2022 Equinox gets a new front end. The update adds new headlights, a grille, and front and rear bumpers.
Chevy adds an RS edition with 19-inch dark wheels and blacked-out accents. It has a red gear knob, black upholstery, and black stitching.
Premier boasts French stitching and gloss-black console trim. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has been discontinued, leaving the 1.5-liter turbo.
We would still advise the mid-level LT even if the stylish RS has been added to the Equinox portfolio near the top of the food chain.
Exterior chrome trim, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, high-intensity discharge headlights, SiriusXM satellite radio, and other features are included as standard.
The Equinox's turbo four-cylinder engine is underpowered and lacklustre.
When combined with the optional (and heavier) all-wheel-drive system (front-wheel drive is standard), the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder makes 170 horsepower.
The optional 19-inch wheels make the ride a bit rough, and uneven roads are heard inside. The Chevy can transport 3500 lbs.
The front-wheel-drive Equinox gets 26 city and 31 highway mpg, according to the EPA. AWD lowers fuel economy by 1 mpg.
The Equinox's cabin is made of durable materials and is well-designed.
Both front- and rear-seat passengers should find the large interior pleasant on extended travels.
Most interior comforts are standard or available on higher trim levels; the base Equinox L has minimal extras.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, and an auxiliary input port are standard. Equinox's 4G LTE Wi-Fi makes it a well-connected crossover.