Among the 2023 Chevy Equinox and its diverse four trims lies the LT model, which offers a great balance of performance and feature upgrades that are perfect for those not interested in the base LS trim but want to avoid jumping to the high-end Premier model. But how does it differ from the other three available trim options? Is it worth it to level up to the LT model? Luckily Chevy makes choosing pretty straightforward, so it’s easy for drivers to choose the right choice for their needs.
The 2023 Chevy Equinox LT model sits right between the entry-level LS and the RS model. This allows Chevy to build on the LS's great essentials while offering drivers just a little something extra. Maybe you want a few more creature comforts like the additional power lumbar control, or maybe you’ve got your eye on the available Confidence & Convenience package that offers an abundance of extras to make your day just a little bit smoother.
Either way, the LT is a great choice for drivers looking for more than the entry-level but don’t need the high-end luxury of the top Premium model or the sportiness of the RS model. The LT model is the perfect middle ground for drivers who are interested in spending a little more to get a little more. If you’re a daily commuter or spend more time than you’d like in your car, then the LT model is a great choice. Check out all the LT model has to offer before you take your new Equinox for a test drive.
So what’s going on with the LT model? How does it stack up with the others, and how will it make your daily driving a little easier? Perhaps one of the best places to start is examining what kind of power you'll be getting under the hood.
The 2023 Equinox has a single engine choice: a peppy 1.5L Turbocharged engine combined with a 6-speed transmission. The single choice makes it easy for drivers to pick and choose their trim level without having to worry about losing power. If you want to get top performance, the LT model is set to go and equally matched with the other model choices. All-wheel drive is available so drivers who often have to tackle rainy or snowy commutes home will have plenty of enhanced performance and traction when needed.
As for fuel economy, the LT model is a great choice for those who want to spend a little less at the pumps. Expect the 2023 Equinox LT to deliver 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The Equinox LT is not only capable of adding a little extra thrill to every ride, but it doesn’t do it at the expense of your wallet. So whether you’re driving to work or heading off on an impromptu road trip, you can enjoy great fuel economy and savings mile after mile.
It’s good to know you can depend on your Equinox LT to get you where you want to go, but how about everything else? You know, the comfort and convenience that can make or break a car? With the LT, you don’t have to worry. The latest model was designed to make your day run a little smoother and keep you comfortable even when you’d rather be somewhere else.
The Equinox LT seats up to five passengers across two rows. The cabin’s interior was designed to be durable, modern, and easy to use. Drivers all appreciate the great head and legroom combined with a noteworthy max cargo space of 63.9 cu.ft., giving you more than enough room for luggage, school gear, or work materials. Folding 60/40 bench seating for the 2nd row means if you don’t need the extra seating, it's fast and easy to fold flat for additional hauling space. The Equinox LT was designed to use every inch of space so that you can expect a handy hidden storage area under the rear cargo floor. This lets you store everything from tools to an emergency kit to valuables you want to keep out of the way of curious eyes.
If drivers of the LT trim decide to take things to a higher level, they can turn to the available Confidence & Convenience package to make it happen. The package includes a slew of features to make every ride unforgettable. Starting with heated front seats plus dual-zone automatic climate control so you can take a little of the chill out of your early mornings. Or better yet, start your car with the remote vehicle starter system to have your vehicle ready to go before you even step outside.
Additional features of the Confidence and Convenience package include a programmable power liftgate. This means if your hands are full, you can open or close the liftgate with a quick kick just under the bumper. You can use the same kicking motion to close the liftgate so you don’t have to set down whatever is in your arms. The ability to adjust your liftgate to a chosen height helps if you’re parking in an area with a low ceiling or if you want to make it easier to reach.
Even if drivers decide not to add on the available Confidence & Convenience package, the LT is still brimming with plenty of great comfort features to appreciate. An 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar control helps keep you comfortable even on the longest drives, while user-friendly tech is thoughtfully located right at your fingertips on a colored 7-inch diagonal touch-screen.
The convenience of the Equinox’s LT tech cannot be understated. The infotainment and information screen was designed to make using their vehicle’s technology feel intuitive and stress-free. Available wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto lets drivers seamlessly sync their compatible smartphone with their Equinox LT. Drivers can then access favorite apps, get real-time navigation, or listen to favorite playlists. They can also enjoy a 3-month subscription to the SXM Platinum Plan.
Multiple USB ports and an available Wi-Fi hotspot can support not only your devices but also help keep your passengers connected and charged up. So whether it's for work, school, or entertainment, the Equinox LT can support you in every way. Available Alexa Built-In means there is an extra step you can take to stay connected. With Alexa, drivers can access their Amazon account, make orders, and even access compatible at-home devices. Getting things done while you’re on the road just got a whole lot easier, thanks to Chevy and Alexa. The myChevrolet App takes things up a notch, allowing drivers to stay up to date on their vehicle, check for updates, read any recall notices, or keep an eye on fuel levels.
But Chevy doesn’t stop at just keeping drivers connected; their focus is to keep them and those they share the road with safe as well. The Equinox LT comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of the most advanced safety and driver assist features available. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control, a Rear Vision Camera, and High-Definition Surround Vision help drivers monitor what is happening around them so they can react accordingly. And if, for some reason, they are unable to act in time, the Chevy Safety Assist package is there to help.
Additional safety features include Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking, which helps you avoid a serious accident by enforcing braking when it detects a possible collision. Front Pedestrian Braking keeps an eye out and detects movement from pedestrians or cyclists in front of your vehicle, while Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning keeps your vehicle from drifting into another lane if you’re distracted or feeling fatigued. It then can gently move you back into your lane to help keep you centered and safe.
Lastly, the Following Distance Indicator system lets you know if you’re following too close to the car in front of you so you can keep a safe distance in case of sudden stops. The Equinox LT was designed to keep you safe. Its advanced safety and driver assist systems give drivers the peace of mind they’re looking for while making every drive as safe as possible for everyone on the road.