The 2022 Chevy Equinox is one of the most desirable compact SUVs on the market, and not just for its modern and attractive design. It’s an affordable, dependable, and practical vehicle that provides a smooth and comfortable ride, perfect for maneuvering through narrow city streets and traveling long distances on the highway with great fuel economy and agile, athletic handling. But if you’re looking for an Equinox with the best value, the mid-level 2022 Chevy Equinox LT is the family-approved, commuter-friendly trim, equipped with all of your essentials and then some.
The LT name might seem like just letters paired with one another, but to Chevy, it carries meaning. It signifies the blend of purpose and premium qualities, also known as luxury touring. For the 2022 Chevy Equinox, the LT trim is a step up from the base LS trim. It is stationed just below the all-new sporty RS and the top-level Premier trims, with just the right amount of added luxury for improved comfort and convenience without the need for a significant jump in price. Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we recommend the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT and are proud to share with you the highlights of this affordable, versatile, and popular Chevy model so you can decide for yourself if it’s a valuable choice for you and your family.
One of the many perks of an SUV is having a flexible interior tailored to your needs. Although compact, the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT has a spacious and accommodating interior for everyone and any type of traveling. Whether you need a family vehicle with enough room to transport the kids and their sports gear to and from their games, a commuter vehicle for work, or a vehicle that can handle it all, this small SUV from Chevy is a model you don’t want to overlook.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find ample room with 103.5 cu.ft. of passenger volume to share. You and the lucky passenger that gets to sit up front with you will have an inch more leg room than those sitting in the back seat, with a total of 40.9 inches. Behind the rear seats, you’ll have 29.9 cu.ft. of space to stash your kids’ school and extracurricular activity gear, groceries, or whatever else you desire to bring along for the ride. But if that doesn’t seem like enough room, the 60/40 split-folding rear seats allow you to make room for more cargo when there is no one in the rear seats. With them folded completely down, you’ll have up to 63.9 cu.ft. of storage space.
After a chaotic and noisy weekend with the family or a week at work, it’s nice to be able to escape inside the comforts of your vehicle to sit back and relax in the 8-way power driver seat with 2-way power lumbar support. Active Noise Cancellation and the acoustic laminated windshield help keep the unwanted noise from outside of the vehicle right where it belongs so that it doesn’t interfere with your relaxing ride or streaming your favorite music or podcasts through the standard 6-speaker audio system. With SiriusXM satellite radio as well as smartphone connectivity through standard Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, you will have all the tunes you need to get through the day.
When carrying passengers along is a necessity, the standard onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will help keep the little ones entertained by playing their favorite games or watching their favorite shows on their tablets or smartphones. Plus, with the available Confidence & Convenience package, which includes dual-zone auto climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, remote start, and a sunroof, everyone inside the Equinox can enjoy a comfortable experience no matter what sort of New York weather you’re driving in.
New York’s weather can go from beautiful and sunny to slippery and wet or freezing and snowy at the drop of a dime. With unpredictable road conditions, you need a vehicle you can trust to be ready to conquer it all at any time. The compact 2022 Chevy Equinox LT offers features and powertrain options capable of any road, in any condition, for the best possible performance at all times.
Although the Equinox LT comes standard with front-wheel drive, with the option for all-wheel drive, it’s still fully prepared for the uncertainties of the road. Even without the luxury of all-wheel drive, the all-terrain tires and standard StabiliTrak traction control systems assist in keeping the front-wheel drive models gripping the road and steering in the right direction. The Hill Start Assist feature, included with StabiliTrak, even helps keep your Equinox from rolling back on a hill when you take your foot off the pedal.
If you do opt for all-wheel drive in the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT, the switchable all-wheel drive system helps you get the best performance with the push of a button. In all-wheel drive mode, you’ll drive more confidently, knowing your SUV will automatically send power to the rear wheels to gain traction when the vehicle starts to lose grip on the road in slippery road conditions. But in favorable conditions, you can switch it over to front-wheel drive mode for the most fuel-efficient experience. Although the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gets great fuel economy with both drivetrains, front-wheel drive models are estimated to see 1 MPG more than all-wheel drive versions, at 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
To add to the versatility of the compact 2022 Chevy Equinox LT, when equipped properly, you’ll even be able to tow. The small yet mighty 4-cylinder engine produces up to 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. It may not seem like a whole lot when compared to a full-size truck, but having a rating to tow up to 1,500 lbs is pretty impressive. It expands the capabilities of the Equinox much farther than if it were unable to tow at all, allowing you to pull your small boat, camper, or utility trailer loaded with home improvement materials.
Chevy is a brand known for putting safety first. With an overall 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2022 Chevy Equinox is an SUV you can trust to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Every Equinox comes loaded with ample safety features, but when you level up from the base model to the LT trim, you’ll have a little extra peace of mind on the road without going overboard.
Alongside the required safety equipment like airbags to help minimize injuries during a collision and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child restraints for the most secure and easiest way to install a car seat, the 2022 Chevy Equinox LT comes with some of the most advanced safety technologies available. Chevy’s suite of safety assistance features comes standard with every Equinox to help you avert dangers in your path. Whether these features alert you when a collision is detected, or they assist with braking and steering you out of harm’s way when an accident seems inevitable, you can stress less knowing you have a co-pilot on board with you.
To warn you of upcoming danger and to assist you in avoiding a front-end collision, Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking are there to help. If you do a lot of low-speed city driving in Albany, the Front Pedestrian Braking feature is great for notifying you of a pedestrian you may not see crossing your path. Similar to the Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking, this feature will also intervene and assist you in avoiding the collision.
If you spend most of your driving time on the open road, you’re going to love Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which not only alerts you if you drive out of the detected lane lines but will steer you back into the lane if you do not respond to the alert. Plus, with the standard Following Distance Indicator, you’ll know just how close you are to the vehicle in front of you based on your following gap time, making it easy to determine if you’re too close for comfort. For even more peace of mind, the available Confidence & Convenience package brings additional safety assistance features for your 2022 Chevy Equinox LT to help warn you and avert a collision. These include Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Front and Rear Park Assist.
Although Chevy Safety Assist is great for keeping you and your family safe, it may not be enough to comfort you when it’s time to let your new teen driver take to the road on their own. Chevy’s built-in Teen Driver coaching system is one of a kind, only found in Chevy vehicles. It will not only act as a coach for your new driver by muting the music until everyone in the front seat is buckled and warning them of their speed, but it can also track the driving performance of your teen so you can know how it went when you weren’t there to guide them. You can even set a speed limiter to prevent your new driver from going over a specific speed or set the Equinox to automatically turn on all available safety assist technologies. So fear not; even if you can’t be with your teen every time they need to hit the road, your 2022 Chevy Equinox LT is there to help.