2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Rating7.8

Ranked #10 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$23,800 - $35,700

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Key Spec of 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
fuel economy

26/28/32

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

170 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Diversified engine options

Limited cargo space

New 8.0-inch infotainment system

Practical cabin design

Adaptive cruise control with the top-end trims

New color options

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 2, 2022

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The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox comes with some changes that include the optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Emergency Braking alongside new color shades and exterior packages for a starting MSRP of $24,995. Having been introduced with newer infotainment units of 8-inch HD color touchscreen and high-resolution camera as per trim specific, the Chevy Equinox trim level of L, LS, LT, and Premier renders to be typical in its outplay. And, its 170 hp 1.5 Turbo I-4 engine with a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, 252 hp 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine with 3,500 lbs towing prowess, and 1.6L Turbo Diesel I-4 with fuel economy of up to 39 MPG are testament to its varied purpose stature. 

2019 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale

The 2019 Chevy Equinox LT is offered to you with a lease deal of $359/month for 42 months with no down payment or signing due. Also, considering the true cost to own of the Equinox L after 5 years, the average price could stand at $46,556 which tends to differ by a margin of $1,000-$5,000 for other trims. 

Chevrolet Equinox Buying Advice

The 2019 Equinox is impressive as compared to its predecessor but the 2020 MY is far better than any model year owing to its reasonable price range with enhanced safety and elaborated interior convenience for the first time. So, one should go for the 2020 Equinox over any sibling. 

 

2019 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 »

Being a 5-seater SUV is never an easy task especially when you are up for sale against the other potent drives such as Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5. That being said, its cargo capacity of 63.9 cu-ft at max along with 1,190 lbs payload capacity tries to sort out its challenge against its rivals to a large extent and so are the additional packages and safety suite. 


Over All Rating

7.8

Out of 10

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7.50
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7.98
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8.50
8.47
7.00
Notable Rankings

#10 in Compact Suv

#13 in Suv


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Trims

L$23,800 onwards

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Led daytime running lights
  • Rearview camera
  • Tilt-And-Telescoping steering wheel

LS$25,900 onwards

  • Power driver's seat
  • Rear floor mats
  • Rear privacy glass

LT$27,200 onwards

  • Auxiliary rear-seat release levers
  • Satellite radio
  • Upgraded information display
  • Xenon headlights

Premier$31,100 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Auto-Dimming mirrors
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Led headlights and taillights

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $3008
Previous Price: $1999417 Jun 2022
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS

LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$16,986
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,210 Below market
RMV: $22,196
Memphis, TN
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox
6
Price Drop, $3531
Previous Price: $2078117 Jun 2022
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$17,250
Est. $234/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,253 Below market
RMV: $22,503
Memphis, TN
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$19,700
Est. $267/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,799.5 Below market
RMV: $25,499.5
Cedar Falls, IA
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Rise, $213
Previous Price: $1198701 Jun 2022

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$12,200
Est. $165/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,583 Below market
RMV: $15,783
Green Bay, WI
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1899530 Apr 2022
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Premier 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,206 Below market
RMV: $23,201
Plainfield, NJ
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS

LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$14,499
Est. $196/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,196 Below market
RMV: $18,695
Redford, MI
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $1999501 Jun 2022

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,209 Below market
RMV: $23,204
Maysville, KY
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1550021 Jun 2022
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$15,000
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,289 Below market
RMV: $19,289
Grafton, WV
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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Price Drop, $138
Previous Price: $1688803 Jun 2022

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT

LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$16,750
Est. $227/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,768 Below market
RMV: $21,518
Paola, KS
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Colors and Styles

2019 Chevrolet Equinox in midnight blue metallic color
midnight blue metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2019 Chevy Equinox hosts three power curves of 137 hp, 170 hp, and 252 hp, all of which vouch for varied driving styles at your pedal. Moreover, a J.D power rating of 85, which is better than its 2020 and 2021 MY successors, is another surefire test of a high-quality reliability quotient on offer. Also, it now features to be a step up over its predecessor with the availability of upgradation in its safety stance with newly added safety gears. 

Swaying away from the standard and optional features brings us to additional charges such as the maintenance expense of $5,199 for the base L and LS that increases to $5,905 for the LT configuration after 5 years. In addition to that, a repair cost of $2,317 remains consistent for all the Equinox 2019 LT, LS, L, and Premier for the same time period. Apart from that, there is a depreciation of $10,720 as well for the starter L edition which changes to $12,835 at the least for the Premier variant. 


Buying Advice

The Equinox LT 2019 is the most reasonable trim in the production line owing to its better interior comfort and involvement along with improved entertainment technology extensions over the lower configuration. Meanwhile, its powertrain options further make it even more compelling than the rest of the trims with which one can go for both performance and practicality in a single shot when compared to other siblings. 

