2023 Chevrolet Equinox

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Key Spec of 2023 Chevrolet Equinox
fuel economy

26/28/31

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious rear seats

Uninspiring performance from the engine

No changes

Active safety features offered as standard

Affordable base trim can only be had on a special order basis

Commendable fuel efficiency

Interior quality fails to justify the price tags

Wireless smartphone integration applications offered as standard

Precise handling and comfortable ride over most surfaces

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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General Motors has been enjoying dominance over the utility vehicle market for several decades now and the current lineup proves it right. The Equinox was launched back in 2004 but struggled with sales during the initial years. However, the numbers saw a gradual and healthy increase due to the rise in demand for crossovers. After having a successful run for several model years as a mid-size crossover, Chevrolet made the Equinox smaller in size and placed it in the compact crossover segment. The SUV received a facelift for the outgoing model year which made the vehicle even more stylish and appealing than before.

2023 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 »

Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

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#9 in Suv


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Trims

LS$28,995 Est. onwards


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2022 Chevrolet Equinox
6
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
24
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 Equinox
4
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 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
22
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
1
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
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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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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
Miami, FL
MSRP $28,295
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Colors and Styles

2023 Chevrolet Equinox in Admiral Blue Metallic color
Admiral Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox will not see any significant changes according to the latest updates but it doesn’t need one as well. Apart from the bold exterior design, the SUV also got an RS trim added to its trim lineup with tweaked visuals to make it look sporty; however, under the hood, everything remains similar to the regular versions. Powering the SUV is a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 motor that gets the job done. On the safety aspect, the 2022 model of the SUV bagged respectable ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS along with getting a decent enough reliability rating from J.D.Power as well. We can expect a similar result with the upcoming model as well. In its class, the Chevrolet Equinox competes with the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Subaru Forester.


Features

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox will arrive as a carryforward model hence no changes are expected in its trim lineup. The base L trim was deleted during the 2022 facelift and the LS trim is the new base trim now. With an estimated starting price of $27,000, the LS trim offers a handsome set of features such as a full LED headlamp setup, keyless entry and ignition with push-button start, wireless Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, and standard ADAS features among others. Climbing up to the LT trim will get you satellite radio, power adjustability for the driver’s seat, and the Convenience package from the LS trim as standard. The Convenience package includes features like rear privacy glass and a multi-color instrument cluster display. The sporty RS trim gets no mechanical tweaks but plenty of visual upgrades such as 19-inch black painted alloys, a power-operated liftgate, and roof rails. The top-end Premier trim gets some creature comfort features such as ambient interior lighting, a hands-free liftgate, and memory settings for the driver’s seat among others.

Trims

LS

LT

RS

Premier

MSRP (FWD)

$27,000(est.)

$28,000(est.)

$31,000(est.)

$32,000(est.)

Key Features

Fully LED headlamp units

Satellite radio

Bigger 19-inch alloy wheels with black paint theme

18-inch wheels

Keyless entry with push-button ignition

Fully power-adjustable driver’s seat

Power-operated liftgate

Ambiente interior lighting

7-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Remote-folding feature for the rear seats

Roof rails

Hands-free liftgate

Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity

Chrome and body-colored exterior trims

Blacked-out interior with contrasting red stitchings 

Bigger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display

Forward Collision Mitigation 

LS Convenience package offered as standard

Trim-specific gear shift knob

Heated steering wheel

Lane Keeping Assist

Memory settings for driver’s seat

We Recommend

The base LS trim offers the best value for its price tag due to the standard features it offers. However, if you wish to have more creature comfort features, the LT trim would be preferable while the top-end Premier trim is best suited for feature-focused shoppers.

Release Date

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox has been released and the production is all set to start in August 2022. We expect the SUV to reach the dealerships by October.

Engine and Performance

The third-generation Chevrolet Equinox got two powertrain options, a standard 1.5-liter turbo unit, and a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain, and the latter has been discontinued. The 2023 Equinox will also see the 1.5-liter LYX turbocharged I-4 motor as standard like the outgoing model. The motor pumps out a maximum of 170 horsepower along with 203 lb-ft of torque. The refinement levels of the motor are decent enough and the standard 6-speed automatic unit has been well optimized for the engine as well. The 203 lb-ft of torque makes the SUV quite driveable in city traffic and you can cruise inside the urban jungle with a light foot on the throttle. However, out on the highways, the engine starts to show its weaker side when pushed hard and the turbocharger doesn’t help either.

