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2006 Chevrolet Equinox

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2006 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.2
Out of 10

Based on 796 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.7/10
    Quality
    7.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Not the best

By on Monday, February 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
5/10

Cons: "Gas mileage isnt great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I purchased a 2007 Chevy equinox from a private seller. Before purchasing, I had a chevy dealership go through the car, they said things looked great. About a month after owning the vehicle, the heat stopped working and the memo "reduced engine power" appeared on the dash. I immediately took it to a mechanic and learned that the vehicle had a blown headgassget, stripped spark plugs, the motor on the windshield wipers was going,the throttle body needed to be replaced and the left front tire speed sensor needed to be replaced. Needless to say, I am not pleased with the vehicle."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Reliable,Could have better Gas mileage but not bad

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Spacious, Hauls well, Great speakers, Good 1st car"

Cons: "No Aux plugin, Charger Plugin is in an awkwar spot"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"It was my mom's car, she payed it off and then wrecked it. After my dad fixed the front end and replaced the headlights this beauty was mine. The gas mileage isn't all too bad for a SUV, but as a part time worker/college student of course I'm going to wish it was better. I wish it had an AUX plugin - but I just dealt with that by using an FM transmitter. After 100,00 miles the CD ejector stopped working, and the placement of the front car lighter/charger port thing is a bit awkward. It doesn't feel like I'm driving something to big like a truck, but I do enjoy sitting up a bit higher. The car is easy for my 5'11 long legged self to get in and out of. It's easy to maneuver and is very spacious. I sleep in it during music festivals and It's Bueno so far. I was able to haul a bale of hay and Steer food in the trunk/backseat very well, also my goat made an hour long car trip in the trunk. So you can pretty much carry whatever."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best vehicle we've ever owned

By on Monday, February 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "feel safe driving it"

Cons: "no back seat nets"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the first SUV we've owned and love it! The AWD has literally been a life saver since we live in a northern climate."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great car

By on Saturday, February 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great gas milage, lots of pep, comfortable drive."

Cons: "blind spots,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this car, It has been a great car all around. Great gas milage, a few blind spots, what can I say its a Chevy. I love chevy's. Going to buy a suburban next."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Major issues, one of the worst

By on Monday, February 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Lots of Space"

Cons: "Costly to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I have owned this car for a little over 2 years. Bought is car with 47,000 miles on it. 2 months later, I had to take it back due to blown head gasket never mentioned to me. Dealer did fix the issue under the 3 month warranty with car. Fast forwarding 2 years, I now have a blown head gasket again, losing coolant weekly, dead battery, had to replace a (full)rear drive shaft, and have a leaking exhaust. Now all of a sudden without warning, I need to replace a bad engine which will cost me approx. $3000. So the money I used to buy the expensive rear drive shaft went down the drain. So now I have to decide do I fix this car or buy a new one?? This car does drive nice and has plenty of space and storage room but very expensive to maintain. I understand based on the amount of time I drove the car I would have to maintain the vehicle more often but I shouldn't be having major issues that would cost more than just simply buying a new car in that short amount of time. To sum this up, I recommend this car for someone driving mostly local, wants a lower priced Suv, and wants lots of space. Don't recommend this to someone traveling often, and not looking to spend a ton of money on maintenance and repairs. I have all receipts and videos proving everything i'm saying is true."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

THE WORST CAR

By on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Roomy inside, decent MPG"

Cons: "Everything else!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Bought the 2008 used in 2011 with 50,000 miles. Was happy at first; I liked the size and drivability of it. Aesthetically it was nice. Within the first year, had to take to dealership for multiple minor issues (blinker switch, door locks, air conditioner). About 18 months later, had to take in again for remaining door locks not previously fixed, stabilitrak light, brake system light, traction control light, and airbag light. Over $1000 in repairs! 4 months later, same issues minus door locks. 4 weeks later, drove over railroad tracks while slowing, brake pedal started shaking and had to push all the way down to stop. Another problem! I've had my fill of issues, get rid of it!"

11 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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