2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Overall, 4 out of 5. Not bad.

I bought mine 2 yrs old with 11,900 miles on it. In the market of that time I got a good deal on it and had to fight to be the first person to look at it before it even made it back to the dealership from trade in. I desperately needed a car that would get me through 2-3 yrs worry free. I got that for sure! This was barely broke in and runs great. I think I'll need new tires but it has almost all of the features that I wanted. Its not my favorite car, I settled for this as the one I wanted you can't find. They go in hours! And there's waiting lists across town for everything! So whatever I bought this. I think for the size of it it's fine but I don't like the bucket seats in front, they're way too small and hurts me I have to adjust them a certain way and probably add pillows to be able to sit comfortably. Im not a big girl by any means just a little "chunky" and I'm used to regular seats from a big SUV. Now I own a tiny petite "grandma's car" as my son puts it lol. Otherwise, its got good features some I turn off, missing the heated steering wheel, small 4 cyl with turbo it works nothing like the 6 I had but its a new car! Can't argue with that.

3.3

Great car, horrible air with no rear air vents

Plenty of room inside, problem is the second row of seating has no air .. it just doesn’t cut the heat and the back seats just suck… you can’t feel any air and the cabin just stays hot unless the air is all the way up. Needs vents in other areas.

4.9

Love this SUV!

Love my Equinox. I have always been a sedan person so this was my first adventure with a larger vehicle. I love the roomy inside. Comfortable for all passengers. Heated seats are awesome. Wish they had the same design as the Silverado where you could turn on just the back and not the whole seat. Decided to buy out my lease while the interest rates were low and cars were scarce and I don't regret my decision. Wish it had a little more power on quick take offs.

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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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