2022 Chevrolet Equinox rs awd

Facelift + RS Badging

Equinox prices start at $25,800.00

Is the Chevrolet Equinox all new for 2022?

The 2022 Equinox benefits from a refresh. The facelift brings more distinctive headlights, a new grille design, and updated front and rear bumpers. Also, new to the 2022 is the RS trim (as tested), which makes the styling much sportier, providing black 19-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. A unique shift knob in the interior, red stitching, and black upholstery. The turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder is no longer an engine option, leaving the turbo 1.5L engine as the only offering. These updates were actually intended 2021, but with the pandemic, it delayed the changes.

Equinox Trim levels

The Equinox is offered in four trim levels:

  • LS
  • LT
  • RS ( as tested)
  • Premier
As tested with MSRP of $36,515.00, including destination charge. Base price of $31,700.00

The RS badge is given to the sportiest trim level and stands for ‘Rally Sport’. The RS offers distinctive sport styling. Some features included, blacked out exterior trim, unique front grill, and larger dark wheels.

What is the Equinox rs warranty?

  • 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty
  • 5-year /50,000-mile powertrain limited warranty

What engine comes with Equinox rs?

1.5L Turbo 4- Cylinder

The 1.5L Turbo is the only engine option for the Equinox. It produces 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. It’s a 4-cylinder dual overhead cam design with Direct-Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)

The engine is mated to a 6-Speed automatic Transmission. It’s standard on all Equinox’s.

What are the interior features of the Equinox RS?

Fit and finish look and feel nice. The cabin has broad appeal with a stylish impression. Both front and rear passengers seem to fit comfortable in the spacious interior, with enough amenities to keep them happy for longer rides.

The test car had the optional 8.0-inch color touchscreen display (otherwise 7.0-inch standard). It displays Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment interface with a very user friendly, easy to manage, and a quick response. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are standard, as are Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary input jack. Standard 4G LTE onboard Wi-Fi certainly makes the Equinox one of the best connected crossovers.

Red stitching throughout the interior provides a feeling of “special”

How does the Chevrolet Equinox rs AWD Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, The cabin is spacious and practical and spacious. The RS comes with just the right amount of technology, especially when hauling kids around. It’s the day-to-day commuter with the capability of a little more given the AWD. Go a little deeper in the adventures with the kids!

As a car enthusiast, The car has personality and I’m a fan of the new face lift. The 1.5L Turbo has adequate power with a pleasant driving experience. I like the off road capabilities, the attention to detail in the interior and the comfort, all packaged in. The RS has the right touch from a stylish perspective.

Final thoughts

It’s trendy, functional and comfortable with safety in mind. I definitely think a younger and older demographic can equally appreciate the car. It joins a long line of proven Chevy SUV’s and a attractive competitor in the segment. Great option for a well rounded vehicle with entry to mid level budget.

Equinox rs Features

Performance Mechanical Features

  • 1.5L Turbo DOHC 4cylinder
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • RS Edition
  • RS Grille
  • Black Bowtie & Badging
  • Black Roof Rails & Window Surround
  • RS Interior
  • Stabillitrack-Stabiliy Control System with Traction
  • Whees 19″ Aluminum Dark

Convenience Features

  • Onstar Services and 4G LTE WI-FI Available
  • Keyless Start Keyless Entry
  • Sirius XM Radio Capable all Access Tail
  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Seat Adjuster, Driver 8-Way Power with 2-Way Power Lumbar
  • Airconditioning, Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated Seats
  • Leather Wrap Steering Wheel
  • Rear Liftgate Power
  • 8″ HD Color Touchscreen
  • Voice Recognition
  • Chevy Infotainment 3 Plus with Navigation


  • Teen Driver
  • Chevy Safety Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Intellibeam Auto High Beam
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Confidence II Package: Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone
  • Front and Rear Park Assist

*Features available with RS trim

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