The Chevy Equinox won the 2022 “Segment Model Loyalty Award” in the Small Utility segment of the 27th annual Automotive Loyalty Award.
To determine which vehicles placed first in their category, the automotive research firm S&P Global Mobility analyzed full-year purchase data from 2022. Loyalty was measured by total purchases of new vehicles by owners of the same vehicle model, brand, or manufacturer from a previous model year.
The Chevy Equinox did not win the loyalty award last year. This year, however, it was one of five GM models that won a 2022 Segment Model Loyalty Award, up from three GM models winning a segment loyalty award in 2021. All five winning models in 2022 were nameplates falling under the umbrella of the Chevrolet brand.
The other four models that won the 2022 award for their division are listed below, along with the segment in which they achieved first place for loyalty.
- Full-Size Utility segment: Chevy Tahoe
- Heavy-Duty Pickup segment: Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500
- Small Car segment: Chevy Bolt
- Luxury Sports Car segment: Chevy Corvette
GM also won the “Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer” award in the S&P Global Mobility 27th annual Automotive Loyalty Awards. This represents the eighth consecutive year GM took top place in the research firm’s awards for customer loyalty.
It was also the 19th occasion GM was the leading automaker for loyalty in the previous 27 years. This makes The General the annual customer loyalty winner more than 70 percent of the time over nearly the past three decades.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Equinox (the model year that was the main focus of the award) has only a single powertrain option, the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine developing 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with the GM six-speed automatic transmission. The I4 LSD engine replaced the 2022 model year’s turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, which was rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.
Only minor updates are expected for the 2024 Equinox in the wake of the mid-cycle refresh introduced for the 2022 model year. The 2025 Chevy Equinox, spied testing by GM Authority in late December 2022, is expected to introduce an all-new generation of the compact crossover, and should debut sometime during the 2024 calendar year.