2020 Chevy Equinox: A Comprehensive Guide

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is well-known for its attractive appearance and contemporary features, but it also performs admirably. If you’re curious about the available engine options for this magnificent compact SUV and other superior features which make it one of the most selling cars in the country, This is precisely where you have to be if you are looking to buy a 2020 Chevy Equinox.

Equinox is the bullseye car for Chevy because it has the right mixture of power, comfort and features. All these attributes have made Chevy Equinox one of America’s most selling and desired SUVs.

Little History of Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet has sold more than 3 million equinoxes since its inception, and the sales figures have never gone down. The production of Equinox was started in 2004 and in 2010 Second Generation of equinox came to the market. After receiving several facelifts and the addition of trims. Americans are driving 3rd generation of Chevrolet Equinox with all the modern features introduced in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

What’s New For Chevy Equinox 2020?

Midnight Edition

Offered on the LT trim. The exterior of the 2020 Chevy Equinox Lt is Mosaic DarkkBlack Metallic. The interior is Jet Black with pierced leather upholstery, and the nineteen-inch wheels are Gloss Black. The front fog lamp has a dark-finish bezel, the grille and grille design mesh have black surroundings, and the Bowtie emblems are black.

Exterior Color Options

The Mid Blue Metallic of Chevy Equinox 2020 gives a very soothing effect to the eyes. At the same time, Chevrolet has kept in mind the young blood and offered Cayenne Orange Metallic to make outstanding visibility. Chocolate Metallic is a color that will find a lover in every country because of its premium look.

2020 Chevy Equinox LT gets perforated Jet Black leather seat covers.

2020 Chevy Equinox Points of Emphasis

The equinox model year 2020 is offered in the L, LS, LT, and Equinox Premier versions with an optional AWD system. 1.5 lt turbo engine is standard across all Equinox variants. A more powerful 2.0 Lt. turbo engine mated with a 9-speed automatic gearbox is obtainable on LT and Equinox Premier Trims.

Driver shift Command comes factory fitted in all variants.

All wheel Drive System(AWD)

Another exciting feature of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is the changeable All-wheel drive system. This system amplifies the traction on slippy and icy roads. You can keep the all-wheel drive on through all seasons as the rear wheel engage only when the computer senses a reduction in traction. When selecting front-wheel drive mode, all-wheel drive elements disengage and offer better fuel economy. LS, LT and Equinox Premier variants come equipped with this feature.

Autonomous Air Conditioning and Remote Ignition

Dual-zone autonomous air conditioning is factory fitted on 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier and optional on Lt trim. Keyless entry and ignition are standard across all variants. Remote ignition is standard in Premier and optional on Lt trim, adding to the feel of luxury for every buyer of Chevy Equinox 2020.

Advanced Lights and Lift Gate

Headlights and Taillights equipped with LED are factory fitted on Premier. 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier also comes with a hands-free power lift gate. LT trim has the option of a power liftgate. An active noise reduction system is installed in every variant.

Seats and Steering

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Premier comes with an option of a heated steering wheel, leather seat covers and ventilated driver and forward passenger seats. Equinox Premier has factory-fitted warmed front seats and optional rear heated seats. 2020 Chevy Equinox LT also has the option of warmed front seats. The bottom cushioning of the back seat may be tilted, creating a flat loading surface for more straightforward loading. The rear seat alarm is factory fitted in all variants. Equinox Premier and LT have an option of an electric sunroof.

Engine Specs and Performance

2020 Chevrolet Equinox has two reliable and smooth engine options. These engines are powerful enough to propel the SUV on the roads, giving driving pleasure.

1.5 L I4(Inline 4) turbo DOHC( Double Over Head Camshaft) DI (Direct Injection), which produces 170 horsepower @ 5600 RPM and 275 Nm @ 2500-4500. If commuting daily is your requirement and fuel efficiency is on your priority list, this engine option will suit your need.

2.0 I4 Turbo DOHC, which generates 252 hp @ 5500 RPM and 353 Nm @ 2500-4500. If fun is on your mind while driving, this engine gives enough punch and trailering capacity for your long drive.

Both the engines have four valves per cylinder, cylinder block and cylinder head are made of cast aluminum which further makes the engine lightweight. These features help the motor to give a better power-to-weight ratio and enhanced fuel efficiency.

Previously, Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient engine was a 1.6-liter turbo diesel, but this engine has been discontinued. Therefore, buyers who prioritize gas mileage should consider the hybrid versions of the RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V.


The 1.5L Turbo engine is mated with Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission (1.5L), and the 2.0 L Turbo engine is coupled with a Hydra-Matic 9T50 9-speed automatic gearbox. 

Fuel Economy and Fuel Tank Capacity

2020 Chevrolet Equinox has two fuel tank options having a capacity of 14.9 gallons in FWD, and the AWD version has a total capacity of 15.6 gallons.

Chevy Equinox turbocharged 1.5 L FWD variants give EPA estimates 26 MPG(Miles Per Gallon) on city roads and 31 MPG on highways. The 1.5 L AWD variants offer 25 MPG on city roads and 30 MPG on highways.

Chevy Equinox 2.0L FWD variants give EPA estimates 22 MPG on city roads and 29 MPG on highways. The 2.0L AWD variants offer 22 MPG city roads and 28 MPG highways.

Suspension System and Brakes

The 2020 Chevy Equinox features a MacPherson strut front suspension with precisely calibrated coil springs, a direct-acting stabilizing arm, and a four-link independent rear suspension.

With 17-inch wheels and electronic power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, the Equinox has a 37.4-foot turning radius.

Equinox sports Duralife rotors with low-drag calipers and discs on all four wheels, which gives the driver more confidence on the road.

The Chevy Equinox offers a smooth ride, and it feels pretty responsive and straightforward to steer while driving around town. The brakes have comforting stopping strength, and the steering is efficient.

Infotainment and Connectivity

2020 Chevy Equinox Infotainment and Connectivity

2020 Chevy Equinox LS and LT come equipped with a Seven-inch diagonal color capacitive touchscreen infotainment system, and Equinox Premier comes with an Eight-inch diagonal color touchscreen infotainment system. 

Also, an Eight-inch diagonal high-definition color capacitive touchscreen and connected Navigation infotainment system are optional on Equinox LT and Equinox Premier. 

This system includes a Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with 4G LTE Internet data. To connect your IoS and Android devices, Apple CarPlay with Android Auto is also compatible.

2020 Chevy Equinox Premier has a factory-fitted Wireless charging system, freeing you from the hassle of managing wires while driving. 

Chevrolet has installed 4 USB data points and an aux input as company fitted on L, LS, and LT trims, and 2 additional USB points and an SD card reader are optional on LT and Factory included on Premier 

2020 Chevy Equinox has Teen DriverMonitoring System, allowing parents to control and evaluate their teen’s driving habits.

Equinox has a Chevrolet Connected Subscription with ten years of connectivity in all variants.

Safety Features and Driver Assistance

2020 Chevy Equinox comes with six factory-fitted airbags.

In case of a head-on collision, a Frontal airbag for the driver and front seat passenger with a Passenger Sensing Program. Seat-mounted side-impact for driver and front passenger. In case of a side collision, a Head-curtain airbag for the front seat and rear outboard seating positions.

TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and Back Vision camera is factory fitment across all Chevrolet Equinox Variants.

HD(High Definition) Rear view camera is factory fitment for Equinox Premier and optional for Equinox LT.


To prevent or lessen the severity of a front-end collision with a detected vehicle you are following(Following Vehicle Indicator)FVI, especially at highway speeds, AEB(Automatic Emergency Braking) works in conjunction with FCW( Forward Collision Warning). Radar and camera technology augment the driver’s hard braking or automatically apply hard emergency braking.

2020 Chevy Equinox comes with Forward Pedestrian Braking and Lane Keep Assistance with Lane Departure Warning. IntelliBeam headlamps are factory fitments in all variants.

Chevrolet also offers a Driver Confidence II Package which consists of Lane Change Warning with Side Blind Zone Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Equinox Premier is factory-fitted, and Equinox LT has it as an option. 

Chevrolet Driver Assistance III Package includes HD Surround View, Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera, and Safety Alert Seat are options on 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier.

Exterior and Interior Dimensions

2020 Chevy Equinox Interior

Chevy Equinox 2020 has a wheelbase of 2725 mm, which gives excellent legroom to the front and rear passengers. End To End length of the equinox is 4652 mm, which adds to the cargo capacity. Equinox has a width of 1843 mm, providing comfortable seating to its passengers. Ground Clearance is 193 mm in 17-in wheels FWD, 202 mm in 17-in AWD and 204 mm in 18-in AWD, giving you the freedom to go off the road confidently.

