New Chevrolet 2022 Chevrolet Equinox for Sale in Springfield, MA
The versatile Chevy Equinox is back for model year 2022 with some new features to enhance its tried-and-true mix of attributes. The spacious midsized crossover has a new look, with freshly styled front and rear bumpers, a revamped grille, and standard LED headlights and daytime running lights. Wireless smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) is standard now as well, and the driver-assist suite has been expanded with more technologies. Chevrolet has also added another trim level called the RS, which is distinguished by its blacked-out exterior and interior. The top-of-the-line Premier trim has also seen some changes, getting a sleek black grille with chrome accents and a novel interior look with elegant French-style stitching on the seats.
The 2022 model year has the Chevrolet Equinox’s trim lineup growing to four: the LS, LT, RS, and Premier. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains are offered with the sole powertrain setup: a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission. FWD versions of the Equinox are rated by the EPA to achieve 26 miles per gallon around town and 31 mpg on the highway; AWD will dip that to 25 city/30 highway. The Equinox can handle a small trailer, with a towing limit of 1,500 pounds.
Standard and Optional Features
The base LS gets a mix of basic and upscale features, such as automatic on/off LED headlights, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, a pair of 12V outlets (one in the front row and one in the cargo area), four USB ports (two charging and two data), a Wi-Fi hotspot, and 17-inch wheels. Active noise-canceling technology makes for a peaceful ride, and the 60/40-split fold-flat rear seat helps to accommodate oversized cargo. The LT adds remote start, a power driver’s seat, deeply tinted glass for the back window, and an overhead holder for sunglasses.
The newly introduced RS has the aforementioned blacked-out theme on its badging, 19-inch wheels, and interior, while also getting a power liftgate, heated front seats, automatic climate control with two zones, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, and a universal home remote. At the top of the heap, the Premier gets 18-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a hands-free liftgate, deluxe exterior mirrors with turn-signal indicators and position memory, a 120V power outlet, driver’s seat position memory, and perforated-leather seats. Some of the standalone optional features are a panoramic moonroof ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, and a power front passenger’s seat.
Safety and Technology
The Chevy Safety Assist driver-assist bundle comes standard, setting up every Equinox with auto high beams, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, a following distance indicator, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. The RS and Premier also get rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, and lane change alert with side blind-zone alert; adaptive cruise control and a surround-view monitor are optional for those trims. GM’s Teen Driver feature is also standard, giving parents and guardians a novel way to see how newly licensed drivers are doing on their own. The system makes sure that seatbelts are fastened and the audio is kept at a reasonable volume, plus it generates a data report for the adults showing important safety-related stats such as speed.
For infotainment, the first three trims get a system that can be controlled via voice recognition or a 7-inch touchscreen. It also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and six speakers. Buyers of the RS and Premier can elect to improve their system with an 8-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, and a premium Bose audio system with seven speakers.