Apart from the standard FWD layout, the 2023 Equinox will also get the optional AWD layout which would come in handy during challenging driving scenarios. With the standard setup, the Equinox takes a leisurely 8.9 seconds to complete the 0-60mph sprint while the standing quarter-mile comes up under 16.9 seconds.

Models

2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

MSRP

$27,000(est.)

$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 seconds

7.5 seconds

7.7 seconds

8.0 seconds

Quarter Mile

16.9 seconds

16.1 seconds

15.9 seconds

16.3 seconds

Top Speed

124 MPH

124 MPH

122 MPH

115 MPH

The Honda CR-V is the most powerful crossover on the list here and is also the quickest one to ace the 0-60mph sprint in under 7.5 seconds. However, it does fall short in terms of torque output when compared to the Equinox. The Ford Escape gets an uncommon 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo motor but it delivers some surprising power and torque output numbers. The Subaru Forester stands out here with its traditional H-4 naturally aspirated motor that is paired to a standard AWD layout.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Ride and Handling

Crossovers are designed to offer better comfort and safety than the traditional ladder-frame SUVs and the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox certainly lives by it. Even though the powertrain of the Equinox might let you down occasionally, the handling of the SUV won’t. The steering is precise and the crossover can take corners with surprising stability, given that the speed is moderate. On broken roads or over bumps, the suspension just soaks up everything, and with the optional AWD layout, the Equinox becomes a hoot to drive as well.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Braking Performance

The braking performance of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox will remain similar to the outgoing model due to no mechanical upgrades. At 3,274 lbs, the Equinox is on the lighter side compared to its rivals and it is equipped with 11.8-inch rotors at the front and 11.3-inch rotors at the back. Given the size of the hardware, the brakes perform accordingly and manage to halt the crossover within 125 feet while traveling at 60mph. The numbers might sound okay, but compared to the competition, it is longer than average.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Honda CR-V 

2022 Ford Escape

2022 Subaru Forester

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

11.8

11.1

12.8

11.6

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

11.3

10.2

12.0

11.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,274

3,337

3,515

3,454

60-0 (-ft)

125

N/A

N/A

112

The Honda CR-V gets the most undersized brake rotors here, both at the front and the back, compared to the rivals on the list but the braking performance is better than a few rivals in the segment. Moreover, the CR-V gets a slew of ADAs techs that further enhance the braking performance. The Ford Escape gets the biggest set of brakes here but it also weighs the most. The braking performance is at par with the competitors here however, the official 60-0mph distance is not known. The Subaru Forester clearly beats the Equinox in terms of braking performance with its 112 feet of stopping distance despite weighing more than the latter.

Fuel Economy

With development moving in the right direction, crossovers have been giving smaller vehicles stiff competition in terms of almost everything, including fuel economy numbers. The Chevrolet Equinox stands tall in this aspect with its 26 mpg of city mileage and 31 mpg of highway mileage. The vehicle returns a combined mileage of 28 mpg as well. The numbers are decent for the segment but its immediate rivals do offer better numbers. It also offers commendable driving range figures too due to its decent-sized gas tank of 14.9 gallons.

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

Both the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape share similar fuel economy numbers here but the latter benefits from a marginally bigger gas tank. Due to that, the Escape can go a respectable number of miles when compared to the rivals here. The Subaru Forester is almost as fuel efficient as the Equinox but its sizable 16.6-gallon gas tank allows it to obliterate a majority of the segment rivals in terms of driving range.

Interior

The interior of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox will be similar to the outgoing model’s cabin, and it carries the style quotient like its exterior design. The design is ergonomic and the controls are easily accessible from the driver’s seat. However, the quality of the materials used inside might disappoint considering the price tag the SUV carries. The steering wheel misses out on the flat-bottom design but offers good grip however, it doesn’t offer rake and reach adjustment. Despite that, it gets leather treatment from the LT trim onwards and also gets a heating function on the top-end Premier trim. The headroom and legroom are more than adequate for both the front and rear occupants while the seats offer a good amount of comfort as well.

Other than the Premier trim, which gets leather upholstery, all the lower trims get cloth seats that are of decent quality. The driver’s seat gets power adjustment from the LT trim onwards and the rear seats get a remote folding mechanism as well. Moreover, the Confidence & Convenience package adds a heating function for the front seats too. The cargo capacity is modest at the most with just 29.9 cu-ft on offer.

