This summer, prices on just about every good or service have gone up, and consumers at West Chevy of Knoxville who are feeling the squeeze all are still wanting to enjoy summer fun without reaching deep into their wallet.
The brand-new Chevy Equinox EV won’t arrive until later in 2023, and now is the ideal time to drive off of the lot with the current and awesomely-equipped gas model. The knowledgeable staff on duty at Carbuzz.com reported last week that the 2023 Equinox will receive a new LSD engine to replace the current LYX unit, which still displaces 1.5 liters with a turbocharger. The Midnight and Sport Edition Packages will also reportedly return on the 2023 model, bringing the addition of black exterior trim, black badging, and a matching blacked-out interior.
Extensive production of the 2023 Equinox is likely to begin soon, meaning that official stats on availability and pricing should be available in the coming weeks. The 2023 Equinox will be available in LS, LT, RS, and Premier trim levels, and we were immediately impressed with the Equinox’s Highway Safety marks being the highest rating for most categories of five stars overall. We are confident that the Equinox has all the class-leading driving chops that it takes to dominate the competition in the form of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5.
The recent facelift for the equinox has brought a brand-new front end, new headlights, a new grill and a brand-new bumper. There’s plenty of space here for passengers on board, and two generous rows of seats that can comfortably situate 5 adult passengers. The front seats provide a great amount of comfort and support, and the driving position offers an excellent viewpoint of the road. The current model comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and A 6 speaker stereo.
The additional upgrades you get as you move up the trim scale are the 8-inch touch screen, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, satellite radio, HD radio, A7 speaker Bose premium stereo, and the very useful for longer hauls’ rear-seat entertainment system. The incoming Equinox will also come standard with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, the following distance indicator, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beam headlights, and a rearview camera. A few of the upper-level upgrades we definitely recommend are blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic cross alert, surround view parking camera system, and adaptive cruise control in the very high-tech safety alert seat.