2022 Chevrolet Equinox

Rating7.8

Ranked #7 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$25,145 - $31,000

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Key Spec of 2022 Chevrolet Equinox
fuel economy

26/28/31

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Long list of standard active safety features

Cabin quality is subpar

All-new RS trim added

Spacious rear passenger seating

Performance lacks punch at most instances

Revise exterior design

User-friendly infotainment system

Premier trim gets some interior details

Good fuel economy

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 27, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Chevy Equinox has been released with minor tweaks on the inside and noticeable styling updates on the outside such as revised lighting units and grille for a starting price of $25,800. Not only that, the Chevy Equinox RS 2022 further extends the trim lineup of LS, LT, and Premier with its standalone powerhouse of 170-hp 1.5L turbo-4 after ditching the 2.0L turbo-4 engine. Capable of towing 1,500 lbs in a go with an interior cargo capacity of up to 63.9 cu-ft, it stays one of the practical SUVs in the segment. 

2022 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale

The 2022 Equinox has an average lease deal offer of $281/month for 36 months considering a yearly range of 12,000 miles. But it can shift to $296/month for the same period if the yearly coverage goes to 15,000 miles. In addition to that, one has got have a payment of $1,395 as a destination too. 

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Buying Advice

Regarding the build stature and safety status, the Equinox 2022 is no different than its predecessors. This stays true in terms of standard features as well to a large extent. Hence, one can go for 2021 MY instead of spending an extra $2,000 right away for 2022 MY. 

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Latest Updates

  • Jan' 6, 2022 : Chevrolet Teased The Upcoming 2024 Equinox EV At CES, Will Cost Around $30,000 Read More »
  • Dec' 10, 2021 : 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Released Starting At $25,800, Adds More Features And RS Trim Read More »

The 2022 Equinox specs to be a 5-seater SUV with a fuel economy hitting a bar of up to 31 MPG at its best that tends to bring it in contention against the might of the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Subaru Forester. That being said, its spacious interior alongside an 8-exterior color palette further strengthens its stance amid such stiff competition as well. 


Over All Rating

7.8

Out of 10

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8.00
7.98
7.50
7.99
8.00
8.00
7.98
8.00
Notable Rankings

#7 in Compact Suv

#12 in Suv

#13 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

Base$25,145 onwards

LS$25,800 onwards

  • Black-painted 19-inch wheels
  • Illuminated sun visors
  • Keyless entry and push-button ignition
  • Parking sensors
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Six-Speaker audio system

LT$26,900 onwards

  • Illuminated sun visors
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Satellite radio

RS$30,100 onwards

  • Black-painted 19-inch wheels
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Power liftgate

Premier$31,000 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wireless charging pad

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
19
Price Drop, $1250
Previous Price: $2549908 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT w/1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$24,249
Est. $329/mo
Excellent deal
$5,641 Below market
RMV: $29,890
Miami, FL
MSRP $28,095
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
8
Price Rise, $146
Previous Price: $2684903 Jun 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$26,995
Est. $366/mo
Excellent deal
$6,192.5 Below market
RMV: $33,187.5
Homestead, FL
MSRP $31,245
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2022 Chevrolet EquinoxHome Delivery
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier w/1LZ

Premier w/1LZ 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 170 hp 6A)

Dealer Price
$30,509
Est. $414/mo
Excellent deal
$6,951 Below market
RMV: $37,460
Lake Orion, MI
MSRP $34,495
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
21
Price Rise, $250
Previous Price: $2408506 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT w/1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$24,335
Est. $330/mo
Excellent deal
$5,555 Below market
RMV: $29,890
Opelika, AL
MSRP $28,585
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
14
Price Drop, $3000
Previous Price: $3003515 Jun 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$27,035
Est. $367/mo
Excellent deal
$6,152.5 Below market
RMV: $33,187.5
Opelika, AL
MSRP $31,535
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
11
Price Rise, $250
Previous Price: $2678506 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS

RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$27,035
Est. $367/mo
Excellent deal
$6,152.5 Below market
RMV: $33,187.5
Opelika, AL
MSRP $31,285
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
19
Price Drop, $1250
Previous Price: $2569908 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT w/1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$24,449
Est. $331/mo
Excellent deal
$5,441 Below market
RMV: $29,890
Homestead, FL
MSRP $28,295
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT w/1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$24,449
Est. $331/mo
Excellent deal
$5,441 Below market
RMV: $29,890
Miami, FL
MSRP $28,295
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT w/1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$24,449
Est. $331/mo
Excellent deal
$5,441 Below market
RMV: $29,890
Homestead, FL
MSRP $28,295
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Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Equinox in Mosaic Black Metallic color
Mosaic Black Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Having been introduced in the price range of $25,800-$32,600, the Equinox models engineer themselves to be as fast as 124 MPH while having a peak payload capacity of 1,190 lbs, both of which stand for a decent outplay. However, its J.D power rating of 81 projects the scope of improvement for this hauler throughout its production line. 

Apart from these, one gets his/her attention towards the maintenance investment that comes out to be $5,484 for Equinox RS and $4,526 for the 2022 Chevy Equinox LS after 5 years. While the depreciation in resale could be a matter from $10,944 to $14,090 for the LS and RS respectively after the same time interval along with an average repairing of $840. 


Buying Advice

The LT trim is the recommended model from our side as it adds some necessities such as an 8-way power driver's seat, HID headlamps, SiriusXM, and a 4.2-inch color driver's display. Also, add the $1,395 Driver Convenience package to your shopping list as it adds some important creature comforts like adds dual-zone climate control, remote engine start, front heated seats, a leather steering wheel, and a power tailgate. 

 

Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS is the starter of the trim hierarchy priced at an MSRP of $25,800 for standard virtues like the 6-speaker audio and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. And, the $1,100 more expensive LT trim differentiates itself from the former with additional features such as the 4.2-inch color driver’s display and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

After them, the Chevrolet Equinox RS 2022 hits the ground at an expense of $30,100 with which it beholds the extra safety gears including the Lane Change Alert with Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. And, the Premier configuration sits right on top costing $31,000 for which it adorns itself with perforated leather upholstery, an 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen, and many more. 

Trims

LS

LT

RS

Premier

MSRP (FWD)

$25,800 $26,900 $30,100 $31,000

MSRP (AWD)

$27,400 $28,500 $31,700 $32,600

Key Features

Cloth upholstery

Adds/ Upgrades to LS trim

Adds/ Upgrades LT trim

Adds/ Upgrades to RS trim

  7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Deep-tinted rear glass

Lane Change Alert with Blind Zone Alert

18-inch machined alloy wheels

 

Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system

4.2-inch color driver’s display

19-inch dark android alloy wheels

LED headlamps and taillamps

 

4-way manually adjustable front seats

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Power liftgate

 

6-speaker audio

HID LED headlights

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Perforated leather upholstery

 

Halogen Headlamps

 

 

8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The Equinox is surprisingly fun to drive- Edmunds

The 2022 Chverolet Equinox has got a 1.5 Turbo I-4 engine under the hood beating and 170 hp 203 lb-ft of torque and is coupled with a seamless six-speed automatic transmission. This configuration stays constant across the lineup in an FWD that can be upgraded to AWD which cost an additional $1,600. 

As far as the dynamics of the 2022 Equinox is concerned, it surely lacks that high-end manuevering. Being a jacked crossover, the ride and handling are compromised, and the Equinox isn’t suited for bumpy roads. Also, the steering feels numb and doesn't inspire confidence in the driver that is further worsened by a mediocre suspension unit. 

In terms of performance, the Equinox RS does the 0-60 MPH sprint in 8.9 seconds while the quarter-mile time comes in at 16.9 seconds with a top speed of 124 MPH just like 2022 Equinox LS and other siblings. On the flip side, its braking performance is quite good as it is capable of coming to a half from 60 MPH within 121 ft. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

MSRP

$ 25,800

$25,350

$25,555

$25,195

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-4 1.5L Turbo Inline-3

2.5L Flat-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic 

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power

170 hp @ 5,600 RPM

190 hp @ 5,600 RPM

181 hp @ 6,000 RPM

182 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

203 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

179 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

190 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

176 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH 8.9 sec 7.5 sec 7.7 sec 8.0 sec
Quarter Mile 16.9 sec 16.1 śec 15.9 sec 16.3 sec
Top Speed 124 MPH 103 MPH 122 MPH 115 MPH

Coming on the figures, the Chevy Equinox 2022 lags behind the Honda CR-V by 1.4 seconds but has similar towing prowess. On the other hand, the Ford Escape manages to have an edge against the Equinox in 0-60 mph by 1.2 seconds and that too with 500 lbs better towing capacity and $245 lower price tag. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

Gas mileage is one Equinox strength- The Car Connection

This is the area where the small engine of the Chevy Equinox shines. The EPA estimates that if you choose the FWD variant, then you will get 26 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highways, and 28 MPG combined. However, the 2022 Equinox AWD drops down the fuel economy by 1 MPG. 

Moreover, the 2022 Equinox FWD versions get a 14.9-gallon fuel tank whereas AWD variants are fitted with a gas tank size of 15.6 gallons. As a result, one can expect 417 miles of combined range from the FWD layout that shoots to 421 miles with the latter one. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

MPG (City)

26

28

28

26

MPG (Highway)

31

34

34

33

MPG (Combined)

28

30

30

29

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.9

14.0

14.8

16.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

387/462/417

392/476/420

414/503/444

432/548/481

As per data, the 2022 Chevy Equinox MPG is lower than the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape by 2 MPG in combined condition and by 3 MPG on the highways. This causes the former to have 14 miles and 41 miles less peak range than the two respectively. 

Interior
8.0/10

Made from durable materials and nicely styled, the Equinox's cabin should draw broad appeal- CarAndDriver

The 2022 Chevy Equinox interior features nothing more than premium cloth finish seats inside it for the LS, LT, and RS trims. Considering the comfort, the 4-way manually adjustable front seats are the ones to occupy the Equinox LS that can be changed to an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat for the LT along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel from RS onwards. 

Extending the convenience for the 2022 Equinox interior is the heated front row inside the cabin of the RS and Premier. Not just that, in terms of specifics, we have got perforated leatherette seats as well for the Equinox Premier configuration. In addition to this, there is a cargo capacity of 29.9 cu-ft that spans to 63.9 cu-ft when all the seats are made to bow down. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

40.0/57.6/42.4

41.2/58.2/43.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5/55.5/39.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.3/56.0/40.7

39.6/57.2/39.4

Trunk Volume (cu-ft.)

29.9

39.2

37.5

28.9

Going by the data, the Equinox cargo space is 9.3 cu-ft smaller than the Honda CR-V. It is even 7.6 cu-ft less accommodating than the Ford Escape. However, the story goes other way round when it is compared against the Forester where the former enjoys an extra 1 cu-ft this time. Meanwhile, the standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system takes care of your control settings. 

The 2022 Equinox has been packed with other specs as well like a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto right from the LS edition. While the 4.2-inch color driver’s display is fitted for the LT and higher trims. We have been given 6-speaker audio for our musical tunes that remains as it is for all, unlike the exclusive 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen of the Premier variant. 

