The Chevrolet Equinox has always been a legitimate contender in the small SUV segment. A stylish exterior, the latest tech features, and a capable powertrain lineup all give the Equinox everything it needs to compete in the market, as well as everything buyers should be looking for. This trendy crossover offers versatility, fuel economy, and a spacious interior that makes it the perfect vehicle for busy families as well as drivers who appreciate the added space.
The Perfect Ride For…
Dynamic drivers. With two powertrain and drivetrain options, tons of standard safety features, and the latest in infotainment, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is well-equipped to take on its rivals in the compact crossover segment. If you’re not ready to step into a full-size SUV, but you want all the benefits of owning one, the Equinox is the perfect compromise in size, without giving up any amazing features. With 60/40 split-folding rear seats and up to 63.9 cubic-feet of cargo space, nothing and no one is left behind.
Drive and Handling
The 2020 Equinox offers two engine options that place an emphasis on efficiency without sacrificing performance. Thanks to advances in automotive performance technology, both of these powertrains can get unexpected output from lighter and more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
The entry-level option is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, producing 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive layout. In this configuration, the Equinox gets an EPA-rated 28 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway), while all-wheel-drive models are rated at 26 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway).*
Buyers can also upgrade to the 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The extra half-liter of displacement brings horsepower and lb-ft of torque up to 252 and 260, respectively. The larger engine also comes with General Motors’ new nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard but the available Switchable All-Wheel Drive system allows you to save fuel by switching to front-wheel drive mode when the added traction isn’t needed. This powertrain is the ideal option if you plan to use the Equinox to tow, with a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
Stay connected with the latest infotainment technology from Chevrolet. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System comes standard in the Equinox with a 7-inch color touchscreen to control the seamless system. To integrate with your smartphone, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are included as well as voice command pass-through to phone so you can do things like make a phone call or respond to a text message safely. Upgrade to the available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with Navigation and an 8-inch HD color touchscreen and enjoy Navigation and real-time points of interest along your route, as well as a larger screen and cloud-connected personalization.
Chevrolet built the Equinox with safety in mind. Tons of standard safety and driver assistance features make this model ideal for drivers looking for cutting-edge safety built-in. Standard Automatic Emergency Braking can detect a possible collision by applying the brakes in some instances before the driver can react. Standard Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning helps avoid accidentally leaving your lane with gentle steering inputs and an alert if you cross lanes without a signal. Standard Front Pedestrian Braking can detect pedestrians in the rode and apply the brakes to avoid a collision.
Want something with a little more space? The Chevrolet Tahoe is a great solution, with seating for up to 9 passengers. Available luxury appointments and comfort features will give each passenger a unique experience and the Tahoe is perfect for towing too. If you’re looking to downsize, take a look at the Chevrolet Cruze. This stylish sedan seats up to 5 and offers the combination of great technology in fuel economy in a vehicle that handles like a dream.
For more information or to schedule a test drive of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, contact us online or visit Lynch Ford Chevrolet at 410 Hwy 30 West, Mt Vernon, IA 52314.
* EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/31 highway with 1.5L engine (FWD)
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