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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 12, 2021

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The facelifted Chevrolet Equinox will release for sale sometime in the third quarter of 2021 as a 2022 model. It will come with more sporty-looking LED headlights and an even more aggressive front grille design. Even the rear end of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox has been revised with new taillights and an updated rear bumper.

There will also be the addition of several new safety features such as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, rear vision camera, and camera-based adaptive cruise control. While Chevrolet has not yet officially announced the price of the 2022 Equinox, speculations suggest it will start somewhere around $25,000. That way, it will cost only slightly more than the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox starting at $24,995.

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Pros

Predictable driving dynamics and handling, consistent power delivery

Economical, especially in the face of the competition

Spacious rows of seating, generous cargo space as well

Cons

Base engine is underwhelming, options get expensive

Interior material quality could be better

What's New?

Redesigned front and rear fascias

Several new safety and driver-assistance features added across the range

A range-topping Equinox RS model


Features

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$25145

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4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Base $25,145 Est. onwards

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"The 2022 Equinox features updated styling that gives it a more mature look. Key to changes include a reworked grille, headlights, and taillights." - MotorTrend

The biggest update to the new Equinox comes in the form of an all-new RS model. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS will get exclusivities like gloss black grille, 19-inch Android wheels, black badges, black Bow-Tie logos, RS shift knob, and contrast red stitching on blacked-out upholstery. Chevrolet has confirmed that the 2022 Equinox will be powered exclusively with the 1.5-liter turbo-four motor making 170 hp. It will come mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission powering the front two wheels as standard while AWD is optional. As far as the competition is concerned, the Chevrolet Equinox will continue to rival the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox get refreshed front grille and LED headlights
2022 Chevrolet Equinox gets redesigned taillights

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing and Features

The price of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox could start at around $25,000 for the base L model. The lineup will consist of three other standard trims; LS, LT, and Premier. On the 2022 Equinox Premier, there will be trim-specific exterior features like gloss black grille with chrome inserts, 19-inch machined-face wheels, and logo projection liftgate.

Trims

L

LS

LT

Premier

MRSP (FWD) (Estd.)

$25,000

$27,500

$29,000

$33,000

Key Features

Six-speaker stereo

Adds/ upgrades to L trim:

Adds/ upgrades to LS trim:

Adds/ upgrades to LT trim:

 

Four-way manually adjustable front seats

Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

HID headlights

Standard leather upholstery

 

Proximity keyless entry

Rear-seat entertainment system

Power adjustable driver’s seat

Hands-Free power liftgate

 

The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Forward collision warning system

Color driver information display

Wireless device charging

 

Wifi hotspot

Pedestrian detection

Rear parking sensors

Eight-way power-adjustable passenger seats and Ventilated front seats
 

Voice recognition

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

 

Even the interior of the 2022 Equinox Premier will get unique features like French stitching and a black gloss finish on the console. Chevrolet has also announced that the Equinox will be joined by an RS trim as well. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS will cost somewhere around $34,000. It will get unique features like gloss black grille, 19-inch Android wheels, black badges, black Bow-Tie logos, RS shift knob, and contrast red stitching on blacked-out upholstery.


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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Buying Advice

Compelling as it may be, the lower trims of the Chevrolet Equinox don’t offer enough for you to want to pick them over what rivals have to offer. So the 2022 Equinox would best be had in RS or Premier trims, as the increased investment would result in more features.


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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Engine and Performance

"The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder makes 170 horsepower, and when paired with the optional (and heavier) all-wheel-drive system (front-wheel drive is standard), it takes a heavy foot to hustle the Equinox up to highway speeds." - Car And Driver

The base engine that is on offer with Equinox is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower, which sounds adequate but does not feel the same. The optional all-wheel-drive takes care of Equinox’s lazy, sluggish attitude, but the six-speed automatic is tuned for efficiency and does not downshift unless absolutely necessary.

A better and more powerful alternative would be the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine which has a maximum output of 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Sadly, this motor will not be offered with the 2022 Equinox. So when set up with the base and only 1.5L four-cylinder engine, the Equinox is able to sprint from 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape

2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V

MSRP

$25,000 (Estd.)

$24,885

$24,795

$25,350

Engine

1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-4

1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-3 

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated Flat-4

1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

CVT

Power 

170 hp @ 5,600 RPM

181 @ 6,000 RPM

182 hp @ 5,800 RPM

190 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

203 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

190 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

8.7 secs

8.9 secs

8.5 secs

9.3 secs

Quarter-Mile

16.9 secs

16.6 secs

16.7 secs

16.0 secs

In comparison, the Honda CR-V offers the most powerful engine churning 190 horsepower and 170 lb-ft torque. And while it is the slowest in a 0-60 mph run at 9.3 seconds, it is the quickest to reach the quarter-mile in just 16.0 seconds. The Subaru Forester comes in next, offering the most performance for money, as it is the only one to offer AWD as standard.


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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Economy

We estimate the 2022 Equinox will return 26 MPG in the city, 31 on the highway, and 28 MPG in a combination of both, the same as the 2021 model. These figures can only be expected from the 1.5-liter engine when paired with the standard front-wheel drive. Upgrading to AWD reduces these figures by 1 MPG in each case.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape

2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V

MPG (City)

26

28

26

28

MPG (Highway)

31

34

33

34

MPG (Combined)

28

30

29

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.9

15.7

16.6

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

387/462/417

440/534/471

432/548/481

392/476/420

The Honda CR-V performs better than rivals, offering both class-leading fuel economy and the highest power output. But the smaller 14.0-gallon fuel tank compromises its overall range. That way, the Subaru Forester has the best figures. Its 16.6-gallon tank allows it to return a combined range of 481 miles.


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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Interior

"Compared against the CR-V and CX-5, the Equinox typically comes up short on interior space and refinement. But any improvement is welcome, and the Equinox still boasts a smooth ride." - Edmunds

The Chevy Equinox has one of the least spacious cabins. To make matters worse, the interior is made from durable but drab materials. Thankfully, it is well equipped with all the modern tech and infotainment features to keep the passenger entertained on long road trips. A 7.0-inch touchscreen with an option to upgrade it to an 8-inch screen for the infotainment functions is available in the Chevy Equinox.

It comes with Chevrolet’s MyLink system which is well renowned for its user-friendly interface and quick responses. Smartphone integration is available in the form of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with Bluetooth audio streaming, 4G LTE network, onboard Wi-Fi, USB ports, and an auxiliary jack is also present.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape

2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom; inches)

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.0/57.6/42.4

41.2/58.2/43.3

40.1/57.9/41.3

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom; inches)

38.5/55.5/39.9

39.3/56.0/40.7

39.6/57.2/39.4

39.2/55.6/40.4

There are plenty of cupholders inside the cabin, and a roomy center console is the best place to store your daily use items. Apart from that, the Equinox also offers 29.9 cu-ft of storage behind its rear seats. But in no way is that impressive as all the rivals of this Chevy offer more passenger and storage space as well. Otherwise, the most notable interior and Infotainment feature offered in the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox are:

  • 7” touchscreen upgradable to 8”
  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay with 
  • Bluetooth audio streaming 
  • 4G LTE network onboard Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Multiple USB ports
  • AUX Input
  • Well-designed center console
  • Optional leather upholstery

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior

"The restyled 2022 Equinox boasts a more Camaro-like front grille design with new split-level LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, new taillights, and a redesigned rear bumper." - CarBuzz.Com

The most extensively updated area of the 2022 Equinox is its exterior design. The design of the 2022 Equinox has made it more aggressive and seems to bring a fresh breath of athleticism and sportiness to the car. The front and rear fascias of the car have been updated with new LED headlamps, LED DRLs, new taillamps, and redesigned bumpers.

There are also several trim-specific enhancements as well. On the 2022 Equinox Premier, you will get a gloss black grille with chrome accents and 19-inch wheels. Opting for the all-new Equinox RS will get you unique features like 19-inch Android wheels, black Bow-Tie logos and badges, and black side rails.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape

2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,274

3,298

3,453

3,337

Length (inches)

183.1

180.5

182.1

182.1

Width (inches)

72.6

74.1

71.5

73.0

Height (inches)

65.4

66.1

67.5

66.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.9

8.6

8.7

7.8

Wheelbase (inches)

107.3

106.7

105.1

104.8

Among its rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox is the lightest compact SUV weighing just 3274 pounds. But it has the longest wheelbase at 107.3 inches. This is quite ironic as the Equinox is neither great at passenger volume nor at providing enough cargo hold. The most eye-grabbing changes to the exterior features of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox include:

  • LED headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • Bolder, more aggressive front grille
  • Redesigned taillights
  • Redesigned front and rear bumpers
  • 19-inch machined-face wheels

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Safety

The 2022 Equinox has not yet been tested by the NHTSA but the 2021 model received an overall rating of five stars from the same. Even the  2020 Equinox was selected as the ‘Top Safety Pick’ by IIHS in 2019. For 2022, Chevrolet has decided to further enhance the Equinox's list of safety driver-assistance features. The list of standard safety features on offer with the 2022 Equinox include:

  • Lane Keep Assist w/Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • IntelliBeam Headlamps
  • Forward Collision Alert

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Competition

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs the 2021 Ford Escape

Both American-borne crossovers and their current quality are a result of the sudden shunning of the sedan body-style in the American automobile market. Both are torchbearers for their manufacturers in this segment. They have plenty to offer at competitive prices. But the Ford Escape still edges the Equinox out as the better driving crossover, and it doesn’t lack much in other areas either.

2021 Ford Escape

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs the 2021 Subaru Forester

The 2021 Subaru Forester is quite easily one of the best crossovers in the segment when it comes to the driving experience. The symmetrical AWD system is predictable but the CVT takes away from the fun of the Forester, but it still remains an easy car to maneuver. Moreover, the Forester is a better vehicle to take light off-roading.

2021 Subaru Forester

2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs the 2021 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a tried and tested vehicle of the class, having been sold for over 20 years now. Based on a slightly modified platform of the Civic, it is one of the most successful crossovers the world has ever seen, owing to its pleasant ride quality, noise insulation, and the general hassle-free experience it provides.

2021 Honda CR-V

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Equinox cannot necessarily compete with the refinement levels of the CR-V, which has been around for much longer, and people now know what to expect of the crossover. That being said, the more expensive trims of the Chevrolet Equinox could bring in the quality that the CR-V misses out on. And now with the 2022 redesign and the introduction of an all-new RS model, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is clearly looking to start a new chapter in the world of compact crossovers.

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox FAQs

What is the price of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

Available in 5 trim levels L, LS, LT, Premier, and also a sporty RS variant, the prices for the 2022 Equinox could start from $25,000.

What other SUVs can be compared to the Chevrolet Equinox?

The Chevrolet Equinox shows off its prowess against rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and the Subaru Forester amongst others.

Does the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes, all of the trims of the 2022 Equinox get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard fitments.

What is the infotainment offered in the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

A 7-inch touchscreen is standard on all models of the 2022 Equinox. There is also the option of an 8-inch unit on offer.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.6

based on 161 ratings


7.5/10 Features
7.5/10 Interiors
7.6/10 Design
7.7/10 Safety
7.8/10 Reliability
7.7/10 Deal Value
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2022 Chevrolet Equinox Overall Reviews


CF

Cecil S. Fisher

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

1LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 26, 2021

Boring

Pros - Roomy

Cons - Driving dynamics are bad, acceleration is nonexistent, not very comfortable

No fun There are always good and bad points of everything and Equinox is no exception in this regard. So, it is both good and bad like everything else but in this case, bad far outweighs the good. And that is not very good especially if you are a vehicle. What are the good parts? Well, it is roomy/spacious. The cabin is airy and doesn’t feel claustrophobic at all. This is the only good part though. The bad part is it makes a lot of noise, doesn’t have enough power. In short, the driving dynamics are garbage. It’s that bad. The suspension is not good either, killing the ride quality. Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with! They made the whole buying the car an easy, and exciting decision. I never felt pressured.

6/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

JN

John M. Nash

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

1LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

Turbo power

Pros - Turbo, good gas mileage, decent driveability

Cons - Tedious instrument console

Starts in a jiff in morning and drives quite smooth Equinox may look a sissy car on the window sticker but it has even better power than most of the cars I've ever driven. All thanks to turbo. I would have wanted to see Chevy putting some efforts for the instrument console as well. It looks tedious and has nothing to offer but boring guages Just the boring guage display up front which ruins it all. Not bad actually except a few flaws here and there I feel safe in it because of all the features and it's decent driveability No problems with reliability as well. It's driving just fine and never really throws those tantrums on us As long as it drives the way it is, I don't have any problems with the price I paid and the value I like the car and I definately enjoyed my time at the dealership getting it

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

JR

James M. Raiford

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2LT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

Bigger engine

Pros - Comfortable front row seats, caramel metallic finish, lots of get up and go

Cons - Not a lot of options on it, does not have a remote start, stiff seats at back

Equinox is overpriced as it misses out on several options which should have been included in this price Lots of get up and go of our Chevy is what makes it our fav hauler. It's always nice to have a reliable/practical option parked on the driveway and we count on it Not all the advanced features but the ones useful for daily driving. The front row enjoys the most cushy and snuggly seats. Has this contouring on edges for even more comfort. Totally opposite bench seat at back though It has a pretty good design and quality fit and finish. In caramel metallic finish, it looks absolutely stunning Sure hasn't bothered us there. May have had more features on the list though The pricing either could be better or the number of features/options should have been there in this price range Deserves more bells and whistles for the price I wouldn't be honest if I said it was the best experience of my life

6/10
Features
5/10
Interior
6/10
Design
5/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
5/10
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Used Chevrolet Equinox for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2021 Chevrolet Equinox 12 $16,995 163 Listings
2020 Chevrolet Equinox 221 $14,592 3125 Listings
2019 Chevrolet Equinox 199 $3,999 3981 Listings
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 433 $6,995 7882 Listings
2017 Chevrolet Equinox 216 $3,500 2524 Listings
2016 Chevrolet Equinox 185 $4,995 1941 Listings
2015 Chevrolet Equinox 286 $4,989 2600 Listings
2014 Chevrolet Equinox 239 $3,750 1752 Listings
2013 Chevrolet Equinox 278 $3,500 1746 Listings
2012 Chevrolet Equinox 210 $2,148 1236 Listings
2011 Chevrolet Equinox 194 $1,661 908 Listings

Top User Reviews

6

User Overall Rating

Boring

No fun

by Cecil S. Fisher

7

User Overall Rating

Turbo power

Starts in a jiff in morning and drives quite smooth

by John M. Nash

5

User Overall Rating

Bigger engine

Equinox is overpriced as it misses out on several options which should have been included in this price

by James M. Raiford

9

User Overall Rating

Chevy knows how to do it

Nails down the city driving part just fine

by Curtis M. Hensley

10

User Overall Rating

Efficient and dependable

great mpg, driveability, features, and price

by Helen J. Robinson

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