2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Pros: Flexible passenger and cargo space; smooth powertrains; cabin quietness; “just right” sizing straddles the line between compact and midsize SUVs

Cons: Surprisingly large turning radius complicates close-quarters maneuvering; power steering lacks road feel; middling power in 4-cyl. models

CG Says: Equinox boasts smooth powertrains, flexible passenger and cargo accommodations, and competitive pricing. The “just right” dimensions should be appealing to shoppers who need a bit more space than the typical compact SUV offers, but don’t want to step up to a “full-midsize” SUV. The 4-cylinder models don’t have an abundance of power, but any Equinox merits serious consideration.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
2014 Chevrolet Equinox