2006 Chevrolet Equinox Review

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Chevrolet Equinox

2006 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox Review

than your average SUV.

By Jim McCraw

Overview

T he Equinox is Chevrolet#39;s answer to the Escape, Honda CR-V and RAV4. It#39;s bigger each of them (including the 2006 RAV4). Equinox is big that its dimensions blur the between compact and midsize utilities.

It#39;s nearly 14 longer than the Ford and just three inches than a Chevy TrailBlazer.

As a result, the Equinox is roomier other compact SUVs, and has that enhance its versatility. The seats are mounted on tracks and fore and aft. Slide and you have more cargo

Slide the seats rearward for rear legroom. The rear also recline for additional Fold the rear seats then fold down the passenger seatback down, and you can eight-foot objects inside.

Equinox only seats because it does not offer a cramped third row as the new RAV4

It long wheelbase gives the good stability and ride Like the CR-V, RAV4, and Equinox is based on a passenger car

Equinox was launched as a 2005 so there aren#39;t any major for 2006. However, the 2006 do come standard with brakes, cruise control, and features, which wasn#39;t the last year. Also, changes have been for 2006 to improve the appearance and of the cabin.

Our biggest complaints the 2005 models had to do with materials.

Model Lineup

The 2006 Equinox comes in two trim the basic LS and the better-appointed LT. Both are with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD). comes standard with a V6 and five-speed automatic transmission.

The Equinox LS packs more equipment than last and the LT level has been split two sub-levels called LT1 and LT2.

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LS FWD ($21,755) and AWD ($23,505) come air conditioning; cruise control; upholstery; a fold-flat front seat; a Multi-Flex 60/40 rear bench seat folds, slides, and reclines; AM/FM/CD audio; and power mirrors, and locks with keyless entry. Bumpers are for 2006. LS FWD comes standard traction control.

LT1 FWD ($23,050) and AWD ($24,675) add fog lights, floor mats, deep glass, and 16-inch aluminum Mirrors, door handles, and side rails are body-color than charcoal or black. system options expand at the LT1 level, and include a six-speaker unit with RDS ($135); a unit incorporating a six-CD ($395); and digital audio XM Satellite Radio ($325).

Also available: a tilt-and-slide ($595) and luggage rack ($95).

LT2 FWD ($24,180) and AWD ($25,805) add an inside rearview mirror an eight-point compass and outside display, leather-wrapped steering with redundant audio and 17-inch aluminum wheels. In to the LT1 options, LT2 buyers can choose seating (at no cost), heated ($250) with cloth or and a Pioneer seven-speaker sound with amplifier and subwoofer

Options for all models include a package ($350), engine-block ($35), and OnStar.

Safety include anti-lock brakes, now on all models. Side-impact and head-curtain are optional ($395) offering protection and head protection in the of a side impact or rollover. is an excellent safety feature as its will dispatch rescue to the scene should your deploy and you fail to respond to calls.

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