Most people require a vehicle that can go anywhere, any time. From long road trips across the country with the family to hitting the town for a fun night with friends, today’s vehicle needs to be easy to drive, with plenty of room and comfort for passengers, and most importantly, it needs to offer a sense of fun and adventure. The 2020 Chevy Equinox is just the right vehicle for a variety of adventures, from taking in the city lights to camping under the stars, with room for five passengers and loads of features that make the journey comfortable and enjoyable.
With four available trim packages and several special editions, it’s easy to choose the perfect 2020 Chevy Equinox for any lifestyle. Whether working, playing, or anywhere in between, this small SUV is specifically engineered to put the “fun” in “function” with plenty of styles.
The aerodynamic body shape opens to reveal a plethora of features that are designed to help drivers maintain safety without sacrificing comfort and stunning good looks. There’s plenty of room for cargo, an impressive capacity for towing, and many options for customizing the 2020 Chevy Equinox to be the hottest vehicle on the block. Technology adds everything needed to keep in touch, to stay entertained, and to keep drivers on the road safely and securely.
If you think you have to shell out the big bucks to get a vehicle with advanced safety features, think again. While this may be the case with other automakers, Chevrolet knows that your family is the most important in the world. That’s why the engineers at Chevy have made sure that even the base models are well equipped with the best safety enhancements available today. The 2020 Chevy Equinox L comes with an amazing suite of state-of-the-art safety features such as automatic high-beams for enhanced visibility, forward collision warning to prevent front-end accidents, and pedestrian detection to keep you alert to foot traffic. It also includes emergency braking to avoid hitting anything or anyone, lane departure warning to prevent side-swiping, and a rearview camera to assist with tight parking spaces and parallel street parking. Now that is a well-rounded safety suite of advanced features that work in unison to protect your family and others at all times.
The base L also comes with keyless ignition/entry, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and a back seat release lever for quick configuration of the cabin. This model also features an infotainment interface that is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. This system works with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free text messaging and calling, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can stream your personalized playlist and integrate your favorite apps. Listen to music through the 6-speaker stereo, and enjoy connectivity everywhere you go with the 4G LTE Wifi hotspot. Needless to say, the base model is anything but basic!
The exterior styling elements also vary between trims. The L model rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels and features automatic halogen headlamps, black exterior accents, and body-colored door handles. It also comes with heated power side mirrors.
Moving up to the LS trim will get you a lot of safety features. These include forward collision warning, automatic high-beams for optimized visibility, lane departure warning to prevent side-swiping on the roads, pedestrian detection, emergency braking, and a rearview camera to assist with reversing out of parking spaces. Also included on the LS is the Teen Driver system. This is perfect for when it's time to hand over the keys to your young driver to learn the ropes of the roads. This innovative technology will disable the stereo system if the seatbelt is not fastened. It also allows you to put volume and speed limits so that your teen driver must drive safely when you're not in the vehicle with them. It will even provide you with report cards so that you can see where your teenager is excelling and where they might need some additional training. Creating safe drivers is the first step in creating safe roads.
The LS can also be equipped with keyless ignition/entry, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and a back seat release lever. It also includes tech features such as an infotainment interface that is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. This system operates with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free text messaging and calling, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can seamlessly stream your personalized playlist and utilize your favorite apps. You can also listen to music through the 6-speaker stereo, and take advantage of the 4G LTE Wifi hotspot. By adding the Convenience package, you can also get power-adjustable front seats.
The LS rolls on 17-inch aluminum wheels and includes automatic halogen headlamps, black exterior accents on the trim, and body-colored door handles. It also comes with heated/power side mirrors.
On the mid-level LT trim, blindspot monitoring has been added to the wide range of included safety features. This model comes with lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic high-beams, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
The Teen Driver system has also been added for parents to keep tabs on how well their teens are driving. This system will disable the stereo if the seatbelt is not fastened. It also allows parents to set volume and speed limits. Furthermore, it will even give parents a report card to see where the teen driver is excelling and where they might need some extra training.
Inside the LT models, you will find power-adjustable front seats that are also heated for extra comfort during the winter months. This version of the Equinox also includes keyless ignition/entry, a back seat release lever, and an infotainment interface that is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. The advanced infotainment system functions with several tech features such as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and texting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also listen to satellite radio through the 6-speaker stereo. A useful 4G LTE Wifi hotspot has also been added.
From the outside, the LT has 17-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlamps, body-colored trims, heated/power side mirrors, and rear privacy glass to prevent passersby from peeking inside. There are also a lot of optional exterior styling elements that you can add at this level, including roof rails, assist steps, rear splash guards, a power liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof.
The top-of-the-line Premier trim includes advanced safety features such as a 360-degree camera system. This allows you to see everything surrounding your vehicle so that you can avoid fender benders and dings. It also comes with blindspot monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic high-beams, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, and the Teen Driver system. If you are worried about your teenager hitting the roads solo, this system will put your mind at ease. It provides you with a report showing how well your teenager is driving. It also disables the stereo if the seatbelt has not been fastened. You can even set speed and volume limits as well.
