Buying a family car is buying a moving cabin of comfort and convenience. Take any car, and they would claim to offer you the best comfort and convenient rides for all. But among them, some are successful in keeping up their promises, while some others might end up collecting some negative reviews in the pretext of these two aspects.
Here we have handpicked the 2019 year model of Chevrolet Equinox, as we found there can be a lot to talk about how much comfort and convenience this crossover SUV from Chevrolet can finally ensure, after we took a test drive with it at the showroom of theBirmingham Chevrolet dealer.
The 2019 year lineup of Chevrolet Equinox queues trims named as L, LS, LT and Premier. Offering its users with the choice of two gas engines, and a high-mileage turbodiesel engine, the 2019 Equinox from Chevrolet also gives the freedom of driving with either front- or all-wheel drive and pair the engines with different automatic transmissions.
Under the hood, you can either have a 170-horsepower making 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine which is the standard one for all the trim levels pairing to a 6-speed automatic transmission.On the LT and Premier trimsare two upgraded enginesoffered as optional. One is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine which is rated at 252 hp when hitched up to a 9-speed automatic transmission, and the other is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine which is given a 6-speed automatic transmission to work in combination to make a moderate 137 hp to raise up the fuel economy rate by the EPA to 39 mpg on the highway.
After its redesign done last year, the 2019 year model of Chevrolet Equinox now gains only an updated infotainment software along with the options of fitting in either a 7.0- or an 8.0-inch touchscreen displays with the option of installing an available HD rearview camera.
The interior of the 2019 Equinox is given a lot of space from Chevrolet for four passengers and to load their respective luggage in a cargo space measuring nearly 30 cubic feet to 63.5 cubes with the rear seats folded down. The outward vision somehow didn’t appear to be satisfactory enough to us, because of the thick roof pillars, though the HD rearview camera might assist to make it up.
Coming to the tech front, the 2019 Equinox shows a high score by making the integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibilityfeature as standard. Thebase model of 2019 Equinox named as L and LS received an inexpensive Convenience Package that allows the driver to enjoy an 8-way power adjustable seat while the same feature can be had as a standard feature on the rest of the lineup. The front seats at every trim level offer excellent support as they areall bolstered the right way, and that makes the rides comfortable for all the passengers irrespective of where they are seated.
Our test drive with the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox at the Chevrolet dealer Birmingham assured us of one thing in particular. It is that, Chevrolet continues to stay ahead of other brands because it knows how to make all the car occupants feel comfortable through a journey, even if the roads are not welcoming enough.