2020 Chevy Equinox Facelift, Changes, Release Date

The current generation of this small crossover went on the market almost two years ago. These days, we can already read lots of reports that suggest a mid-cycle refresh for the next year. Allegedly, the 2020 Chevy Equinox changes will be numerous. We are about to see novelties in various aspects. Still, there is no doubt that the company will put the focus on aesthetics first. We are pretty sure that the powertrain lineup will remain unchanged.

When it comes to the 2020 Chevy Equinox release date, we count on the second half of next year, probably third quarter. After this update, the current generation is expected to carry on without bigger changes in the next few years.

2020 Chevy Equinox front

2020 Chevy Equinox Design Changes

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Chevy Equinox definitely won’t change. It will continue to ride on the company’s familiar D2 platform, sharing most of its parts with its GMC sibling, Terrain, as well as with the Buick Envision. Like any other mid-cycle update, the 2020 Chevy Equinox changes will be mostly about aesthetics. This refers mostly to details. Of course, a majority of these visual upgrades will be at the front. Count on revisions on the front fascia, as well as on the front bumper, which should come with slight reshaping, new for lights and air intakes.

On the other side, headlights will probably keep the familiar shape. The rear end could also receive a couple of novelties, but don’t count on anything significant. From the side, the 2020 Chevy Equinox could get new wheels designs. Finally, count on a couple of new color options in the offer.

Despite all these changes, the overall shape will remain the same. Count on same dimensions and proportions. Mechanics will probably remain untouched, both in terms of chassis setup and powertrain.

2020 Chevy Equinox Engines

Under the hood, this crossover should carry on in a familiar manner. Count on three well-known units in the offer, two gasoline, and one diesel powered. The base 2020 Chevy Equinox engine will be a familiar 1.5-liter turbo inline-four, characterized by impressive max torque. It delivers around 170 hp and more than 200 lb-ft of torque. Things are getting pretty amazing with the optional 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for amazing 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which can match even some premium crossovers of this size.

Finally, there is a familiar 1.6-liter turbodiesel, which seems like a perfect choice for all those who care about fuel economy. It won’t give some spectacular acceleration and performances, considering that a max output goes around 138 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Chevy Equinox rear

When it comes to fuel economy, this diesel engine returns pretty impressive 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. When it comes to gasoline units, the base engine returns around 26 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

2020 Chevy Equinox Interior

According to many experts, we can expect lots of novelties on the inside. The current model looks good, but most rivals offer more. This particularly refers to the materials quality. Therefore, we count on the finer ones in the new model. Also, it won’t be surprised if we see a couple of new styling details on the dashboard as well. On the other side, the base cabin layout will remain unchanged. In practice, this means less cargo space compared to most rivals. On the other side, there plenty of legroom in both rows, while seats are pretty supportive.

2020 Chevy Equinox interior

2020 Chevy Equinox Features

The 2020 Chevy Equinox should continue with the current fine amount of standard equipment. Even the most basic models are equipped with tech goodies like a 7-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like a bigger touchscreen, Bose audio system, panoramic sunroof, additional USB ports etc.

On the other side, the current model is a little bit short in terms of safety features. Chevy’s Teen Driver system and a rearview camera are the only standard features in base models, so it would be nice to see some additions in the 2020 Chevy Equinox.

2020 Chevy Equinox Release Date and Price

Considering the expected update, the 2020 Chevy Equinox release date will be probably scheduled a little bit earlier than usual. On the other side, base price should remain pretty much the same as for the current model, which goes around 24.000 dollars.