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Holden Equinox – better equipped to most mid-sized SUV’s

 I recently drove the Holden Equinox mid-sized SUV, the five seat 2.0-litre turbo LT  – sourced from GM’s Mexican facility I was surprised by its quality and outright performance – this is an impressive effort from Holden and to be honest, it had to be, because there’s some excellent medium-sized SUV competition . Equinox is good looking, a well packaged five-seater with impressive rear seat legroom with a stack of safety and comfort elements and well-priced –  the 2.0-litre turbo front-drive LT $36,990 featuring a nine-speed automatic. The performance is strong, so strong in fact that at times the front wheels scramble for grip. With a five star Australian crash safety rating and five-year unlimited kilometre Holden have packed the value into the Equinox and frankly they had to given the brands loss of momentum. Holden engineers have done a very polished local job with the ride and handling, the LT model sitting on 18-inch alloy wheels with a rear view camera and rear parking sensors plus sateliite navigation. 

I’m David Berthon

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