Is there anything interesting about its design?
It's big but a little bland, this Equinox, although the good news is that it isn't over-designed like some of its Japanese competitors (we're looking at you, Toyota/Lexus), so it cuts a simple and understated figure on the road that is unlikely to age poorly.
Still, it's a touch simple for our tastes, and its side profile looks a little like it was designed as a smaller car before a pop-out extension was added at the back. Front on, a tall-and-wide grille stretches almost to the edges of the bonnet, where it meets a pair of simple, squared-off headlights that wrap around into the side of the body. It's a bold and masculine front end, and looks a damn sight more premium than the car it replaces.
Inside, expect a polished - if slightly busy - setup, with leather-accented seats and a thin steering wheel that feels lovely to touch - although it does lack the high-end finish of some of its strongest competitors. The infotainment system dominates the landscape, of course, but it's a big, clear and simple to use unit.