When Chevrolet finally decided to release the 2022 model year edition of its flagship compact crossover model Equinox, it also decided to make the buyers happier by giving the SUV models a light design refresh at the exterior along with a few feature upgrades done to the interior, while introducing to the lineup a new trim level, called RS.
On the other hand, the 2022 model year lineup of Chevrolet Equinox series dropped the earlier available 2.0L turbo-4 engine leaving only one engine left to power all the trim levels. It is a 170-hp making 1.5L turbo-4 engine that is able to deliver not only smart acceleration moments, but can also chase a good fuel economy rate, proudly informed the Forest City Chevrolet dealer.
The Current Year Lineup Structure
After dropping the earlier base L trim, Chevrolet decided to fill the gap by introducing a new trim at the higher end, which will also be a sportier one. As mentioned above, the new trim is named as RS. Hence, the current year lineup of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will include four trims, named LS, LT, RS, and Premier. In all this, the major attraction for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is the inclusion of the new trim named RS that comes designed in black elements throughout while its driving dynamics are tuned to match its cosmetic sporty appeal.
Coming to the terms of feature packaging, we can say that most of the luxuries we can find in the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox series come as optional on the lower trims, while being offered as standard on higher trims. or optional. However, among the optional feature packages, the most popular LS Convenience package now adds up to the standard list of features an 8-way power driver’s seat combined with a 2-way power lumbar support, while on the infotainment side, it clips in a 4.2-inch color display for the driver and dress up the model with a deep-tinted glass for the rear fascia.
As we have already discussed above, for the year 2022, Chevrolet has discontinued the larger sized 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine from the current year lineup of Equinox. Therefore, the only power motivator in the existing lineup will be the 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine that can raise 170 hp and 203 lb. ft. of torque, when the engine gets hitched with a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes as the standard configuration, and the most reputed auto critics say, the said transmission is worth the role, since it can shift the gears seamlessly. As per the standard rules, all the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox models will come configured in an FWD drivetrain but allows an AWD setup which can be ordered on the sheet as an upgradable option.
The ride and handling in the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox might not be something to compare with a sports vehicle, but it does serve all its role well, as a crossover, like hauling five adult people, loading their luggage and cargo items, encourage weekend adventures through some rough patches and off-road surfaces, while offering enough ride comfort, to become a recommendable family vehicle, commented an auto expert we met at the premise of the Forest City Chevy dealer.