2020 Chevy Equinox Trim Level Buyers Guide

April 10th, 2020 by

A red 2020 Chevy Equinox Premier is parked in front of in upscale house in the woods. You can find Chevy SUVs like this at your local Ennis, TX, dealer.

As the most competitive segment in the automotive industry, small crossovers are hot, hot, hot right now. Their smaller size, coupled with ample cargo capacity, make them perfect choices for families and drivers with active lifestyles. Every model out there has to be at the top of their game, which brings us to one popular Chevy SUV, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. As SUVs go, the Equinox definitely gets the job done. It offers plenty of legroom for all five of its passengers, and storage and cargo space provides an advantage over sedans or hatchbacks in a similar price range. The Equinox also delivers when it comes to comfort, providing a smooth ride on all kinds of road conditions as well as well-shaped seating for those long vacation drives. While some rivals focus on off-road capability, the Equinox excels at on-road refinement. But when it comes to your driving needs and particular lifestyle, which model of Equinox best fits the bill? To find out, we have compiled this 2020 Chevy Equinox Trim Level Buyers Guide to help decide which Equinox is right for you.


The five-passenger 2020 Chevy Equinox is offered in four different trim levels: the L, LS, LT, and Premier, and is available with a choice of two engines. The standard offering is a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder generating 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, which is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The second option is a more powerful turbocharged 2.0L at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The turbo is also designed to help make towing simple. Just press the Tow/Haul button, and the transmission will kick in by assisting in hauling loads of up to 3,500 lbs.

Front-wheel drive is included standard across the whole lineup, with all-wheel drive available as an option on all models except for the base L model.

As far as bringing all of your stuff with you, that’s no problem with the Equinox. A standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat creates a generous 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space when folded down flat. There’s also a hidden storage compartment underneath the rear floor, which will not only keep your gear organized but will also keep it safe and secure.

In regards to safety, families (and everyone) can take comfort in the fact that the Equinox has received the lowest rate of reported problems among any compact SUV in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality (based on 2019 vehicles) and Vehicle Dependability Studies (based on 2016 vehicles). These ratings are based on the observations of real owners, who also report that the Equinox bested the competition when it came to initial and long-term quality.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is a very fun vehicle to drive, and its turbo engine option provides a bit more power for the performance-minded driver. If sporty driving dynamics are your style, definitely check out the Equinox, it won’t disappoint. With a combination of style and impressive performance, there is a lot to like about the Equinox.

Equinox L

This base model starts out well-equipped with a suite of excellent standard features such as automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and heated mirrors. Drivers will love the included features like keyless entry and ignition, and height-adjustable front seats. For entertainment, the Equinox has Bluetooth connectivity, GM’s OnStar system with 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a six-speaker audio EThe system.

The Equinox is packed with excellent safety features. On the L, and continuing across to all Equinox models, are automatic high-beam control, a rearview camera, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation.

Equinox LS

Moving up a level to the LS builds upon the foundation of the L with the addition of only a handful of minor features but does offer buyers more choice in exterior paint colors plus the addition of all-wheel drive. With this trim, you can opt for a Convenience package that adds on a power-adjustable driver’s seat along with rear privacy glass.

Equinox LT

Jumping up to the LT continues the evolution with the inclusion of xenon headlights, an upgraded touchscreen display, auxiliary rear-seat release levers, integrated satellite radio, and a power adjustable driver’s seat. Two optional features are also available for the LT. A Confidence and Convenience package is worth considering as it includes a power liftgate, heated front seats, and blind-spot monitoring. The Infotainment packages expand upon the base system with a larger 8-inch touchscreen display, GPS navigation, additional USB ports, and more. Also available is a rear-seat entertainment system with a DVD player.

Equinox Premier

The top-tier Premier trim includes all of the features and packages mentioned above, plus LED headlights and taillights, a hands-free liftgate, driver seat memory functions, and wireless device charging. The Confidence and Convenience II and Infotainment II packages add on a 360-degree parking camera and an upgraded premium Bose sound system.

Special Editions

Redline Edition: Only available on the Premier model, this special edition ramps up the Equinox’s styling with flourishes such as black and red-accented 19-inch aluminum wheels and badging, and black mirror caps, grille, window trim, and Chevy bowtie emblems.

Midnight Edition: This special edition, available only on the LT, is definitely the right choice for lovers of the color black. It includes a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior paint finish and includes a black grille, Chevy bowtie emblems, and mirror caps with Jet Black perforated leather-appointed seats. Unique 19-inch black aluminum wheels finish off the Midnight Edition’s sleek styling.

Check out the Equinox in person at Frank Kent Chevrolet

The Chevrolet brand has a long history of quality and reliability when it comes to Chevrolet the vehicles, which spans generations of satisfied car owners. We do our part here at Frank Kent Chevrolet by providing expert customer service for all the vehicles we sell.

Our stellar reputation is our guarantee to you as to how much value Frank Kent Country brings to the automotive buying experience. If you haven’t, now is the time to visit us in person to see what we are all about. We aren’t new to the auto business, and our experience shows. Our customers have high standards when it comes to reliable quality vehicles and competitive pricing, and they know they can find both at Frank Kent.

When you visit our dealership in search of your next new or used Chevy vehicle, you can be assured our friendly and professional staff will walk you through the entire buying process from start to finish and will answer any questions you may have. Our number one job is to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase. That includes working with our expert financial advisors in meeting your budgetary goals. We also offer convenient business hours that work around your busy lifestyle. And finally, our expert service and parts department will keep your Chevy vehicle running smoothly for many years to come.

We are confident that when you buy a brand new 2020 Chevy Equinox from us, no matter the model, you’ll see what it has to offer you. To get started, simply give us a call or stop by the dealership in Ennis, TX, to set up a test drive. We look forward to seeing you!

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