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.