Despite its size, the Chevy Equinox is a tough customer with a slick interior. Towing more than most its size and with appearance packages that dial your cool factor up to an 11, the 2020 Equinox is sure to turn heads and haul heavy loads. In this preview guide, we’ll take a long look at this compact sport utility vehicle that’s easy on the eyes. Let’s see what’s new and what’s as good as ever.
What’s New for 2020?
The Equinox just got safer for its 2020 model debut. Now this compact sport utility vehicle comes standard with automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning and assist plus automatic high beams. That’s good news for you and your family. No matter which trim level you buy, you’re good.
In addition to that, the 2020 Equinox LT can be equipped with a new Midnight Edition package. This stealth mode Equinox comes with 19-inch black wheels, jet black perforated leather-appointed seats, black grille, and black Chevy bowtie emblems. You get the idea. The only downside this year is that Chevrolet discontinued the diesel engine, no doubt due to a lack of interest.
The Equinox might require premium fuel, but you won’t feel the pinch with gas mileage like this. The 2020 Equinox gets 26 city miles and 31 highway miles per gallon. Those are amazing numbers, even in a crowded class. Even the more powerful, optional 2-liter engine puts up great numbers because it’s a turbo. That leads us to our next point.
Utility and Power
Despite its small size, the 2020 Chevy Equinox can tow an astounding 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. That’s thanks to its engine’s 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. That’s just about as good as you can get in this compact class and quite a feather in the Equinox’s cap. This engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive. Round it all out with precise steering and good cornering and you have an overall excellent driving experience with more than enough power.
Affordable Starting Price
The advantage of buying a compact is getting a more affordable price while still keeping the features you love. And the 2020 Chevy Equinox gives you plenty for a low price. The Equinox starts at $23,800 and comes standard with 170-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Standard features include push-button start, Teen Driver system, rear-seat reminder, and Infotainment 3 system with 7-inch touch screen, six-speaker audio system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi hot spot. And let’s not forget about the standard driver assistance features: rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. That’s a lot of tech and gear for an amazing price.