One of Chevy’s most award-winning models is the Chevy Equinox. The NHTSA gave the Chevy Equinox a 5-star rating for overall vehicle safety. J.D. Power and Associates named the 2019 Chevy Equinox the top compact SUV for initial quality based on the lowest rate of complaints, and the 2016 Chevy Equinox for vehicle dependability. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet has come out with the 2020 Chevy Equinox, featuring more standard safety and entertainment features than previous model years. The new 2020 Chevy Equinox still retains the dependability, driveability, affordability, and fuel efficiency we have all come to associate with Chevrolet’s small SUV.
Four Trims to Choose
The 2020 Chevy Equinox comes in four models, each of which gives you great value for your money at very reasonable prices so you won’t have a case of sticker shock. The base model is the Equinox L, with incredible value at an MSRP of $23,800. Sporting more standard features, including LED daytime running lights, is the Equinox LS, with an MSRP of $26,300. Want some more features? Check out the Equinox LT, with an MSRP of $27,500, featuring a power driver seat, high-intensity discharge headlamps, and heated driver and front passenger seats to keep you warm in the winter. The Premier is the ultimate in a small SUV, featuring 18-inch aluminum wheels, a hands-free power liftgate on the trunk, and driver and front passenger heated leather seats for incredible comfort. The Premier starts at a very affordable MSRP of $31,400.
A Powerful But Efficient Little Engine That Won’t Hurt You at the Pump
The standard engine on the 2020 Chevy Equinox is the 1.5-liter turbo engine. This engine efficiently uses its four cylinders to produce 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, plenty of power for your Equinox. This engine comes standard with a 6-speed transmission.
Need some more power, especially if you’d like to do some trailering? The Equinox LT and Equinox Premier have an optional 2.0L turbo engine, which produces 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, allowing your Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds. The 2.0L turbo engine utilizes a 9-speed automatic transmission.
With all that power, the 2020 Chevy Equinox is still fuel-efficient. The EPA has estimated drivers of the 2020 Chevy Equinox to get 26 miles per gallon in city driving, 31 miles per gallon on the highway, and 28 miles per gallon combined. This is due to the Equinox’s unique, aerodynamic design.
Best of Both Worlds with the 2020 Chevy Equinox
Talking about the design, you will be amazed at the roominess of your Equinox. The 2020 Chevy Equinox measures 183.1 inches in length, 65.4 inches in height, and 72.6 inches in width. This will allow you to easily park your Equinox in even the tightest spot when out at the mall or on a busy street. And parking won’t be a problem with a small 107.3-inch wheelbase, making the 2020 Chevy Equinox extremely maneuverable.
Showing that the old adage good things come in small packages still holds true, the 2020 Chevy Equinox will provide you and your passengers with incomparable roominess.
The vehicle seats five very comfortably, with the front seat passengers enjoying 40 inches of headroom, 40.9 inches of legroom, and 57.2 inches of shoulder room. The Equinox’s 60/40 split-folding rear seat affords passengers a generous 38.5 inches of headroom, 39.9 inches of legroom, and 55.5 inches of shoulder room, so even your tallest passengers won’t feel cramped. Need to move some stuff? The 2020 Chevy Equinox has 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded down. You’ll be amazed at all you can fit inside this compact SUV.
Chevy Sets the Standard for Safety
All 2020 Chevy Equinox SUVs come with Chevrolet’s Driver Confidence Package. This includes many safety features that are premium options on competitors’ comparable cars. The package includes automatic emergency braking, which senses if the car in front of you is braking and avoids or minimizes a collision by engaging the brakes. Lane keep assist with lane departure warning makes sure that you don’t accidentally drift into the adjacent lane.
At speeds below 50 miles per hour, the front pedestrian braking system will engage if it senses that there is a pedestrian in the path of your car. Chevy’s IntelliBeam headlamps automatically turn on your high beams if the system senses insufficient light from the low beam headlamps. The following distance indicator will alert you if you are driving too close to the car in front of you. Also included in the package are a rear vision camera, and plenty of airbags to keep you and your passengers safe in the unfortunate event of a collision.
Additional features are available as upgrades, including an HD rear vision camera, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and rear park assist.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox has standard front-wheel drive. The Equinox LT and Equinox Premier come with switchable all-wheel drive, allowing you to choose the option of all-wheel drive in certain situations. The front suspension of all 2020 Chevy Equinox SUVs features MacPherson struts for a smoother ride.
Entertainment For You and Your Passengers
The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System comes standard on all models of the 2020 Chevy Equinox. This system includes a 7-inch color touch-screen display, AM/FM stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Teen Driver technology, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, voice command pass-through to phone, and Bluetooth audio streaming for up to two active devices. USB ports and smartphone apps are available, so you can stay in touch with Chevy, learn more useful information about your Equinox, and even schedule service appointments.
The Teen Driver system will be especially helpful for those of you with a new driver in your household. This system allows you to monitor your teenager’s driving, limiting them from using some of the vehicle’s features, automatically engaging a number of safety features, and even issuing a post-driving report. It’s like having a chaperone along for the ride!
Plenty of Stunning Colors to Choose From
You may find yourself having a hard time deciding on the color for your brand-new 2020 Chevy Equinox. Standard colors include Midnight Blue Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Summit White, Chocolate Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, and Pacific Blue Metallic. There are also additional color options available at a slight premium, including Cajun Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, and Cayenne Orange Metallic.
For those who really love to stand out in a crowd, Chevy offers the Equinox LT in a special Midnight Edition featuring black wheels, black grille, black leather seats, and black front and rear Chevy bowtie logos. Do you want to really look sharp? Check out the 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier Redline Edition, with a black grille, black wheels with red accents, black mirror caps, black Chevy bowtie emblems, and Equinox badges with a red outline.
Chevrolet is setting the standard for a new decade of compact SUVs
Chevrolet has set the standard for the compact SUV. Featuring the latest in standard safety and entertainment features, the 2020 Chevy Equinox is set to cruise into the next decade. With its sleek, aerodynamic looks, great handling, and roomy interior, the 2020 Chevy Equinox will give you just what you are looking for in a small SUV.