Features
7.5/10

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox L specs the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System and 6-speaker audio as standard for a base MSRP of $24,995. As we go higher in the trim level, the LS trim with a price tag of $27,095 hits the floor with assets like the Noise Control System and 16-inch spare tire.

The Chevy Equinox LT 2019 is the next one for you at an investment of $29,510 having features including HID LED headlights and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. And the Equinox Premeir trim introduces itself as the top-dog of the lineup at $32,295 with the virtues of heated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, and many more. 

Trims

L

LS

LT

Premier

MSRP (FWD)

$24,995

$27,095

$29,510

$32,295

MSRP (AWD)

N/A

$28,795

$31,210

$34,095

Key Features

Halogen headlights

16-inch spare tire

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

LED headlights and tail lamps

 

Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System

17-inch aluminum wheel

HID LED headlights

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Noise Control System

Deep-tinted rear glass

Heated front seats

 

6-speaker audio

Manually adjustable seats

 

Perforated leather upholstery

       

8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen

 

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The 2019 Equinox bursts a power performance of 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque with its standard 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine that is available with both FWD and AWD variants. But the 6-speed automatic transmission remains constant for both configurations. This engine has been brought to rile up the soul of all the trims. Hitting even a sweeter pot of 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of the surge is the bigger 2.0L Turbo I-4 powertrain that couples with a seamless 9-speed automatic transmission for the LT and Premier editions. 

Amid the craving for pure driving dynamics, there is another 1.6L Turbo Diesel I-4 powerhouse at its realm specced with 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It can be availed of for the 2019 Equinox Premier and LT trims only and that too with the similar 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD/AWD layouts. Moreover, Equinox's driving persona is marginally disappointing as it has got no character in its handling on the corner, part of the reason can be attributed to its stiff steering and suspension.

Floor the pedal at your best and the 2019 Equinox 0-60 is achieved within 8.9 seconds and the quarter-mile will take 16.9 seconds with its base 170 hp I-4 engine. In addition to that, a top speed of 124 MPH is right next door for you to relish. However, things get serious with the 252 hp I-4 thump as the 0-60 MPH time for the Equinox LT 2019 takes 6.3 seconds and the quarter-mile sprint decreases to 14.8 seconds, both of which are parallel for the Equinox Premier format without losing grip at the wheels. 

Models

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$24,795

$25,570

$26,770

$25,395

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5 Liter I-4

2.5 Liter I-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic 

CVT

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

170 hp @ 5,600 RPM

184 hp @ 6,400 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

187 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

203 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

180 lb-ft. @ 3,900 RPM

184 lb-ft. @ 5,000 RPM

186 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 8.9 sec N/A

8.2 sec

N/A
Quarter Mile 16.9 sec N/A

16.4 sec

N/A
Top Speed 124 MPH N/A 120 mph N/A

As per data, the 2019 Equinox 170 hp I-4's towing capacity is 500 lbs less than the Mazda CX-5 while the other competitors have got similar prowess in this regard. As far as 0-60 MPH is concerned, the Equinox is 0.7 seconds slower than the RAV4 which seems to be $1,975 more expensive in its price tag at the same time and so is the quarter-mile gap where the RAV4 is half a second quicker. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox MPG returns have been marked at 26 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 28 MPG on an overall basis. With its standard 14.9-gallon fuel tank, the highest range coverage could be 462 miles while the average one rounds off to 417 miles.

Also, as we drive the Chevy Equinox AWD, the mileage can drop to 25/31/27 MPG respectively but its bigger 15.6-gallon gas tank helps it to have 421 miles of combined range despite that. Among all, the most efficient is the diesel engine configuration that is fitted for the Equinox LT 2019 offering a range of 28/39/32 MPG for the same circumstances with a peak range of 582 miles. 

Models

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5

MPG (City)

26

25

27

25

MPG (Highway)

31

31

35

31

MPG (Combined)

28

27

30

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.9

14.0

14.5 14.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

387/462/417

350/434/378

392/508/435 370/459/414

Going by the mileage, the 2019 Equinox MPG is 3 MPG less than the 2019 RAV4 which makes it get out of breath 18 miles earlier in the combined driving condition. On the other hand, the CR-V falls short against the Equinox in the combined range by 39 miles due to its 0.9-gallon smaller gas tank size and 1 MPG less efficiency. 

Interior
8.0/10

The 2019 Chevy Equinox interior is ergonomically designed space with the 4-way driver and passenger seat adjustments for the L and LS trims. Step inside the Equinox LT and Premier and you will be greeted with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, however, the dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front row are specific for Premier only. While the rest own single-zone climate control.

Having comfort is one of the important aspects and so is the seating texture where the Equinox Premier 2019 leads the way with Jet Black and Jet Black/Maple Sugar accented leather upholstery. But the L, LS, and LT have to keep their heads down with the standard Jet Black cloth finish only. Adding that extra touch of practicality is its flexibility in the cargo management which varies from 29.9-63.9 cu-ft as per seating arrangement.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5 5

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

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.5/57.8/41.0

39.7/57.1/41.0

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

38.5/55.5/39.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

Cargo capacity (cu-ft.)

