There's not much I can add to my colleagues' thorough assessment of the new Equinox other than to say that, when I climbed into the vehicle, I literally gasped at how nice the interior is. Like Joe Lorio, I immediately thought of Acura interiors. Even my Audi-owning buddy Jim was impressed by the interior finishes. I also very much like the way the Equinox looks on the exterior.
Ditto on the complaints about the lifeless steering and the slightly droning four-cylinder engine. Overall, the powertrain is fine, but as someone noted, it doesn't sounds like a Honda engine.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor