2022 Chevy Equinox

MSRP range: $25,800 - $32,600
MSRP $26,995
Edmunds suggests you pay $26,763

What Should I Pay

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Review

  • Smooth ride over most road surfaces
  • Stable and precise handling
  • Simple, intuitive infotainment system
  • Smaller cargo area compared to most competitors
  • Wallet-friendly base trim is special-order only
  • Despite turbocharging, the engine doesn't feel very lively
  • Interior materials quality is disappointing considering the price
  • Revised exterior styling
  • Expanded availability of some optional safety features
  • Addition of the sporty-looking RS trim
  • Part of the third Equinox generation introduced for 2018

The Chevrolet Equinox is a small SUV that competes with some of the most popular vehicles on the market, including the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. So for 2022, Chevy is giving the Equinox a bit of an update in hopes of making it a more compelling pick.

This latest model includes a refreshed look with new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and a new grille. The styling on the front and rear bumpers has been revised as well. You'll also be able to get the Equinox in the new RS trim that adds more features and has black wheels and blacked-out trim to make it look sportier.

Unfortunately, the Equinox faces some steep competition, and those cosmetic upgrades don't do much to fix the Equinox's small cargo space, lackluster cabin design and sluggish performance. These are things that will only likely be remedied by a redesign. For 2022, we think most small SUV shoppers would be better off with a Ford Escape, CR-V or Mazda CX-5.

Which Equinox does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend the LT trim level. It provides the broadest array of standard and available features at the most reasonable price. But if you're looking for a little more style in your Equinox, the RS trim doesn't cost much more, adds some sleek black wheels, and offers an impressive number of features for the money.

Chevrolet Equinox models

Chevrolet offers the 2022 Equinox in four trim levels: LS, LT, RS and Premier. Each one is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (170 horsepower, 203 lb-ft of torque) matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Feature highlights include:

LS
The base Equinox comes with:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Keyless entry and push-button ignition
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration (with wireless connectivity)
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

The Equinox also comes standard with driver aids such as:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Equinox back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Rear-seat reminder (alerts you to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle)

You can also opt for the LS Convenience package that adds:

  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Enhanced multi-color driver information display
  • Rear privacy glass

LT
Our recommended trim level is your ticket to satisfaction. It comes with:

  • LS Convenience package
  • Added chrome and body-colored exterior trim
  • Satellite radio
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Remote rear-seat folding levers
  • Illuminated sun visors

Several packages are available for the LT trim, including:

  • Confidence & Convenience package:
    • Remote engine start
    • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Heated front seats
    • Power liftgate
    • Parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible when parking)
    • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Infotainment package:
    • 8-inch touchscreen
    • Navigation system
    • High-definition backup camera
    • 120-volt household-style power outlet
    • Heated steering wheel

RS
Has more standard features and a sportier look thanks to:

  • Features from the LT's Confidence & Convenience package
  • Black-painted 19-inch wheels
  • Black interior with red stitching
  • Unique shift knob
  • Power liftgate
  • Roof rails

The RS trim offers a unique RS Leather package with:

    • Leather upholstery
    • Bose sound system

Premier
Includes all the LT content, plus the Confidence & Convenience package. It also adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Upgraded backup camera
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver's seat memory settings
  • Leather upholstery

The Premier isn't fully loaded out of the box, however. You can also add:

  • Confidence & Convenience II package
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Power-adjustable passenger seat
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts the speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Equinox and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Infotainment II package (requires Confidence & Convenience II package)
    • Navigation system
    • Seven-speaker Bose premium sound system

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$25,800
MPG & Fuel
26 City / 31 Hwy / 28 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 203 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 183.1 in. / Height: 65.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 72.6 in.
Curb Weight: 3274 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 29.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Equinox safety features:

Safety Alert Seat
Vibrates to alert the driver when advanced safety systems activate, including the parking sensors and blind-spot monitor.
Side Blind Zone Alert
Illuminates a light on the Equinox's outside mirrors if there's a vehicle in or approaching the Equinox's left- or right-hand blind spot.
Forward Collision Alert
Sounds an alarm if the Equinox rapidly approaches the vehicle in front and a collision is deemed imminent.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.4%



Chevrolet Equinox vs. the competition

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Honda CR-V

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is our top-ranked compact crossover SUVs, and for good reason. The CR-V offers a comfortable ride, holds its value well over time, and boasts one of the largest cargo holds in the class. It also has a strong engine, impressive fuel efficiency and capable handling. There's also a hybrid version if you want to reduce your fuel consumption even more. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda CR-V.

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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is the Equinox's crosstown rival and offers a more spacious interior with greater cargo capacity than the Chevy. Although the Escape's base engine has one fewer cylinder than the Equinox (three versus four, respectively), it actually makes more horsepower and is more fuel-efficient. The Escape also has a hybrid variant, which is one of our top-ranked hybrid SUVs.

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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned in 2021 and has impressed us so much that it shot to near the top of our small SUV rankings. It does cost a little more than the Equinox, but you get an impressive list of standard features for the money. The Rogue also has a slight edge in horsepower and cargo space.

Compare Chevrolet Equinox & Nissan Rogue features 

2022 Chevrolet Equinox First Impressions

What is the Equinox?

The Chevrolet Equinox is a small SUV that competes with some of the most popular vehicles on the market. Models such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 are all direct rivals to the Equinox. So, for 2022, Chevy is giving the Equinox a bit of an update in hopes of making it a more compelling pick.

We originally thought this update was coming out for the 2021 Equinox, but Chevy has delayed it until the 2022 model year. It includes a refreshed look with new LED headlights and a new grille. You'll also be able to get the Equinox in the new RS trim that has black wheels and blacked-out trim to make it look sportier.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox  - Front 3/4
2022 Chevrolet Equinox
EdmundsEdmunds says

We're not expecting these mild changes to dramatically boost the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox's standings in our small SUV rankings. 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. Look for the 2022 model to come out in the summer of 2021.


FAQ

Is the Chevrolet Equinox a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Equinox both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Equinox fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Equinox gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg to 28 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Equinox has 29.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Equinox. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox:

  • Revised exterior styling
  • Expanded availability of some optional safety features
  • Addition of the sporty-looking RS trim
  • Part of the third Equinox generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Chevrolet Equinox reliable?

To determine whether the Chevrolet Equinox is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Equinox. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Equinox's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Equinox is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

The least-expensive 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $25,800.

Other versions include:

  • LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $26,900
  • RS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $31,700
  • LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $27,400
  • Premier 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $31,000
  • LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $25,800
  • RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $30,100
  • Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $32,600
  • LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $28,500
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Equinox?

If you're interested in the Chevrolet Equinox, the next question is, which Equinox model is right for you? Equinox variants include LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), RS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Premier 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A). For a full list of Equinox models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is offered in the following submodels: Equinox SUV. Available styles include LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), RS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premier 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Chevrolet Equinox models are available with a 1.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Equinox.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Equinox featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,995. The average price paid for a new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $232 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $232 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,763.

The average savings for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 0.9% below the MSRP.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,095. The average price paid for a new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $392 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $392 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,703.

The average savings for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 1.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,295. The average price paid for a new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $264 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $264 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,031.

The average savings for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 0.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,795. The average price paid for a new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $465 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $465 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,330.

The average savings for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 1.4% below the MSRP.

Which 2022 Chevrolet Equinoxes are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2022 Chevrolet Equinox RS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
27 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
27 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG28
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase107.3 in.
Length183.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height65.4 in.
Curb Weight3325 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Chevrolet Equinox?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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