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Exactly What You Want, Exactly What You Need: The Stunning 2022 Chevy Equinox

Who says you can’t have it all or that you can’t get what you want? While The Rolling Stones sang otherwise, the 2022 Chevy Equinox breaks every rule in the book. It’s proof that you can get everything you want and need in an SUV. Finally, you can have it all.

The 2022 Equinox easily delivers everything you could want or need in a compact crossover. Chevrolet makes vast improvements to the Equinox for 2022, starting with a refreshed design that stretches from the grille and LED lights to the rear fascia. Sleeker and more sophisticated than ever before, the 2022 Equinox is laden with innovative technology and offers a variety of customization options that make it one of the best-value crossovers in the compact segment. Here’s everything to look for in the newly redesigned 2022 Chevy Equinox.

Sophistication Comes Standard: Updated Design

The 2022 Equinox makes a stunning first impression with its bold styling that truly distinguishes it in the segment. For 2022, Chevy updated the Equinox’s front and rear fascias, redesigned the grille, and added LED headlamps and LED daytime driving lamps. To complement these exterior updates, Chevy extended the exterior color palette with the addition of Seaglass Blue Metallic, Blue Glow Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Iron Gray Metallic.

Distinct Styling: Equinox RS and Equinox Premier

If you’re looking for a crossover that truly makes a statement, you’ll find exactly that on the Equinox RS and the Equinox Premier. Chevy updated the RS and Premier for 2022 with exclusive features that distinguish the models from every other Equinox in the lineup. The RS is bold and sporty, while the Premier is all about luxury.

Sitting on 19-inch Dark Android aluminum wheels, the RS is immediately recognizable with its black badging and unique lower fascia with body-color inserts. It also features a Gloss Black mesh grille with a Black Ice Surround, Gloss Black side rails, and Gloss Black window surround for a seamless and sleek aesthetic. Inside, this design theme continues with Jet Black upholstery with red accents, a black headliner, and Black Ice chrome accents.

The Premier takes a cue from the RS and sits on newly designed 18-inch wheels. Recognizable by its black grille with chrome inserts, the Premier exudes luxury from every angle with unique badging and keen attention to detail. The hands-free power liftgate projects the Chevrolet logo while the interior is finished in high-quality materials with French stitching that adds to its opulence and overall design.

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Confidence Guaranteed: Safety and Driver-Assist

Your safety is a top priority for Chevrolet, and that shows on models like the 2022 Equinox. Every Equinox in the lineup comes standard with a Rear Vision Camera that gives you an expansive view behind the crossover. Depending on trim, you can upgrade to the HD Surround Vision Camera that gives you a 360-degree view around the SUV.

What truly sets the Equinox apart in the segment is the Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety features. Standard on every trim, the suite is designed to extend your visibility and minimize the potential for collision when you’re on the road. For example, the IntelliBeam automatic high beams ensure your visibility in any condition without the risk of blinding oncoming traffic, while the Following Distance Indicator minimizes the potential for tailgating or rear-end collisions.

The Chevy Safety Assist suite also comes standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, which works with Forward Collision Alert to apply the brakes or enhance your emergency braking to bring the Equinox to a stop if a forward collision is imminent. Front Pedestrian Braking works in a similar way by detecting pedestrians crossing in the path of the SUV. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning ensures your attentiveness behind the wheel by alerting you when the Equinox drifts from its lane.

Chevy engineers greater confidence when you’re on the road with a host of standard and available tools. Front and Rear Park Assist take the guesswork out of parking while Adaptive Cruise Control automatically monitors the flow of traffic and adjusts the Equinox’s cruising speed as needed to deliver a stress-free experience on the highway. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert makes changing lanes easier, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert protects the Equinox’s rear bumper by notifying you of traffic crossing behind the SUV. Other tools include Chevy’s exclusive Teen Driver Technology, a Safety Alert Seat, Rear Seat Reminder, and OnStar Safety & Security.

Stay Connected, Stay Informed: Connectivity and Infotainment

Where would you be without your smartphone? Lost, most likely, and Chevrolet knows it. That’s why you’ll find that the 2022 Equinox is designed to keep you connected to your world even when you’re in the driver’s seat.

The 2022 Equinox comes standard with a 7-inch or 8-inch color touchscreen display depending on trim. The screen is home to the Chevrolet Infotainment System that seamlessly gives you access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. This puts your favorite apps at your fingertips and ensures you never miss a beat of your busy life.

Chevrolet sweetens the deal by adding Amazon Alexa capability. This equips the Equinox with a virtual assistant that’s always ready to help whether you need to make a phone call, respond to a text message, schedule an appointment, add something to your shopping list, control your smart home devices, or something else. All it takes is a simple voice command, and Alexa is there.

A family is shown putting gear into the rear cargo space of a 2022 Chevy Equinox at the beach.

Spacious, Yet Powerful: The Crossroads of Versatility

Shopping for an SUV often means making a few sacrifices like spaciousness for capability or luxury for affordability. However, this isn’t the case with the 2022 Equinox. Starting at $25,800, the Equinox offers a spacious cabin with seating for five and up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s one of the most spacious and affordable crossovers in the compact segment.

The Equinox’s spaciousness and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive with its capability and performance. For 2022, the Equinox comes standard with Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver 170 horsepower for quick acceleration and impressive responsiveness. This power doesn’t limit the Equinox’s efficiency, with FWD models averaging 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway, while AWD models average slightly less at 25 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway, which is a modest sacrifice for the added versatility that Chevy’s AWD system has to offer.

Make a Lasting First Impression

The 2022 Chevy Equinox is a remarkable crossover that shows just how attuned Chevy is to its customers and their needs. Customers asked for a spacious compact crossover without having to pay a high sticker price; Chevy delivered. Customers asked for more options for customization, sleeker styling, and more cutting-edge technology; Chevy delivered yet again.

The Equinox is everything you could ever want or need in a compact crossover. It’s spacious enough to comfortably fit passengers or haul cargo, but that spaciousness doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency or performance. It’s fun to drive, whether you’re navigating your daily commute, dropping the kids off at school, running errands in town, or cruising down the highway on your next adventure. Its versatility is one of its best selling points.