Slipping behind the wheel of the top-tier Premier model is a luxurious experience. The cabin has been upgraded with sophisticated heated leather seating and a top-of-the-line Bose stereo system for high-quality sound. A wireless charging pad is also included to help keep the cabin clear of clutter. The front seats are power-adjustable, and the cabin also comes equipped with keyless ignition/entry, a rear seat release lever to easily adjust the seating and cargo configuration, and an infotainment system that is displayed on a crisp 7-inch touchscreen monitor.
The infotainment system operates with several tech features such as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and texting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; you can customize your entertainment experience inside this beautiful ride. You can also listen to satellite radio through that premium Bose stereo that we mentioned.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier SUV rolls on 18-inch aluminum wheels and includes features such as body-colored door handles, chrome exterior accents, LED headlamps and taillights, fog lamps, and a hands-free liftgate. Also included at this level are power-adjustable, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and auto-dimming on the driver’s side. It doesn’t get any more luxurious than this.
Drivers of small SUVs covet the ability to stow a lot of stuff. Whether helping friends move, or picking up a spontaneous flea market find, the 2020 Chevy Equinox offers plenty of cargo space. The rear seat features a 60/40 split and folds flat to create a spacious 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Under the rear floor, find an extra hidden cargo space for smaller items that need to travel securely. If this isn’t enough room for cargo, Equinox also has the ability to tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 2.0L engine option, as well.
To keep drivers alert and aware of vehicle information, the 2020 Equinox comes equipped with the standard Chevrolet Infotainment System. This technology helps drivers coordinate calls, access contacts, and play music via the eight-inch configurable touch-screen display or through voice commands. This system is compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, allowing drivers to synchronize all media and maps and keep their attention on the road. Features like a wireless charging pad, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection for up to seven devices, and Sirius XM Radio enhance the experience, taking the stress out of driving with uninterrupted signal and power for all passengers on all the roads of life.
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has been designed with two engine options. The standard option is a 1.5L Turbo Engine. Able to reach 31 mpg highway, this options is both powerful and efficient. The 2.0L Turbo Engine is available for those who need more power or towing capacity. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and offers 252 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. The Tow/Haul mode button makes the tow-and-go process that much easier, with one push of the button automatically alerting the transmission to help with the extra load.
On the LS, LT, and Premier models, drivers who need more control in more driving situations can choose Switchable All Wheel Drive. This feature allows drivers to drive with the full fuel efficiency of front-wheel drive until additional control is required. At the flip of a switch, rainy, slippery, rough, and snowy roads become no problem, as AWD mode takes over to enhance traction and allow better control in these less-than-ideal conditions.
Chevrolet is excited to offer innovative technology on the 2020 Equinox line up, as their commitment to driver and passenger safety continues to develop. Safety features surround the vehicle, from cameras that assist in parking and awareness of pedestrians both behind and in front of the vehicle, to lane warnings that track the vehicle’s position both on the road and in relation to other vehicles. Cameras and alerts also work to combat the traditional blind spot, with safety features that alert when other vehicles or objects are present in a possibly non-visible location.
Features such as Forward Automatic Braking which slows the vehicle automatically in the event of a possible forward collision, IntelliBeam headlamps which reduces high beams when oncoming traffic is detected, and Rear Vision Camer which displays a live view of the rear of the vehicle when in reverse, all come standard starting with the base model. Additional optional safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control which automatically adjusts the set cruise speed to allow for a safe distance between Equinox and the vehicle it’s following, Rear Park Assist which provides markers that can help guide drivers into tight or parallel parking spots, and Hi-Def Surround Vision which provides drivers with an overhead view of the vehicle, allowing drivers to view multiple areas immediately surrounding the vehicle.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox offers two special editions that will definitely excite those who crave high power and impressive good looks. Both editions echo the confident and fun-loving nature of the Equinox, with just a splash of something special. The Midnight Edition includes 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, a black grille, front fog lamps set in a black bezel surround, and black bowtie emblems in front and back. The Midnight Edition is available on the LT trim only.
For those craving the sporty look of the streets, check out the Redline Edition. Available only on the Premier trim, Redline features a black grille, 19-inch black wheels with athletic red accents, black mirror caps, black window surround, black bowtie emblems, and a special red outlined Equinox badge.
From bumper to bumper and every seat in between, the 2020 Chevy Equinox is designed to be the small SUV to excite and inspire drivers to hit the road. With powerful engine options and fuel efficiency, the Equinox is the right size and the right vehicle to take nearly anywhere. Technology allows drivers to stay connected and entertained as the road unwinds ahead, while safety features help take the guesswork out of blind spots, parking, and more.