The second-generation model Equinox will be replaced with the next gen and the 2019 Chevy Equinox will sport a more revised exterior and will get a new engine too. On top of that, Equinox will offer a very good performance, new interior look and refreshed exterior.
Plenty of safety features is added to the 2019 model and the surround camera is the highlight in that segment. Once a midsize SUV, 2019 Chevy Equinox is now classified as a compact vehicle.
2019 Chevy Equinox Exterior Refreshments
The 2019 Chevy Equinox gained some muscles during the last refreshment. The fenders are narrower and the hood looks more aggressive. Another change is that the emblem is now placed on the upper grille, and the upper grille is in contact with a front radiator grille. It will measure the 107.3-inch in wheelbase,
length 183.1 inches, width 72.6 in and height is 65.4 in. With this dimensions, this SUV is capable to accumulate comfortably five adults passengers.
The air dam of the 2019 Chevy Equinox is mounted directly to the bottom of the front fascia. It looks like the fog lamps are smaller, twice smaller than before to be exact. The headlights of the 2019 Chevy Equinox are also replaced, as they are now sleeker and thinner, and the whole front part looks sharper and modern. The model will be available in four trims L, LS, LT, Premier.
Moving to the back and we can see that the roof is more sloped in the rear and this change gave Equinox a real crossover look. The new hook is installed as well, and the stop lights now come in two-piece units. The 2019 Chevy Equinox will be available in 12 exterior colors;
- Silver Ice
- Summit White
- Sandy Ridge (LS, LT, Premier)
- Ivy Metallic (LT, Premier)
- Nightfall Gray Metallic (LS, LT, Premier)
- Orange Burst (LT, Premier)
- Satin Steel Metallic (LT, Premier)
- Mosaic Black Metallic (LT, Premier)
- Cajun Red Tintcoat (LT, Premier)
- Pepperdust (LT, Premier)
- Storm Blue Metallic (LS, LT, Premier)
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (LT, Premier)
2019 Chevy Equinox Interior and Color Options
The interior sports the same old overall look, but some changes are visible. The center stack is revised and decreased a little bit, and the MyLink infotainment system comes with a 7-inch screen. Some silver design is added to the infotainment system and center vents.
The storage area is at the same place before but now features a wider and less tall look. For the entertainment, this SUV will posses Audio system with 6-speakers, Bluetooth streaming for most phones, Chevrolet MyLink Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The steering wheel is reshaped with the simplified buttons on its left and right side. Instrument cluster still comes with two analog gauges and the driver information screen is slightly wider. Speaking of interior features, the seats are denim-style fabric. The rear seats are folding flat for an additional cargo room. 2019 Chevy Equinox will feature latest Apple CarPlay and Android CarPlay, and OnStar 4G LTE hotspot is available only with premium model.
One can choose up to 6 seating and interior trim colors in the 2019 Chevy Equinox:
- Premium Cloth Seat and Trim Colors (L, LS and LT models) Medium Ash Gray color
- Deluxe Cloth Seat and Trim Colors (LT model) Jet Black and Jet Black/Cinnamon colors
- Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat and Trim Colors (Premier model) Jet Black, Jet Black/Brandy and Medium Ash Gray colors
The 2019 Chevy Equinox comes with many features for the safety. Some of them are stability control system, traction control, airbags, head curtain, rear vision camera, door locks, rear child security, teen driver mode, low tire pressure monitor, advanced diagnostics, emergency service.
Also, it will offer an automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance and roadside assistance. In the US NHTSA Crash Test, this SUV is gain four stars for the security.
2019 Chevy Equinox Engine Variants
The 2019 Chevy Equinox is not only the first SUV in North America that offers a full turbocharger multi-engine lineup. It comes with three engine options. The first engine in the offer is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that is a part of Chevy’s Ecotec family. It uses a direct injection system and it can produce up to 170 HP. Also, it comes with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel-drive system. It will provide in city/highway fuel economy: of 26/32 mpg (FWD) and 24/30 mpg (AWD).
The next one is 1.6-liter turbodiesel unit can return 136 HP and 240 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, this drivetrain features a variable-geometry turbo and also the start/stop technology. Thanks to that, it can achieve up to 39 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T AWD
The top of the line is the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that bursts amazing 255 HP. These numbers are same as in the Audi Q5 model. Furthermore, this engine comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. As for the EPA rated it will give one 22/29 mpg (FWD) and 22/28 mpg (AWD). The fuel tank has the capacity of 15.6 gallons.
This model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6,6 sec, 0 to100 mph in 17.1 sec and from 0 to 130 mph in 39.8 sec. Furthermore, the maximum run of this SUV is 155 mph. In this section, it beat models Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Kia Sportage, but it lags behind Audi Q5 model in 0.8 seconds.
As we already wrote, this 2019 Chevy Equinox will come with three engines. The first two 1,5 liter petrol and 1,6-liter turbo-diesel engine will have enough power and torque to tow up to 1500 pounds with properly equipping. The last one engine and powerful 2.0 liter will offer a tow/haul mode that will help one to halt with ease. This one will be capable to tow maximum 3500 pounds.
2019 Chevy Equinox Price, Competitions and Release Date
The 2019 Chevy Equinox will cost $25,000. However, the 2.0-liter model will easily go up to $35,000. Competitors like Mitsubishi Outlander or Ford Escape are slightly cheaper, but if you opt for them, you’ll have to pay for additional amenities. Why? Because Chevy Equinox is definitely a better-equipped SUV.
This model will also compete with similar size models Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5. It will go on sale at the end of 2018 or in the first months of 2019.