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Check Drive: 2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier | The Day by day Drive | Client Information® The Day by day Drive

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Consumer Guide Automotive 2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Colour: Radiant Crimson

CG Report Card
Room and Consolation B+
Energy and Efficiency C+
Match and End A-
Gas Financial system B-
Worth B+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim stage evaluated, and will not mirror Client Information’s impressions of your complete mannequin lineup.
Large & Tall Consolation
Large Man B+
Tall Man A
Large & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Large” ranking based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 175-horsepower 1.5-liter
Engine Sort Turbocharged 4
Transmission 6-speed computerized
Drive Wheels AWD

Miles pushed: 150

Noticed gas economic system: 21.4 mpg

Driving combine: 70% metropolis, 30% freeway

EPA-estimated gas economic system: 24/30/26 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)

Gas kind: Common fuel

Base worth: $33,100 (not together with $1395 vacation spot cost)

Choices on take a look at car: Energy sunroof ($1495), Confidence and Comfort II Bundle ($1745), Infotainment II Bundle ($1125), particular paint ($495)

Value as examined: $39,355


Fast Hits

The nice: Elegant Cabin, premium experience and dealing with, loads of folks and cargo area

The great: Logical management format, easy-to-read touchscreen

The not so good: Clunky low-speed drivetrain conduct


Tom Appel:

If Chevrolet has a secret, it’s the Equinox. Whereas most small-crossover customers waded by way of a supply-chain choked market final 12 months, scrambling to find Honda CR-Vs, Hyundai Tucsons, Kia Sportages, and Toyota RAV4s, the surprisingly likable Equinox was quietly racking up gross sales—and sure joyful house owners.

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

In some way, a way, whereas would-be customers have been placing deposits down on automobiles that might not arrive for weeks—and typically months—Chevrolet managed to ship an Equinox to 212,000 prospects final 12 months, putting the small utility in third place within the compact crossover section gross sales race, behind solely the CR-V and RAV4. And, Chevy did this with a comparatively tidy and uncomplicated Equinox product lineup.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Freshened for the 2022 mannequin, the Equinox returns for 2023 with simply 4 trim ranges and only one engine providing.

The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is obtainable in entry-level LS trim (beginning at $27,995), in style LT trim ($30,695), sporty RS trim ($33,695), and luxurious Premier trim ($34,795). Add $1395 for vacation spot, and, if desired, $1600 for AWD.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

The only powertrain consists of a 175-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4 mated to a 6-speed computerized transmission. A muscular 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 mated to a 9-speed computerized transmission was dropped from the roster for the 2022 mannequin 12 months. And, in contrast to the CR-V, Tucson, Sportage, and RAV4, Equinox just isn’t supplied with a hybrid powertrain, an omission which can little question disappoint a big variety of customers on this section.

Although the trim-level choices are few, Chevy does make obtainable to customers numerous methods to customise the look of their Equinox, together with the $595 Sport Version, which incorporates distinctive badges, body-color mirror caps, and 18-inch shiny black alloy wheels. For a similar worth the Midnight Version affords related trim and wheel upgrades.

Client Information lately hung out with a top-trim Equinox Premier AWD. Our take a look at car included the facility sunroof ($1495), Confidence and Comfort II Bundle ($1745), Infotainment II Bundle ($1295), and non-compulsory Radiant Crimson Tintcoat paint ($495). Included within the Infotainment bundle are the Bose premium-audio system, navigation system, 8-inch touchscreen (up from 7-inches), wi-fi CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and expanded voice-command performance. The underside line: $39,355.

And whereas $40,000 could really feel like some huge cash to spend on a small crossover, the Equinox Premier surprises with near-luxury refinement and legitimately upscale cabin appointments. The supportive and cozy front-row seats, for instance, embrace energy management with 2-way lumbar adjustment and are completed in rich-looking two-tone leather-based.

Certainly, the Equinox cabin comes throughout as fashionable and fashionable, with the one disappointment coming within the type of laborious plastic across the middle console and on the decrease door panels.

We discovered touchscreen performance to be wonderful, with the system responding promptly to touches, and common operation to be easy and simple to study.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

The posh expertise continues underway. Journey and dealing with match that of many premium-brand small crossovers, and general quietness is class main. There’s additionally loads of grownup room in each the primary and a pair ofnd seating rows, with entry and egress made simpler by massive door openings. Outward visibility from the motive force’s seat can also be wonderful. Moreover, a low load ground implies that stowing massive objects within the cargo space is much less of a chore than it is perhaps.

Out single severe criticism considerations the drivetrain. Whereas the small, turbocharged engine serves up satisfactory energy—and a bit of extra—it does so in a surprisingly, and un-Common Motors like, crude vogue. The 6-speed computerized does extra shifting than it appears to want to, and the engine appears to spool out for longer intervals of time throughout even mild acceleration than one would possibly anticipate. Abstract: Equinox isn’t as easy working round city because the competitors.

Our gas economic system disenchanted considerably, although our 21.4 mpg return got here throughout a interval of maximum chilly and vital snowfall. Our mileage would little question have been extra spectacular throughout a interval of milder climate.

No, the Equinox can’t be had with a hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrain, it’s solely supplied in 4 flavors, and it’s not particularly fast. It’s, nevertheless, surprisingly luxurious, and boasts convincingly upscale trappings. It’s additionally roomy and really snug. Don’t say we didn’t allow you to in on the key.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

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