2009 Chevy Equinox mid-sized SUV is a carryover from a 2007 update that featured a new interior, improved steering, brakes and handling.
Power for the Base SL, LT, and LTZ trims comes from a 185 horsepower 3.4-liter V6, while the top-end Sport model comes equipped with a 264 horsepower 3.6-liter dual overhead cam V6. Power is sent to the front wheels or available all wheel drive through a 5-speed automatic transmission on the smaller V6, and a 6-speed automatic on the larger.
Fuel economy on the 2009 Equinox ranges from 16 miles per gallon city, up to 24 miles per gallon highway.
There is a long list of standard features that make the Equinox a good value including 4 wheel ABS disc brakes, traction control and CD player with jack for ipod/mp3 player.
Options include touch screen navigation, side impact air bags and six-CD changer.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox is $23,555. A Sport model with all wheel drive and full options selected can cost as much as $35,000. The Equinox comes with a 5-year, 100,000-mile power train warranty.
For a reliable and comfortable mid-sized SUV with lots of value built-in, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox is an excellent choice.