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If you’re looking for a versatile vehicle that can handle quick errands in the city, long out-of-state road trips, and everything in between, then the 2023 Chevy Equinox might just be the perfect SUV you're looking for. This compact SUV is loaded with plenty of useful features across all trim levels, and its well-rounded set of strengths makes it a great choice for all kinds of drivers. Families will appreciate its spacious interior, commuters will get a lot out of its connectivity tech and efficient performance, and drivers of all stripes will feel secure thanks to its comprehensive suite of safety features.
Here at Jim Ellis Chevrolet, we’re proud to get our customers behind the wheel of the 2023 Chevy Equinox. Since it’s available in a range of trim levels, from the affordable RS to the luxurious Premier, you can find a model that’s a perfect fit for your needs and budget. Optional packages give you even more freedom, making it easy to get all the features you want without paying extra for those you don’t need. And if you can’t find a model that suits you in our current inventory, we can help you custom order an Equinox built to your liking from the ground up.
The Equinox is powered by a turbocharged 1.5L engine that provides you with 175 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. You can pair that power with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on whether you prioritize the efficiency of FWD or the extra traction of AWD. An Equinox with FWD gets a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 MPG, while an AWD model is slightly less efficient, with a combined rating of 26 MPG, though it can get up to 30 MPG when driving on the highway. With the available switchable AWD, you can get the best of both worlds, sending power only to the front wheels when driving on well-maintained roads during good weather and turning on AWD when you want that extra bit of confidence during a rainy day or on a dirt road.
Whether you opt for front or all-wheel drive, you’ll get a six-speed automatic transmission. It provides gear shifts that are nice and smooth, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. However, if you want to switch between gears manually, you can switch to a clutchless sequential manual using the included Driver Shift Controls. With this simple interface, you can have more precise control over the vehicle’s operation when you want it, but leave the gear changing up to the automatic system when you don’t. An electronic parking brake comes standard across all trims so that you can put it in place with the touch of a button. The system will even set the parking brake automatically if it senses that you’ve parked on a steep enough incline.
The engine uses Automatic Stop/Start technology to help save fuel. When you’ve come to a complete stop, under certain conditions, the engine shuts off until you remove your foot from the brake. That way, you don’t waste fuel by idling while waiting at a long light cycle or sitting in stop-and-go traffic, so you can go longer between gas stops and spend less money on fuel over time. But if you’re in a situation where you want to keep the engine on while stopping, then you can simply toggle a switch to turn the feature off.
Across all trim levels, the Equinox has a stylish and practical design inside and out. The interior is spacious and versatile, with a maximum cargo volume of 63.9 cu.ft. Accessing the cargo is easy, even if your hands are full, thanks to the available hands-free power liftgate. In addition to the rear cargo hold and the space you can gain by folding down the second row of seating, there’s a hidden storage compartment under the floor, so you can keep your valuables out of sight while your Equinox is parked. The back row of seating has a 60/40 split so you can change up the balance between passengers and cargo from trip to trip.
When it comes to style, you have plenty of different options, each with its own distinct personality. If you like a sporty look, consider the RS trim. The exterior features dark accents like 19-inch Dark Android-painted aluminum wheels, a black Chevy bowtie emblem, and black badging. Gloss black accents like the mesh grille, side rails, and windows complement any exterior paint color that suits your style. Inside, you’ll find jet-black seats with bold red contrast stitching, black ice chrome accents, and a black headliner.
If you’re opting for the more affordable LS trim, you can still get a unique and stylish look by opting for the Midnight Edition. As you may have guessed, this package focuses heavily on black, from the unique mold-in-color grille to the gloss black wheels to the bowties in the front and back. If you want to make an entrance with a vehicle that has a classy, cohesive look, the Midnight Edition Equinox is a great choice.
On the top-tier Premier trim, you can make the Equinox your own with the Redline Edition. In addition to black accents like door handles, window surrounds, and black ice interior accents, you’ll get some splashes of red. These subtle red accents on the wheels, decals, and badging bring an extra layer of complexity to the exterior design and make it stand out wherever you're traveling.
Every driver is unique and has their own set of priorities, from space to fuel efficiency to style, but one thing that just about everyone can agree is important is safety. Driving can be dangerous, so you want to know that your vehicle has every advantage, from basic construction to high-tech features, to help you stay safe on the road. The 2023 Equinox earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thanks to its crashworthiness and standard onboard safety tech. It also earned five stars in the categories of Frontal Crash and Side Crash, having proven itself in crash tests.
Plenty of high-tech driver assistance features come standard across all trim levels of the 2023 Equinox. If you want to save some money by opting for the affordable LS trim, you can feel confident that you aren’t cutting corners when it comes to safety. Standard Chevy Safety Assist features for the Equinox include: