2020 Chevrolet Equinox at Budds’ Chev in Oakville, ON
An early entrant in the burgeoning crossover market, the Chevrolet Equinox first found its way to customers in 2004, providing a unique blend of performance and utility. Named for the fall and winter equinox, when the Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the Sun, marking the moment day and night are just about equal across the world, the Chevrolet Equinox delivers on this notion of equal—as a midsize SUV that provides equally proficient performance and safety. Learn more about this exceptionally versatile crossover SUV with your home for all things Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC in Oakville, Ontario: Budds’ Chev.
Though the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is all about balance, the scales may have been tipped slightly when it comes to aesthetic appeal. Strikingly beautiful, the 2020 Equinox weighs in with clean, sharp lines accented by the LED daytime running lamps on either side of its imposing grille, the bowtie emblem ensuring its not mistaken for anything but a Chevrolet. Wide-set and athletic, the Equinox offers masculine proportions that are bolstered by the distinctive details found in the all-black Equinox Midnight Edition, like 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels or its unique blacke grille. Likewise, the Redline Edition Equinox—available on both the LT and Premier trims—adds even more sporty flair, with red accents found throughout, in addition to serious performance upgrades.
Despite the notion of balance being skewed thanks to the Equinox’s good looks, every detail serves a purpose; those sharp lines providing aerodynamic dexterity, that athletic stance yielding exceptional handling. Inside, sleek design gives way to smart functionality, like the available high-definition 8-inch diagonal colour touch-screen centring the dash, surrounded by beautiful trim accents and high-quality materials. And, as a small gesture to the utility of the Equinox, an available hands-free gesture liftgate makes accessing the up-to 1,809-litres of cargo space—thanks to a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and hidden rear floor storage—as simple as a wave of your foot. Which might become the second most frequent gesture you make thanks to your 2020 Chevrolet Equinox—after smiling, that is.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Dimensions
|2020 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||1,844/72.6|
|2020 Chevrolet Equinox Interior||Dimensions (mm/inches unless specified otherwise)|
|Front Head Room||1,016/40|
|Front Leg Room||1,039/40.90|
|Second Head Room||978/38.5|
|Second Leg Room||1,013/39.9|
|Passenger Capacity||5 passengers|
|Cargo Volume (to 1st row)||1,809 L|
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has no problems when it comes to balancing exceptional performance with impressive efficiency, thanks to a choice between two potent engines both featuring standard stop/start technology. The first choice, a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder matched to a 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission rockets the Equinox forward with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, while still offering an estimated fuel consumption of only 7.7 L/100 km on the highway—heady stuff. A step up to the available 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder bumps the 2020 Equinox to 252 horsepower, and 260 lb-ft of torque; that includes a factory-installed trailering equipment package standard, good for a 3,500 lb. max towing capacity. And, thanks to the new 9-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode and overdrive, you’ll be privy to all that power while still retaining an estimated highway fuel consumption rate of only 8.3 L/100 km. Finally, providing an even more balanced attack on the road, the Switchable All-wheel Drive system found standard on the Premier trim (and available for both the LS and LT models) provides extraordinary traction on roads slick from rain or snow, while prompting you as to when you can switch between the safety of AWD and the more-efficient FWD mode. Smart and strong—that seems pretty well-balanced to us.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Performance
|Engine||Drivetrain||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Efficiency (estimated; L/100 km)|
|1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder||FWD||6-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||170 @ 5600 rpm||203 lb-ft||8.9 City/7.7 Highway|
|1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder||AWD||6-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||170 @ 5600 rpm||203 lb-ft||9.3 City/8.0 Highway|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder||AWD||9-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||252 @ 5500 rpm||260 lb-ft||10.9 City/8.3 Highway|
Safety & Technology
Life is all about balance, which is why the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox goes out of its way to ensure you stay connected—only not at the expense of your safety. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a 7-inch diagonal touch-screen colour display offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility to go with its built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, allowing quick and easy hands-free voice-access to phone calls, messages, music, maps, and more. An available wireless charging system allows free spirits that don’t like to be tethered down an option to stay powered up, while six available USB ports ensure that the whole family can keep apprised of what’s going on (and keep a charge in the process). Have a new driver in the mix? Chevrolet’s Teen Driver technology comes standard, offering a range of safety features alongside an in-vehicle report card to help narrow down areas of improvement. Of course, that’s all in addition to the standard Driver Confidence features Chevrolet packs into the 2020 Equinox, from Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, to Forward Collision Alert and Front Pedestrian Braking. Driving shouldn’t leave your life in the balance—in the well-balanced 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, it doesn’t.
Chevrolet Equinox Model Changes
A range of changes from the 2019 model make the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox the best version yet. While the diesel engine is no longer an option, the Equinox now comes standard with even more of the safety features you’ve come to expect from Chevrolet. The addition of the 2.0L Turbo engine and 9-speed automatic transmission now pushes the already formidable Equinox to the front of the pack, while optional appearance packages like the Midnight Edition or Redline Edition make the 2020 Equinox a serious head-turner.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Trim Levels
Equinox LSStarting at $27,598
- Rear Vision Camera
- Heated front bucket seats
- LED daytime running lamps
- Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
Equinox LTStarting at $29,398
- Includes LS features plus
- 8-way power adjustable driver seat
- HID headlamps
- Driver Information Centre w/ multi-colour display
Equinox PremierStarting at $35,398
- Includes LT features plus
- Leather-appointed heated front bucket seats
- 18-inch aluminum wheels
- Hands-free power liftgate