This iteration of the Equinox is spacious with a roomy rear seat and easy access.
Ride and interior noise are improved.
However, handling remains clumsy, even with electronic stability control.
And, the body leans a lot in turns.
The V6 offers adequate power, but sounds coarse and gets mediocre fuel economy.
Curtain airbags were made standard for 2009 (they were previously an option).