Overview (Final Score: B)
The 2019is one of the newer compact crossovers on offer right now. Redesigned in 2018, the Equinox sees a few changes for this new model year, but remains the same staid performer with no fewer than three engine options, including a fuel-efficient diesel. Yet the Equinox competes in a segment that is rife with excellent choices.
For the 2019 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox receives an updated infotainment interface, available adaptive cruise control, and a new LT package upgrade called Lights and Brights. The Equinox retains its reputation for a smooth ride, comfortable interior, and predictable handling characteristics.
There are some downsides to the new Equinox as well, but consumers may overlook many of those given the low entry price for the crossover and some of its near-exclusive engine options.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox seats up to five as a compact three-row crossover. There are four trim choices for the Equinox, starting with the base model L and moving through the LS, LT, and Premier points. The top two trim points have three engine options available.
What We Love About the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox:
- Good packaging choices and engine options
- Well-done, smooth ride with confident handling
- Right-sized for many with contemporary looks that stand out a bit
What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox:
- Base trim is special-order only and not very loaded
- Interior materials quality is not up to par for the segment
- Cargo area a bit more cramped than most competitors’ are
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