If we are to list down the names of the most likable crossover SUV models released this year of 2019, we can’t skip the Chevrolet Equinox, as the sphere of its appreciable qualities spread much broader than we could have expected. With the 2019 year release, the Chevrolet Equinox got more segments of shoppers as now they have a choice for almost everything one can think of.
There are two gas engines of different capacities, that includes a high-mpg returning turbodiesel engine, while the powertrain lineup gets divided too as front- or all-wheel drives, among the four trim levels. To stay ahead in its segment in terms of comfort and convenience, Chevrolet has made the 2019 Equinox deeper and broader than many of its closest rivals, while the attractive exterior and refined interior earned it back the goodwill, it truly deserves.
What’s Different for the 2019 Lineup?
As heard from the sales team of the Houston Chevrolet dealership, Chevrolet has already redesigned its flagship model Equinox last year, so, we didn’t expect much changes in the design part for the 2019 year release. But inside, the 2019 year brought the Equinox an updated software for its infotainment section along with with the choices of 7.0- and 8.0-inch touchscreen displays while a new HD rearview camera is made available for this year.
The year 2019 finally lines up the Chevrolet Equinox in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels, all of which are rich in features with several optional packages including the engine capacities. Overall, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox looks amazing with its own styling and drives well too with most of its trim models having a new automatic transmission that shifts swiftly while reading the road with the intuitive response.
Under the hood, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox throws a 170 of horsepower, derived from a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine, which is set as the standard. This powertrain is composed of a 6-speed automatic transmission to matte the engine and can be ordered as an option on the LT and Premier trims as they already have two upgraded engines: one is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 rated engine that can crank the horsepower at 252 hp when ideally hooked up to a 9-speed automatic transmission, and the other is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that is given a 6-speed automatic transmission to make a moderate 137 hp. But as a compensation, the latter returns a good fuel economy according to the EPA ratings that count 39 mpg when driven on highway speeds. Most of the trims are offered either as front- or all-wheel drives.
Performance and Driving Experience
All the 2019 Equinox trim models drive well in proportion to their engine capacities, as handling is equally gratifying in all of them. You enjoy the right amount of isolation from the road while the driving input responses keep you engaged in the drive without a yawn. The riders we spoke to at the Houston Chevy dealership admitted that they felt comfortable all through the ride that qualifies the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox making a happy purchase on all accounts.