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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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$24,995 - $36,895
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170 HP
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  • 2.0-liter turbo engine puts out a healthy 252 horsepower
  • Available diesel model gets 38 mpg on the highway
  • Redline Edition, a 2.0-liter model with a black grille, looks great
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Roomy interior


  • Base model and diesel Equinox are rated to tow only 1,500 pounds
  • Automatic stop/start can’t be disabled
  • Collision-avoidance braking and lane-keep assist cost extra

What's New For 2019

  • Available active cruise control
  • Available pedestrian-sensing automatic braking
  • Optional higher def rearview camera
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing

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$24,995 - $36,895

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All 2019 Equinoxes have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

It does not. But the second row of seats is roomier than you might expect, given the size of the vehicle.

No. The three available engines are a turbo 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, a turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and a turbo 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel.

Even though it’s a diesel, it’s a small one, so the max tow capacity is the same as it is with the 1.5 gas engine: 1,500 pounds. The diesel’s forte is fuel economy; the Equinox diesel is rated by the EPA at 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Expert Review

Revamped last year as a slightly smaller but more sophisticated version of its former self, the 2019 Equinox is Chevrolet’s answer to compact-crossover SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape. It compares well to those rivals in its feature set and driving manners, and offers something no other can match: a diesel engine that earns nearly 40 mpg. Also available is a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that can be had in lieu of the standard 1.5-liter turbo-4. The Equinox boasts laudable technology with standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and 4G LTE connectivity. But to get active safety features such as lane-keep assist and automatic emergency braking, you must buy the highest trim and then spend extra on options.

Driving the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

With three distinct powerplants, the 2019 Chevy Equinox has three distinct driving characteristics. The standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is more than satisfactory. With a 6-speed automatic driving either the front wheels or all four wheels, the little turbo handily gets the Equinox going. We found it had enough grunt to tackle hilly roads, but it’s no barn-burner. The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, however, packs significantly more power. Its 80-plus-horsepower advantage over the base engine grants surprising, chirp-the-tires acceleration off the line and plenty of power for passing. Floor it in a front-wheel-drive version, and you’ll be dealing with torque steer. Then there’s the diesel engine. Like the base gasoline model, this one won’t win many races, but it’s a fuel-economy champ. With an EPA-rated fuel economy of up to 39 mpg, nothing this side of a hybrid comes close. No matter which engine you choose, the Equinox has a ride quality that favors comfort and quiet over, say, the athleticism and nimbleness of a Mazda CX-5.

Favorite Features

The new Equinox stands alone in its class with the availability of a diesel engine. And while diesels are (again) combating a bad reputation, those in the know understand that these powertrains have impressive torque and fuel efficiency. Emissions, meanwhile, are negated via fluid easily added every few thousand miles.

The Equinox’s other optional engine, a 2.0-liter turbo, changes the character of Chevy’s crossover SUV. With 252 horsepower on tap, it makes the Equinox notably quicker. Accelerating from a stop becomes something of a guilty pleasure with this engine, available on LT and Premier trims.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Interior

Chevy’s 2019 Equinox has a sensible and roomy 5-passenger interior. The front seats are supportive and good partners on trips. The 2nd-row bench has a recline feature, but we found the angle a little too sloped when in the max position. Conversely, it folds nearly flat in a 60/40 split, a big help when hauling gear. In all, the Equinox boasts 63.5 cubic feet of space with the rear seats down. That’s notably less than the Honda CR-V’s 75.8 cubic feet, but still quite usable. We also like the sub floor in the rear cargo area to secure smaller objects and keep them out of sight. Up front, the touch-screen system is easy to see and use, and controls for audio and climate are simple and in plain view. Most versions of the Equinox have basic cloth seating, but you can spruce it up with leather in the top-line Premier trim.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior

Looking the part of a younger and smaller sibling to the midsize Chevy Traverse, the new Equinox retains a fresh look all its own. At just over 183 inches in length, the Equinox crossover SUV is large enough to have presence, but small enough to easily fit in parking spaces and garages. Roof rails are available to add utility and bolder SUV looks, while a hands-free tailgate on higher trims makes it easier to load and unload groceries and gear. Various packages, like the new Lights and Bright offering, add elements like a chrome grille surround and 19-inch wheels. Models with the 2.0-liter turbo engine stand apart with dual-exhaust outlets.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Standard Features

