2008 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

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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Leaving While Raining

Leaking when raining in front passenger door side

Changing PCV Valve On 2008 Equinox 3.4L

My 2008 Chevy Equinox has 222,000 Kms on it and I thought it might be a good idea to change the PCV valve. After doing some research I learned from others who had attempted the job that a metal bracke...

Gear Shift Letters

I have a 2008 Equinox . On the shifter, it has P, R, D,I . The letter after the D is the letter I as in ink not the number 1. What is that gear for?

'08 Equinox Overheating, Loss Of Power

Replaced my t-stat and had it bled 2 mo ago; now it's telling me over heat, loss of power and check engine oil and lots of white smoke... saw fluid on the ground where I had to pull over... the oi...

Fuel Smell

I have an 08 equinox, it had a strong fuel smell I just changed the fuel injectors and I don't find any leaks. What could be causing the smell