The steering feels vague, too. Still, many appreciate the Equinox's expanded cargo space and the V6 engine's acceleration. Nothing else, got what I paid for. The Equinox is a big box for 210 pound-feet of torque. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment. Rear passengers enjoy a 12-volt power outlet and a fold-down center armrest with two additional cupholders.
As most everyone who writes a review, the no. The passenger side front door's. Options include the tow package, audio upgrades, side curtain airbags, and sunroof. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Equinox? Curtain airbags were made standard for 2009 they were previously an option. Also it is very cozy, manly as well. The Sport model rides more firmly but reacts quicker and more precisely because of its firmer suspension and wider tires, but using forged alloy wheels minimizes the detraction from a smooth ride. The base powerplant is a 185-horsepower, 3.
Its handling is responsive and it's easy to modulate the brakes for smooth stops. I love the exterior of the Equinox, very roomy, and the sound system is great! It feels strained when pushed at high rpm, however. With lower stance, low-profile rubber and deeper bodywork the Sport reinforces that notion, but it is more likely to drag the front on something if you take your Equinox off the pavement or barrel into steep driveways at speed. The system keep trying until the battery was totally dead. This iteration of the Equinox is spacious with a roomy rear seat and easy access.
We replaced the motor and it failed a second time. Bland interiors and vague handling have plagued the model but now Chevrolet has introduced a new trim, the Sport, featuring a significant number of improvements. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-862-4389 -. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Equinox? It's either front-wheel drive or, when specified, all-wheel drive. The engine isn't particularly powerful, and even the five-speed automatic teamed with it can't draw out any sort of excitement. Though offered in all-wheel-drive, the Equinox is no off-roader, and most sold are front-wheel-drive. I am very pleased with this auto after owning Ford Escapes.
And the interior room blows away all the competition. All loan figures are based upon non-commercial usage and are subject to credit approval from an independent lending source. Both models need nearly 42 feet to affect a U-turn. Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs Suspension, r: independent, one trailing link and three lateral links per side, coil springs Ground clearance: 7. It's an attractive, utilitarian vehicle marketed at a reasonable price, powered by a reasonably old-fashioned, Chinese-built.
The Sport seems a bit happier as people are added because the heavier engine and transmission add a few percentage points to the front of a car already nose-heavy and more people balance that out. The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox is in the final stages of its current life cycle. I'm sitting here because it just hit me that I really, truly, might not have enough of this compressed hydrogen to make it to the 24-hour… It's one thing to hear about the automotive advances being made on university campuses; it's quite another to drive them. In the broadside view, Equinox looks different from the rest of the Chevy Truck family. We don't think the average driver will feel the difference between this system and more conventional hydraulics, and that's a good thing. Behind the seats, though, the cargo area is about the size of that in the smaller Ford Escape. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit today.
And, the body leans a lot in turns. I'm not sure if all models comes stock with a pioneer stereo system but the stock pioneer system in mine is great. I push it once or twice and if I get nothing I stop. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Equinox? That's probably because, from its base, it is built more like a car, with unibody construction instead of the truck-like, body-on-frame architecture of the other two. Profit over engineering is very evident. For 2008, window switches are lighted and the compass has moved from the mirror to the Driver Information Center that includes more than 20 personalization and vehicle information features, such as trip odometer, fuel range, outside temperature display and door locking programs. The base powerplant is a 185-horsepower, 3.
This is a versatile vehicle when it comes to moving people and cargo. The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox has been around for a few years, and while its crossover wedge shape isn't unattractive, it's starting to look its age. Sport models, more inclined to be driven by people who will notice a difference in steering systems, do use hydraulic assist for the rack-and-pinion steering. The quality of some of the materials and control interfaces in the 2006 Equinox was disappointing. There is no third-row seat, but the Equinox sports an adjustable cargo shelf in back, standard OnStar, and a compass.
However, handling remains clumsy, even with electronic stability control. The automatic has tap-shift controls for semi-manual gear changes. Until this year, the Equinox came exclusively with a thrashy-sounding 185-hp, 3. Only indicator was flashing check engine light. In the past the Chevrolet Equinox has left us wanting more. The compact crossover Equinox shares platforms and certain components with the Pontiac Torrent.