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Been Looking At Chevy Equinox

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by jeremy_283, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 [OP] Super Member

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    I've been looking into a Chevy Equinox as a future car for my wife. I was originally all set on V6 for power cause I want it to be plenty capable here in the Ozarks (lots of hills). I'm noticing they have fuel mileage similar to our Tacomas. The 4 cylinders get close to 30 mpg with 182hp/172lb-ft torque. Will the four cylinder be powerful enough to handle uphills well? How about passing on an uphill? I am looking at the AWD version as well.
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Take it out for a test drive man.
     
  3. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    My guess is the 4 banger is going to be gutless on the hills
     
  4. joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    A lady I work with has one. I can check with her and see what she thinks if you want.
    Prob best thing would be like whipper said and test drive one. Also check out reviews of them.
     
  5. sharp spurs

    sharp spurs New Member

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    Go to Edmunds.com and then to forums. Check the SUV topic and then the Equinox. Way to many problems with this vehicle. I also considered one for my wife, until those that have posted there.
     
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