Given the relatively recent redesign, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox probably won’t feature bigger changes. The current model represents the third generation of this compact crossover. It came a year ago, so it would be hard to expect to something more important to be changed for the third year of production. We are about to see a pretty much same vehicle, though there’s a chance to see some minor tweaks like new color options, interior schemes etc.
In terms of base design characteristics, we should say that this model is still pretty fresh. The third-generation Equinox had its premiere in late 2016, while sales started a few months later. It features the Chevy’s latest design language, so there is no space for maneuvering at the moment when it comes to both mechanics and visual appearance. This model rides on GM’s D2 architecture, which serves as a basis for numerous compact cars from General Motors, including its sibling GMC Terrain. While two models feature the same mechanics, each one comes with its own distinctive look. As we’ve already mentioned, the biggest change outside the car should be an introduction of one or a few new colors.
The interior design is another aspect where we expect to see minor changes only. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox will come with only minor changes in terms of standard equipment. Each trim level should get a few novelties. To remind you, there are four trims in the offer – L, LS, LT, and Premier. Other than more equipment, expect to see new interior color schemes. In terms of materials quality and overall cabin design, this crossovers looks good. Still, materials and final touch definitely aren’t on the same level as Japanese competitors Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5. Still, you can count on a pretty decent legroom and cargo space, as well as on plenty of tech features. A touchscreen interface is available already in the base model, as well as Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone integration, Bluetooth etc. Higher trims offer ever more.
The engine lineup is definitely a thing that makes this crossover stand out from the crowd, mostly because of a diesel engine in the offer. There aren’t many small crossovers with a diesel engine in North America, so 2020 Chevrolet Equinox with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel definitely beats the competition in terms of fuel economy. You can count on 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Still, it definitely isn’t the most powerful engine around. With 138 horses, you can count on nothing more than below-average performances.
Still, if you want something quicker, there are two gasoline versions in the offer. The first one features a 1.5-liter unit that is good for about 170 hp. The real deal starts with a highly-efficient 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Also, this engine comes with a new 9-speed automatic, while other two come in a pair with a six-speed gearbox.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2020 Chevrolet Equinox late in the next year. It should keep the same price, which currently goes in a range between $24,000 and $35,500, roughly.