September 29, 2023
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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Consumer Guide Automotive 2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Colour: Radiant Pink

CG Report Card
Room and Consolation B+
Energy and Efficiency C+
Match and End A-
Gasoline Financial system B-
Worth B+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different autos in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and will not replicate Shopper Information’s impressions of your entire mannequin lineup.
Large & Tall Consolation
Large Man B+
Tall Man A
Large & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Large” score primarily based on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” score primarily based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 175-horsepower 1.5-liter
Engine Sort Turbocharged 4
Transmission 6-speed automated
Drive Wheels AWD

Miles pushed: 150

Noticed gas economic system: 21.4 mpg

Driving combine: 70% metropolis, 30% freeway

EPA-estimated gas economic system: 24/30/26 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)

Gasoline kind: Common gasoline

Base worth: $33,100 (not together with $1395 vacation spot cost)

Choices on take a look at car: Energy sunroof ($1495), Confidence and Comfort II Package deal ($1745), Infotainment II Package deal ($1125), particular paint ($495)

Value as examined: $39,355


Fast Hits

The nice: Elegant Cabin, premium journey and dealing with, loads of individuals and cargo house

The great: Logical management structure, easy-to-read touchscreen

The not so good: Clunky low-speed drivetrain conduct


Tom Appel:

If Chevrolet has a secret, it’s the Equinox. Whereas most small-crossover buyers waded by way of a supply-chain choked market final yr, scrambling to find Honda CR-Vs, Hyundai Tucsons, Kia Sportages, and Toyota RAV4s, the surprisingly likable Equinox was quietly racking up gross sales—and sure joyful house owners.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

In some way, a way, whereas would-be buyers had been placing deposits down on autos that might not arrive for weeks—and typically months—Chevrolet managed to ship an Equinox to 212,000 prospects final yr, inserting the small utility in third place within the compact crossover phase gross sales race, behind solely the CR-V and RAV4. And, Chevy did this with a comparatively tidy and uncomplicated Equinox product lineup.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Freshened for the 2022 mannequin, the Equinox returns for 2023 with simply 4 trim ranges and only one engine providing.

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is obtainable in entry-level LS trim (beginning at $27,995), in style LT trim ($30,695), sporty RS trim ($33,695), and luxurious Premier trim ($34,795). Add $1395 for vacation spot, and, if desired, $1600 for AWD.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

The only powertrain consists of a 175-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4 mated to a 6-speed automated transmission. A muscular 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 mated to a 9-speed automated transmission was dropped from the roster for the 2022 mannequin yr. And, not like the CR-V, Tucson, Sportage, and RAV4, Equinox isn’t supplied with a hybrid powertrain, an omission which can little question disappoint a major variety of buyers on this phase.

Although the trim-level choices are few, Chevy does make out there to buyers plenty of methods to customise the look of their Equinox, together with the $595 Sport Version, which incorporates distinctive badges, body-color mirror caps, and 18-inch shiny black alloy wheels. For a similar worth the Midnight Version presents comparable trim and wheel upgrades.

Shopper Information just lately frolicked with a top-trim Equinox Premier AWD. Our take a look at car included the ability sunroof ($1495), Confidence and Comfort II Package deal ($1745), Infotainment II Package deal ($1295), and non-obligatory Radiant Pink Tintcoat paint ($495). Included within the Infotainment package deal are the Bose premium-audio system, navigation system, 8-inch touchscreen (up from 7-inches), wi-fi CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and expanded voice-command performance. The underside line: $39,355.

And whereas $40,000 could really feel like some huge cash to spend on a small crossover, the Equinox Premier surprises with near-luxury refinement and legitimately upscale cabin appointments. The supportive and cozy front-row seats, for instance, embody energy management with 2-way lumbar adjustment and are completed in rich-looking two-tone leather-based.

Certainly, the Equinox cabin comes throughout as trendy and stylish, with the one disappointment coming within the type of laborious plastic across the middle console and on the decrease door panels.

We discovered touchscreen performance to be glorious, with the system responding promptly to touches, and basic operation to be easy and simple to be taught.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

The luxurious expertise continues underway. Trip and dealing with match that of many premium-brand small crossovers, and general quietness is class main. There’s additionally loads of grownup room in each the primary and a couple ofnd seating rows, with entry and egress made simpler by massive door openings. Outward visibility from the motive force’s seat can be glorious. Moreover, a low load flooring signifies that stowing massive gadgets within the cargo space is much less of a chore than it is perhaps.

Out single severe criticism considerations the drivetrain. Whereas the small, turbocharged engine serves up satisfactory energy—and a bit of extra—it does so in a surprisingly, and un-Basic Motors like, crude style. The 6-speed automated does extra shifting than it appears to wish to, and the engine appears to spool out for longer intervals of time throughout even mild acceleration than one would possibly anticipate. Abstract: Equinox isn’t as easy working round city because the competitors.

Our gas economic system upset considerably, although our 21.4 mpg return got here throughout a interval of maximum chilly and vital snowfall. Our mileage would little question have been extra spectacular throughout a interval of milder climate.

No, the Equinox can’t be had with a hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrain, it’s solely supplied in 4 flavors, and it’s not particularly fast. It’s, nonetheless, surprisingly luxurious, and boasts convincingly upscale trappings. It’s additionally roomy and really comfy. Don’t say we didn’t allow you to in on the key.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

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