The exterior look of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox is a strong selling point. Its stylish design practically sets the bar for the entire compact SUV market, especially for the compact SUVs that want to go for a rugged look. However, the Chevrolet truck-related philosophy of build and style finds its way into many aspects of the Equinox design. The prominent bowtie on the front grille as well as the bold chrome bar across the front definitely resemble vehicles from the Chevy truck line. Additionally, a bold and brawny look is implemented by flared wheel wells matched with the arched rear pillar. This look is very unique among compact SUVs so that drivers do not have to forfeit a muscular appearance for better fuel economy and handling.
All 2005 Chevrolet Equinox models are powered by a 3.4-liter V-6 engine that can produce 185 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. This engine is controlled by a five-speed automatic transmission, which is the only available transmission for the vehicle. Powertrain selection is limited to either an all-wheel-drive or a front-wheel-drive configuration.
The 2005 Chevrolet Equinox was a brand-new midsize sport utility vehicle launched to replace the late and unlamented Tracker. Based on the Saturn Vue, the '05 Equinox is a Chevy re-engineering that features more sheet metal, a longer wheelbase, and an improved power steering system.
Users ranked 2005 Chevrolet Equinox against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.
|2005 Chevrolet Equinox||Pricing Effective: 06/01/2005|
|Model Pricing||Retail Price||Dealer Price||Destination|
|2WD LS 4-door wagon||$ 21,320||$ 19,657||$ 565|
|AWD LS 4-door wagon||23,295||21,478||565|
|2WD LT 4-door wagon||23,035||21,238||565|
|AWD LT 4-door wagon||24,660||22,737||565|