One of the most popular compact crossovers Chevy Equinox, is getting some improvements. The new model called 2022 Chevrolet Equinox has been confirmed, and we can expect it to arrive next year. We must mention that this model is initially intended to be released this year, but it has been delayed because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
As mentioned, the forthcoming model will be refreshed, and its makeover will bring a more distinctive look. The next-gen Equinox features newly shaped headlights, a new grille design, and updated front and rear bumpers.
2022 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior Updates
The new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox looks more attractive than ever. This model gains some refreshments, featuring a more stylish front, thanks to more distinctive highlights.
Besides, it also comes with a new grille pattern and updated front and rear bumpers. Basically, most of the changes are visible on the high-performance RS model. Generally, this version includes sporty styling thanks to new dark 19-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. Overall, no matter which models you choose, you’ll get a fantastic SUV with plenty of attractiveness.
Interior Features More Premium Materials
Chevrolet always makes models with durable materials, and the Equinox will not be an exception. The forthcoming 2022 Chevrolet Equinox cabin should remain spacious, and it will feature more upscale materials. Generally, all passengers will find themselves comfortable in the spacious and luxurious interior.
According to the manufacturer, the new model will offer more standard or optional equipment than before. The base Equinox L is a low-cost model that features a 7.0-inch touchscreen (an 8.0-inch unit is optional), Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment interface, and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as standard. Also, it includes Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary input jack. Safety is even higher thanks to automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Chevrolet Equinox Powertrain Specs
Under the hood of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will be two powertrains options. The entry-level model features a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder making 170 horsepower. This unit comes with the optional all-wheel-drive system (front-wheel drive is standard). The more powerful and the optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can produce 252 horsepower. Moreover, both models will use the same six-speed automatic transmission. The new Chevy Equinox can also tow up to 3500 pounds when properly equipped.
The front-wheel-drive Equinox in base form earns 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. However, adding an all-wheel-drive reduces both ratings by one mpg, which is acceptable. The more potent four-cylinder engine is fuel-economy estimates 22 mpg city and 29 highway for front-drive models.
Price and Release Date
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox could keep the same Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. That means the base model should start at $24,995 for an FWD base L model. Equinox Premier models are the most expensive, and they start at $32,595. As you can see, the latest Equinox undercuts better-equipped rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester.