2022 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth ride in most conditions
  • Stable handling
  • Intuitive, straightforward infotainment system


  • Smaller cargo space than many competitors
  • Numerous option packages can make finding the right features harder
  • Engine doesn’t feel very lively

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

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The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox gets a refreshed look

This Chevy SUV is worth a look if you appreciate a smooth ride and an intuitive, easy-to-use infotainment system. It also offers a ton of optional extras. It’s important to know that feature availability varies a lot more for the Equinox than some competitors, so finding the features you want may be a bit more complicated. For example, while forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking was standard equipment, adaptive cruise control was part of an option package for mid-level (LT and above) trims.

For 2022, Chevy refreshed the Equinox, tweaking the exterior and interior looks, adding more optional tech features, making driver-aid options packages available for lower trim levels, and adding a new RS trim that offers sportier looks. Unfortunately, the only available engine delivers lackluster performance–you’ll have to go back to 2020 to get a power upgrade in the form of a turbocharged engine.

All Chevrolet Equinox years

New for 2022

  • The Equinox is available in a new trim called the RS.
  • The L trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • The LS trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Explore Chevrolet Equinox details

RS 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/R 39.9"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox

What We Like

Smooth ride: The Chevy Equinox does a good job soaking up bumps in the road and offers a smooth ride on most surfaces. It also feels very stable, rather than overly soft or floaty. That’s a real strength, especially for any passengers who are prone to queasiness.

Easy infotainment: Two touchscreens are available, and both feature crisp displays with snappy response times. The menus are structured logically, and large buttons are easy to press. There’s not much of a learning curve, so the infotainment is friendly for new owners.

Convenience upgrades: The Equinox has a lot of different options packages, so there are a lot of nice upgrades to be found. For example, the Equinox can be equipped with a 120-volt household-style power outlet–a rare feature in the compact SUV class. Just note that the multitude of packages can make things a bit confusing.

What Needs Improvement

Engine options: The Equinox used to offer multiple engine choices, including a more powerful gas engine and even a diesel with great highway mileage. Now, only the base engine remains, and neither its performance nor its fuel economy are particularly competitive.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Equinox an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Equinox 11th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2022 Chevrolet Equinox trims

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  • 170-hp, 203-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera




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