The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is essentially a carryover model but receives new exterior color hues, the return of the Sport design packages, a new engine with a slight power bump, and an improved braking system.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Equinox
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is available in four trims: LS, LT, RS, and Premier, with prices ranging from $27,995 to $33,195.
The 2023 Equinox is fitted with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a six-speed automatic. The engine puts out peak values of 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque and power is routed to the front wheels or an all-wheel drive system that is available for $1,600.
The standard drivetrain returns an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon combined while the all-wheel-drive system costs the Equinox two MPG points. Those ratings are not very competitive against the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 - both of which furthermore offer hybrid (and plug-in) powertrains. Chevrolet will offer the all-new Equinox EV for the 2024 model year.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The five-passenger Equinox stretches to 183 inches long which is just a couple more than Ford Escape, and, at 72.6 inches, is only about 1.5 inches narrower, and on par with the rest of the class. Rear space is also even with the rest of the segment (40 inches of legroom and nearly 39 inches of headroom) while cargo room (30 cubic feet) is at the lower end. With the second row folded, the cargo volume expands to 64 cubic feet.
Towing capacity is set at 1,500 pounds.
The base model features automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a following-distance indicator, lane keep assist, and automatic headlights. Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert is offered for $395 and adaptive cruise control is offered on the LT, RS, and Premier trims.
Most trims are equipped with a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen system, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, two USB ports up front with two more located on the back of the center console, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote connectivity. An eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 120-volt power outlet, and additional USB ports are standard on the top trim while a seven-speaker Bose sound system and navigation are optional on the LT, RS, and Premier trims.
2023 Chevrolet Equinox LS - MSRP From $27,995
The base trim features 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated mirrors, LED headlights, a 3.5-inch white and black driver information display, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, and proximity entry. The Sport Edition is $595 and dresses the LS trim with black emblems, grille inserts and surround, and 18-inch wheels.
The Convenience Package is available for $785 and includes an eight-way power driver’s seat, tinted rear windows, and a 4.2-inch color driver information display.
2023 Chevrolet Equinox LT - MSRP From $29,095
The LT includes the features of the Convenience Package and adds LED daytime running lights, body-color mirror caps, chrome window trim, and cargo-area rear seat release levers. There are two primary option packages offered. The
The Confidence and Convenience Package is $1,595 and brings front and rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats. With that package selected, the Safety and Infotainment Package is offered for $1,200 and furthermore includes mirrors with integrated turn signals, upgraded connectivity features, an HD surround-view camera system, and a heated steering wheel.
2023 Chevrolet Equinox RS - MSRP From $32,095
The RS wears a dark exterior trim, 19-inch black wheels, a body-color rear lower bumper, black roof rails, LED tail lights, and packs the features of the Confidence and Convenience Package.
Perforated leather seats and the upgraded sound system are offered in the RS Leather Package ($1,580) while the Safety and Infotainment Package is also available.
2023 Chevrolet Equinox Premier - MSRP From $33,195
The Premier adopts the brighter styling of the LT and the features of the RS. Still, it adds to that combination with chrome grille inserts, front bumper trim, window trim, roof rails, and 18-inch wheels as well as mirrors with integrated turn signals, a hands-free power tailgate, and a rearview camera mirror.
The Confidence and Convenience II Package is offered for $1,745 and features ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, the surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, and parking assist.
Compare Equinox Trims Side-By-Side
The LT trim with the Confidence and Convenience Package brings the expected features for a crossover at this price range while the RS trim will satisfy those looking for features and a bit of bold styling.