The Chevy Equinox is available in four main trims: L, LS, LT and Premier. The least expensive Equinox comes with a 1.5-liter turbo engine, keyless entry and push-button start, 7-inch infotainment system with four USB ports and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 17-inch wheels, and the Teen Driver system that can set parameters and relay information on driving habits. Other highlights include General Motors’ OnStar telematics system and a subscription-based 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi. The LS trim adds a compact spare tire, compass and carpeted floormats, plus allows for all-wheel drive and a few other options, but most buyers will be better off in at least an Equinox LT trim. The LT opens the door to the optional engines and comes with amenities like 8-way power-operated driver’s seat, SiriusXM satellite radio, tinted rear glass, high-intensity headlights, and color driver-information screen.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Options

The top-line Equinox Premier model includes leather interior, heated front seats with driver-position memory, hands-free power tailgate, 8-inch infotainment system with optional navigation, dual-zone climate control, roof rails, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Unfortunately, and unlike competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, you have to spring for the top-line Premier model, then still pay extra for safety features like forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Other options include a Bose audio system that sounds much better than the subpar standard one, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and panoramic sunroof. A Redline Edition that’s available on models with the 2.0-liter turbo engine adds aggressive aesthetics like a black grille, black mirror caps and black Chevy bow-tie badge.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Engine

You have a choice of three engines in the 2019 Chevy Equinox. All are 4-cylinder and come standard in front-wheel drive (FWD), with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional for better traction on slippery surfaces. Standard is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough oomph for most tasks, and is rated to tow 1,500 pounds. Optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 252 horsepower/260 lb-ft of torque that makes the Equinox feel quite a bit faster. It is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Then there’s the Equinox’s X factor -- a diesel engine. The 1.6-liter turbodiesel has 137 horsepower/240 lb-ft of torque, but a remarkable fuel-economy rating of up to 39 mpg. The 1.5-liter gasoline engine and the diesel use a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter turbo has a 9-speed automatic. All Equinox models have an idle start/stop system that cuts engine power at idle, such as at stoplights. Restarts can be annoying, and unlike in other automakers, the system can’t be deactivated.

1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4
170 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
203 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/32 mpg (FWD), 25/30 mpg (AWD)

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
252 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 mpg (FWD), 22/28 mpg (AWD)

1.6-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4
137 horsepower @ 3,750 rpm
240 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/39 mpg (FWD), 28/38 mpg (AWD)

How Much Does the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Cost?

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $24,795 for a front-wheel-drive base L model. Most buyers will be better off in an LS or LT model, which start at $26,795 and $28,095, respectively. If you want a Chevy Equinox diesel, you’ll also have to step up to the LT diesel, which begins at $30,495. Equinox Premium models begin just under $32,000. All-wheel drive is an extra $1,700 and requires the LS trim or higher. All-in, an Equinox SUV can top $42,000 -- quite high in this segment. At its base price, the Equinox undercuts the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue, and is in line with the Ford Escape. Rivals like the Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson start slightly less. Before buying your new compact SUV, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what folks in your area are paying. The Chevy Equinox’s resale value is about average, trailing leaders like the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.

Which 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Model is Right for Me?

2019 Chevrolet Equinox L 1.5L Turbo

Push-button start

17-inch alloy wheels

7-inch touch-screen

Teen Driver technology

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS 1.5L Turbo

Compact spare tire


Available interior protection package

Available keyless-entry keypad

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 1.5L Turbo

HID headlamps

Power driver seat with lumbar

Heated power-adjustable mirrors

Deep-tinted rear glass

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.0L Turbo

18-inch alloy wheels

Chromed dual-outlet exhaust

Second-row mechanical seat levers

Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 1.6 Turbo Diesel

18-inch alloy wheels

HID headlamps

Deep-tinted rear glass

Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 1.5L Turbo

Leather upholstery

Rear Cross-Traffic alert

Hands-free power liftgate

8-inch color touch screen

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 1.6L Turbo Diesel

Heated leather seats (with driver memory)

Hands-free power liftgate

Luggage rack

LED headlights and taillights

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 2.0L Turbo

Heated leather seats (with driver memory)

19-inch alloy wheels

Luggage rack

Hands-free power liftgate

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Reviews


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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

"Great small SUV"

