I've driven both the Equinox and also the Terrain in the past years, and I've been thinking alot about getting one as a commuter vehicle for myself. REASONS TO GET AN EQUINOX It's not that small. I'm 6'4" and I fit inside it perfectly well. It's cozy, but not cramped for me. It gets great gas mileage, perfect for a commuter car. Should see MPG around 25 for where I drive. I can tow my utility trailer and/or a pop-up camper trailer with it, so it could be used for utility purposes with the 3.4 or 3.6 engine. We should be able to get 3 kids across the rear seat if we need to. Two car seats and the oldest is just about done with the booster. If it's treated right, should last to 200,000 miles w/o any major mechanical issues. I like the styling of it, will do just fine for a monday to friday commuter. REASONS TO NOT GET AN EQUINOX It's not that big. It would be nice to find something that's slightly larger, but that would give lower MPG. Getting three kids in here would be snug. 95% of the time it would be just me though, so that's not a major issue. Can't tow a full-sized trailer if we go with the 2.4L ecotec four-cylinder that gets the good MPG. Would have to get the 3.4 or 3.6. Would have to take the trailer each time I made a run to the hardware store. Thoughts from equinox owners? Am I right on the money on this for everything that I want to do with it?