Chevy Equinox Review, Pictures, & Specs

The Chevy Equinox Crossover SUV Brings Utility, Comfort, and Value to Fort Wayne Drivers

The Chevrolet Equinox is the compact crossover of the Chevy SUV lineup, but don't let its smaller stature fool you. The Equinox holds its own with a long list of standard and available features, two turbocharged engine options, and a full suite of advanced safety features and driver aids. With comfortable seating for five, spacious and versatile cargo capacity, and confidence-inspiring handling, the Chevy Equinox is great vehicle for Fort Wayne commuters, weekend warriors, and smaller families.


The Chevy Equinox ensures occupants are comfortable and taken care of, with contoured and cushioned seats, intuitive touchscreen infotainment, and available dual-zone automatic climate control and heated and ventilated seats. With all seats occupied, Equinox provides 30 cubic-feet of space behind the second row. If you need to prioritize cargo, the 60/40-spit seat backs fold flat, increasing available capacity to 64 cubic-feet.

Advanced Safety Features

New for the 2020 model year, the Chevy Equinox now includes several advanced safety features and driver-assistance technologies as standard equipment. So, no matter which trim level you choose, you get the added security of features like:

  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • IntelliBeam Automatic Highbeam Headlamps


Under the hood, the Chevy Equinox gets its power from a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque) paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

If you're looking for a little more get-up-and-go, the LT and Premier models can be had with an available turbocharged 2.0-liter power plant that generates 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and LS models and above have the option of all-wheel drive.


Trim Levels and Features

The Equniox SUV has multiple trim levels to choose from:

L Trim: The base-level L trim comes generously equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and ignition, heated side mirrors, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with two USB ports and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

LS Trim: Stepping up to the LS tier adds rear floor mats, a spare tire and jack, and the option to add all-wheel drive. The optional Convenience package features rear privacy glass and a power driver's seat.

LT Trim: This trim includes the Convenience package as well as an upgraded driver-information display, xenon headlights, and satellite radio. This level also opens the option of a more powerful engine, which, when selected, also adds roof rails, 18-inch wheels, and a panoramic sunroof. Two packages are available for the LT trim

  • Lights and Brights: 19-inch wheels, chrome trim, LED exterior lights.
  • Infotainment: A larger 8-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, 120-volt household-style power outlet.

Premier Trim: At the top of the range, the Premier trim includes the aforementioned packages, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, chrome exterior trim, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

Test Drive the New Chevy Equinox in Kosciusko County

If you're in the market for an upgrade to your current crossover, come see for yourself what the new Chevy Equinox has to offer. Visit Lakeside Chevrolet here in Warsaw where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive, today. It would be our pleasure to show you around.