2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Buyer's Guide

Last year was a big one for the Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover, which gained a new look, turbocharged engines and a lighter structure conceived to help make this utility more fuel efficient.

But evidently, Chevy has had some customer feedback on how the Equinox's standard and optional features were configured, because this year brings a pile of running changes to those lists.

Before we get into those, however, let's start with the basics.

The Equinox's all-four-cylinder, all-turbo engine lineup includes a 1.5L that makes 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque, and the upgrade is a 2.0L good for 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. There's also a 1.6L diesel that makes just 136 hp but cranks out 236 lb-ft.

A six-speed automatic transmission comes with the 1.5- and 1.6L engines, while the 2.0L gets a nine-speed auto. Front- and all-wheel drive are available.

And now, take a deep breath for a dive into what's new for 2019.

A new "lights and bright" package is available on 1LT trims and adds 19-inch wheels with silver painted pockets, chrome grille surround and LED headlights and tail lights.

Chevrolet has upgraded the Equinox's exterior cameras for better image quality; this applies to the basic backup camera and the optional surround-view system.

Inside, there are four standard USB ports -- two in front that work as audio inputs and two charging-only ports in the rear seat -- replacing the single front USB input that were included across the line last year.

Elsewhere on the tech front, the Equinox gains adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and front pedestrian detection and braking, but only as part of a driver confidence II package that's optional in the top-end Premier trim.

Front-drive LT models lose their leather-trimmed shift lever, which becomes part of an optional package.

Standard features in LS trim include 17-inch wheels, body colour door handles, automatic halogen headlights, heated side mirrors, 12-volt power outlets in the front console and cargo area, six-speaker stereo, heated front seats with manual adjustments, Bluetooth, 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, cruise control, passive keyless entry, remote engine start, manual air conditioning and tire pressure monitoring.

LT trim adds body-colour mirror caps and bright lower window trim, tinted rear glass, HID headlights, eight-way power driver's seat and satellite radio.

Finally, Premier models gain rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot alert, 18-inch wheels, chrome door handles and mirror caps, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather trimmed steering wheel, hands-free power tailgate, garage door remote control, LED headlights and tail lights, 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, colour driver information display and wireless smartphone charging.

Fuel consumption estimates are 8.5/6.0 L/100 km (city/highway) with the diesel engine. With the 1.5L gas engine, ratings are 9.2/7.3 with FWD and 9.8/7.9 for AWD models. The 2.0L comes only with AWD and estimates of 10.9/8.3 L/100 km.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Specifications

There are 12 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $26,700 MSRP
8.3
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
170 hp @5600 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS $26,700 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS N/A
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LS w/1LS
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT $28,900 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT N/A
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT
FWD 4dr LT w/1LT
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS $29,100 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS N/A
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LS w/1LS
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT $31,300 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT N/A
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT
AWD 4dr LT w/1LT
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL $31,600 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL N/A
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL
FWD 4dr LT w/2FL
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT $33,100 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT 137 hp @3750 rpm 240 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT N/A
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT
FWD 4dr LT w/3LT
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL $34,000 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL N/A
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT w/2FL
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT $34,500 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT 252 hp @5500 rpm 260 ft-lb @2500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT N/A
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT
AWD 4dr LT w/2LT
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ $34,900 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ 170 hp @5600 rpm 203 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ N/A
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/1LZ
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT $35,500 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT 137 hp @3750 rpm 240 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT N/A
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT
AWD 4dr LT w/3LT
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ $37,900 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ 252 hp @5500 rpm 260 ft-lb @2500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ N/A
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/2LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ $38,400 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ 137 hp @3750 rpm 240 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ 183.1" 72.6" 65.4" 107.3"
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ N/A
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ
AWD 4dr Premier w/3LZ

Owner Reviews: 2019 Chevrolet / Equinox

Average Rating

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

by Tgilbert on 10-25-2012
Chevrolet Equinox, 2013
Pros - great car, comfortable, lovely to drive, economical. Love the extra's we got - back up camera, touch screen sound system, roof rack.
Cons - gear changes can be a little jumpy and there are a couple of blind spots that you have to get used to.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

by JGirden on 10-20-2012
Very Smooth and Quiet Ride
The 2010 has the new look, I love the ride, it is very smooth and quiet and very roomy, with back seats that fold down to give lots of cargo space. The Equinox is made in Canada to handle Canada. It has an Eco system to give your great fuel economy on the highway, very comfortable seats and The Equinox’s dashboard is very detailed in its class, classy LCD containing an array of trip- and vehicle-related data.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox

by amiller on 10-11-2012
LOVE my Equinox!
I've had my Equinox for 4 years and still love it! I love the size and space it offers and I still feel like I'm driving a smaller vehicle. I've had normal wear and tear issues and other than that only 1 problem that ended up being a manufacturer recall, that was fixed with no issues. I love my Equinox!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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