2023 Chevy Equinox Recommended By Consumer Reports11
Not only is the Chevy Equinox the Bow Tie brand’s best-selling utility, it’s also the marque’s second-best-selling vehicle behind the Silverado. Now, Consumer Reports (CR) has given the 2023 Chevy Equinox a “recommended” rating.
This “recommended” rating is the result of a few different scores:
- Road test rating – 77/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 3/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 67 points out of a maximum 100.
In the performance section, CR gave the Chevy Equinox a 4/5 for transmission and braking, and a 3/5 for acceleration and emergency handling. CR noted that the crossover offers good road manners, yet the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine feels unrefined.
With regard to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 68/100, comfort with 64/100, and value at 56/100.
When it comes to reliability, the Equinox was given a score of 46/100. When compared to other vehicles in its class, this places the Equinox towards the bottom half, beating out the likes of the Ford Escape Hybrid and Tesla Model Y with scores of 42/100 and 38/100, respectively. Sitting atop the rankings is the Kia EV6, with 84/100.
Overall, Chevy performed well in CR’s latest rankings. In addition to the Equinox, four other 2023 model year Chevys received a recommended rating, including the Chevy C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Trailblazer, and Chevy Traverse.
As a reminder, the biggest update to the 2023 Chevy Equinox was the inclusion of the aforementioned LSD engine. This all-new powerplant produces 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, and replaces the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine. Despite the new engine, the same GM six-speed automatic transmission found in previous model years of the crossover serves as the only transmission option.
As for structure, the Equinox rides on the GM D2 platform, while production began on August 22nd at the GM San Luis Potosí plant and the GM Ramos Arizpe plant.
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CR does not recommend the C5 and 46 comments left trashing CR. CR then recommends the equinox and not a single comment. Interesting.
You beat me to it. Lol.
JWL: Just my thought, but just like CR bashes on the CT5 and I feel like it’s BS, I then look at their recommendation of the Equinox as equally BS. Just because CR says what I may like doesn’t mean that I’m going to put on my pom-poms and cheer for them.
Yes, I left comments on the other article because I truly feel they (CR) are way off. I haven’t left a comment here because I still don’t trust them. I’m sure others would feel the same.
Interesting this article says the engine is “all new”, but when you look it up Chevy says they don’t consider it new at all with the only change being tweeks to the emissions.
Way to go CR. Finally got one right.
You lost all credibility with “Recommended by Consumer Reports.” There are many other vehicles in this class that make the Equinox look like the cheap underpowered rental car that it is.
And there are many that make the Equinox feel like a quality bit right in the hunt of being competitive with the others. See how this works…
Equinox is a good vehicle, descent power, and all around good buy with some added reliability; not sure why some knock so hard on it. Oh yeah, it is because it doesn’t that the 2.0 that no one bought. It is a compact CUV, no one cares about 250+ HP in this class who shop it minus a handful of people.
I have the 2.0 with 9 speed in the terrain and really like it.
How can the Kia EV6 be recommended. It’s so new
Several Youtube videos are not recommending it due to several teething issues and a high price tag
Toyota has produced some lemons over the years that CR loved. The second to last gen of Camry was frightful but got rave reviews.
I take reviews with a grain of salt & use my own judgement. Different elements matter to all of us–for me handling/tight chassis, road noise–& for others interior quality.