2011 Equinox FWD vs. AWD
I'm on the verge of buying a 2011 Equinox. I live in Illinois, close to St. Louis. I'm debating whether I should forsake some gas mileage & add on cost by getting an AWD or saving some money & gaining mileage with a FWD. Thoughts? Is AWD worth it?
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See all that snow around you, that's when you really need it. You won't lose that much in gas mileage.
The only things I have noticed are when stopped at stop sign and turning, if the front wheels lose grip and rears get engaged there is a slight tendancy to push vehicle straight ahead (fronts sliding sideways), also it is easy to be a little to confident and go to fast for conditions as far as braking/stopping distance are concerned (AWD isn't going to decrease stopping distance).
We have had 0 problems with our Nox thus far as to note to anything to complain about nothing has broken..
The winter gas is killing the numbers, 22 city and 25 highway.