Buyers looking for a compact crossover that features plenty of cargo space, ample legroom and comfortable seating should take a close look at the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. According to the Chevrolet dealer in Pocatello, buyers appreciate the Equinox’s smooth and enjoyable ride. The Equinox also offers buyers an engine upgrade, something you won’t find on most rival vehicles.
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox seats five and comes in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. The standard engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that develops 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Buyers at dealerships like the Pocatello Chevrolet dealer can choose an available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that generates 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, and all-wheel drive is optional on all trims except the base L.
We’ll take a look at the different trim levels and see what each one offers to buyers.
Equinox L Most buyers will want to skip the base Equinox L trim, as it’s a custom-order model, and there will be a wait while it’s being built. The L trim comes with keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, height-adjustable front seats, heated mirrors, OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a six-speaker audio system.
Safety features that come standard include a rearview camera, automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning and mitigation, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
Equinox LS The LS trim adds some more features to the mix and provides buyers with the opportunity to get optional all-wheel drive and an expanded pallet of exterior paint colors. The available LS Convenience package adds rear privacy glass and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Equinox LT The LT trim comes with an upgraded information display, xenon headlights, a power adjustable driver's seat, auxiliary rear-seat release levers and satellite radio. Two option packages bring several more features. The Infotainment package adds a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation and more USB ports. The Confidence and Convenience package comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote start, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and a power liftgate.
Equinox Premier The top-of-the-line Premier trim includes the contents of the Infotainment and Confidence and Convenience packages, plus driver-seat memory functions, a hands-free liftgate, LED headlights and taillights, and wireless device charging.
Optional features such as a premium Bose audio system and a 360-degree parking camera are available as part of the Infotainment II and Confidence and Convenience II packages.
Whichever trim level you choose, you’ll have the confidence that comes with knowing the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a very safe vehicle. The NHTSA gave the 2020 Equinox its highest rating of five stars for overall safety. Meanwhile, the IIHS gave the Equinox its top score of Good in all crash tests and named the Equinox a Top Safety Pick.