The 2022 Chevy Equinox will offer the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a seven-inch touchscreen as standard on LS, LT, and RS trim levels. Meanwhile, the Premier trim level will include an eight-inch screen. Both the LT and RS trim will offer an eight-inch screen as an optional upgrade.
The Chevy Equinox mid-size crossover was originally slated to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year. However, the refresh was pushed back to the 2022 model year as a result of complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
General Motors had also planned to introduce a new turbocharged 2.0L I4 gasoline engine with the refreshed 2022 Chevy Equinox, namely the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY. However, those plans later changed, and now, the 2022 Chevy Equinox will be offered exclusively with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, as it is now following the discontinuation of the turbo 2.0L I4 LTG. Output from the LYX is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission currently offered for the 2021 model year will carry over to the 2022 model year.
In terms of styling, the 2022 Chevy Equinox will introduce a new front grille design, a revised lower fascia, new fog lights, new taillights, and a new rear bumper. The 2022 model year will also introduce the new RS trim level, which will include a variety of trim-specific styling upgrades that lend the crossover a more aggressive appearance. The 2022-model-year refresh will also add four new paint options.
Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Equinox will continue to ride on the GM D2 platform. Production for North American markets will take place primarily at the GM CAMI plant in Canada, and to a lesser extent at the GM San Luis Potosi plant and GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.