2023 Chevrolet Equinox - Review & Latest Changes!
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is making waves in the Canadian market with its impressive features and competitive pricing. Competing against well-known compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape, the Equinox sets itself apart with its striking design, potent powertrain, and cutting-edge technology. Offered in four trims: LS, LT, RS, and Premier, there's an Equinox for everyone.
- Starting Price: $37,447 - $37,447 (POA for Premier Trim)
- Fuel Economy:
- Fuel type: Gasoline
- Consumption City & Highway: 9.9 L/100 km City, 7.9 L/100 km Highway
- Fuel capacity: 59L
- Engine: 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
- Horsepower: 170 hp
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic
- 0-100km/h: 9 seconds (approximately)
- Top speed: 190 km/h
- Number of Seats: 5
- Towing Capacity: Up to 680 kg (1,500 lbs)
- Warranty: 3-year/60,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty, 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Limited Warranty
What's New In 2023?
One of the most significant upgrades in the 2023 model is the refreshed exterior styling, giving the Equinox a more aggressive and modern look. Other notable enhancements include a revised interior with upgraded materials and a reworked center console, providing better ergonomics and storage options. Chevrolet has also introduced new standard safety features across all trims, ensuring a safer driving experience.
Engine and performance
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox in Ottawa is driven by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, generating 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard across all trims, paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The available all-wheel-drive system provides additional traction and stability for Canadian drivers tackling harsh winter conditions.
Although the engine remains the same as the previous model, enhancements have been made to its performance, leading to increased fuel efficiency and a more agile driving experience. The RS and Premier trims benefit from a sport-tuned suspension, offering a more engaging drive without sacrificing ride comfort.
Interior layout and options
The 2023 Equinox features a comfortable and spacious interior, with seating for up to five passengers. Cloth upholstery comes standard on the LS and LT trims, while the RS and Premier trims receive premium leather seating. All trims offer ample headroom and legroom, making long trips more enjoyable for passengers.
The 60/40 split-folding rear seats allow for versatile cargo space, accommodating up to 1,798 litres of storage when the rear seats are folded down. Additionally, the RS and Premier trims come with a hands-free power liftgate for added convenience.
Exterior layout and options
The latest Equinox boasts a refreshed exterior design, featuring sleeker lines and a more aggressive front fascia. All trims come with LED daytime running lights, adding to the vehicle's bold presence. The RS trim distinguishes itself with unique black exterior accents, 19-inch machined alloy wheels, and dual exhaust outlets.
The Premier trim adds even more flair, featuring chrome exterior accents and roof rails for an upscale appearance. Both the RS and Premier trims come with LED headlights and taillights, further enhancing visibility and safety.
Technology, infotainment, and connectivity
The Equinox comes with an intuitive infotainment system, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen for the LS and LT trims, and upgrading to an 8-inch touchscreen for the RS and Premier trims. Every model is equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth integration, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for seamless connectivity.
The higher trims also receive wireless charging, built-in navigation, and a premium Bose audio system. Additionally, the Premier trim boasts an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, providing the driver with easily accessible information.
Safety and driver-assistance features
Safety is a priority for the 2023 Equinox, with a wide range of standard driver-assistance features across all trims. These include forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and following distance indicator. The RS and Premier trims also receive blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a surround-view camera system for added confidence behind the wheel.
|Price||$37,447||$34,847||$37,447||POA - See Dealer for Pricing|
|Engine||1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder||1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder||1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder||1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder|
|Transmission||Six-Speed Automatic||Six-Speed Automatic||Six-Speed Automatic||Six-Speed Automatic|
|Fuel consumption (City/ Highway/ Combined)||9.9 L/100 km City, 7.9 L/100 km Highway||9.9 L/100 km City, 7.9 L/100 km Highway||9.9 L/100 km City, 7.9 L/100 km Highway||9.9 L/100 km City, 7.9 L/100 km Highway|
|Key features||17-inch aluminum wheels
LED daytime running lights
Keyless entry and push-button start
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Standard safety features including forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking
|18-inch bright aluminum wheels
Heated front seats
Power driver seat with lumbar support
Remote vehicle start
High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
|19-inch machined alloy wheels
Unique black exterior accents
Leather-appointed seating with red contrast stitching
8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
|19-inch ultra-bright aluminum wheels
Chrome exterior accents and roof rails
Hands-free power liftgate
8-inch digital instrument cluster
Surround-view camera system
Reserve Yours Today
The 2023 Chevrolet Equinox is a remarkable blend of style, performance, and technology that caters to the needs of the modern Canadian driver. With its striking exterior design, comfortable and versatile interior, and an array of advanced safety features, this compact SUV is an excellent choice for those seeking a vehicle that can effortlessly adapt to their lifestyle.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience the latest iteration of the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox in Ottawa. Reserve yours today at Myers Kanata Chev Buick GMC and get ready to elevate your driving experience to new heights.