The Chevy Equinox crossover isn’t just a best-selling utility vehicle of the company; it’s also the bow-tie brand’s second best-selling vehicle before the Silverado truck. Recently, the non-profit product testing site, Consumer Reports, has given the 2023 Chevy Equinox a “recommended” rating.
This rating comes from a few different tests:
- Road test rating – 77/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 3/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three categories created an overall score of 67 out of 100 points.
For the performance category, Consumer Reports gave the Equinox compact a 4/5 for transmission and braking and a 3/5 for acceleration and emergency handling. The formerly named Consumers Union noted that the SUV offered good road manners, though they felt that the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine seemed to lack refinement.
Concerning Owner Satisfaction, owners rated the driving experience as 68/100. Comfort received 64/100, while value got 56/100.
As for reliability, the Equinox SUV received a score of 46/100. Considering other vehicles in its class, this puts the vehicle near the bottom half, smothering competitors like the Ford Escape Hybrid and Tesla Model Y with scores of 42/100 and 38/100, respectively.
All in all, Chevrolet performed well in Consumer Reports’ latest rankings. On top of the Equinox, four other 2023 Chevy models obtained a recommended rating, including the Chevy C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Trailblazer, and Chevy Traverse.
It’s worth noting that the newest Chevy Equinox received its most significant update by implementing the formerly mentioned LSD engine. The all-new powertrain has an output of 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, swapping out the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine. Heedless of the new powertrain, the company’s same 6–speed automatic transmission found in previous model years of the crossover acts as the only transmission option.
Regarding the structure, the Chevy Equinox journeys on the parent company, General Motor’s D2 platform. Production started on August 22nd at the GM San Luis Potosí plant and the GM Ramos Arizpe plant.
Best Features Of The 2023 Chevy Equinox
This system provides services like emergency service calls, roadside assistance, and vehicle diagnostics. A 5-year subscription comes with every new Equinox SUV.
Hands-Free Tailgate Operation
The rise of a foot near the sensor will activate the tailgate’s opening. One should know, however, that this will only be found on the top-ranking Premier trim. It’s only until the RS trim that a powered tailgate can be made an option.
Safety Alert Seat
Lastly, this vibrating seat cushion warns drivers of approaching hazards. It can sense what’s coming from the left side of the driver and the right side. This feature is also exclusive to Premier models.
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
When the time comes to purchase the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide variety of vehicles from the brand in several shapes and prices. Simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, chat with one of our representatives for more information.
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