Chevy Equinox 2020 Interior has headroom of 1016 mm, legroom of 1040 mm in front and 1013 in the rear. The shoulder room is 1453 mm in front and 1410 mm in the back. The hip room is 1377 mm in front and 1313 mm in the rear, giving a comfortable and spacious ride.

Trailering capacity, Cargo Space and Curb. Weight

2020 Chevy Equinox has a curb. Weight of 1485 kg for Equinox L/LS 1.5 L FWD,1572 Kg for Equinox LS 1.5L AWD, 1508 kg for Equinox LT 1.5L FWD, 1578 kg for Equinox 1.5 L AWD, 1520 kg for Equinox Premier 1.5L FWD, 1593 kg for Equinox 1.5L AWD, 1564 kg for Equinox LT 2.0L FWD, 1637 kg for Equinox LT 2.0L AWD,1587 kg for Equinox Premier 2.0L FWD, 1662 kg for Equinox Premier 2.0L AWD.

Chevy Equinox 2020 has a total passenger volume of 2932 liters. Cargo volume with rear seats folded 1809 ltr. And behind the back seat is 846 Ltr.

Chevy Equinox has a towing capacity of 1585 kgs with its 2.0L engine variant.

Some Questions in Customer’s Minds:

Q: What are the safety ratings of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox?

Rating By IIHS ( Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

In all six crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety granted the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox the highest possible rating of Good. Headlights in the LT received the second-highest grade of Acceptable, while those in the lower trims received the second-lowest rating of Marginal. The IIHS designated the LT trim a Top Safety Pick.

The IIHS grades collision avoidance features using a separate scale. The standard vehicle-to-vehicle front accident prevention system on this Chevy obtained the highest grade of Superior. In contrast, the standard vehicle-to-pedestrian system received the middle-grade rating of Advanced.

Ratings by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

The Chevy Equinox received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with five-star ratings in the frontal and side crash tests and four-star ratings in the rollover test.

Q: Which variant of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox should I choose?

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is available in the L, LS, LT, and Equinox Premier trim levels. A 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive are shared by all four. A 2.0-liter engine is available for both the LT and Equinox Premier. The update is worthwhile only for that engine.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox L: The L variant has a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, a rear-seat reminder, and alloy wheels. Additionally standard is GM’s Teen Driver Monitoring System.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox LS: LS doesn’t add many basic features, but select versions may come with extras like an eight-way power driver’s seat and changes to the exterior design.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT: The LT shares much of the same features as the LS, with the addition of a power driver’s seat and satellite radio. Additionally, this is the first trim level with a more powerful engine. Dual-zone automatic climate control, warmed front seat, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, rear parking sensors, remote start, a power liftgate, an 8-inch touch screen, and GPS are additional features that you might discover in select variants.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Premier: The top variant Premier model adds leather-appointed seating, a hands-free liftgate, and wireless device charging to the LT’s available amenities. The only trim with a seven-speaker Bose stereo, HD Radio, an eight-way electric front seat, ventilated front seats, rear heated outboard seat, a heated steering wheel, a surround-view parking camera system, a safety alert seat, and adaptive cruise control is also available.

Q: What are the specifications of R Line Variants?

The Chevy Equinox Redline Variant is a unique edition option for the Equinox Premier trim level for 2020 that adds a good amount of aggressive cosmetic improvements and valuable enhancements, such as:

  • Red accents and black center caps are added to 19-inch black wheels.
  • Black Bowtie Emblems Front and Rear 19′′ All-Season Blackwall Tires.
  • Black ‘Equinox’ Badges with a Red Outline on a Black Grille with a Specific Redline.
  • White Mirror Caps. Window Surround in Black

The Takeaway: What variant should you go for?

It depends on why you’re buying a car in this market. Compared to the standard model, the Premier model is incredibly luxurious and has extra creature amenities. The MSRP of the 2020 Chevy Equinox is, however, only a little more than that of the entry-level L model.

The L model, however, doesn’t bother us as much. You may want to consider the mid-range LT model, which adds several valuable options like an eight-way power driver’s seat, more chrome trim, and body-colored external mirrors above the LS model.

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