Positioned between the subcompact Trailblazer and the midsize Blazer, the Equinox occupies a pivotal position within Chevrolet's SUV portfolio. Following its most recent update for the 2022 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox enters the 2024 iteration with subtle refinements encompassing paint color variations and enhancements to its active driver assist features. Serving as Chevrolet's representation within the fiercely contested compact SUV segment.
The Equinox remains largely unchanged for the 2024 model year. The major exception being the upcoming electric version - the 2024 Equinox EV. Concurrently, the gasoline-driven iteration embraces refinement through the incorporation of two novel metallic paint options: Riptide Blue and Lakeshore Blue. Enhancing safety and driver assistance capabilities, Chevrolet has thoughtfully enhanced the Driver Confidence II package, now encompassing blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert functionalities. This upgraded package is now available even within the foundational LS trim level. Notably, this new and expanded package supersedes its predecessor, which only included rear parking sensors.
The Equinox comes with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 175hp. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is an optional upgrade. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth shifting. Chevy designed the Equinox to be easy to drive and it hits the mark with this latest model. It handles well, and the steering is accurate. The Equinox can also tow up to 3500lbs.
Fuel Economy is rated at 26mpg city, and 31 mpg highway, and adding AWD will lower these values by 1 or 2 each.
Interior & Storage
The interior of the Equinox is tastefully designed and assembled using sturdy materials. People sitting in both the front and back seats should feel comfortable in the roomy space, with various features to keep them happy on longer journeys. You'll find plenty of places to hold cups, although many of the extra comforts inside are either available as added options for LT models or come standard on RS and Premier models. While some competitors provide more room behind the back seats, we were able to fit eight of our carry-on suitcases in there. Apart from a large storage compartment in the center console, the Equinox's cabin storage is about average.
Infotainment & Safety Features
The Equinox comes with the impressive Chevy MyLink system that offers an easy-to-use and snappy interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as well as bluetooth streaming for both calls and music. You can also connect your device via USB or aux input. The Equinox also has a WiFi hotspot available on a subscription basis.
On the safety front, the Equinox earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA and comes with a wide range of safety features.
Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
Available adaptive cruise control
Front pedestrian braking
Following distance indicator
Rear vision camera
Teen driver Technology
and more standard and available safety features to keep you and your passengers safe
1Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 2Before you buy a vehicle or used it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of the passengers, cargo and options my reduced the amount you can tow.
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTANCE FEATURES
Airbags1: frontal and seat-mounted side-impact for driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System; roof-rail mounted head-curtain for front and rear outboard seating positions
Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System; tire pressure monitor includes tire fill alert (excludes spare tire, if equipped)
Standard Rear Vision Camera2 (HD view on Premier)
Standard Chevy Safety Assist2. Content includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beams
Driver Confidence II Package2 is standard on LT, RS and Premier and available on LS. Content includes Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Also includes Front and Rear Park Assist on LT, RS and Premier and Rear Park Assist on LS
Driver Confidence III Package2 is available on Premier and includes Automatic Parking Assist, HD Surround Vision and Adaptive Cruise Control
Advanced Safety Package2 is available on LT and RS. Content includes HD Surround Vision, Adaptive Cruise Control and outside heated power-adjustable manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
Safety Alert Seat is standard on Premier
1Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information. 2Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.