2020 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2020 Chevy Equinox may be tiny but it’s dangerous. We love this SUV for its advanced safety features, user-friendly infotainment system, forcefulness with its optional 2.0-liter engine and incredible strength from its 3,500-pound tow. It also has new safety features like automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning and assist plus automatic high beams. It also has a couple of new design packages. Overall, this compact is SUV, is one its competitors can only dream that they can beat!
2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4
Avail. Engine Type
The 2020 Equinox has two engines, one standard for all trims and the other is optional for only on LT and the high-grade Premier. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter-turbo that is collaborating with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it boasts 170 horsepower and has 203 lb-ft of torque. The base engine also has the ability to tow 1,500 pounds. The optional engine-type is a turbocharged 2.0-liter that has almost double that amount of horsepower with 252 and 260 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the towing is one of the highlights of this compact SUV, as it can carry up to 3,500 pounds, which is a bit unusual in this type of SUV.
It’s also worth noting that all trims have a standard front-wheel-drive but it is optional for all trims, with the exception of the base model, come as an all-wheel-drive. It might be recommended for those who live in areas where slippery roads are common to consider upgrading to an all-wheel-drive.
Driving and Handling
As previously mentioned, the Equinox standard engine only comes with 170 horsepower, which at first glance doesn’t seem that exciting, especially for an SUV, on this flip side, it still dominates its most of its rivals in this segment as the engine teams up with a 6-speed automatic transmission rather than a simple CVT.
Another powerful distinction is the 2020 Equinox’s dynamic optional 2.0-liter engine. The incredible 252 horsepowers pretty make mincemeat of the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4.
This year’s Equinox looks like a younger sibling to that of the big rough and tough, 3-row Chevy Traverse, and more like a twin to the all-new 2-row Chevy Blazer. This compact SUV is 183 inches in length and in height 65.4 (due to the 107.3-inch wheelbase), this type of dimension is larger than the average compact. The available roof rails add to the practicality, while the Premier’s hands-free tailgates parents juggling all of those heavy groceries as well as their kids.
For an extra added pizzazz, shoppers have two appearance packages to choose from. The first package is the Midnight Edition, which included on the LT, it lives up to its name by showing out its blackout trim, dark 19-inch wheels, and Jet Black leather seats in the cabin. The second package is the new Redline Edition, which is exclusive for the Premier model, it includes black 19-inch wheels with red hash marks, a black grille, black mirror caps, black trim and black badging with a red outline.
The Equinox’s interior has plenty of room for the driver and 4 of his or her passengers. The seats provide great support, which is perfect for long trips. The 2nd-row bench recliner, a 60/40 split exactly, adding to its ability to provide great cargo space (63.5 cubic feet). There is also an underfloor in the cargo area behind, which is great for keeping valuable items out of sight.
In the front, you’ll find a standard 7-inch touch screen and if you opt for an LT or Premier trim, an 8-inch. The touchscreen is user-friendly as well as the audio and climate controls. The overall look and feel inside has a premium vibe to it on all trims, but if you want the best of the best, consider the Premier trim, as it includes leather in black, gray, or 2 tone-black and brown. Other party favors of the Premier include optional heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats.
Chevy continues to impress us by adding on Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system on top of the dashboard, it’s easy to use and is quick in its response. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary input jack. It also includes another highlight, which is the standard 4G LTE-charged onboard Wi-Fi, only furthering its amazing connectivity ability.
Safety Features and Warranty
One of the best highlights about this 2020 Chevrolet is its 5-star recognition from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This SUV is perfect for those who value safety above all else. The Equinox includes standard automated emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlamps, and lane-keeping assist.
The company also provides a free dealer maintenance visit within the first year of purchase. The compact Chevy includes limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles, powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles and complimentary maintenance.