Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
Nitpicking 2019 Equinox
Don't get the idea that I don't like my 2019 Equinox, I do; but there are a few things that I wish were thought through prior to production.
The number one item is the cruise control switch on the steering wheel. I really dislike the touchpad type of control switches, as they are difficult to identify day or night without actually looking at the steering wheel. The Sonic that was my prior daily driver had a rocker type switch that can easily be identified by feel, and can quickly be actuated without looking for it. My 2016 Equinox has the rocker switch as does the new Blazer. Why change something that was functionally superior to something that is less user friendly?
Another item that I miss, that was incorporated in the Sonic is the finger relief in the headliner to access the sun visors. The Equinox doesn't have this, and the sun visors are a little more difficult to get a finger under them to pull them down.
Lastly, I'm not really excited about the HID headlamps on my 2019. Again, my Sonic that was half the cost of my Equinox has superior lighting with separate halogen high and low beam lamp assemblies.
Overall I really like the Equinox; I just am a little disappointed that another GM vehicle that I had prior to this one, that cost half as much, has features and functionality I feel superior to my new Equinox.
2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL