By Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Oct. 31--Jim's Driveway is capsules of Jim Mateja's auto reviews.
--CHEVROLET EQUINOX AWD LT: Base price: $24,335; Engine: 3.4-liter, 185-h.p. V-6; Fuel economy: 19 m.p.g. city/25 highway. The biggest sport-utility in the compact segment -- because it's really midsize and only slightly smaller than a TrailBlazer, but shhh, don't tell. Replaces tiny Tracker. Front- or all-wheel-drive. Peppy V-6 with decent mileage. Pleasant ride and handling. Neat features, such as second-row seat that moves forward or backward by 8 inches; cargo hold parcel shelf that doubles as picnic …