We are just losing traction. The whole way up complete strangers are going to make me feel very uncomfortable. Oh there we go look. How close he is. He knows he's doing it and I'm gon na show you things: you'll never be able to unsee sorry and the stack of other things you should know before buying the Holden echo Knox, but first it's in Holden closing down yep one February 17. This year General Motors announced it would close. Holden we've got the full story at cars guide comdata you explaining why, but rest assured Holden has promised it will support its customers with service in parts for the next 10 years, and that includes warranties and guarantees and all the offers will be honored if you're concerned And that's understandable, head to the holden website for more information, but the good news for you is that you might pick yourself up a bargain on the silver locks in what will be Holden's, closing down sale now, let's talk about those looks there's that big cheesy grin Grille, the wraparound LED headlights, the curbs in the creases, yes, the equinox is a bit unusual. There are so many different shapes like here and those and these and this and these and that in the United States of America, the equinoxes wears a Chevy badge and ours. Our ones are made in Mexico and now the dimensions the equinox is longer than most of its rivals at four point: seven meters, the equinoxes 2.
44 Chesterfield Landers long and stretches further than a Honda, CRV or a Hyundai Tucson. I want to show you something that you'll never be able to unsee. Okay, for this next thing, viewer discretion is advised, because what I'm about to show you could make you feel a little bit queasy makes me feel very crazy anyway. I'M gon na need you to concentrate on this pillar here. Don'T, look at the window just look at this pillar here, because if you concentrate on this pillar here, this goes from a midsize SUV into a four door sedan, and once you see that you will never be able to unsee it, it makes me feel bleep. Sorry this is the top of the Ranger core Knox, the LTZ beam, and that means you get these roof ramps and those front fog lights, LED headlights, heated, ring, mirrors 19 inch alloy wheels and that silver bit right there, but get that all on the great Balad He'Ll, tease it what you don't get on, the otz is a sunroof. All these ventilated seats up front in all this heated steering wheel and only the LTZ v, comes with a 360 degree camera, which means you can see here and here and here it's on modern feelin cabin there's, that eight inch screen with apple carplay and android auto And sat nav, there are liver seats, they're heated, it has dual zone climate control, a bose, sound system with digital radio and wireless charging.
But there are USB ports and 12 volt charging points. Go law, look EMT and look that's, a regular PowerPoint. I did order this. The window seats in the back I hated what's different is that if he presses that button, he hates all the seat, but he present that one. It just hits the backrest, hmm spacious and well appointed Noah I'm. Not talking about me I'm talking about the cabin of the artis ed V, I love the stitching on the dashboard I like how, wherever your elbow touches, is a cushiony pad waiting to meet it, and although, when you get in the back here, there are some hard Plastics like on here and on the door sills there, but still these back seats. Are there lounge, chair, comfortable and look at the legroom I'm 191 centimeters tall, which is almost 2 meters very tall, and look how much leg room I've got here: that's amazing in Headroom. Even with this sunroof is good to cabin storage, also good cupholders they're, a giant space and the center console being there and then there's the boot. Let me show you the boot. Now the LTV comes with eight kick open tailgate, which works, which works most of the time anyway. Cargo capacity is eight hundred and forty six liters. What does that mean? No one knows but put two suitcases in it, and it makes a whole lot of sense. There'S hips of room there I like that powder go now.
The OT Zed V is the only grade to come with four wheel drive, and this is where I demonstrate to you. The point of all wheel: drive let's, go for a drive now it's a rainy day. Today'S, so these are perfect conditions to demonstrate exactly how all wheel drive works and why reckon it's a good thing to have now this street. That we're on here is just around the corner from my house and it's. One of my test streets, every single front, wheel, drive car on a wet day has trouble trying to get up this street. It gets so slippery and it is so steep that it doesn't matter what brand it is. Mazdas, Toyota's Holden's, you name it even BMWs in Benzes. If they're front wheel drive, they really really struggle to get up here. They lose traction. Now the equinox LTZ v comes with a button just down there. Now you can press all wheel, drive and that turns all wheel drive on and off now I'm going to show you the difference between front wheel, drive and all wheel drive, and why why you should think about getting the all wheel drive now we are in front Wheel drive right now, and here we go I'm, just going to apply a little bit of acceleration it's, not excessive acceleration. So, and this is what happens, we are just losing traction. The whole way up right. So what I'm gon na do now is exactly the same thing, but in all wheel, drive and you'll see the difference.
