What do the 2023 Equinox Trim Levels Offer?

July 6th, 2023 by

A sporty exterior, a spacious interior, and lots of standard features make the all-new 2023 Chevy Equinox one of the most popular SUVs on the road today. This year’s Equinox offers the perfect balance of comfort, utility, and driving pleasure. Chevrolet offers the 2023 Equinox in a choice of four trims – LS, LT, RS, and Premier. All models come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel-drive as an available option. All 2023 Equinox trims also share the same powertrain, a 1.5L turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Direct Injection and Automatic Stop/Start (with a disabled switch), that puts out 170 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed electronically controlled, automatic transmission with overdrive and Driver Shift Control also comes standard on all 2023 Chevy Equinox trims.

Here’s a rundown on each trim and its most notable features:

The 2023 Chevy Equinox LS

The entry-level LS trim is anything but basic and features more amenities than many of its competitors’ far more expensive offerings.

Exterior – All models come with capless fueling, active aero shutters, and daytime running lamps that feature reduced-intensity low beams and automatic on/off.

Interior – Standard interior features found on LS models include Active Noise Cancellation, Keyless Open and Start, which includes extended-range Remote Keyless Entry, and power windows with driver express-up/-down and express down on all others.

Technology – The 2023 Equinox comes loaded with advanced technology. The standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system comes with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth audio streaming for two active devices, voice command pass-through, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Safety – Along with lots of traditional passive safety systems, the new Equinox comes with Chevy Safety Assist across the entire line. Chevy Safety Assist consists of Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam, auto high beams, and Following Distance Indicator systems. A rear vision camera, Chevy’s Teen Driver technology, and a theft-deterrent system also come standard on all models.

Mechanical – Along with the previously mentioned engine/transmission combinations, all 2023 Chevy Equinox editions also come with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System which includes Traction Control and Hill Start Assist. Aluminized stainless steel exhaust, power, electric, rack-and-pinion steering, and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with Duralife rotors round out some of the more notable mechanical features across the entire Equinox line.

The 2023 Chevy Equinox LT

Going up a notch to the LT trim adds a whole list of add-ons that many buyers will appreciate.

Exterior – While all trims feature a solar-absorbing, acoustic-laminated windshield, LT models add deep-tinted rear glass along with body-colored side mirrors.

Interior – LT models add even more comfort with the addition of 8-way power driver’s seats with two-way power lumbar control, available automatic, dual-zone climate control with individual settings for driver and front passenger and illuminated vanity mirrors.

Technology – The enhanced monochromatic driver information center found on base models becomes an enhanced color display on LT trims and up. LT and RS owners also have the option to add some nice infotainment features such as a larger touchscreen, navigation, and built-in Alexa.

Safety – For safety, LT owners get the option to add an HD rear vision camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

The 2023 Chevy Equinox RS

As expected, RS trims get a little more of everything that makes driving the 2023 Equinox comfortable, safe, and fun.

Exterior – Added exterior features found on the 2023 Chevy Equinox RS models include a power, programmable liftgate, roof rails, 19-inch wheels (LS and LT trims come standard with 17-inch wheels), and painted aluminum rims.

Interior – Dual-Zone automatic climate control becomes standard on RS trims. RS buyers also get upgraded to heated front seats and enhanced steering wheel controls.

Technology – Instead of the standard six-speaker stereo system, Equinox RS models come with the option to upgrade to a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Safety – RS models add front and rear park-assist, as well as Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change as standard features.

The 2023 Chevy Equinox Premier

As expected, little gets left behind on the Equinox Premier editions. Here’s a look:

Exterior – The power, programmable, liftgate becomes hands-free and features Chevrolet emblem projection on the Premier trim. Heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, as well as chrome door handles also come standard on
Premier editions.

Interior – Interior upgrades include a heated steering wheel, a programmable, universal home remote with a garage door opener, and two memory presets for the 8-way power driver seat and outside rearview mirrors.

Technology – Premier owners enjoy wireless-changing (not available on other trims. Also, the available Alexa Built-in voice recognition, along with in-vehicle apps, and the Chevrolet Maps+ feature come standard on the 2023 Equinox Premier trims.

Safety – Premier trims add most previously mentioned optional driver-assist systems as standard features.

All in all, regardless of trim level, the 2023 Chevy Equinox offers exceptional value regardless of trim level. For a closer look at the 2023 Chevy Equinox, along with the entire lineup of Chevrolet vehicles, stop by Boucher Chevrolet of Waukesha today.

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