Equinox has a roomy rear seat rivalling that of some large sedans and SUVs. But overall, it doesn't compare well with competing models. We found interior quality subpar and seating very uncomfortable. Further, rear seats that don't fold flat and obtrusive wheelwells limit the usefulness of the cargo area. The ride is unsettled, handling is clumsy and steering is vague.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Brief lag when accelerating"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"Over All driving experience being favorable."

Anonymous, CT (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"There is hesitation when accelerating, especially when trying to get out of someone's way so they don't hit you."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"acceleration is great."

CONSTANCE P., NC (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"It has always served me well. It has great pickup and handles wonderfully."

Constance P., NC (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"Wide turning radius."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"most comfortable headrest I've used"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"Seats are similar to a truck so could use more stuffing to be comfortable"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"Great driving comfort. Very smooth on highway. Also has a very roomy interior. Great for a family of four."

GEORGE A., QC (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"It feels more like a truck seat than a car seat due to padding. The curvature if uncomfortable for someone with hip problems."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"Very noisy a/c, too few vents, CD player broken & told that the whole dash had to be removed to fix or replace it and 2major repairs: the A/C and total transmission @40,000...@ $5000.Hate this car!"

ANN S., AZ (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"The seats are comfy air works well."

CONSTANCE P., NC (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"comfortable seating but does have road noise"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"for the money it is quite good so far.cheap vehicle but quite reliable.starting to be very prone to repairs because of its age."

RICK R., ON (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

"price was good on this model for what you get"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Equinox)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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