It'S quite stark here we go we're gon na pop that into all wheel drive now same acceleration. Okay, all your drive on it's telling me on the screen, and here we go same acceleration, no problems at all. All the way up, no traction lost that that is the difference between all wheel, drive and front wheel. Drive it's, not a four wheel, drive thing: it's, not for off roading it's, just for extra traction like that and as you easily see it's a safety theme as well Music, and then there is the turning circle. I think the equinox has got one of the worst for a midsize SUV. I do a lot of my testing in this street. Here are the most SUVs can get through here, most midsize anyway, and we're gon na make it we're gon na make it no we're. Not gon na make it we're gon na run into that pole, so that is we're gon na have to turn around so that's. My little test of most midsize SUVs get around here in one go, not the equinox it's good 10x took off for more than 12 minutes and that's we're, still not gon na make it that okay, okay it's taken three guys just to get around this fairly normal Sized cul de sac, most midsize SUVs, get around that in one go, not the equinox it's. The turning circle is enormous. Now let's talk about fuel consumption, because this is an area of a bit of controversy.
We'Ve had equinoxes in the past and there have been pretty thirsty beasts, and this one appears to be no different now right, this second, the trip computer is saying this is using nineteen point, four liters per hundred now that's. Only after doing the filming today in suburban streets, but what I'm going to do I'm going to take this out to the country and attack it on the motorway and see what the mileage is then, and you will be able to see what it is right now On your screen – and that is that number is a number we've can't by measuring it actually at the petrol pump. I do have good news for you, though, that engine, if the 2 liter turbo petrol, four cylinder and it's magnificent, really 188 kilowatts, which is more than enough grunt. Back in the mid 1990s, there were HSV club sports with 185 kilowatts of power. This is a four cylinder and it's making more power than those beasts back from the 90s great engine. Now, even though the turning circle isn't great, the steering, is pretty good. It feels natural it's, accurate and the ride itself, although occasionally potholes can unsettle it for the most part, it's it's, pretty good it's, pretty comfortable. More good news is from the safety perspective. The LTV has everything. In fact, equinoxes are really well kitted out in terms of advanced safety anyway, but coming standard on this car is rear. Cross traffic alert, which is magnificent, there's blind spot warning, is lane keeping assistance there's a eb with pedestrian detection.
You name it it's it's got it adaptive cruise control, and that brings me into the price it's it's 40 it's about forty six thousand dollars a little bit more than that that's before on road costs and the value is the value is excellent. I mean, along with all that safety stuff, there's apple, carplay, Android, auto heated seats, ventilated seats, it's got pretty much everything you need for under fifty grand, I think, it's tremendous value. Now I need to tell you about these seats because they they buzz you they vibrate. How it works is they're connected to the parking sensors, so you can either have your parking sensors go beep or you can turn the beeps off and it can go buzz instead and it buzzes you be a bum and I'm, not sure how I feel about it. The other issue that you have with that is if people are walking too close to the car they'll set it off too. So if you're in a pedestrian crossing and people come too close, they buzz you too and it's just a bit it's a bit disconcerting and we came up to the crossing. I go past every single day and, if you're the first car like we're gon na, be in just a moment, everyone that looks across in front of you, buzzes you and yeah. So let's let's see okay. Here we go that just did it and that's doing it. Oh there we go look, how close he is, he knows, he's doing it and there you go so complete strangers.
Making me feel very uncomfortable. Another thing you should know about Music. Why can't? They just be normal seats. Now that that is the review of the Holden equinox lt's envy, if you think I've missed something – and I doubt it – you can go to cars, guide.com delay you and you can read my full review there.