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Also what will be estimated cost to up grade from the 210 horsepower/242 pound-feet of torque in front-wheel-drive variant to the 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque? Lastly can you get the 290 horsepower/346 pound-feet of torque with front wheel drive and not all wheel? Just wondering if you can save some dollars going front wheel drive but still order the more powerful package.
 

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Also what will be estimated cost to up grade from the 210 horsepower/242 pound-feet of torque in front-wheel-drive variant to the 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque? Lastly can you get the 290 horsepower/346 pound-feet of torque with front wheel drive and not all wheel? Just wondering if you can save some dollars going front wheel drive but still order the more powerful package.
To answer you last question first, no you cannot get the 290 horsepower/346 pound feet of torque with the front wheel drive. It is the additional motor associated with the AWD that produces the extra horsepower and torque.

GM has not announced the pricing of the different models yet, nor the costs of the options that go with it.

Car and Driver felt that the FWD model with 210 horsepower should do better than 6.8 seconds 0-60 mph.
 

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6.8 is faster than any car I have owned. I will be getting the 3LT depending on price and that will be quicker yet and the other vehicle I am considering the Ioniq 5, is under 5 seconds.

The reality is my Ford Ranger which is likely between 7 and 8 seconds 0 to 60, is more than fast enough, so whether it is 6.8, under 6 or under 5, really isn’t a decision maker for me.

Of note, the N version of the Ioniq 5 will be under 3 seconds. That has loss of license written all over that.
 

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Yes, the need for speed is over-rated for me. I know it helps sell cars, buy at some point, fast enough is OK. Like a billionaire who needs more billions, at what point is enough enough?

I'm not a street racer and yes, speed can kill or create other issues. I'm just saying, the "so fast it will break your neck" is not on my needs list. YMMV :)
 

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I honestly wonder if these overpowered family cars will cause an increase in accidents. I guess one saving grace is that most of them have lower powered eco and even normal modes that should satisfy most drivers.
 

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To answer you last question first, no you cannot get the 290 horsepower/346 pound feet of torque with the front wheel drive. It is the additional motor associated with the AWD that produces the extra horsepower and torque.

GM has not announced the pricing of the different models yet, nor the costs of the options that go with it.

Car and Driver felt that the FWD model with 210 horsepower should do better than 6.8 seconds 0-60 mph.
I read where the 290 HP goes 0 to 60 in 6 seconds. The all-wheel-drive Equinox EVs have 290 hp and 346 lb.-ft., with 280 miles of range. Chevrolet claims 0-to-60-mph acceleration time of about 6 seconds. So Mapleev do you still think the 210 HP does 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds? Almost no difference in two speeds.
 

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I read where the 290 HP goes 0 to 60 in 6 seconds. The all-wheel-drive Equinox EVs have 290 hp and 346 lb.-ft., with 280 miles of range. Chevrolet claims 0-to-60-mph acceleration time of about 6 seconds. So Mapleev do you still think the 210 HP does 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds? Almost no difference in two speeds.
I was just quoting what Car and Driver had estimated. 6.8 seconds is not that fast for an all electric vehicle with virtually instant torque. It could be slower or faster, it was just their estimate.

: “We haven’t driven the Equinox EV yet, but we’d wager that the front-wheel-drive powertrain will be enough for most drivers, especially given the immediate power delivery that’s typical of electric motors and will likely give the SUV a perky demeanor around town. The smaller Bolt EUV, for instance, makes 10 horsepower less from its single onboard motor but still managed a respectable 6.8-second run to 60 mph at our test track.”

 

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After my wife drove a model Y for a while (0-60 4.6) then drove our older Honda Pilot (0-60 7.7) when my daughter brought it back from school she complained the Pilot had no pickup.
Lol

I think after driving almost any All electric vehicle with it’s instant torque, most ICE vehicles will feel like they do not have a lot of pickup.

i will be plenty happy with the Equinox EV AWD’s pick up personally. (When I was much younger the 4.6 second power would be alluring)
 
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