Well .. . . We went by price, comfort and size.
I liked the size and feel of the 2nd Gen Equinox. After trying a 2018 Equinox test drive twice with the two engines, I will say they were peppy. Interiors were ok. Radio and controls were good. Seats were not so great for us. They just seemed a tad too small compared to our 2015 Equinox.
Then. . . yes, there was the "leather" seat thing. Would have to buy a Premium to get leather and also seemed like other options or packages were always added on. Didn't want a sun roof or Nav.
But were weren't in the market anyway . . . until in June 2019.
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@king at what is out there and what might be next for us.
Along came a deal on an 2019 Acadia SLT-1.
The size is 6" longer and 2.5" wider than our 2015 Equinox was so very close, but much more actual room inside. The 2018+ Equinox just seems a bit to "compact" for us. And we are not large people.
If you think that this is "too much SUV" . . . watch for the rebates and they often seem to be better than Equinox/Terrain. For the price we got ours for it was too good to pass up.
Comfort . . check.
Leather seats in a lower trim level . . . check.
Roomy and much nicer ride. . . check.
Smooth and great power. . . . check.
Reasonable actual calculated (every fill up) MPG at about 22MPG mixed and 28 to 32 MPG highway. . . check.
Price at the time with several rebates. . . . $30,779 plus tax, fees, etc. ($40,785 MSRP )
More vehicle than I thought we would ever own. Very plush is the word i think. Somehow, the new Equinox, Fords, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, VW, don't come close for the money.
So. . for the money, we opted and the 3rd row seats for grand kids at times is great. They love being "back there".