2020 Chevy Equinox – Now everyone knows that the Silverado is the best-selling Chevy model, but what a lot of people forget about is this equinox is also a great selling vehicle. A matter of fact, this year, sales increase has it nipping at the heels of the rogue and CRV. That’s why today we’re taking a look at the latest 2020 version.
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Chevy Equinox Exterior
There is one update right off the bat, and that’s this new midnight blue metallic paint color. Which, you can notice, is a very dark shade of blue. Other than that, the front design does carry over unchanged this year. For the premiere, you have this full chrome-finished grille, and on the other trims, you have black bars with just the crumbs around.
The other significant premiere difference are these full LED headlights as opposed to the HIDs on the 2020 Chevy Equinox LT and the halogens on all the rest in a separate housing down below you have the turn signal and for the premiere only the halogen fog lights. The rest of the styling continues with the same look for 2020 with the signature elements like the wraparound rear window.
These taillights also have the same design across all of the trims except for the LED elements that are premiered exclusively. Then finally, at the bottom, you have a single hidden exhaust outlet unless you go for the more powerful 2-liter turbo model. All in all, the 2020 Chevy Equinox has a conservative design that looks handsome and will continue to age very gracefully.
Now while the central part of the design has not changed, there are some wheel updates for 2020. The most significant change is the fact that these 18-inch wheels on the premier now do without the black contrast inserts from last year, which does now give them a more subdued look. There are also some optional 19-inch wheels on this 1.5-liter model or standard on the 2-liter model.
Otherwise, you’re going to be attending 17-inch alloys as standard across the other three trips. Moving on up to the mirrors, they come in three different finishes Black body-colored or chrome reserved. For the premiere along with auto-dimming abilities and standard blind-spot monitoring.
All models, however, do get heating, and now that brings us to probably the most significant change for 2020, and that’s that most of the advanced safety systems are now standard across the entire Equinox line up instead of just being optional on the premier.
That means that even the base 2020 Chevy Equinox LS comes with forwarding emergency braking with pedestrian detection Lane Keeping Assist and Auto high beam headlights. Then the premiere also has the option of adding adaptive cruise control. This is definitely a great addition to the lineup, especially since the base price has not changed.
As you can probably tell, there have not been any significant changes to the interior this year. That doesn’t mean you’ll continue to be presented with these same color options and materials as last year. So, for your 2020 Chevy Equinox L and 2020 Chevy Equinox LS, that’s going to be a cloth seat in the medium.
Ash gray only there if you go for the 2020 Chevy Equinox LT. It does come shared with the same cloth. But you can option on leather, and you can also get the additional color. Standard across every Equinox is the push-button start, and when you press it, you’ll see one of two different displays fire upon this premiere. We have the 8-inch display and on all the other trims. You will come standard with a 7-inch screen; instead, I’m checking out the gauges here.
This is the premium arrangement with the larger multifunction display now starting last year Chevy did bring this down to the LT. It’s on both the LT and the premier, and basically, it just has the larger 4.2-inch multi-function display, and you can scroll through.
All the different types of information Including through various things like safety systems. If you do have them equipped Now coming back to the steering wheel, It is electric power-assisted, and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather if you go for the premiere or as an option on the LT.
On this premiere on this site, You get your phone voice and then your buttons for your multi-function display. Now moving on to interior storage, this is one area where the equinox thrives compared to the rivals — starting here with your center console. This is honestly bigger than just about anything in the class. You’ve also got two USB ports in there.
Then we close that off. We got another storage cubby right here our two cupholders and then a huge console up here. You can stick to your phone. This pad here does serve as a wireless phone charger if you go for the premier, and then back there, you can see a regular USB port, a USB type-c and aux track, and a 12-volt outlet.
And now that brings us up here to our audio system. Soon every single model does come standard with a six-speaker system throughout the entire lineup. However, on the premiere, you can option on the bow system when you choose navigation. 2020 Chevy Equinox infotainment three systems this was updated last year to the latest software. You were still capable of accessing Google Maps or Apple maps through Apple CarPlay or Android auto.
Transmission, Performance & Fuel Economy
Now this vehicle, unlike a lot of the competition, actually has three different engine options. What we have is the base option; that’s the most common configuration is a 1.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 170 horsepower and 203 lbs.-feet of torque, and it is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Now Chevy also offers a more powerful 2-liter four-cylinder engine, and that makes 252 horsepower and 260 to pound-feet of torque and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. There is also a diesel model now. We have heard some rumors. It’s a little unclear what trims are going to be offered with the diesel this coming up here.
They’re going to be eliminating some different configurations of it, and it’s not been EPA rated or anything yet for 2020, but as a that what we’ve probably at 1.6-liter turbo diesel making 136 horsepower and 236 pounds of torque and that’s routed through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For fuel economy, the 1.5 liter with front-wheel drive gets 26 City, 31 highway, 28 combined. The 2-liter front-wheel drive is 22 city 29 highway 25 combined, and Then like I already mentioned that diesel does not have ratings at this time.
How Much Does the 2020 Chevy Equinox Price?
2020 Chevy Equinox so for your very base 2020 Chevy Equinox L model that’s going to start at twenty-three thousand eight hundred dollars. All of these prices are for the one point five-liter turbo engine and front-wheel-drive configuration.
Then you have the LS one rung above that, and that’s going to come in at twenty-six thousand three hundred dollars Which is up to four hundred over last year? Then one more rung up on that is the 2020 Chevy Equinox LT for twenty-seven thousand five hundred, which is up to three hundred dollars.
Then you have the premier, which is the fully loaded model which is what we have, and that’s going to start at thirty-one thousand four hundred dollars was which is also up to three hundred dollars over last year.
Now, if you want to opt for that 2-liter engine, that’s going to be around twenty-five hundred dollars extra, and all-wheel drive is an extra charge on top of that as well now as far as how this particular Equinox is equipped.
This is pretty class-competitive, but it is worth noting that if you want to get it fully loaded, it is going to be quite a bit more expensive than a lot of the rivals. As you can tell, we don’t have a moonroof or anything like that, and that is going to be additional charges, and it can you know go well over forty thousand in the upper trams with the higher end engine.