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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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$15,259 — $38,867 NEW and USED
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5 Seats
24-32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2019 Chevrolet Equinox exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 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

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.6
382 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Right vehicle for my purpose

by RandyWall from Oak Harbor, WA on August 13, 2020

I've driven compact sport cars my whole life, so the handling is not what I'm used to, but now that we have a pop-up camper, this AWD 2.0 LT with tow package Equinox is perfect. It gets decent gas ... Read full review

(1.0)

Do not buy read review

by Mary M from Louisville, Ky on August 9, 2020

I am a Chevrolet/GMC buyer. I own 4. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox has Several issues. The following are issues: most important was transmission went out at 45,000 miles in reverse. It was covered but I ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Chevrolet Equinox L

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Equinox received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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