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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

183.10” x 65.40”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Solid base 1.5-liter engine
  • Quick turbo 2.0-liter
  • Firm but controlled ride
  • Intuitive multimedia systems
  • Child-seat accommodations

The bad:

  • Steering and handling
  • Visibility
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Crash-avoidance tech not standard
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Headroom with panoramic moonroof

10 trims

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Notable features

  • Front pedestrian braking, adaptive cruise now available
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • FWD or AWD
  • 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engines
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 2.0-liter can tow up to 3,500 pounds

2019 Chevrolet Equinox review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox?

Fresh off a redesign for the 2018 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV seats up to five people and offers a choice of three engines: a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, a 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 137-hp, turbo-diesel 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The Equinox is available with front- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee.

What's New on the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox?

Adaptive cruise control and front pedestrian braking are available for the high-end Premier trim level. Both the standard backup camera and available 360-degree camera system now deliver high-definition views. Four USB ports are now standard.

What Features in the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Are Most Important?

The Equinox's standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system includes Bluetooth streaming audio as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. It also has 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial period) to keep your family connected on the go. Options include a power liftgate, power sunroof, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats and wireless charging. Available active safety features include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

Should I Buy the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox?

The current Equinox is smaller than its predecessor, now closer in size to other compact SUVs. We like its available gas engines, intuitive multimedia systems and child-safety-seat accommodations, but visibility and front-seat comfort could be better. Many active safety features are reserved for higher-end trims, too.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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I've been driving this car for nearly two years, have

I've been driving this car for nearly two years, have added 38k miles on it so far, and am now pushing 95K everything's been great, I haven't had any reliability issues, and everything is running smoothly. However, the gas mileage is nowhere near their claims, granted to don't drive conservatively but I'm getting anywhere from 19-22 mpg. Great car overall, especially for the price.


It always got me to where I needed to go

I owned my Chevy for 2.5 years. I live in MI and for not having AWD, I thought it handled great in the snow (didn't drive go off-roading of course ;) ), and I had snow tires (I would recommend snow tires no matter what!) Never had any huge issues. I was told to always check the oil since these cars are know for leaking however, I never had an issue. The caliper started to stick (had less than 58k miles). At random times while at a stop, the vehicle would shake a little, nothing crazy but odd. I would hear horror stories of these Chevys going out at 80K, and that started to make me nervous. The auto-stop was annoying, no way to turn that off. I noticed that the auto-stop would go off by itself it you were stopped for longer than a min. I went to a Toyota Camry and after hearing/seeing all the review for those, I am happy that I no longer own this ticking timebomb. However, by the grace of God, I was never left stranded, it always got me to where I needed to go. Good luck to any future buyers.


Ok for the value

The car is a good gas saver however the performance is a little off. The system as far as coils or tune up will go out without warning . Also the tire sensors are off

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Based on the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
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