Test Drive of the Week: 2010 Chevy Equinox
My name is Olivia and I am Don Hattan’s new Digital Marketing Assistant. I am excited to begin this position because it is filled with everything I love: pretty cars, blogging, web content, social media, and PEOPLE 🙂 Yay!
Today was my first day on my own…thus far, it has been pretty awesome! I met Shawn Kail and threw some video ideas around, and then test drove my choice of SUV’s.
I chose the 2010 Chevy Equinox.
Director of Special Projects Amanda Atwood and I got to cruise around in the Equinox for the Test Drive of the Week.
(Olivia Newfarmer, Digital Marketing Assistant)
The 2010 Chevy Equinox in Cyber Gray Metallic
Estimated 22 MPG city, 32 highway
Vehicle Highlights: More than just a comfortable ride. It’s like luxury for less!
Vehicle Lowlights: Easily comparable to the 2008 Equinox. Not necessarily a bad thing, but there could be more new features.
I love that the Equinox is so spacious – and doesn’t look like a mini van. Instead, it is a sleek and smooth SUV that rides more comfortably than any other car I have been in before.
Like many people, I first judge a car by how it looks. The Equinox certainly has good looks, which could be bad news for impulsive buyers.
Don Hattan Chevrolet Wichita, Kansas Chevy Equinox
The air vents are a lot different than what other SUVs offer. It provides more of a vertical air flow plus a more straight-on air flow. And despite the temperature being 103 outside, Amanda I were able to keep cold inside of the Equinox.
The Equinox comes equipped with AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player and MP3/WMA playback capability, Graphic Interface Display (GID), Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display.
The driver and passenger get to enjoy their ride in deluxe bucket seats.
2010 Chevy Equinox Front Seats
And the back seat passengers get to enjoy spacious, comfy seating!
2010 Chevy Equinox, Don Hattan Chevrolet, Wichita Kansas
Amanda actually drives a 2008 Chevy Equinox, and did notice many similar and a few new features that the 2010 model had to offer. She loved that the rearview mirror had a backup screen, that there were additional cup holders on the doors, and that the window controls were not located on the center console. There is also a lot more up front storage that is not in the 2008 model.
“I would definitely upgrade to the 2010 model if I was ready to trade my vehicle in!” said Amanda.
The 2010 Chevy Equinox features a 2.4L DOHC, 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) engine. It has 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
In the back, the cargo area has so much space! And that’s not even with the seats folded down.
Don Hattan Chevrolet, 2010 Chevy Equinox, Wichita, Kansas
The dashboard and steering wheel are very user-friendly. It includes a speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer. The Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed). The compass display is included in the Drivers Information Center.
Don Hattan Chevrolet, Wichita, Kansas, 2010 Chevy Equinox
This car is a great family and leisure vehicle all mixed into one. No worrying about special, wacky gadgets that you (or the kids) can mess with while cruising down the interstate, or confusing tactics that will mess up your driving. The Equinox comes with eight air bags and a Passenger Sensing system. It also includes a LATCH system for child safety seats.