2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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$23,800

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2020 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Solid base 1.5-liter engine
  • Quick performance with 2.0-liter
  • Firm, controlled ride
  • Intuitive multimedia systems
  • Child seat accommodations

The bad:

  • Steering and handling
  • Visibility
  • Front seat comfort
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Headroom with panoramic moonroof

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Chevrolet Equinox trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New standard active safety features
  • New Midnight Edition for LT trim level
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • FWD or AWD
  • 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbo engines
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 2.0-liter can tow up to 3,500 pounds

2020 Chevrolet Equinox review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox?

The five-seat Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV offers a choice of two engines: a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that works with a nine-speed automatic. The Equinox is available with front- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.

What’s New on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox?

New standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. Meanwhile, a new Midnight Edition for the LT trim level comes with black metallic paint, gloss-black 19-inch wheels, a black grille, black Chevrolet bowtie emblems and a black interior with perforated-leather seats. 

What Features in the 2020 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, a power moonroof, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, wireless charging and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Available safety features include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera system. 

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: How Do They Compare?

Both the Equinox and RAV4 benefit from recent redesigns, but even with the Chevy’s new standard active safety features, the RAV4 has more standard advanced safety features including adaptive cruise control. Looking just at gas-powered models, the RAV4 has slightly better EPA-estimated gas mileage, but Toyota also sells a hybrid version of the RAV4 that’s considerably more efficient; it’s rated 40 mpg combined. Both SUVs have a standard touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. However, if total cost is your primary concern, the Equinox has a lower starting price.

Should I Buy the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox?

We like the Equinox’s available engines, intuitive multimedia systems and child-safety seat accommodations, but visibility and front seat comfort could be better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Just bought

This car meets all the things I was looking for in a new car. It has 3 USB ports to use for all my devices.

2.7

Bad motor

I purchased a 2020 in 4-28-2020 it has 13,000 miles and the paint started to come off , screen has went out, now the motor has a bad piston so now the motor has to be dropped to fix. It has been a nightmare ever since.

3.1

headache

Fourth time bringing it back for service since Nov2020 and seems mostly computer but they say every time its fixed??????Buy a new car for reliability and good service.???

See all 267 consumer reviews

Warranty

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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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