Fun to drive and easy to maneuver.
I very much like all of the features. The 2 liter engine is responsive and the comfort is great. The electronics and dash perfect. Style is very pleasing too.
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

"Fun to Drive"

Comfort, safety features, style
None so far
Our 2019 Equinox Premium has exceeded our expectations. The 1.5 L engine has plenty of pep in both urban and rural driving and has an overall mpg in the mid-to-high twenties. We easily average thirty mpg on rural highways. The features we appreciate the most are found in the Confidence and Convenience II Package – surround vision, adaptive cruise, 8-way power seats, etc. We have found the 8-way power seats to be quite comfortable. After trip of five hundred miles, we were not fatigued. The 18” rims have a stiffer ride that we are accustomed. Also, the turning radius seems to wider than some of GM’s competitors. This is our third Equinox. The 2019 model is the best.Read less
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox


front seat
The Equinox is a very good looking, practical car. This is my 1st Chevy and suv. I went midline with the LT model in a beautiful color called Sandy Ridge (which is now discontinued?!). It's a nice size, easy to drive, easy entry & exit, plenty of power with base turbo engine, plenty of cargo area. Not the smoothest ride on less than ideal road surfaces. Biggest annoyance is front seat positioning...I'm built broad and the right seat bolster hits me in back when I'm center positioned behind wheel...I have to shift to the left so I'm slightly off center to the steering wheel. More hip, elbow, & shoulder room that CRV/RAV/CX5 though. Loved the Crosstrek but wanted bigger vehicle. Practical car & quite attractive...but not my dream ride.Read less
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

"Disappointed in 2019 model"

Major disappointment with the drivers seat. Cannot remain in the seat for more than 30-45 minutes without getting back/hip pain. The lumbar hits me In the upper buttock area rather than at the lumbar region. The start/stop function is not optional and cannot be "turned off". So far it has not failed but it disconcerting to realize the engine shuts down when the brake is engaged. I will not purchase nor recommend an Equinox to anyone.
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

"Traded it in within a year"

Nice styling, good engine performance
Bad ride quality, dealer would not/could not fix
I hadn't owned a GM vehicle since the early 90's and now I remember why. I bought the top of the line Equinox in July 2018. After the first 4 or 5 months it developed an annoying vibration at speeds about 30 mph, felt like driving on a bumpy road at lower speeds, a vibration at freeway speeds. Took it to the dealer, asking them to check wheel balance, suspension components for loose items, or maybe a failing shock. They old me it's because of the nine-speed transmission shifting into high gear causing the engine to lug. I verified for myself by manually keeping the transmission in a lower gear (and thus a higher RPM) the problem still existed. Took it to the dealer again, explaining this. They checked wheel balance (nothing else) and said it was within spec. Being suspicious, I took it to an independent shop. They verified balance was within spec. Grew more unhappy with the ride every time I drove it and decided to take my losses, and traded in for a new Honda Passport. Much better vehicle in all aspects. Trade-in value was awful, lost almost half its original value. After this experience I doubt I'll ever get another GM vehicle.Read less
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Locks
  • Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 26 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 32 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 28 mpg


  • Horsepower - 170 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5600 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.41 inches
  • Torque - 203 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 2000 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/65R17
  • Wheel Type - Aluminum
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • LED Daytime Running Lights


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 1 years


  • Axle Ratio - 3.50
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.5 liter
  • Bore - 2.93 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.0
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3274 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.0 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.5 inches
  • Height - 65.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 40.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 39.9 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Overall Length - 183.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 55.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 63.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 37.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 107.3 inches
  • GVWR - 4464 pounds
  • Width without mirrors - 72.6 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 29.9 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 54.2 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 51.7 inches
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Safety

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox Safety Technology

Low-speed forward automatic braking

If the Equinox senses that a collision with a vehicle is going to happen, it automatically applies the brakes to prevent the impact (or reduce the severity of it).

Lane-change alert

This system warns the driver when there’s a vehicle in the Equinox’s blind spot. It will also detect a vehicle that is rapidly approaching the Equinox’s blind spot.

Rear cross-traffic alert

Radar searches for cross-traffic when you are backing out of a parking spot in the Equinox. If it senses a vehicle, a beep will be heard and the seat will pulse. Standard on the Premier.


2019 Chevrolet Equinox Rankings

170 HP
MPG Combined
28 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
2019 Chevrolet Equinox
170 HP

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