2005 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews and Owner Comments

2005 Chevrolet Equinox owners review and rate their 2005 Chevrolet Equinox.

2005 Chevrolet Equinox (7 Reviews)
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solid vehicle. will fill any need
My wife and I love this car. We purchased it used in 2009 with 41,000 miles on it. It is the LT trim with towing. This is a great vehical for a family of 4 on a budget. It's peppy V6 gets avg. 23 mpg highway and 20 in town. I have no fear getting on the interstate or passing on a two lane. Was not impressed that the rotors needed replacement at 45,000 or the front struts at 70,000. The turning radius leaves alot to be desired as well. That being said, this car also functions as our truck, towing our pop-up camper, 12' landscape trailer, and hauling construction materials in the fold down back seat. It takes what we throw at it with stride. Has not let me down yet. Kudos Chevy!
2005 Equinox
Car is great overall, but as with some other owners, the car door locks by itself and alarm can go off. Experienced the driver's exterior handle to enter car coming off. Very inconvenient and need to have it repaired. Have AWD and love it. Moved from the Midwest to TX and this past winter the AWD was a tremendous lifesaver due to icy roads and in general, bad drivers that TX is known for.
Chevy made a great car! I own the AWD model and it is fantastic! We rarely need the all wheel drive, but its always there when we need it! We live in upstate new york so we've seen our fair share of snow storms. This car handles great in the difficult conditions, has a fair / high safety rating, and sits up high enough to keep the road more than visible for miles to come (depending on conditions of course) The 2005 model has a few shortcomings, like the trunk space being taken up by plastic pillars designed to hold the tray across the top of the trunk compartment. What a waste of space. I find stow away storage compartments to be lacking on this vehicle - but the overall size and roomy ride is more than adaquate for my growing family of 4. 5 adults can easily fit in this car! Theres no problem with hips in the back or front seats!
After owning this car for 4 years now our gas mileage is averaging around the 18 mile per gallon mark. We drive mostly city stop and go(75%) and some highway milege (25%) So I wish that were better, but it is a heavy All Wheel Drive vehicle. The seats have held up well and all in all it's a great family and FUN small SUV.
overall love the vehicle...It definately is spacious,comfortable and easy driving!! I would definately purchase another Equinox.
nice auto though noises can drive you nuts at times
Paint chips found (3 yrs old) new rotors 65000 miles,front and back plastic cover for chevy logo fell off around 2.5 years, new struts needed 3 yrs old,drivers door locks (infrequently) when closed. Other doors remain unlocked. Dealer could not duplicate, so no fix .Paint peels on radio dials