Balancing the Best of Both Worlds: A 2023 Chevy Equinox Buying Guide

April 14th, 2023 by

A blue 2023 Chevy Equinox Premier is shown from the side after leaving a dealer that has Chevy Equinox for sale.

Twice a year, the entirety of Earth’s population shares a celestial experience that brings both hemispheres of the globe on equal footing. Known as the Equinox, these two events mark the beginning of summer and winter and can be described as the ‘best of both worlds.’ Similar to the cosmic balance of the Earth’s rotation, the Chevy Equinox manages to encapsulate the best of what an SUV has to offer with the practicality of a four-door sedan.

Not only does Chevy’s offering give consumers the benefits of storage and safety, but it can also maneuver around the city with agility and smooth handling. For the 2023 model year, the Equinox comes available in four distinct trims, each one having its own advantages. At Ruge’s Chevrolet, finding a Chevy Equinox for sale is easy. And if you’re unsure about what trim might work best for you, then the information we present here today will help you make an informed decision.

A Sight to See in 2023

After receiving an update for the 2022 model year, the 2023 Chevy Equinox carries over the improvements with a few new items that make the vehicle all that more enticing. The most significant change applies to the vehicle’s powertrain, which is now powered exclusively by a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine. Propelling the Equinox forward with 175 and equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, this combination is practical and effective. Drivers who opt for the standard FWD drivetrain can expect to achieve a combined MPG of 28 (an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway) and will have the added benefit of a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs when properly equipped. Over 63 cu.ft. of available storage space allows for effortless grocery and garage sale trips.

A red 2023 Chevy Equinox RS is shown from the side on the highway.


2023 Chevy Equinox LS

With a low starting MSRP of only $29,595[a], the introductory trim of the Chevy Equinox is proof that the phrase “more for your money” is not only accurate but a business practice that the bow-tie brand adheres to. Aside from having the smooth handling and performance of the vehicle’s powertrain, Chevy also includes a variety of standard features meant to enhance the driving experience. Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of safety and driving assistance features, is standard and includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam automatic high beams, and a Following Distance Indicator.

The interior of the vehicle contains the essential amenities that make any commute—no matter the distance—enjoyable and relaxing. An infotainment screen that stretches out to seven inches provides access to Sirius XM and active noise cancellation. You’ll also have compatibility with Apple and Android services, allowing you to take your favorite apps on the road with you.

2023 Chevy Equinox LT

While the LS trim certainly offers consumers an impressive amount of features and amenities for a low cost, the LT gives you just a little bit more and still manages to keep the cost relatively low. The LT trim has a decent amount of focus on refinement and luxury. Some of the features include LED daytime lights, a driver’s seat with lumbar support, and a multicolor driver display which certainly gives the interior a more tech-savvy appeal to it.

Aside from the standard offerings, there are more features that become available on the LT trim than there were on the LS. The safety and infotainment package upgrades the infotainment screen to eight inches and also gives you the benefit of adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, and a 360-degree camera for increased visibility. The Driver Convenience package grants drivers the benefit of parking sensors and the comfort of dual-zone climate control and heated front seats.

2023 Chevy Equinox RS

For those of you who are fans of the Camaro, the RS badge, as seen on a few vehicles at your local Chevy dealership, will certainly be familiar. As for the Equinox RS, this trim is specifically designed for individuals keen on making a memorable first impression wherever they go. Aside from brandishing a flashy exterior for a reasonable and affordable price, there are also quite a few standard offerings that make for a drive more refined and enjoyable than in the previous trims.

If the flashy grille and jet-black wheels piqued your interest, then the interior will certainly take your breath away. Heated front seats and dual-zone climate control are both standard, and a power liftgate makes loading and unloading easier than it’s ever been before. And for those who are looking to maximize their enjoyment behind the wheel, the available RS Leather Package includes leather upholstery and a high-end Bose stereo system.

A blue 2023 Chevy Equinox Premier is shown from the rear at an angle.

2023 Chevy Equinox Premier

As the name of the trim suggests, this is indeed the very top-of-the-line when it comes to the Chevy Equinox. And, unlike some top trims from other manufacturers that cost high sums of money, the Premier is still relatively affordable. This certainly speaks to Chevy’s dedication to providing their customers with the very best at an agreeable price. The first thing to take note of when it comes to the Premier is the attention to detail that one finds on the exterior. The bold styling of the front grille and the 18-inch wheels make just as much of an impression as the features of the RS trim.

The Premier has additional safety features that enhance protection during your travels. Some of the standard features include Side Blind Zone Alert, an HD Rear Vision Camera, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The available options for the Premier trim can take your driving experience and comfort to the next level of enjoyment, as with the Infotainment II package, which grants you the benefit of navigation and a high-end Bose stereo system. This combination ensures you’ll always be entertained and never lose your way while en route to your destination. We were also very impressed by the features that come with the Driver Confidence III package, which includes Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and HD Surround Vision for enhancing your view of your surroundings.

Experience the 2023 Chevy Equinox at Ruge’s Chevrolet

If you’re looking to bring balance and meaning to your life, the 2023 Chevy Equinox can certainly help you find it. Aside from being one of the most practical choices on the market, this compact SUV recently received the coveted five-star safety rating from the NHTSA in collision testing. As we’ve seen today, the Equinox comes in unique trims that perfectly adhere to any situation and circumstance. Whether you’re looking for a method of transportation that’s cost-effective or something that offers sophistication, there’s a version of the Chevy Equinox that’s perfect for you.

And when it comes to making the decision that suits you best, the experts at Ruge’s Chevrolet are here to help you obtain an elevated quality of life. Our knowledgeable sales team will help make the selection and purchasing process easier than its ever been, not to mention one that’s informative. We’ll go over the various features and explain how each one works and how it enhances not only your safety but the overall driving experience as a whole. That’s the difference when you shop with us: an experience that’s rewarding all the way around.

[a] MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See dealer for details.