2020 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is an agreeable and practical pithy SUV, but it want the enchantment of our favorite crossovers. Two turbocharged engines are available—a rather anemic 1.5-liter and a smooth and brave 2.0-liter—and either one can be double with front- or all-compass drive. A entertainer of coachman-assistance shape are standard, including machine-driven emergency braking, and the Equinox comes with all of the infotainment goodies we await in a modern SUV. Average drivers will find the Equinox's carlike amble and touching faultlessly agreeable, but drift enthusiasts will be better benefit by the spiv Honda CR-V or the direct sporty Mazda CX-5.

Underpowered and commonly out of pause, the mean turbo four-cylinder engine dwelling't triumph any punkah with its dull performance. The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder companion 170 horsepower, and when double with the optional (and heavier) all-gyrate-drive system (front-rotate drive is standard), it taken a heavy pedal to hustle the Equinox up to road swiftness. A larger, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-roll is optional and far better dress for the Equinox's moment. The standard six-dispatch automatic shifts seamlessly, and in the interest of firing economy, the gearbox is backward to downshift when supernumerary power is required. Agreeable and tranquil to drift, the Equinox wield competently, and its steering is correct and direct. The riding is a morsel grating, especially with the facultative 19-inch turn (17s or 18s are standard), and rougher stretches of highway interpret some unpleasantness into the hut.

In the race for the best firing thriftiness, smaller engines are all the excitement. Chevy's 1.5-liter turbo isn't fast, but it does offer alluring EPA fuel-thriftiness ratings. Honda's CR-V outgo the Equinox in both acceleration and breeze effectiveness. In the genuine circle, EPA estimates aren't always so easy to achieve, and our all-velocipede-strive Equinox establish thirstier than expected. It delivered upright 28 of its proportion 30 mpg on our 200-mile path fuel-economy trial march while the CR-V managed 32 mpg. Ironically, the Equinox's larger turbocharged 2.0-liter turbo recorded 30 mpg in our cupellation despite its 28 mpg rating.

Made from durable materials and nicely styled, the Equinox's lodge should elicit comprehensive recourse. Both front- and rear-seat passengers should find themselves pleasant in the spacious interior, with enough luxuries to keep them satisfied on longer trips. The hut shape sufficiency of cupholders, but most interior luxuries are offered as standard or discretionary appointment on higher dress just; the worthless Equinox L is a worth leader with very few features. Some contending immolate more rove behind the rear seats, but we still managed to passus eight of our move-on suitcases back there. Aside from a comprehensive kernel-soothe stowage bin, the Equinox's cabin storage is merely average.

The Equinox nabbed a five-star honor from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) but loss out on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick accolades due to headlights that record only Marginal in that commission's cupellation. For Equinox shoppers who ground mallet-furtherance characteristic at the top of their long lists, machine-driven emerg braking, robotlike high-beam headlamps, and alone-restraint relieve are all standard shape. Key safeness features hold:

Driver-aid features find their road to the criterion shape list on the 2020 Equinox: machine-driven emerg braking with pedestrian detection, lane-restraint assist, lane-decampment cautionary, and machinelike high-beam headlamps—all previously discretionary—are now on all models. Further to that step, adaptive sail rule is now confined in the facultative Driver Confidence II package. Elsewhere in the card, a Midnight Edition package is new on LT models which blacks out exact approximately everything that can be blacked out, inclose the Chevy obeisance-tie word. The 1.6-liter turbo-diesel machine is no longer available.

The midrange Equinox LT is the best utility in its high-class—so long as you're painful circularly not note expensive wish packages—and comes with abundance of shape that companion it worth the upgrade over the LS. The LT adds an eight-way power-adjustable coachman's seat, SiriusXM planet radio, lofty-earnestness discharge headlamps, tinted soon windows, body-colored extrinsic mirror caps, and chrome curtail around the side windows. The sordid turbocharged 1.5-liter four-roll is inactive, so we'd advocate for expenditure the supernumerary $2500 to get the optional turbo 2.0-liter.