Models

2023 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

The Honda CR-V has one of the comfiest and the most practical cabins in the segment and it is evident from the crossover’s interior dimensions as well. The CR-V also offers a segment-leading cargo capacity of 39 cu-ft. The Ford Escape’s cabin looks rather blunt when compared to the CR-V’s and the Equinox’s cabins. However, it doesn’t compromise the space for occupants and cargo. The Subaru Forester’s cabin looks quite busy due to the button-heavy layout along with that dual-screen infotainment layout. However, in terms of comfort and space for the occupants, the Forester is one the best and gives the CR-V tough competition.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox include:

  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Remote folding rear seats
  • Illumination for the sun visors
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Ambient interior lighting

How intuitive is the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox’s infotainment system?

As standard, the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox will get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay offered as standard. Moreover, OnStar telematics is standard along with 4 USB ports and Bluetooth. The top-end Premier trim gets a bigger 8-inch touchscreen display whereas the audio system upgrade is only available through optional packages. The user interface is easy to use and the graphics are crisp, making the experience smoother.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox include:

  • 7-inch/8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  •  Bluetooth
  • Four USB ports
  • Satellite radio
  • 4G LTE(optional)
  • OnStar telematics
  • Navigation system
Exterior

Over the years, the Chevrolet Equinox has become only better in terms of exterior design, and despite being made smaller by the brand, it still has a solid road presence. The front fascia looks bold with the restyled front grille and the sleek LED headlamp units. Apart from the front grille and the headlamp units, the front of the vehicle remains quite simple. Coming to the side profile, the vehicle is devoid of any sharp cuts or creases and it follows a traditional SUV design all the way to the rear end.

The plastic cladding under the vehicle makes it look slightly rugged but going off the roads isn’t truly this vehicle’s forte. At the back too, the restyled liftgate along with the tail lamp units gives the Equinox a distinct appeal but the overall design stays smooth. The RS trim gets a tweaked visual such as bigger 19-inch wheels, roof rails, and RS badging on the outside. The ground clearance of 7.9 inches allows it to go over seriously bad roads without touching its belly.

Models

2023 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

The Honda CR-V has an aggressive design to start with but it definitely looks more like a city utility vehicle rather than being rugged. The Ford Escape still continues with its car-like design and compact exterior dimensions. Moreover, the ground clearance is on the lower side when compared to the rivals. The Subaru Forester still looks like a lifted station wagon but it impresses with its 8.7-inch ground clearance, allowing it to scale some bad roads.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlamp units
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Power-operated lift gate
  • Roof rails
  • 19-inch black painted wheels(RS trim only)
Safety

Modern crossovers use unibody platforms to enhance safety for the occupants and the Chevrolet Equinox is a safe vehicle as well. Since the 2023 Equinox is yet to be tested by both the NHTSA and the IIHS, the crash ratings are not available yet. However, it is expected to perform similarly to the 2022 model since there will be no upgrades in terms of safety. Moreover, apart from the basic safety features, the Equinox gets a few advanced ADAS tech as standard such as forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • High definition backup camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree surround view
Competition

2023 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape has been a solid competitor of the Equinox in the segment for quite some time now but it is known for its compact and car-like exterior appeal. Despite that, the Escape offers a spacious cabin with similar interior dimensions to the Equinox. Moreover, the Escape has a better performance department with quicker acceleration times and more output figures along with more fuel economy numbers, as compared to the Equinox. However, it does fall slightly short in terms of interior design.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is known for its practicality and comfort and it got even better with time. In the segment, the CR-V has been giving its rivals a tough time for almost a decade now and the Equinox is among them. The CR-V beats the Equinox in terms of cargo capacity and performance but is surprisingly more fuel efficient too. Overall, the Honda CR-V poses a better alternative to the Chevrolet Equinox in almost every aspect.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a rare breed of crossover that exists today and challenges almost every rival in the segment with its practicality and off-roading prowess. Moreover, it has similar performance stats to the Chevrolet Equinox and that standard AWD comes as a bonus. In terms of cabin space and comfort too, it is a couple of notches better than the Equinox as well. To top it off, the Forester has almost similar fuel economy numbers to the Equinox but it blows a majority of rivals out of proportion with its driving range figures courtesy of its sizable gas tank.

Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Equinox has become a highly preferable crossover in its class, especially after its redesign. Apart from being stylish, it takes good care of the ride comfort as well as safety with its supple ride quality, standard ADAS features, and commendable crash ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS. It might not be the first choice for shoppers looking for a spacious cargo compartment in this segment, but it can be a trustworthy urban driving companion as well as a highway mile muncher. However, its rivals such as the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester fare better in terms of fuel economy and cargo capacity, in case you’re looking for those.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$28995

body style

dr 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

3274 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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