Chevrolet Equinox 2022
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE26 MPG City / 31 MPG Highway
- ENGINE1490 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is among the most popular compact crossovers, but mass consumption doesn't mean it's truly compelling. Sure, the Chevy has plentiful passenger room, a feature-laden infotainment system, and athletic handling. However, it falls short in terms of interior quality and storage space compared with its competitors. While all-wheel drive is optional, all Equinox models are powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The spendier trim levels push prices into expensive territory but people who are committed to the bow-tie brand and unfazed by mediocrity will appreciate the 2022 Equinox.
What's New for 2022?
A refreshed front end highlights the changes to the 2022 Equinox. The makeover brings more distinctive headlights, a new grille design, and updated front and rear bumpers. Chevy also adds an RS model, which includes sporty styling cues such as dark 19-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. Its interior boasts a unique shift knob, red stitching, and black upholstery. The top-tier Premier also has spiffier cabin details, such as French stitching and gloss-black trim on the console. The more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is no longer offered, leaving the turbo 1.5-liter engine as the sole offering. This update to Chevy's compact SUV was originally intended for the 2021 model year, but has been delayed to 2022 because of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- L - $24,995
- LS - $27,595
- LT - $28,795
Premier - $32,695
Although the Equinox lineup adds the stylized RS near the top of the pecking order, we'd still recommend the mid-level LT. It comes standard with chrome exterior trim, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, high-intensity discharge headlights, SiriusXM satellite radio, and more. We'd also opt for the Confidence and Convenience package, which includes blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate, rear cross-traffic alert, and remote start.
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
The Equinox comes with a wide range of standard and optional driver-assistance technology. For more information about the Equinox's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning
- Available adaptive cruise control
Chevy's basic warranty package is just that—basic—but so is the coverage of its competitors. The Kia Sportage and its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tuscon, both offer longer protection plans. Chevy also provides one free dealer maintenance visit within the first year of ownership, which is a nice perk.
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for the first visit