2020 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevrolet Equinox is expected to receive a mid-cycle enhancement, otherwise known as a refresh, update or facelift, for the 2020 model year.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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The Equinox was completely overhauled for the 2018 model year and then received some notable changes for 2019 (see info on 2019 Equinox). Even so, we expect the 2020 Equinox to receive a good deal of changes as part of its refresh.
Following are our expectations of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox:
- Major updates to exterior design, including updated front and rear ends, plus updated C-/D-pillar area
- Minor changes to features/equipment group structure
- Several new exterior colors
- One or two new interior color combinations
- Updates to powertrain:
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2020 Equinox continues competing in the compact mainstream crossover utility vehicle (CUV) space with the following vehicles:
- Ford Escape
- Jeep Cherokee
- Toyota RAV4
- Nissan Rogue
- Honda CR-V
- Hyundai Tucson
- Kia Sportage
- Subaru Forester
- Mazda CX-5
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Dodge Journey
The 2020 Chevy Equinox continues to be offered in a single body style – a compact four-door crossover utility vehicle (SUV).
Like all third-generation units of the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2020 Equinox continues to ride on the GM D2 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet Cruze
- Chevrolet Volt / Buick Velite
- Buick Verano
- GMC Terrain
- Buick Envision
- Buick Cascada / Opel Cascada
- Opel Astra K / Vauxhall Astra K
We expect the 2020 Chevy Equinox to get updates to its powertrain lineup. The 6-speed automatic transmission, which is currently mated to the base 1.5L I-4 LYX turbo-charged gasoline engine and 1.6L I-4 LH7 turbo-diesel, should be replaced by the new GM 9-speed automatic. It’s also possible that the optional turbo-charged 2.0L LTG I-4 petrol mill will be replaced by its successor, the 2.0L LSY I-4.
We are including the 2019 Chevy Equinox powertrain lineup for reference below until we get official confirmation of this being the case.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox Powertrain & Fuel Economy
|Engine RPO Code||LYX||LTG||LH7|
|Configuration:||I-4 DOHC||I-4 DOHC||I-4 DOHC|
|Valves per cylinder:||4||4||4|
|Fuel injection:||Direct Injected||Direct Injected||Direct Injected|
|Fuel-saving tech:||VVT, auto stop-start||VVT, auto stop-start||auto stop-start|
|Power (hp / kW @ RPM):||170 / 127 @ 5600||252 / 188 @ 5500||137 / 102 @ 3750|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM):||203 / 275 @ 2000-4000||260 / 353 @ 2500-4500||240 / 325 @ 2000|
|Transmission:||6-speed automatic||9-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Transmission RPO code:||MHH||M3D||MHG|
|Final drive ratio (FWD):||3.50||3.17||2.89|
|Final drive ratio (AWD)||3.57||3.17||2.89|
|City fuel economy (FWD / AWD mpg):||26 / 24||22 / 22||28 / 28|
|Highway fuel economy (FWD / AWD mpg):||32 / 30||29 / 28||39 / 38|
|Combined fuel economy (FWD / AWD mpg):||28 / 26||25 / 24||32 / 32|
The 2020 Equinox is assembled at the following factories:
- GM CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada operated by GM Canada
- GM Ramos plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico operated by GM Mexico
- GM-SAIC Wuhan II in Hubei, China operated by Shanghai-GM.
We expect the 2020 Equinox to have similar pricing to the 2019 model. We will update this section once Chevrolet prices the 2020 Equinox.
We expect the 2020 Equinox to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the third-generation Equinox will live on thru at least the 2023 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Equinox will launch thereafter.
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