29.9

39.2

37.6

30.9 

Speaking of the comparison, the capacity to seat 5 passengers is consistent across all, however, the Equinox 2019 interior features to have 2.1 inches extra 2ndrow legroom over the 2019 RAV4. But it feels a little cramped in its cargo capacity which is 9.3 cu-ft smaller than the CR-V and 1 cu-ft lower than the CX-5. In the meantime, to compensate for that, Equinox calls up the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System inside the cabin. 

The 2019 Equinox interior does not simply end here as the 6-speaker audio unit keeps you dancing within the compartment with your favorite artists. Further extending the asset class is the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for each sibling, however, the Premier trim now welcomes the all-new 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen for you to make control settings. 

  • Leather/Cloth upholstery
  • Powered/Manual front seats
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6 speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • 4G LTE WiFi hotspot
Exterior
8.5/10

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is one boxy SUV that has got some new exterior colors and styling packages this year along with 17-inch and 18-inch aluminum wheels where the latte is only for the Premier trim only. On top of that, there are projector halogen headlamps on the front fascia that gives it that glaring appeal. 

The Chevy Equinox Premier 2019 beams out through the HID headlamps similar to that of the LT trim. Moreover, on the sides, we have solar absorbing window glass as well which continues to be as it throughout the trim levels, unlike the deep-tinted rear glass which begins from LT onwards. 

Models

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,274

3,421

3,370

3,541

Length (in)

183.1

180.6

180.9

179.1

Width (in)

72.6

73.0

73.0

72.5

Height (in)

65.4

66.1

67.0

65.4

Ground Clearance (in)

7.9

N/A

8.4

7.5

Wheelbase (in)

107.3

104.8

105.9

106.2

Based on the data, the Chevy Equinox weight is 267 lbs lighter than the Mazda CX-5 because of which the lateral shift on the corners is reduced for the former which may reduce the mass transfer and ease the control. Meanwhile, its ground clearance is 0.5 inches lower than the 2019 RAV4 which would fit fine for the latter's under-panel platform during off-roading, unlike the Equinox 2019. 

As compared to the rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox is the smallest compact crossover. The weight varies between 3,274 lbs to 3,650 lbs, which is still lighter than some of the rivals. In terms of length and width, the Equinox only surpasses the Subaru Forester. The stance ain't that huge, still, we have 7.6 inches of ground clearance. With the new exterior design, the Equinox looks sharper and more aerodynamic than the previous generation. However, the exterior updates and options are mostly limited to the higher trim levels. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • LED D-optic bi-function projector IntelliBeam auto high beam control automatic headlamps
  • Active aero shutters
  • Heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming mirrors w/turn signal indicators
  • Rear power hands-free tailgate
  • Dual SkyScape 2-panel power with tilt-sliding front and fixed rear sunroof w/sunscreen
  • 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Chrome-tipped exhausts 
Safety
8.5/10

With a lightweight modular platform, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox drives with confidence. To protect the passengers inside the cabin, every Equinox is constructed with high-strength steel and optimized joint architecture to enhance the torsional rigidity of the SUV. Apart from its 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, the 2019 Equinox has been rated 'Good' as well by the IIHS. However, it misses grabbing the "Top Safety Pick" award this time. Some of the standard and optional standard safety features have been mentioned below:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • HD surround vision
  • Lane keep assisting with lane departure warning
  • Rear park assist
  • Blind-spot assist with rear cross-traffic and lane change alert
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Safety alert seat with haptic warning
Competition
7.0/10

 2019 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2019 Honda CR-V

The 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox are two of the closest rivals in the segment with their parallel fuel economy and towing practicality. However, the CR-V appears to have a slight edge over Equinox in terms of cargo utility and overall interior tech-ends. Therefore, it has to be CR-V that should get the preference here. 

2019 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has got that athletics and towing thrust at its end along with more premium exterior appeal and interior ambiance. Though they are at par in their fuel economy but that is not enough to overturn the Mazda CX-5's better value proposition and driving pursuit altogether. 

2019 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 can be pushed to a greater extent both on-road and off-road along with better fuel economy and power performance. Its cabin ride is also comfortable and finely inuslated. All in all, the RAV4 clearly stands as a better option than the Chevrolet Equinox 2019. 

 

Final Verdict

Unfortunately, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox stands no chance against its rivals in both utility and performance. The cargo volume and practicality also struggle to a similar extent for this 5-seater SUV when pitted against the trim levels of its competition and their respective diversification. So, it is surely not a pick for now. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31500

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

252 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

183 in

wheelbase

107 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3610 lbs

Height

65 in

Ground Clearance

7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

38.7 cu ft

cargo volume

63.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/24/28 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 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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