Newly Sporty: The 2019 Chevy Equinox
Say hello to the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. This versatile SUV received much-needed styling updates for a sportier look entering the new model year. In addition, trim packages on the new Equinox were reduced to four to keep things simple. The top three packages are the LS, LT and LTZ, and you may mix and match these to some extent, and many optional trims are optional on any package. All packages have stability control, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, Onstar crash response and emergency service, remote door unlock and other general safety features. The top two packages have blind spot alert and rear cross traffic alert systems as optional. Want to learn more? Read on for more information about the new Chevy Equinox and to compare the top-rated trim packages.
Two engines are available in all models of the Equinox: a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine that has 182 horsepower, or a V6 that cranks out 301 horsepower with its 3.6-liter engine. The V6 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds. There is a two or four-wheel drive available in the top three trims, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers can expect 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway with two-wheel drive, and 20 MPG in the city and 29 on the highway with all-wheel drive. All models come with an 18.8-gallon tank.
The new 2019 Chevy Equinox LS has standard 17-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, power seats, a second row seat that is very adjustable for carrying objects, cruise control and Bluetooth phone connection. The LS offers standard ONSTAR, a 4G WiFi hotspot, touch screen, a rearview camera and a six speaker sound system along with a USB port. This trim level also comes with available satellite radio and a compass. It also has optional towing package that is optional on all trims.
The new Chevy Equinox LT also has 17 inch wheels, but there are options as far as styling. It adds LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, darkened rear glass, roof racks, and an upgraded audio entertainment system. Voice controls are added to bluetooth technology, and there is smartphone interaction available for internet radio connections. The LT adds a convenience package adds some items that are standard on the LTZ like remote start, leather steering wheel, power lift gate and 18 inch wheels. A driver confidence package adds rear parking sensors and blind spot monitor, both of which are standard on the LTZ.
The LTZ is the top trim package, the most sporty and most luxurious. This car comes with 18-inch wheels, fog lights, chrome accented exterior highlights, remote start, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery and a heated leather steering wheel. There are more adjustments to the power seats, a heated driver’s seat with memory settings, automatic climate control and a firmer suspension. A driver confidence package only available at this level includes lane departure warning and a forward collision alert. The LTZ has a special exterior package and standard halogen headlights.