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6 Cars That Will Save GM: Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox

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The Equinox gives GM a worthy competitor in the compact SUV category against sales leaders Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Reviewers have given it high marks for being almost as roomy as a mid-size SUV but with gas mileage (22 mpg city, 32 highway) that rivals many sedans. Buyers seem to like it, too. Combined sales for Equinox and its corporate sibling, the GMC Terrain, are up 169 percent compared with a year earlier. Having a compact crossover contender is especially important, since sales in recent years have been moving to these vehicles and away from bigger SUVs. And the high mileage here will help GM meet new federal requirements.

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