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Old 01-22-2019, 12:24 AM   #1
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Looking at 2016 Equinox V6 AWD

As stated I'm looking at a 2016 Equinox V6 AWD 6spd auto to replace current toad, 2007 Saturn Vue 4cyl FWD. When I test drove the Equinox on the hwy at 70mph it was running about 2200 rpm. That seems kind of high to me. That's the same rpms the Vue turns with the 4cyl 4spd auto trans. My 2014 Impala with the same engine and 6spd trans turns about 1600 rpm at 70 mph. Is there that much difference in the FWD verses AWD. Those of you that have V6 AWD Equinox is this kind of rpms y'all are seeing?

The Equinox I'm looking at seems to shift just fine in all gears. The CEL is not on and there are no codes in the computer. I thought with the newer technology and a 6spd trans the rpms would be lower.


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Old 01-22-2019, 12:33 PM   #2
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You might want to do some research. I just bought a 2018 AWD Equinox with the idea of flat towing it. I had read the 2018 Motor Home Magazine Dinghy Guide which said that it was flat towable in FWD and AWD configurations, only to find out that the owners manual says only the 1.6L Diesel in AWD is flat towable.


I'm going to try to talk to a Chevy dealer and see if there is different information. Obviously, if there is a difference in the transaxles between the gas and diesel AWD, that would be the reason for my problem


It is interesting that I'm replacing a 2006 Vue that I'm currently towing.
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I have the 2016 Equinox with the 6 cylinder engine and AWD. It flats tows great.

I can't help with the RPM question. I never pay much attention to it.
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I have the 2016 Equinox with the 6 cylinder engine and AWD. It flats tows great.

I can't help with the RPM question. I never pay much attention to it.
Interesting. I was at a dealership today. they got documentation that confirms that the 2018 AWD is NOT flat towable. The 2019 is. Go figure.


I'm having to trade the car that I bought yesterday to a different dealership to get a FWD 2018.
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Did you count the number of shifts? That would tell you if it made it to sixth gear.
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Did you count the number of shifts? That would tell you if it made it to sixth gear.
Yes I did Gary. That was one of my concerns. I tested it twice, The first 5 shifts were very distinct while the shift from 5th to 6th felt more like the torque converter locking up than a shift.

Thanks to all that have replied to my question.


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Interesting. I was at a dealership today. they got documentation that confirms that the 2018 AWD is NOT flat towable. The 2019 is. Go figure.


I'm having to trade the car that I bought yesterday to a different dealership to get a FWD 2018.
The only documents you should believe are outlined in the owners manual. If it doesnít detail flat towing (sometimes called recreational towing) it doesnít matter who else or what source you believe. Salesmen will tell you almost anything to make the sale. Did you get anything in writing from the salesman of the car you bought yesterday?
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Looking at 2016 Equinox V6 AWD

Also I would check it against the FMCA Towing guide for that yr. Google FMCA 2018 towing guide.
Sorry I was commenting on the wrong poster(not the OP).
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Looking at 2016 Equinox V6 AWD

Interesting I too sold my 2009 Vue V-6 and bought a 2019 Equinox 1.5L 4cyl fwd to replace it.
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For the 2018 Equinox, I think I read that the 1.5L is towable but the 2.0L isn't.
Checking the Motorhome Mag towing guides say the same as above. 2017 all can be towed. 2018 only the 1.5L FWD can be towed. For AWD only the diesel.
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2016 AWD either the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder can be flat towed. The 2018 only the diesel AWD can be flat towed. I checked both the Motorhome Mag and the Remco WEB site.
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2200 RPM @ 70 MPH is correct, that's what mine turns. I don't pay any attention to the RPM just the fuel mileage. Mine gets about 22 to 24 MPG at highway cruise 65 to 75 MPH which is not great but acceptable for a 4000 lbs AWD vehicle. All I care about is the car comfortable to drive and quiet on the road. I have towed mine over 20,000 miles without a problem. Simply pull fuse #32, start it for 5 minutes at idle before towing, put trans in neutral, turn key off- DO NOT REMOVE KEY. Release parking brake and your ready to tow.
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Thanks lllkrob, that's what I was wanting to know. The one I was looking at was very comfortable and quite, which was a very pleasant surprise.
Thanks again for the info.



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