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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Review: Specs and Pricing


2022 Chevrolet Equinox

Overview


Despite being one of the most well-liked compact crossovers in 2022, the Chevrolet Equinox isn't very intriguing. Yes, the Chevy boasts a lot of passenger space, an entertainment system with lots of features, and agile handling. When compared to its rivals, it lacks in terms of interior quality and storage capacity.

All Equinox versions are propelled by the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though all-wheel drive is an option. The pricey trim levels make the 2022 Equinox more expensive, but those who are loyal to the bow-tie brand and unafraid of mediocrity will like it.


What has changed for 2022?


The upgrades to the 2022 Equinox are highlighted by a redesigned front end. The redesign includes new front and back bumpers, a new grille design, and more recognizable headlamps. In addition, Chevy also offers an RS variant with sporty styling elements including dark 19-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. Black leather, red stitching, and a distinctive shift knob are all features of the inside.


Additionally, the top-tier Premier boasts more elegant cabin accents including French stitching and gloss-black console trim. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which had more power, is no longer available, leaving the 1.5-liter turbo engine as the only option. Due to the global Coronavirus epidemic, this modification to Chevy's small SUV was initially scheduled for the 2021 model year but has been postponed to 2022.


Which one to purchase?


We would still advise the mid-level LT even if the stylish RS has been added to the Equinox portfolio near the top of the food chain. Exterior chrome trim, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, high-intensity discharge headlights, Sirius XM satellite radio, and other features are included as standard. We'd also choose the Confidence and Convenience package, which comes with features like rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, and blind-spot monitoring.


2022 Chevrolet Equinox: Engine and Performance


The turbo four-cylinder engine in the Equinox is underpowered and frequently leaves the driver gasping for air. It requires a strong foot to nudge the Equinox up to highway speeds thanks to its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-170 cylinder's horsepower and the optional (and heavier) all-wheel-drive system (front-wheel drive is standard).


The basic six-speed automatic transmission changes smoothly, and when more power is required, the gearbox is reluctant to downshift to conserve fuel. The Equinox handles well, is agreeable to drive, and has precise, direct steering. Even with the standard 17- or 18-inch wheels, the ride is a little bumpy, and harsher sections of the road can convey some displeasure into the cabin. When properly outfitted, the Chevy can also tow up to 3500 pounds.



2022 Chevrolet Equinox: Pricing


The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox starts at around $25,800 for the base LS trim level with front-wheel drive. The price can go up to $32,895 depending on the trim level and options you choose. Here's a quick breakdown of the starting MSRP for the different trims:

  • LS: $25,800 (plus destination charges)

  • LT: $28,795

  • RS: $31,995

  • Premier: $32,895

2022 Chevrolet Equinox: Fuel efficiency and MPG


The front-wheel-drive Equinox should achieve 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Both ratings are decreased by 1 mpg when all-wheel drive is added. When we put the Equinox through our 75 mph real-world fuel-economy test route, it returned 32 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive and 28 mpg with all-wheel drive. Visit the EPA website for more details regarding Equinox's fuel efficiency.


2022 Chevrolet Equinox: Interior and Comfort


Equinox's cabin is made of sturdy materials and is tastefully designed, so it should appeal to a wide audience. The roomy inside should be comfortable for both front- and backseat occupants, and it has enough amenities to keep them happy on extended journeys.


There are many cupholders inside, but most of the amenities are either available as standard or optional equipment on higher trim levels; the base Equinox L is a low-featured pricing leader. Although other competitors have greater room behind the back seats, we were still able to place eight carry-on luggage there. The Equinox's cabin storage is only average, save for a large center console storage bin.


2022 Chevrolet Equinox: Connectivity


Chevrolet's My Link infotainment system is shown on the dash of the Equinox with a 7.0-inch touchscreen (an 8.0-inch device is available). The system continues to impress with its simplicity and responsiveness. Standard features include Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB connectivity, an auxiliary input port, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. One of the best-connected crossovers is the Equinox thanks to standard 4G LTE onboard Wi-Fi.




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