Buyers looking for a small crossover have many models to choose from. The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the most popular vehicles in this crowded segment. The Equinox pleases buyers at dealerships like the Moscow Chevrolet dealer, thanks to its ample legroom, abundant cargo space, comfortable seats and smooth ride. The Equinox is also one of the few compact crossovers that offers buyers an upgraded engine.
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox seats five and is available in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. All trims get standard front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional on all but the base L trim level. Powering the Equinox is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. According to the Moscow Chevrolet dealership, this engine gets excellent fuel economy, estimated by the EPA at 26 mpg city/31 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and 25 mpg city/30 mpg with all-wheel drive.*
Buyers looking for more power can choose the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. This unit returns 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. Maximum towing capacity for the 2.0-liter engine is rated at 3,500 pounds.
The fun-to-drive 2020 Chevrolet Equinox delights drivers with its agile handling and precise steering. Inside, there’s lots of room for the driver and passengers to spread out and be comfortable. The upper Premier trim comes with ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The Equinox comes with a long list of tech features, including the Infotainment 3 interface, which features a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Also standard are Bluetooth, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and four USB ports. Music lovers will enjoy the available Bose audio system.
On the outside, the Equinox has plenty of curb appeal, with fresh styling that’s sure to turn heads. Several appearance upgrades are available. The Lights and Brights package is optional on the LT trim and adds full LED lighting and 19-inch alloy wheels. The LT is also eligible for the Midnight Edition package, which features 19-inch Gloss Black alloy wheels, Jet Black perforated leather seating and black exterior trim. The top-line Premier has an available Redline Edition package that comes with exclusive black wheels with red accents.
Safety is an important factor for anyone buying a new vehicle, so buyers will be happy to learn the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox received the highest rating of five stars overall in NHTSA crash testing. As of this writing, the Equinox has yet to be tested by the IIHS. Among the safety features that come standard is the Teen Driver system, which allows parents to set driving restrictions such as the vehicle’s top speed and the volume of the audio system. Teen Driver can also prepare a report of your teen’s driving habits.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.