2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Updated June 30, 2011
2011 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is the best-reviewed small SUV in our latest report update. Classy looks, a roomy, well-styled interior, great ride quality, four-cylinder or V6 power, and available all-wheel-drive create a package that reviewers find very compelling, even though the Equinox offers less cargo space than its key rival, the 2011 Honda CR-V .

Gains flex-fuel capability for 2011

Following a complete redesign for the 2010 model year, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox continues essentially unchanged. The biggest news is that the available 3.0-liter V6 is now flex-fuel compatible, meaning drivers with access to E85 ethanol pumps have the option to use the biofuel. Beyond that, the 2011 Equinox just gets some minor equipment tweaks. For a comprehensive analysis of what reviewers and other third-party organizations have to say about Chevy's compact crossover, see our report on the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. .

ProsAttractive styling, Snazzy interior design, Roomy, Efficient standard four-cylinder, Powerful V6 option, Available AWD, Great ride quality, Excellent safety ratingsConsCargo space trails rivals, Four-cylinder can feel, sound rough, Rear visibility is tricky, EPA fuel economy estimates tough to hit, Button-heavy instrument panel, Numb steering feel