It’s a fairly easy drive in the Equinox LS+ - smooth, though the bumps in the road are slightly noticeable. The gears in the six-speed auto don’t stick at all, which is a nice change, the steering is responsive and it handles well.
The 1.5 litre engine had enough power to get me up hills and though it was a tiny bit slow off the mark, once it gets going it goes well. I feel confident driving this car, and almost a bit bolshy. There’s something about Holdens, isn’t there?
It’s quite long, so parking is a bit tight, but I was still able to squeeze in some super tight spots, thanks to the reverse parking camera and the steering - it’s really easy to turn and is not stiff at all like some other cars can be. You won’t get an arm workout in this one and the fast gear changes helped, too.
One thing that it does differently is the collision warnings. They vibrate into the driver’s seat rather than give off a beeping sound. This was… odd, and a feature I did not warm to in the whole seven days of driving.