The 2-row small SUV crossover called the Equinox is ranked one of the highest in initial and long-term quality by JD Power for its least number of issues or problems. It also rated highest in safety features by NHTSA. The 2020 edition of the Chevrolet Equinox with seating for up to 5, a superb mileage of 26 mpg city and 31 mpg Hwy, awesome towing power of up to 3500 lbs., and cargo space of 63.9 cu-ft indicates a vehicle that’s ready for anything. Integrated technology that keeps you connected and awesome power with the availability of a switchable AWD system is not new to us and we know it’s a part of the Equinox soul. Did the Chevrolet Equinox Get Smarter with the 2020 Edition?We call on a Filer Chevrolet dealer to find out.
Sturdy Exterior Build
One look at the sturdy exterior build of the Chevrolet Equinox 2020 edition and you will know its prepared for adventure. This doesn’t mean that no attention has been paid to the style factor. The body is sculpted masterfully to aid in the aerodynamics and stylish accents like LED daytime running lights with auto on/off feature give it sophistication and function. The front grille features active air shutters to aid in the dynamics. The 17-inch aluminum wheels add a touch of class while you have available options such as the 18 or 19-inch black machined aluminum wheels with sparkle silver pockets to go all the way. The rear window is integrated onto the lift gate which is manual in the all trims but gets smarter on the 2020 edition Premier trim where it goes hands-free. On some trims you can add a panoramic power sunroof.
The interior of the 2020 edition of the Equinox gets smarter with new technology insets. Before that, the spacey cabin with active noise insulation is worth mentioning as it provides a quiet and comfortable experience. The rear seats are flat fold with 60/40 split which when collapsed provides no less than 63.9 cu-ft of cargo carrying space on this small SUV. Coming to the smarter features, you have a 12-volt auxiliary outlet in the cargo area in addition to one at front. The Premier edition has a 120-volt outlet located on the center console which can be used to power your laptop if required. Infotainment is doled out through a 7 or 8-inch diagonal, HD color touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system. Keyless Open and Keyless Start are part of the standard features that adds to the convenience. A Rear Vision Camera and a Rear Seat Reminder are also standard.
The 2020 Equinox editions come in both FWD and AWD variants. A 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission forms the heart of the vehicle. A 2.0L Turbo 4 Cylinder engines with a 9-speed automatic is also available. Tech personnel at Filer Chevrolet dealership pointed out the advanced safety and assist features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto Start/Stop and addition of Driver Shift Controls to all the variants that proves the Chevrolet Equinox did get smarter with the 2020 edition.