2025 Chevrolet Equinox: Refreshed with rugged looks and more
2025 Chevy Equinox LT.
Chevrolet's Equinox is really growing up. The line is 20 years old now and getting more ambitious. The 2025 next-gen versions of the five-passenger compact SUV offer modern connectivity and new safety tech, wrapped in more aggressive and utilitarian design. Compared to the current vehicle, the new Equinox will offer more contemporary and differentiated choices -- including larger screens, new safety features, and Equinox's first-ever outdoor-inspired trim, ACTIV.
The next-generation Equinox is eye-catching, with bodylines inspired by the strong proportions of the Chevy truck lineup and its larger sibling, the 2024 Traverse.
Chevrolet will offer Equinox in LT, RS, and ACTIV trims, and each will get distinct front fascia treatments (LT offers both standard chrome and Midnight Edition High Gloss Black grille finishes for even more customer choice). Equinox will sport a 1.5L Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and is matched with a continuously variable transmission in front-wheel-drive configurations, or an eight-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive (AWD). Max capacity for a trailer is 1,500 lb when equipped with available AWD.
The all-new Equinox is 2.3 in. wider than the outgoing model, enhancing its more planted stance. Additional design details include:
Squared wheel openings and fender flares add visual muscle;
Distinctive C-pillar shark fin that adds the appearance of motion to Equinox even when it is sitting still;
All-LED lighting with striking light elements, which are separated in the front and both vertically and horizontally expanded in the rear; and
Aluminum wheel choices ranging from the standard 17-in. on LT to available 20-in. wheels on RS, a first for Equinox.
Also, for the first time, Equinox offers RS and ACTIV customers driver-selectable modes, accessed via a rotator on the center console. The driver can select from Normal and Snow on front-wheel-drive-equipped vehicles. AWD adds Off-Road mode. Drive modes adjust the propulsion system performance to best handle the conditions.
2025 Chevy Equinox ACTIV.
ACTIV brings a fresh persona to the redesigned Equinox, inspired by customers whose passions start where the pavement ends. Equinox ACTIV features a unique front fascia and styling cues that create and accentuate the off-road look, all-terrain tires, and an available white roof for a two-tone finish. Additional ACTIV features include:
Rugged front fascia with vertical grille inserts and gray metallic-finished accents;
17-in. machined-face aluminum wheels;
Maple Sugar and Black interior theme, with premium Evotex and suede microfiber seating surfaces;
ACTIV embroidered on driver and passenger seat head restraints; and
Available heated and ventilated front seats and rear heated outboard seats, and memory driver seat personalization.
RS brings dynamic, bold style with standard black emblems and mirrors, available black roof, wide grille opening, and high-gloss finish on the grille bar and lower fascia, with 19-in. Carbon Flash machined aluminum wheels standard.
2025 Chevy Equinox RS.
Inside Equinox, a revamped interior conveys a more contemporary, spacious ambiance that, along with other recently introduced Chevy crossovers and SUVs, puts a stronger focus on technology and user experience. In front of the driver is an 11-in.-diagonal configurable driver info center. Layered against the driver info center and angled slightly toward the driver is the interior focal point: a new 11.3-in.-diagonal infotainment screen that's more than 30% larger than the largest screen offered in the current model. The dashboard is also pulled away, adding to the spacious interior.
RS is a step above other street-inspired trims with distinctive Torch Red and Santorini Blue stitching on the Evotex seats, debossed "RS" logos on the headrests in the front row, and a heated, flat-bottom steering wheel. Buyers can add available heated and ventilated front seats and rear heated outboard seats.
Additional Equinox highlights include:
New Electronic Precision Shift on the steering column eliminates a range selector mechanically linked to the transmission, opening more storage space beneath the infotainment screen, ahead of the center console;
Engaging tactile materials and decorative trim with coordinated textures are used in the seats, instrument panel, doors, storage areas, and more;
Standard heated steering wheel and heated front seats;
Available Evotex seating on LT;
Folding 60/40 split-bench second-row seats, enabling up to 63.5 cu-ft of storage with both seats folded;
Hidden rear cargo floor storage space;
Standard six-speaker audio system; and
Available wireless charging.
When it comes to safety and driver assistance technology, the 2025 Equinox offers more than ever, starting with the standard Chevy Safety Assist suite of features that includes: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam.
Additional standard safety and driver assistance features include: Side Bicyclist Alert, Rear Vision Camera, Rear Seat Reminder, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Rear Park Assist, and Enhanced Lane Keep Assist.
The 2025 Chevrolet Equinox will hit showrooms later in 2024. Additional details, including pricing, will be available closer to the start of production. Pricing should start around $32,000.