Which 2022 Chevy Equinox Trim is Right for You?

There are a plethora of compact crossovers, but one of the most popular is the 2022 Chevy Equinox. Updated for the new model year, the Chevy Equinox offers consumers a stylish and affordable SUV that brings new features to the table. While Chevrolet has been busy working on the all-electric Chevy Equinox EV, those considering the gasoline version still have the choice of a solid compact SUV. The 2022 Chevy Equinox offers four trims, each offering more than the last. We’ll explore each one and see what consumers can expect. 

2022 Chevy Equinox LS

As the base 2022 Chevy Equinox, the LS serves as the most affordable trim that still offers a lot. Each Equinox trim comes equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine capable of 170 horsepower and 203lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet did away with the more powerful 2.0L, but for the 2022 model year, the automaker has updated the compact crossover SUV with a new grille, distinctive headlights, and a new front and rear bumper. These updates provide the Equinox with a more modern look that helps it stand out among competitors. 

The LS trim comes with four-wheel drive although all-wheel drive is available. This is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Inside the SUV, owners will note a stylish interior with modern tech. The LS features a 7-inch touchscreen as well as a six-speaker audio system. It also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For safety, the 2022 Chevy Equinox comes with Chevy Safety Assist which includes forward-collision alerts, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane-departure warnings. The LS trim starts at an MSRP of $25,800 (plus destination fee).

2022 Chevy Equinox LT 

The second 2022 Chevy Equinox trim is the LT. Starting at an MSRP of $26,900 (plus destination fee), this trim proves to be the most popular trim. The LT is not much more than the LS, but it offers more features. These include a chrome and body-colored exterior as well as additional driver-assist and convenience features. These features come included with the LS Convenience package and consist of satellite radio, power-adjustable seats, a heated steering wheel, and illuminated sun visors. 

Inside the LT trim, owners will enjoy a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, remote engine start, and a power liftgate. The safety suite also gets blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts. There’s also an additional infotainment package which includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an upgraded navigation system, a high-definition backup camera, and a 120-volt power outlet. 

2022 Chevy Equinox RS

The next tier up for the 2022 Chevy Equinox is the RS trim. This trim adds a sporty aesthetic with 19-inch wheels and a black exterior trim. It starts at an MSRP of $30,100 (plus destination fee) and combines the previous trim’s Confidence and Convenience and Infotainment packages. It also adds more like front and rear park assist with LED taillamps, a Bose premium 7-speaker audio system, and heated driver and passenger seats. Inside, owners will note a unique knob shifter, red stitching, and black upholstery. The RS also features a Hit the Road Package which includes roof-rack cross rails/side rails and molded assist steps.

2022 Chevy Equinox Premier

The last and highest level trim offered with the 2022 Chevy Equinox is the Premier. This trim starts at an MSRP of $31,000 (plus destination fee) and offers the most features out of all the trims. It has a higher quality interior cabin with French stitching along with gloss-black trim on the console. The Premier trim also offers the Hit the Road Package but upgrades the  Confidence and Convenience and Infotainment packages. The trim offers 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a hands-free power liftgate, and body-color door handles with chrome surround.

Inside the Premier trim, owners will enjoy the Chevy Infotainment 3 Plus system which comes with a 7-speaker Bose premium audio system. The compact crossover also features additional safety features like an HD rear vision camera. There’s also adaptive cruise control and a safety alert seat setting that helps identify potential crashes. Whichever trim consumers choose, each proves rather affordable with the latest in driver-assist and convenience features.

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