The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is a popular compact SUV that continues to be one of the top-selling models in its segment. Customers at dealerships like the Kellogg Chevrolet dealer appreciate the Equinox for its spacious interior, smooth ride, and accurate driving dynamics. The infotainment system is user-friendly, and the Equinox is equipped with a wide range of standard safety features.
The Equinox received a midcycle refresh in 2022, and the 2023 model adds a few additional features. According to the Kellogg Chevrolet dealership, the Sport Edition and Midnight Edition appearance packages are available once again. The updated 1.5-liter turbocharged engine now produces 175 horsepower (an increase of 5 horsepower from the 2022 model). EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.* With all-wheel drive, those figures are 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
This article will look at the 2023 Equinox trim levels to give you an idea of which model might be best for your needs.
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is available in four different trim levels, listed as LS, LT, RS, and Premier. All models are equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque, connected with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models, and all-wheel drive is available. The LT and RS trims add additional features and options. The Premier trim offers the most luxurious and high-end equipment in the lineup.
2023 Chevrolet Equinox LS
The Equinox LS is the base trim. It comes with a wide array of standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, push-button start, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and a manual liftgate. Other standard features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an audio system with six speakers.
The Chevy Safety Assist package is another standard feature. This advanced safety suite includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, a rear-seat reminder, and automatic high-beam headlights.
The LS’s available Convenience package adds rear privacy glass, an upgraded multi-color driver information display, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Buyers can also choose rear parking sensors and blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert as stand-alone options.
The Midnight and Sport Editions are optional appearance packages for the LS and LT trims. Both packages feature 18-inch gloss black wheels, body-color mirrors, and front and rear black badging. The Midnight Edition gets black metallic exterior paint.
Edmunds recommends the LT trim, writing: “We like the LT because it offers a wide range of standard and optional features at a reasonable price. We’d add the Safety and Infotainment and Confidence and Convenience packages for the larger touchscreen, heated front seats and adaptive cruise control. But there are several other packages and à la carte options that allow you to tailor the Equinox to your tastes.”
The Equinox LT trim adds the features of the LS Convenience package, additional chrome and body-colored exterior trim, illuminated sun visors, and remote rear-seat folding levers.
The LT has several option packages. The Confidence & Convenience package adds remote engine start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and a power liftgate. The Safety and Infotainment package features an 8-inch touchscreen, a heated steering wheel, a high-definition backup camera, an additional pair of USB ports, a 120-volt power outlet, and adaptive cruise control.
Opt for the Equinox RS trim, and you’ll get features of the Confidence & Convenience package, black-painted 19-inch wheels, an exclusive shift knob, a black interior with red stitching, roof rails, and a power liftgate.
The available RS Leather package adds leather seating and a Bose audio system with seven speakers.
The top-line Equinox Premier trim steps up the game with the features of the LT trim, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, ambient cabin lighting, driver’s seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, a hands-free liftgate, an upgraded backup camera, an 8-inch touchscreen, a wireless charging pad, a 120-volt power outlet, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors.
Option packages for the Premier trim include the Confidence & Convenience II package, the Driver Confidence III package, and the Infotainment II package. All models except the LS trim have an available panoramic sunroof.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2022 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.