2022 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevrolet Equinox was scheduled to receive a refresh in 2021 (see 2021 Chevrolet Equinox info), however, due to complications caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the changes were pushed into the 2022 model year, which launches in the summer of 2021.
As such, the Equinox receives a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE), otherwise known as an update, refresh or facelift, for the 2022 model year, consisting of updates to its exterior, interior and powertrain. The model made its official debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, arriving with refreshed looks and a new RS trim.
|Assembly Location||Ramos Arizpe Plant, Mexico|
|Body Style(s)||Mid-Size Crossover|
|Engine(s)||1.5L I4 Turbo (Gas), 2.0L I4 Turbo(Gas)|
|Transmission(s)||6-Speed Auto, 9-Speed Auto|
|Drive Wheels||Front-Wheel-Drive, All-Wheel-Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Mexico|
|Predecessor||2021 Chevrolet Equinox|
|Successor||2023 Chevrolet Equinox|
Models & Trims
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the L being the base model. All models are available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, except for the base L model, which is only available with front-wheel drive.
2022 Equinox Retail & Fleet Trims:
- RS (new for 2022)
New RS model highlights:
- Gloss black grille
- 19-inch Dark Android wheels
- Black bowties
- Black badging
- Black side rails
- RS shift knob
- Red stitching on Black interior upholstery
New Premier model enhancements include:
- Gloss black grille with chrome inserts
- LED headlamps and taillamps
- New 19-inch machine faced wheel
- Logo projection lift gate
- French stitching on interior
- High black gloss finish on console
The refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will continue being offered in a single body style – a compact four-door crossover utility vehicle (SUV).
Styling changes applied to Chevy’s popular compact crossover include:
- New front grille, which now extends into the redesigned headlamps
- Restyled lower fascia
- New foglamps
- Redesigned taillamps
- Revised rear bumper
To be announced.
Aside from new technology and perhaps new color finishes and seat material combinations, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox interior remains the same as previous models.
There’s also a new engine auto stop-start defeat switch.
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will offer the following standard features:
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Vision Camera
- Following Distance Indicator
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- IntelliBeam headlamps
- Forward Collision Alert
The refreshed Equinox will also offer the following, key safety and driver assistance features:
- HD Surround Vision
- Camera-based Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Safety Alert Seat
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Front Park Assist
- Rear Park Assist
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
It’s worth noting that, as GM Authority exclusively reported, General Motors dropped the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gas engine from the options list for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 GMC Terrain. The LTG is instead replaced by 2.0L I4 LSY as part of the revised engine lineup.
As such, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox continues to offer two engine choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|1.5L LYX I4||Gasoline||Turbocharged||6-Speed Automatic (MNH)||170 / 126.82 @ 5600||203 / 274.05 @ 2000-4000||3.50, 3.87|
|2.0L I4 LSY||Gasoline||Turbocharged||9-Speed Automatic (M3D)||237 / 177 @ 5500||258 / @ 2000||3.17|
It’s worth noting that the 2022 Equinox introduces an engine auto stop-start defeat switch that was previously not available on the 2018, 2019 or 2020 models.
Like all third-generation units of the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2022 Equinox continues to ride on the GM D2 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet Cruze
- Chevrolet Volt / Buick Velite
- Buick Verano
- GMC Terrain
- Buick Envision
- Buick Cascada / Opel Cascada
- Opel Astra K / Vauxhall Astra K
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will be assembled at the following factories:
- GM CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada operated by GM Canada
- GM Ramos plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico operated by GM Mexico
- GM-SAIC Wuhan II in Hubei, China operated by Shanghai-GM
We 2022 Equinox will launch in the summer of the 2021 calendar year.
We expect that the third-generation Equinox will live on thru at least the 2022 and 2023 model year, and that an all-new, future Chevy Equinox will launch thereafter.
See Chevrolet Equinox sales numbers for all markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and South Korea.
- Chevrolet Equinox sales are comprised of all Equinox variants
- Information for market (country) specified.
- Sales information compiled from various sources by GM Authority and Motrolix.
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The figures suggest a decline in demand for Chevy’s bread-and-butter crossover. Right in the middle of the model year.
Chevrolet Equinox News
The figures suggest a decline in demand for Chevy’s bread-and-butter crossover.
Right in the middle of the model year.