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Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox side view

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Equinox

  • User-friendly MyLink infotainment system
  • Diesel engine available
  • AWD available
  • Small rear window and rear-seat headrests can impede rearward visibility
  • Base l.5L engine lacks power
  • Advanced safety tech can be costly
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Chevrolet Equinox

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Chevrolet Equinox

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.5 - 10.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6 - 8.3 L/100km
  • Width1844 mm
  • Length4651 mm
  • Trunk space847 L
  • Cargo space1798 - 1810 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Equinox

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Chevrolet Equinox 2018 - present is available in 3 trims:

LS trim features and specs

Available with the LS trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the LS trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:675 - 686 km

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LT trim:
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LT trim:
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
3 engines are available with the LT trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:675 - 686 km
1.6 L - Diesel - 137 hp
City consumption:8.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6 - 6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:757 - 797 km
2 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:10.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:608 km

Premier trim features and specs

Available with the Premier trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premier trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
3 engines are available with the Premier trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:686 km
1.6 L - Diesel - 137 hp
City consumption:8.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:797 km
2 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:10.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:608 km

Overview of the Chevrolet Equinox

Learn about the Chevrolet Equinox

Summary

The Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-size SUV that has been consistently rated with high safety and reliability ratings. With plenty of legroom and cargo space, the Chevrolet Equinox is a smart choice for a growing family. Enjoy a wealth of active safety features on higher trim levels, and choose from three different engine types, including diesel. For advanced safety options, we encourage you to test drive higher trim levels, as they come loaded with fancier trappings that many drivers expect from their modern vehicles.

Safety

Driver and passenger airbags are standard on all trim models, as well as brake assist—which helps you brake faster in emergencies—and the rearview camera, which has been standard on all base models since 2017. Advanced active safety features are available on higher trims, so be prepared to pay a premium for these safety specs. High-end safety features include:

  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert to help you avoid colliding into cars that are in your blind spot
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which alerts you when your car is veering out of the lane, and which also stabilizes your car
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, which automatically applies the brakes at low speeds if a front-end collision situation is detected.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help you back out of parking spaces

All the above features have gradually become available since 2016.

Interior

The interior of the Chevrolet Equinox comes with versatile rear seating, power windows and air conditioning. Interior cargo shades have been an available add-on for over 10 years, which many families appreciate for their little ones. A sun/moonroof is an optional feature on all base models and standard on higher trim levels. The rear headrests and tiny side rear window in models before 2018 significantly lower visibility. However, the 2018 model refresh does mitigate some of that.

Technology

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto became available in 2018. The Chevrolet's user-friendly MyLink Infotainment system debuted in 2012—the same year that the rear-seating DVD entertainment system disappeared. MyLink includes the following systems:

  • AM/FM/satellite radio
  • GPS navigation
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB ports
  • MP3 Player

Space

For a mid-size SUV, the Chevrolet Equinox is spacious in both the front and back seat, and the trunk is average for its class. The rear seats are adjustable to allow more space for adults to slide in or to add more room for cargo in the trunk.

Comfort

The V6 engine has been available since 2013. There are three engine options to choose from, the diesel engine being a popular choice. All-wheel drive is also available. Many drivers claim that the base model's 1.5 L engine lacks some oomph. Nevertheless, the Chevrolet Equinox is a smooth and quiet ride, which makes it pretty spot on for a family vehicle.

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Equinox

The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the Chevrolet Equinox starts at $27,000. You can find older models starting at $4,695.

There are three engines available for the Chevrolet Equinox's different trims: 1.5 L Turbo four-cylinder engine, 1.6 L Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, Standard 2.0 L Turbo four-cylinder engine.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard across all Chevrolet Equinox trim models. However, all-wheel drive (AWD) is also an available option.

There are several standard features on the Chevrolet Equinox, such as a backup camera, cruise control, automatic transmission and a Wi-Fi spot.

The Chevrolet Equinox seats five passengers comfortably.