The 2022 Chevy Equinox introduces a full model refresh for the crossover, with updates made to the exterior styling, the interior, and the powertrain. Now, Consumer Reports has recognized the 2022 Chevy Equinox as one of the best vehicles available in terms of usability and controls.
In a recent post, Consumer Reports looked at vehicles that scored well in the organization’s evaluations and tests, identifying “stress-free” vehicles that exhibited a high degree of quietness, visibility, easy-to-use controls, and rear-seat comfort. In total, Consumer Reports looked at more than 50 objective and subjective tests, then tabulated the results into composite scores for the sake of comparison.
Through this process, Consumer Reports identified four categories which a buyer may consider to be deal-breakers, and which vehicles performed well in these categories – including the 2022 Chevy Equinox.
Per the Consumer Reports evaluation, the 2022 Chevy Equinox managed to score four out five in the majority of Comfort / Convenience categories, including Ride, Noise, Front Seat Comfort, and Rear Seat Comfort. In the categories of Truck / Cargo Area, as well as Interior Fit and Finish, the 2022 Equinox managed a score of three out of five.
Notably, the 2022 Chevy Equinox managed an overall score of 74 points (out of a possible 100), landing it in eighth-place in the segment. Consumer Reports also recorded a score of 78 out of 100 in the Road Test evaluation, a score of three out of five in terms of Predicted Reliability, and a score of three out of five in Predicted Owner Satisfaction.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Equinox features the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine as standard, rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Under the skin, the Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform, while production for the North American market takes place at GM Ramos Arizpe plant and GM San Luis Potosí plant, both of which are located in Mexico.