2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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$23,800

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

28

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

183.1” x 65.4”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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

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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
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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 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Not so good service center

I love the car, however, the maintenance team I had to work on the car was one star. I had my car serviced for an oil change for its 3 months change which was fine, but they wanted to charge $25 for wiper blades. lol I told them I was not going to pay and I had to see the guy who sold me the car and told no wiper blade last longer than 4 months. lol The car sheet said it came with NEW wiper blades. I had to do all the leg work and they didn't talk to the guys that sell the cars or any people on the other side. Why do they even have a "service center?"

4.0

Best car ever bought. Never thought I would buy on

I really enjoy my equinox. Best buy I have ever made. I really enjoy all features that involved in this car. Especially heated seats n remote starter

5.0

good bang for the buck

Purchased a used 2020 equinox lt sport 2.0 turbo,9 speed transmission,the 2.0 packs a punch,comfortable seats,nice ride,handles well,has all the bells and whistles,full panoramic moonroof,i am 6ft tall have plenty of head room in back seat,leather interior,the auto start stop can be disabled by placing the shifter in L and pressing the + button 9 times.

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Safety

Based on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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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