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Step into Technology with 2022 Chevy Equinox LT

Chevrolet seems to be taking the title of Thomas Dolby’s old New Wave hit “She Blinded Me with Science” quite literally. You can see this in the dedication to technology throughout the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT. Technology is one of the elements that sets many vehicles apart from each other, even among trim levels within a specific model. This technology can refer to features that improve the fuel economy of your vehicle; it can also include safety features, driver assistance systems, and infotainment systems. Chevy seems to be blinding us with science in the LT trim of the Equinox.

LT stands for “Luxury Touring” and was the upper trim on the Equinox when it was first introduced in 2005. This allowed Chevy to offer drivers a compact SUV with added features that make the driving experience more fun and rewarding. In the ensuing years, Chevy has continued to update the Equinox, which is currently in its third generation.

The 2022 Equinox comes in four different trims, with the LS representing the entry-level model, the Premier being the top trim, and the all-new RS a sportier version. However, the Equinox LT continues to represent the greatest value, with a compact SUV that puts cutting-edge technology front and center.

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Standard Chevrolet Safety Assist

Arguably the most important use of innovation is to improve the safety of passenger vehicles. It wasn’t that long ago that many automakers paid little attention to making their vehicles safe for drivers and their passengers. Fortunately, those days are long gone, and brands like Chevrolet have invested heavily in making their vehicles safer than ever. At the vanguard of this effort is the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT, with a full complement of active driver assistance features courtesy of the standard Chevrolet Safety Assist system.

There are five different Chevy Safety Assist features that come standard on the 2022 Equinox LT. Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking will let you know if there is an imminent collision with the vehicle driving in front of you by sending out a warning signal. The vehicle will then automatically engage the emergency brakes to either help you avoid the crash or reduce the impact.

Front Pedestrian Braking works similarly, informing you if there is a pedestrian in the path of your Equinox and then engaging the brakes automatically so you can avoid striking the pedestrian. The Following Distance Indicator will let you know if you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of your Equinox. This will help you avoid tailgating, which can reduce accidents. The Equinox LT also has standard LED daytime running lights so you will have superior visibility without having to turn any lights on.

One of the largest causes of highway accidents is driver fatigue. Drivers begin to get drowsy and start to drift out of their lane, often colliding with other vehicles. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning will help you avoid this. If the system detects that you are drifting out of your lane, it will sound a warning and use slight steering adjustments to get you back where you belong.

The final standard feature is the Intellibeam Auto High Beam Assist. One of the most annoying tasks when driving at night is constantly having to adjust your headlights, turning your high beams on and off. Intellibeam takes care of this so you can focus more of your attention on your driving. When the system detects an area of low light, the high beams will automatically turn on. Once you reach an area with superior lighting, the high beams will automatically turn off. Similarly, if the system detects another motorist in front of you or coming in your direction, it will turn off the high beam headlights to avoid distracting the other motorist.

Chevy also offers the 2022 Equinox LT with a number of other available Safety Assist features. Front and Rear Park Assist will help detect objects in front of and behind your Equinox to avoid low-speed collisions. HD Surround Vision works with your standard Rear Vision Camera to give you a wider area of view behind your Equinox, making backing up safer and easier than ever. Rear Cross Traffic Alert works in a similar fashion, sending you an audio signal if the system detects another vehicle or pedestrian about to cross your path when you are in reverse. Finally, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert helps you change lanes safely by informing you if there is another vehicle in your blind spot when you signal to change lanes while driving on the highway.

The 2022 Chevy Equinox LT is one of the safest models in its vehicle class, earning a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA also gave the Equinox LT 5 stars for front driver and passenger side frontal crash, as well as all of the different tests for side crash impacts. This demonstrates the attention that Chevy has paid to vehicle safety on the 2022 Equinox, and is a tribute to its decision to make so many driver assistance features standard on this compact SUV.

Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System

While safety features are a crucial purpose of technology to save lives, infotainment systems are a way to make those lives more enjoyable. The 2022 Chevy Equinox LT comes equipped with a standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System on a 7” color touchscreen that has all the features you might want. There is Bluetooth audio streaming for up to two devices to keep you and your passengers connected. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility allow you to stream all of your favorite apps, so you can use the Infotainment 3 System for navigation, music, podcasts, or whatever combination you can imagine. What’s more, this system provides a wireless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can use these programs even if you left your USB cables at home.

If you love music, then you’ll appreciate the standard 6-speaker audio system on the Equinox LT. This will allow you to listen to your favorite music wherever you go. The 3-month complimentary subscription to SiriusXM will help in this respect, offering satellite music, sports, news, and talk radio wherever your Equinox LT takes you—in the United States or Canada.

Finally, the Equinox LT features a 4.2” diagonal multi-color driver information display. This screen provides all the critical information you need when driving, such as vehicle range, speed, and fuel economy, making it easier to manage trips in your Equinox LT. This feature is standard on this model and not available on the LS trim of the Equinox.

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Performance Technology

The front-wheel drive standard 2022 Equinox LT comes with a 1.5-L Turbo I-4 gas engine. Chevy has used technology to get the most out of this dual overhead cam engine’s performance. One way is the use of a turbocharger, which allows it to provide 170 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 203 lb-ft of torque at 2000-4000 rpm. As a result, the Equinox LT can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 8.9 seconds. This is the kind of acceleration that will ease merging onto busy highways when commuting to work.

Automatic stop/start and variable valve timing also provide more efficient performance. This will give you the exceptional fuel economy of 26 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and a combined 28 MPG. With gas prices going up all over the country, this will help you save money at the gas pump.

Chevy Uses Three Methods to Blind You with Science!

With the 2022 Equinox LT, Chevrolet implements technology to its fullest—making a compact SUV safer, more entertaining, and with better performance and fuel economy. This is the kind of innovation that sets Chevy apart from many other automakers. It also shows how technological innovation can make the driving experience better for you and your passengers. Chevy blinded us with science and hit us with technology for an overall excellent compact SUV.