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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Overview
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Based on 11 reviews
Although it resembles a small SUV, Chevrolet calls the Equinox a crossover vehicle -- the first in the automaker's lineup. The growing appeal of vehicles like the Equinox lies in the fact that they offer sedan-like handling, ride, and safety features with SUV-like space and towing capability. Chevy makes a point of noting that the Equinox has more space behind the rear seat than the Honda CRV or the Ford Escape, yet the vehicle also excels in front and side-impact crash tests, adding to its appeal as a functional and stylish family vehicle.
Building on these facts, Chevy expands the Equinox lineup for 2008 with the addition of a new Sport version. To improve the sportiness of the new trim, Chevy lowered the ride height, removed the roof rack, added a body-color fascia, and upped the power with a 263-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, an increase of more than 40 percent over the standard trim's 185-horsepower V6.
Chevy also added a new upscale Equinox LTZ trim, with heated front seats and a premium Pioneer sound system with a CD changer, among other features. It joins the LT1 and LT2 trims in the lineup. All trims come in front-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions.
Other than the new trims, Chevy made only minor changes to the Equinox for 2008. OnStar has been added to the standard equipment list for all trims, with the capability to add OnStar's new GPS satellite navigation system. Chevy also adds a new Electronic Trailer Sway Control feature, integrated into the vehicle's StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System.
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Chevrolet Equinox Questions
2008 Equinox Transmission Feels Like It Is Slipping
Transmission feels like it is slipping
What Does The I Mean When Putting It In Gear?
the I, when shifting, is in this order... P R N D I L... I'm pulling a small trailer.
Transmission Not Shifting Correctly
Transmission was noisy between shifts and finally stopped working. Eventually got it to shift 1-3 manually and only 1st gear on automatic. Had to tow. Any suggestions on what is wrong.
How Do You Change The Headlight On The 2008 Equinox
I have a headlight out and need to replace it..
I Am Looking For A 2007-08 Chevy Equinox Hydrogen Fuel Cell - Anyone Know W...
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