As GM Authority exclusively covered back in July, General Motors dropped the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gas engine from the options list for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 GMC Terrain. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 model year will reintroduce a new turbo 2.0L I4 engine option, but it won’t be the LTG. Rather, the 2022 Chevy Equinox and 2022 GMC Terrain will instead offer the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY as part of the revised engine lineup.
Compared to the previous LTG gas engine, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY slated for the 2022 Chevy Equinox and 2022 GMC Terrain produces lower peak output, but provides greater refinement in terms of power delivery, while also producing fewer emissions.
When equipped with the new turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, the 2022 Chevy Equinox and 2022 GMC Terrain will match the Cadillac XT4 with regard to power levels, producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The LTG engine was slated for removal from the Equinox and Terrain lineup as part of the 2021 model year refresh, with the LSY acting as replacement. However, since the 2021 model year refresh was pushed back to 2022 as a result of complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the addition of the new LSY engine option was also delayed.
This means that the 2021 model year will be the only model year when both the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain will offer just one engine, namely the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX.
|Engine||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM|
|Turbo 1.5L I4 LYX||170 @ 5600||203 @ 2000 – 4000|
|Turbo 2.0 I4 LTG||252 @ 5500||260 @ 2500 – 4500|
|Turbo 2.0 I4 LSY||237 @ 5000||258 @ 1500 – 4000|
Even though the LTG is no longer part of the lineup, which of these three engines would you prefer in the 2022 Chevy Equinox and 2022 GMC Terrain – the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, or the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX? Let us know by voting in the poll, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Equinox news, GMC Terrain news, Chevrolet news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.