The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a small but high-powered SUV that is up to the challenge. Using the latest Infotainment system, active safety features, and fun performance, this versatile SUV can take on any adventure. The Equinox is a class-leader in areas like fuel economy, easy-to-use technology features, and capable handling. With a full redesign in 2018, the 2020 model builds on the 170-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a more upscale interior, and additional technology features. The 2019 model added pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. The 2020 includes more standard active safety features like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and ditches the diesel engine. All these standard features can be purchased for an affordable starting price of $23,800, which is typical for a compact SUV. Continue reading to learn more about the significant upgrades to the 2020 model.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a small but high-powered SUV that is up to the challenge… cont. 

Using the latest Infotainment system, active safety features, and fun performance, this versatile SUV can take on any adventure. The Equinox is a class-leader in areas like fuel economy, easy-to-use technology features, and capable handling. With a full redesign in 2018, the 2020 model builds on the 170-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a more upscale interior, and additional technology features. The 2019 model added pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. The 2020 includes more standard active safety features like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and ditches the diesel engine. All these standard features can be purchased for an affordable starting price of $23,800, which is typical for a compact SUV. Continue reading to learn more about the significant upgrades to the 2020 model.

There are two engine options in the 2020 model: base 170-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four. The second option feels much stronger and offers better acceleration. The Equinox shines in gas mileage with 26 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The larger engine offers 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The handling is surprisingly dynamic offering a comfortable ride that feels robust on curvy roads and rides smoothly over most road surfaces making it the perfect choice for daily commuting. Front-wheel drive is standard, and there is an all-wheel-drive option. When properly equipped, the 2020 model can tow up to 3,500 pounds which is an impressive feat for a compact SUV.

The Equinox has enough room to seat five people with the spacious front seats allowing plenty of visibility to the driver. The rear seats are also spacious unless the sunroof is added which cuts into the headroom of average height or tall riders. The Equinox boasts a well-designed interior and the cargo space is 29.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats which is plenty of room for vacation luggage with several sets of golf clubs. The rear seats fold down allowing for 63.9 cubic feet of space. The Equinox comes standard with the Infotainment 3 system and 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and six-speaker audio system. Additional upgraded features include rear-seat entertainment, 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, HD radio, seven-speak Bose, additional USB ports, and wireless charging.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2020 Equinox an overall safety rating of 4/5 stars. This model earned five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover analysis. The standard safety features are plentiful, making this model one of the safest available when compared to other SUV's of this size and pricing. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, lane keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, rear seat reminder, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and Teen Driver which allows for the programming of speed, and audio volume limits. Upgradable features include surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a safety alert seat.

The base Equinox L starts at $23,800 and boasts the 170-horsepower engine option with front-wheel drive. Standard features include Chevy's Teen Driver system, push-button start, rear-seat reminder, the Infotainment 3 system on a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, six-speaker system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upgraded LX costs $26,300 and adds addition colors, all-wheel drive for $1,600 and the LS convenience package for $685 which includes power-adjustable driver's seat. The LT is $27,500 and comes with satellite radio, power-adjustable driver's seat, and can purchase the Confidence and Convenience package which includes dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and remote start. The Premier trim starts at $31,400 and is standard with 8-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and the ability to upgrade packages.