Complete Chevrolet Equinox lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-size compact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by General Motors Company for its Chevrolet marque since 2004. It was introduced as a replacement for North America's Chevrolet Tracker and S-10 Blazer. The first Chevrolet Captiva was likewise discontinued and replaced with the third-generation Equinox.

History of the Chevrolet Equinox

First Generation Chevrolet Equinox (2005–2010)

Initially released for the 2005 model year, Chevrolet's Equinox crossover SUV debuted in 2004. The first time the Equinox was publicly displayed was during the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. The unibody was built on the same General Motors Theta platform as the Saturn Vue and the Suzuki XL7. GM introduced the first generation of the Equinox for the 2006 model year, which saw the addition of GM badges to the front doors and replacing the grey dashboard panel with a black one. The CAMI Automotive GM/Suzuki partnership factory in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, manufactured the first generation Equinox and Torrent. The Aisin AF33 gearbox and the 3.4 L LNJ V6 engine originate in Japan. The Equinox Sport and Pontiac GXP had an American-made 3.6 L V6 engine beginning with the 2008 model year.

Second Generation Chevrolet Equinox (2010–2018)

At the North American International Auto Show in 2009, Chevrolet debuted the second generation of its Equinox high-rider. It wasn't a brand-new vehicle, though. Still suffering from the effects of the global financial crisis, GM was in a precarious position. Still, it had to keep going using the supplies and spare parts it already had on hand. As a result, its engineers repurposed the tried-and-true Theta platform from earlier generations of Equinox, fortified it, and the engineering team at Equinox came up with a brand-new exterior. In addition, it was powered by a selection of GM's in-development and pre-production engines and transmissions. The underhood standard was the same 2.4L engine seen in other General Motors vehicles, with a 3.0L V6 available as an upgrade. A six-speed automatic gearbox was standard, sending the engine's output to all four wheels.

Third Generation Chevrolet Equinox (2018–Present)

General Motors introduced the third generation of Chevrolet's Equinox on September 22, 2016. In early 2017, Chevrolet released gasoline-powered models of the 2018 Equinox, and later that year, diesel-powered versions of the crossover SUV were made available. The new Chevrolet Blazer has displaced it as the full-size crossover SUV. Therefore, this generation downsized it. The Equinox's new visual language and approachable demeanor helped the brand strengthen its bonds with its clientele. The 2018 Equinox was also 144 mm (5.6 inches) shorter than the original model. The carmaker reduced the weight by 400 lbs (180 kg) as the vehicle reduced in size. All these changes enhanced the SUV's efficiency as a fuel user. At the debut, three engine options—a 1.5L turbocharged gasoline unit, a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline unit, and a 1.6L turbodiesel—were disclosed. The base model had a 6-speed automatic transmission, while a 9-speed was standard on the diesel and the 2.0L engine options. Most of the trims came standard with front-wheel drive.

2022 Facelift

Chevrolet introduced the redesigned Equinox at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6, 2020. There is a new grille up front that flows into the revised headlights, and there is a new lower fascia with updated fog lights on this model. Minor tweaks include new taillights and a revised bumper for the trunk. Slight adjustments have been made to the trim levels, adding the RS to the standard LS, LT, and Premier choices. The L trim level was discontinued and replaced with the LS as the entry-level offering. Only the 1.5L LYX turbo inline-four will be offered for the 2022 model year. Forget about getting a 2022 redesign with a 2.0L LTG turbo inline-four.


For the 2022 model year, General Motors retails the Chevrolet Equinox with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $27,695 for the LS (base) trim and $32,895 for the top-of-the-line Premier trim.

Features of the Chevrolet Equinox

Exterior Features

The Chevrolet Equinox has been highly criticized for having an unremarkable appearance, and a recent redesign hasn't helped matters much. The LED headlamps and redesigned front fascia are both modern and streamlined. The LT now comes standard with daytime running lights made of LEDs. The RS and Premier have a slightly fancier grille than the previous versions, and the Premier's grille has chrome accents to distinguish it from the rest of the boring cars. Standard wide wheel arches accommodate wheels measuring 17 inches; they grow to 18 inches on the Premier and 19 inches on the RS, which has a more aggressive appearance. The Equinox SUV only really stands out for its refreshed back bumper. If you enjoyed the look of last year's Midnight Edition package, you'd really dig this year's RS, which features the same sleek black detailing. The availability of this feature on other packages has been discontinued.

Interior Features

The Equinox's interior is well-made and attractive, so it should appeal to a wide audience. The cabin is large enough to comfortably accommodate passengers in both the front and back seats and is equipped with enough amenities to keep them entertained on lengthy trips. Despite the abundance of cupholders, most of the cabin's comforts are only available on the higher trim levels, making the base Equinox L the least expensive option and the least well-equipped. The Equinox has typical cabin space, except for a large bin in the center console.

Standard Features

LS Trim

  • 3.5-Inch Driver Info Display
  • Four-Way Manually Adjustable Front Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Single-Zone Manual Climate Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rearview Camera

LT Trim

  • Above Features
  • Eight-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • 4.2-Inch Driver Info Display

RS Trim

  • Above Features
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Remote Start Function
  • Dual-Zone One Climate Control System
  • Power Programmable Liftgate

Premier Trim

  • 120-Volt Power Outlet
  • Front USB Data Ports
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Memory Functions
  • Driver's Safety Alert Seat
  • Heated Seats

Infotainment Features

LS, LT, and RS

  • Seven-Inch Infotainment Display
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Voice Commands
  • Wireless Smartphone Integration

Premier Trim

  • Eight-Inch HD Screen
  • USB Data Ports
  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Six-Speaker Sound System
  • Seven-Speaker Bose Audio Setup (RS and Premier)
  • Navigation (Optional for LT, RS, and Premier)

Safety Features

  • Six Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Rearview Camera
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Teen Driver System

RS and Premier

  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Blind-Spot Assist
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • HD Rearview Camera (Premier)
  • Safety Alert Seat (Premier)
  • HD Surround-View Camera System (optional on all trims)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (optional on all trims)

Release Date

General Motors has been producing the Chevrolet Equinox since 2004. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox was unveiled in the summer of 2021. In January 2022, Chevrolet said that an electric version of the next-generation Equinox would be ready in the fall of 2023.