Despite that the current generation of this crossover is still pretty fresh, it looks like the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is about to get a couple of novelties. This model has been redesigned two years ago but also received an update just a year later. According to the latest reports, the next year will also bring novelties. The Equinox may be new, but things aren’t going in the way the company was expecting. Simply, the competition in the segment is extremely strong and there is no room for any drawbacks, and this crossover has many.
Therefore, the upcoming update should bring a couple of improvements. Allegedly, we are about to see a couple of visual updates, which would bring this crossover closer to the brand’s latest design language. Also, we could see some additions in terms of standard features. Therefore, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox could come a little bit earlier than you would normally expect.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Redesign
In terms of the overall design, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox definitely won’t change. However, the latest reports are suggesting we are about to see a lot of visual updates. Allegedly, the complete front face will be replaced with a new one, which will follow the brand’s new design language, which has been introduced with models like new Blazer. The new styling philosophy takes a lot of inspiration from the famous Camaro sports car and it is characterized by a bolder look and lots of sharp edges. Other than that, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox will continue in the same way. The overall shape will remain the same, which is pretty typical for the class. Same goes for dimensions, which are pretty average. It offers a lot of space, though some rivals are even more generous in this aspect.
As we’ve just mentioned, the Equinox is spacious. Although there are more spacious rivals in the class, the overall comfort is great. This particularly refers to front seats, which are great, with enough comfort and support for an all-day-long ride. The second row is decent as well and definitely can accommodate adult passengers. On the other side, this crossover definitely can’t compare with some rivals in terms of the cargo space. You can count on about 30 cubic feet behind the rear seats. On the other side, the overall capacity goes over 60 cubic feet.
Still, the biggest drawback of this crossover is the overall interior quality. Typically for Chevy, there is a mix of hi- and low-quality materials. However, low-rent materials prevail, so the cabin doesn’t look very attractive. Moreover, even the color schemes aren’t very good, so it’s not hard to make a conclusion that most rivals look far better from the inside.
When it comes to standard equipment, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox could get a couple of novelties, but the core should remain the same. That’s not great, but not bad either. On one side, the list of tech features is petty good. On the other side, things aren’t that great when it comes to safety.
When it comes to tech goodies, all models come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, which comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as with USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, 6-speaker audio system etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like satellite radio, navigation, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging. A larger touchscreen is also available.
When it comes to safety, the list of standard features is disappointing, as it includes rearview camera only. Fortunately, there is much more in higher trims. You can get things like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, a safety alert seat, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking etc.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Engines
The biggest novelty for the next year is that the diesel version will be discontinued. Therefore, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox will come with two familiar gasoline units in the offer. The base 1.5-liter turbo-four is good for about 170 horsepower, which seems enough for a daily ride. Still, we would recommend a bigger 2.0-liter unit, which delivers more than 252 horsepower, which ensures significantly better driving experience. Besides decent power, these engines are also efficient, with good fuel economy. The base engine returns around 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which are above-average numbers for the class.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date and Price
Considering that there are some interesting novelties to come for the next year, we could expect to see the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox a little bit earlier than usual. Still, the launch date will remain within the last quarter of the year. In terms of the price, we don’t expect changes, so base models should go around 24.000 dollars.