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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Equinox Disappointment

How many times has the Equinox lost cubic feet since it's introduction? My wife has a 2006 with a V-6 and was looking to get a new Equinox until....she just drove a 2017 with a 4 cylinder. She thought it was close to her 2006 V-6 but still lacked the get up and go on the highway. Said it looked similar size wise but I thought different. Then after talking to a salesman he says the 2018 will be smaller....really? Yep it is now being compared to the Ford Escape...doesn't Chevy already have the Trax? Maybe time for a Ford Edge...neither of us have ever had anything but GM and I'm having a difficult time with this decision.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 05:40 PM
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Yes they have the Trax with 48 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats down. The 2018 Nox will have 63 cubic feet. So it really is a very different vehicle. This is almost exactly the same space available in the current Nox.

Your old 2006 has 69 cubic feet of space which is about the same as the 68 found in the current Escape.

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Yeah, the current Equinox is the big kahuna of the small SUV segment. You may need to look at mid-sized SUVs if the new Equinox is too small.

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Cargo space isn't the whole story. The current Equinox had the plus of spacious rear seating that was most other CUVs dirty little secret.

Plus, cargo space is measured in cubic feet. . . which takes into account height.


It all boils down to what a potential buyer wants or needs in a vehicle. . . more rear seat leg/head room or a bit more cargo room.

That said. . . The Ford Edge is more the $$$ and size of a Chevy Traverse or GMC Acadia, so why skip over that?

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I think the first and second gen equinox are what is called a "tweener". Because it's in between a compact and midsize. That goes the same for CR-V since Honda doesn't really have a midsize crossover that goes with Edge and Crosstour is dead
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How many times has the Equinox lost cubic feet since it's introduction? My wife has a 2006 with a V-6 and was looking to get a new Equinox until....she just drove a 2017 with a 4 cylinder. She thought it was close to her 2006 V-6 but still lacked the get up and go on the highway. Said it looked similar size wise but I thought different. Then after talking to a salesman he says the 2018 will be smaller....really? Yep it is now being compared to the Ford Escape...doesn't Chevy already have the Trax? Maybe time for a Ford Edge...neither of us have ever had anything but GM and I'm having a difficult time with this decision.
Why not a left over 2017 AWD Equinox with the 3.6L V6?

Personally, I would avoid a first year model from ANY manufacturer. Tried it once with GM and once with Hyundai. Never again!

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Why not a left over 2017 AWD Equinox with the 3.6L V6?

Personally, I would avoid a first year model from ANY manufacturer. Tried it once with GM and once with Hyundai. Never again!
Agree 100%. Plus the dealers are offering some great pricing on 2017s.

With my 2011 (first year) Cruze I became BFF with the dealer service manager. My 2014 had zero problems in three years. I expect my 2017 Equinox to be similar.
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just my opinion ..but the biggest problem with the 2018 nox is the 2017 Honda CRV. Honda really nailed it IMO.
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just my opinion ..but the biggest problem with the 2018 nox is the 2017 Honda CRV. Honda really nailed it IMO.
I agree 100%. Honda does things right.


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