The Chevy manufacturer is planning to present its new 2020 Chevy Equinox and it should be launched sometime in the end of next year. The 2020 version is expected to offer a few more exterior colors while the interior will be upgraded with new color combinations as well. Furthermore, the Equinox will get the same three engine option as the outgoing model.
Engines and performances of the 2020 Chevy Equinox
The new 2020 Chevy Equinox will be offered with three types of engines as the current model. So, the base model will be available with a 2.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine. This unit will be able to make 170 horsepower and the torque of 203 pound-feet. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive system will be standard while the all-wheel drive system will be offered as an option. The front-wheel drive model will get 26/32 mpg while the AWD version is rated at 25/30 mpg. It will be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The second option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit. This engine will be capable of making 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It will be linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The front-wheel drive model will be rated at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg. The all-wheel drive version will get 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Finally, there is also a diesel powertrain in the offer and it is a 1.6-liter inline-4 turbocharged unit. It will be able to make 137 horses and the torque of 240 pound-feet. This engine will use a 6-speed automatic transmission. As for the fuel economy, the FWD model is estimated to be 28/39 mpg. Moreover, the all-wheel drive version is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
The exterior design of the 2020 Chevy Equinox
Like its predecessor, the 2020 Chevy Equinox will feature an attractive design with nice curves all over the body. The front end will get the two-tiered grille with elongated headlamps. The base model will get halogen lighting, the HID lights will be offered on the LT model while the range-topping model will use LED lights. Furthermore, it will be available with roof rails and a hands-free tailgate will be standard on the higher trim levels. As well, the models with a 2.0-liter engine will have dual exhaust pipes. Moreover, some packages will add the larger 19-inch wheels and a chrome grille surround. However, this time we might see some new exterior color options.
The interior design
In terms of the interior design, the 2020 Chevy Equinox will come standard with two-row seating configuration and will be able to welcome up to five passengers. The front seats are highly comfortable and supportive and the second row comes with a bench. The seats are covered in cloth in the base model while the higher trims will add leather upholstery. However, the new Equinox could get some new interior color combinations.
In the center of the dashboard, there is a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system while the higher trims are equipped with the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. When it comes to the cargo space, the Equinox has nearly 30 cubic feet with all seats up. However, with the second row folded down, it expands to 63.5 cubic feet.
The equipment of the 2020 Chevy Equinox
The new 2020 Chevy Equinox will be offered in four trim levels. And those include the base L, LS, LT, and Premier. The base L will come standard with keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 4 USB ports, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, push-button start, 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi, and so on. The LS model will add a compass and carpeted floormats, a compact spare tire, and one package will include tinted rear windows, and a power driver’s seat. The LT will get more safety features, air-conditioned front seats, color driver-information screen, and heated front seats. However, it will be offered with an optional Confidence and Convenience package which will add Sirius XM satellite radio, an 8-way power-operated driver’s seat, high-intensity headlights, etc.
The Equinox Premier will also get a panoramic moonroof, navigation, the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bose speakers, a hands-free tailgate, heated front seats with driver-position memory etc. The dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and roof rail will also be available. It will also offer some optional safety features which include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, active lane control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and a few more items.
Release date and price
The 2020 Chevy Equinox should arrive sometime at the end of 2019. The price probably won’t change much from the current and it starts at around $24,000.