I spent my Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in style while driving around a sleek Silver 2013 Chevy Equinox. This was my first time driving an Eco friendly SUV so I put it to the test. I drove it over 300 miles across the Dallas area, loaded it more cargo that planned and took full advantage of everything it had to offer. Here are a few of my favorite features.
During the 7 days that I had my Chevy, I only had to put gas in it once and with that being said it was on the last day. The Equinox features an Eco button that enhances fuel efficiency at the touch of a button. All you have to do is press the Eco button located on the center console and the power train reconfigures by lowering idle speeds and changes the shift points of the transmission which reduces the electrical load to the engine allowing you to get the most out of every gallon of gasoline. That’s a whole lot of words for better gas mileage.
Loads of storage
I was lucky enough to have the Equinox during my Black Friday shopping adventures with DigitalMomBlog. I am one of those crazy people on Black Friday that starts at 10pm on Thanksgiving night and will shop til noon on Friday. I brought home over 20 bags of clothes, presents, appliances and more and everything fit conveniently into my Equinox trunk with room to spare, I didn’t even have to use my back seat. Along with the trunk being late, every Equinox comes standard with 18 storage compartments.
Never again will you have to search for the closest gas station, have to use your phone to check the next movie time or mess with your navigation to get to your next destination. Chevy MyLink does all of that for you. Use your touch screen to make your life easier or press your OnStar button to talk to a live representative. I take full advantage of On Star any chance that I get. I’m guilty of calling them for direction to my house even when I know where I’m going. There is something about how nice they are and knowing that there is a representative available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is one of the most simple features but by far one of my favorite, remote start. I love the idea of my car being started, ready to go and waiting for me when I’m ready. I felt like a little kid performing a magic trick every time I used this feature. I would start my car the second it was in my site in the parking lot after shopping, in the morning time when I was in a rush, to impress my family and friends, and to be honest sometimes I would start it even when I wasn’t going anywhere just because it was fun. It may not seem that amazing to read about but I dare you to give it a try!
Looking for a bigger SUV?
Digitalmom took the Chevy Traverse for a spin while I had the Equinox. Some of her favorite features included the in-dash USB port, the entertainment system and the rear electric plug and and video inputs. I must say, I took full advantage of each of those while I rode along with her during the week. Digitalmom has stated that the Chevy Traverse is the perfect alternative to a mini van. For the full article, jump on over to her site and read her Chevy Traverse Review.
A big thank you to Chevy for letting me test drive the Equinox all week long!
To learn more about the Chevy Equinox, check out their official page.