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 115V household-style power outlet
  • 7 or 8 -inch touchscreen display w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 6-speaker stereo
  • Wireless charging
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2022 Equinox features updated styling that gives it a more mature look- MotorTrend

For the 2022 model year, the Chevy Equinox gets a new fascia, both at the front and the rear. Starting from the face, the grille is now wider and sports a more aggressive design. New slimmer LED headlights have been given to highlight the front fascia of the SUV as well. And the recently appointed RS trim certainly looks the sportiest out of the bunch with the gloss black grille, blacked-out badging, and dark 19-inch wheels among other elements.

You can now have LED headlights, gloss-black chrome, and logo protection on the power tailgate. All these updates should keep Equinox reasonably fresh for years to come. Moreover, it rides on the 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch alloy wheels and charms in 8 exterior color shades such as the Blue Glow Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Iron Gray Metallic. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,274

3,337

3,298

3,453

Length (in)

183.1

182.1

180.5

182.1

Width (in)

72.6

73.0

74.1

71.5

Height (in)

65.4

66.1

66.1

67.5

Ground Clearance (in)

7.9

7.8

7.3

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

107.3

104.8

106.7

105.1

Comparatively, the Equinox Chevrolet 2022 has 0.6 inches higher ground clearance than the Escape but has a deficit of 0.8 inches against the Subaru Forester. As a result, it is evident that the Forester will have the asiest going across the valley among all followed by the Equinox and CR-V. Apart from these, some of the notable features have been listed below: 

  • 17, 18 & 19-inch wheels
  • HID & LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Black grille
  • Black roof rails
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Black window trim
Safety
8.0/10

NHTSA has crash-tested the 2022 Chevy Equinox and has given an impressive 5-star safety rating. It even scores "Good" in most of the IIHS parameters except for the seat belt reminder that might have cost it the " Top Safety Pick Award". Apart from these, it has been packed a myriad of safety specs across the production belt. Some of them have been mentioned below: 

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Teen Driver
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rearview camera
  • Follow distance monitor
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Honda CR-V

Many consider the Honda CR-V as the benchmark of the segment, and for good reasons too. It has a comfortable ride, a quality interior, and one of the largest cargo holds in the class to offer. Unlike Equinox, the CR-V also delivers a robust performance and capable handling complemented by impressive efficiency like typical Hondas. Overall, the CR-V is superior to the 2022 Equinox in all respects.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Ford Escape

Both are American-borne crossovers and still, both are poles apart in what they offer. The Ford Escape is available with two engines and it also offers a quicker acceleration. Its fuel economy is also better than Chevy Equinox LS and other variants. On the infotainment front, the Equinox offers a larger touchscreen with smartphone integration whereas it is optional in the Escape. More safety features keep the Equinox forefront. 

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is quite easily one of the best crossovers in the segment when it comes to the driving experience thanks to its responsive handling but its engine power is mediocre. Both the SUVs have spacious interiors but Forester's cabin is more refined. Also, its cargo hold is one of the best in the segment. Compared to that, Equinox is just an average offering here.

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox may not be the most compelling due to its forefront flaws like an average interior quality and the weak four-cylinder engine. It ven feels a little compromised in driving dynamics and interior involvement. So, it is currently not the best fit for all. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$26900

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

92 cu in

horse power

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

203 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

183.1 in

wheelbase

107.3 in

width

72.6 in

curb weight

3325 lbs

Height

65.4 in

Ground Clearance

7.6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

103.5 cu ft

cargo volume

63.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

26/28/31 mpg

highway range

461.90 mi


Chevrolet Equinox 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$26,240
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,609
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,609
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,608$1,490$1,369$1,627$1,554$13,648
Insurance$1,294$1,364$1,444$1,443$1,591$7,136
Fuel$1,656$1,757$1,833$1,815$1,926$8,987
Maintenance$536$777$691$2,040$2,026$6,070
Repairs$43$-47$202$364$533$1,095
Financing Interest$1,610$1,362$1,029$606$264$4,871
Taxes and Fees$2,210$214$125$110$143$2,802
Total Cost-To-Own$14,957$6,917$6,693$8,005$8,037$44,609
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