I am looking at buying a new Chevy Equinox AWD. It comes with a 4 cycle engine. I have been driving an Impala for 13 yrs with a V6. I can get a V6 in this Equinox for an extra $1,500. I know a V6 will bring the gas mileage down some. I am torn about whether I should or not. The dealer says the 4 cycle is plenty of motor. I have had a lot of people say get the V6 because the 4 cycle doesn't have enough oomph when trying to accelerate quickly. Im not going to be pulling things or driving in mtns. Just city and highway driving. When I took it out on the highway it might sound different from my car on acceleration but it does seem to have enough power to do that. Please help. I don't know what to do.

Asked by Mar 22, 2016 at 02:30 AM about the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD

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Torn between whether to get a V6 engine in a new Chevy Equinox that
comessage with a 4 cycle engine.

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Before you purchase a brand new Equinox, go take a test drive in a Subaru Outback with the 2.5 Four and CVT transmission. You're going to be really impressed with the way it handles. The engine is a flat boxer engine and has an excellent center of gravity. Also, when you turn the vehicle, since the motor is flat and not vertical, the car will naturally be more responsive on turns. I really thought I needed a Six cylinder and after I drove the Four I was very happy with the performance. The Equinox is a little bit less expensive than the Subaru, but, remember, the Subaru is AWD and will hold up in resale value and be more reliable. Good luck.

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I think if u like that car and liked the power of impala u should get the one that has similar power. Drive the 4 cyl , c if it has less power, if it does r u goin to b satisfied wit less power if ur use to it? It may feel way different.

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If you driving lots of highway miles and or carrying lots of people in you car (ie large Family) then get the larger engine. If you are doing just local driving the 4 is perfect.

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