The new 2022 Chevrolet Equinox has a lot to offer SUV owners. If you’re in the market for a new SUV, this is an option you should definitely consider. Not only does the Chevrolet Equinox come with some great interior features, like a 7-inch infotainment center, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and great driver-assistance technology, but it also performs very well. Performance is important when you’re looking for a small SUV, as you want something that’s capable of handling different driving conditions. Below, we’ll outline some of the top performance-related features to highlight what makes this SUV a great option.
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To start, there are two types of engines available with the Chevrolet Equinox, depending on the trim level that you select. The base models use a 1.5-liter turbo I-4 engine. This engine produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The other engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This one produces around 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is a significant upgrade in terms of power but comes with a higher price tag, so you’ll need to decide on how much you want to spend on power.
In addition to different engine types, you can also choose between two types of drivetrains. The first option is a front-wheel-drive system, which comes standard on all trims. In a front-wheel-drive system, the engine provides power to your front wheels to move the vehicle. There are a few advantages to going with a front-wheel-drive system. It reduces the weight of the car and produces better fuel economy ratings. In addition, a front-wheel drive is typically cheaper to produce, meaning it’s the more affordable option for consumers.
Available All-Wheel Drive
If you plan to take your Chevrolet Equinox on rougher roads or want something that can handle bad weather conditions, consider the second drivetrain option, an all-wheel-drive system. An all-wheel-drive system provides more stability compared to a front-wheel-drive system because, in an AWD system, the engine provides power to all the wheels. By regulating which wheels get power when the machine can provide better traction on the roads. You can expect to get slightly lower performance when it comes to fuel efficiency, however. AWD is an option for some Chevrolet Equinox trims at an additional cost.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
The standard transmission in the Chevrolet Equinox is a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic. This transmission shifts seamlessly, resulting in a more enjoyable ride. In addition, the gearbox doesn’t shift down too quickly thanks to its adaptive shift controls, which results in better fuel economy since you don’t need to use the brakes as often when going downhill. All in all, you likely won’t have any issues with this transmission and it will provide you with a comfortable driving experience, which is the two main things you want from any transmission.
Available Wheel Sizes
Another choice you have when looking for a Chevrolet Equinox is wheel size. Wheel size can have an impact on the performance of your vehicle, such as how comfortable the ride is and how well you’re able to handle rougher road conditions. Depending on the trim that you select, 17-inch and 18-inch wheels come standard with the Chevrolet Equinox.
However, you have the option of upgrading to even larger 19-inch wheels for some trims. To learn more about which trim levels come with which wheel sizes, and how they impact the performance of your vehicle, the sales staff at Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville would be happy to assist you.
Fuel efficiency is an important factor for any car owner. You want to limit how many times you need to stop at the gas station and how much you spend at the pump. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox performs well in terms of fuel efficiency. With the standard front-wheel-drive models, you can expect to get around 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
If you upgrade to the all-wheel-drive model, you can expect a slight dip in fuel efficiency. For these models, the expected rates are 25 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. Regardless of which version you go with, this is pretty good fuel efficiency, meaning you won’t find yourself stopping at the gas station all too often.
If you’re interested in towing or hauling heavy loads, you’re in luck. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is capable of hauling up to 1,500 pounds. To put this in perspective, the average weight for a small open utility trailer when it’s empty is around 700 pounds. This means you’ll have plenty of power to tow equipment for work or for a weekend away with your family.
Shop for the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox at Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville
As you can see, there’s a lot to love about the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox when it comes to its performance. This SUV provides great horsepower, fuel efficiency, and a comfortable ride, along with decent hauling capabilities. This makes it a great choice for the average SUV buyer who wants something that performs well in multiple settings. Combine this with an affordable price, and you have an SUV you can’t overlook when shopping.
However, to really understand how well the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox performs, the best thing you can do is take it out for a test drive. This is where Huffines Chevrolet can assist you. We have plenty of Chevrolet Equinox models in stock for you to test out. We can also answer any questions you may have about this SUV and help you decide which trim level is right for your needs.
To get started, either contact us today to schedule an appointment or simply come by our dealership during business hours. You can also use our free tool to get preapproved and save yourself some time. We believe the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best SUVs currently on the market and we look forward to showing you exactly why that is.