This week I was teaching my six-year-old to ride her bike without training wheels, a serious job that needed a serious car. I was testing the Holden Equinox, an SUV in competition with the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Ford Ecosport or Honda CRV.
I drove the Equinox all over Sydney to various bike tracks to give my daughter intensive daily lessons. It worked, she can now ride!
The Equinox is smooth to drive and not heavy, but the design is a little dated. The car functions really well and there’s nothing particularly wrong with it, but I feel like they may have missed an opportunity with this new car to luxe up the interior slightly. It just doesn’t have the same design aesthetic as some of the cars on the road - but it is a good price so you are getting what you pay for. It’s like the Seth Rogen of cars. Reliable and doesn’t depend on its looks to make a living.
The good thing about it was the amount of space inside and the practicality, there was enough room for the kids’ bikes to be popped in standing up. It comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto for instant connectivity to your phone from the multimedia screen.
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