Chevy Equinox is the company’s second best-selling vehicle with the Silverado pickup truck in the first place. The 2019 Chevy Equinox will ride on a new generation and this compact crossover comes with some significant changes. A diesel engine is perhaps the biggest news and this unit delivers 40 mpg and great torque numbers. There will be three drivetrain choices, the interior is modern, technology is great and the safety rating is among best-in-class.
The 2019 Chevy Equinox will get a vast of updates, however, all of the safety and interior features are available in the upper trims or via an optional list of amenities. The cargo space is great, the room inside the cabin is ample, and yes, we are still talking about the compact SUV. Most importantly, the price will stay as affordable as before.
2019 Chevy Equinox changes
The exterior of the all-new 2019 Chevy Equinox looks refreshing. More muscles everywhere, especially on the hood and the front fascia. The radiator grille is larger and the emblem now sits on the upper grille that adds more chrome. The air dam is now on the lower fascia and the fog lights are narrower. Everything looks sleeker up front, even the headlights are thinner. But generally, the front part comes with a very modern and unique look.
And while the whole body got more muscles, we can’s say that for the side profile. Instead of gaining muscular appearance, the side profile features a cleaner design that looks flat and not so exciting. The lack of character lines is visible and this is the area where Chevrolet must work on in the future. The side view mirrors are smaller units than on the current model, however, the stationary glass is all-new. The rear end got some changes such as a roof that is now sloping downward. This styling cue provides the real crossover-SUV presence.
2019 Chevy Equinox interior offers a unique look
The interior of the 2019 Chevy Equinox will get a couple of changes, just like the exterior. However, we can’t say that all of the changes are welcoming. The dashboard is less stylish, for an instance. The looks are more or less the same, but the dimensions of the dash are bigger now. The center stack is shorter and that combination kinda looks weird. On the other hand, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard, while the 8-inch display will be optional. The air vents suffered a slight redesign and the center console will stay intact. Storage area in front of the shifter is shorter than before, but generally, it is the same storage.
The gear shifter is also unchanged, and cup holders are standard as always. The steering wheel features more buttons and those buttons are now smaller and shinier. The instrument cluster consists of two smaller gauges and two larger gauges. The comfort is great, even with the fabric seats. Cargo room is generous as it provides up to 63.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. Latest features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are in the offer, along with the OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
2019 Chevy Equinox engine specs
The biggest changes will happen in the engine department. The 2019 Chevy Equinox is the first company’s model to feature a multi-drivetrain lineup. Moreover, Equinox is the first compact SUV in the U.S. that will get a turbodiesel engine. All three engines are four-cylinder and the standard unit is still a 1.5-liter gasoline. This turbocharged engine belongs to Chevy’s Ecotec family and it generates 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy numbers are 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The optional gasoline engine is the same but the larger unit, a 2.0-liter to be exact. This drivetrain delivers 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of twists. Mileage is slightly lower but the power is a lot greater.
A new diesel option is a 1.6-liter turbocharged output that produces 137 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engine provides the best fuel economy figures, 28/39 mpg to be more precise. However, the CO2 emissions are not that good for this diesel option.
All three units are available with the standard front-wheel-drive configuration. However, an all-wheel-drive system is available and is optional. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is standard. Moreover, a new GM’s 9-speed automatic transmission is in the offer too.
2019 Chevy Equinox price and release date
The forthcoming 2019 Chevy Equinox comes with the starting price around $25,000. This is a small price increase as the changes are significant. The price of the base model is in line with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota RAV4, but more than the Ford Escape. The competition is getting bigger and bigger so it will be interesting to see what does the future brings.
The 2019 Chevy Equinox will for sure offer a couple of trim levels so you can get a more luxurious model for the right money. This compact crossover will go on sale later in 2019.