The Chevrolet Equinox, a compact crossover SUV that’s similar to the GMC Terrain, debuted in 2005. Built in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, the Equinox has been powered by a variety of 4- and 6-cylinder engines.
The first generation had lots of usable space, but wasn’t as refined as much of its competition. A refreshed second generation, launched in 2010, fixed many of the earlier model’s problems. The availability of a direct injection 3.6-liter V6 for 2013 makes the Equinox even quicker.