2005 Chevrolet Equinox Overview


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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

The 2005 Chevrolet Equinox was a brand-new midsize sport utility vehicle launched to replace the late and unlamented Tracker. Based on the Saturn Vue, the '05 Equinox is a Chevy re-engineering that features more sheet metal, a longer wheelbase, and an improved power steering system.

The longer wheelbase is key to the roomy interior of the '05 Chevy Equinox. Although there's only seating for five passengers, the headroom and legroom are generous, even by SUV standards. There's plenty of cargo space in the 2005 Equinox as well.

One of the challenges around marketing the '05 Chevrolet Equinox was its positioning within the SUV market spectrum. A bit larger than compact SUVs like the Vue (or the Honda Element or Toyota RAV4), it's on the small side when measured up against established midsized SUVs like the Nissan Pathfinder or Chevrolet's own TrailBlazer.

Still, the low sticker price and wealth of standard features drew buyers to the 2005 Chevy Equinox. Even with its somewhat less than oomphy engine (a 3.4-liter V6 with an output of 185 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque), the Equinox offers solid transportation at an affordable price. Fuel efficiency is pretty good for its class - 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway are the EPA estimates.


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    Recently I've Been Losing Coolant. I Took It Back Where I Got It Thinking I...

    Everyone keeps telling me it's a head gasket

    4,516 views with 11 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Repair Questions

    Is it worth it to replace the front struts, inner tie rod and swayer link on my Equinox? The mechanic suggested it but it was not one of main repairs, just want to know if I should? I am planning a ...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    What Cause My 05 Equinox To Hesitate After It Warm Up?

    run good until you drive about 5 to 8 miles the it start to hesitate. won't take the fuel. you let off of it and slowly give it gas it will go on. It is a V6 3.4

    118 views with 9 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Cooling Fan

    My cooling fan is not coming on when it supposed to, what could be the problem?

    3 views with no answers yet

    Where Is The Fuel Filter For 2005 3.4 Liter Equinox Located?

    425 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)