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.