The Equinox is that day of the year when daylight and nighttime share the same number of hours, ushering in spring or fall. But is there a vehicle that can also give you that sense of a new and exciting time of year through all of the seasons? In introducing the 2022 Chevy Equinox, the folks at Chevrolet have added a new trim, the Equinox RS, which will give you everything you need no matter the weather or driving condition. That is because the RS is not just another fancy trim level, but it is designed for performance and driving pleasure.
Sir Thomas More was once referred to as A Man for All Seasons, meaning he was ready to cope with any situation and whose behavior is appropriate no matter the occasion. He was unflappable, able to deftly handle anything and everything that came his way. The 2022 Chevy Equinox RS is just like this, a compact SUV that is truly for all seasons. No matter what nature and the road may throw your way, you know you can handle it in your Equinox RS.
Summer Sun and Fun
Summer is a time for fun. It’s the season to get out on the road and push your vehicle to the limits. Sadly, not every car has the ability to give you the performance you want when the air is warm, the sun is out, and the road seems to go on forever. The 2022 Chevy Equinox RS seems to be built to take advantage of these long summer days.
The Equinox RS features a 1.5-liter Turbocharged I-4 gas engine. Chevy arranges this engine’s 4 cylinders in a dual overhead cam design to improve performance, with direct injection and variable valve timing for better efficiency, giving you 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a driver shift control for smoother automatic shifting.
The Equinox RS has some solid acceleration, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.9 seconds with a top speed of 124 miles per hour. This model also rides on a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels fitted with all-season tires, giving you exceptional grip no matter the driving conditions. As you can see, you can really hit the ground running with this model.
You are also going to want a great soundtrack for your summer driving, and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen really delivers the goods. This gives you superior stereo output to the Equinox RS’s 6-speaker sound system. It also keeps you and your passengers connected with Bluetooth audio streaming for up to 2 smart devices and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This model of the 2022 Chevy Equinox also comes with a free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM All Access, with the best in music, talk radio, news, comedy, and sports. Your Equinox RS is also a mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, so you will have connectivity wherever your summer journeys may take you and your Equinox RS.
If you want a little more out of your infotainment system, you can opt for the available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with navigation on an 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen and the Bose premium 7-speaker audio system. This not only has a slightly larger touchscreen and premium Bose speakers but also has a built-in navigation system and Cloud-connected personalization for your infotainment settings. Whether you choose to go with the upgrade, Chevy has placed the Infotainment 3’s touchscreen in the upper dashboard between the Equinox’s two front seats for ease of access and usage.
Fall Foliage Frolic
When the Autumnal Equinox rolls around, the 2022 Chevy Equinox RS is ready to show you where it got its name. This is the time for commuting to work while enjoying the great outdoors during the weekend.
With respect to commuting, the last thing you want is a vehicle that is going to cost you money with poor gas mileage, indirectly cutting into your weekly earnings. Fortunately for you, the 2022 Chevy Equinox RS has exceptional fuel economy, so you will spend more time on the road than at the gas pump while keeping more money in your wallet.
The standard Equinox RS has front-wheel drive that will give you 26 miles per gallon when driving in the city, 31 miles per gallon on the highway, and a combined 28 miles per gallon combined. If you choose the available all-wheel drivetrain on your 2022 Equinox RS, you will get 25 miles per gallon in the city, 30 miles per gallon in highway driving, and a combined 27 miles per gallon. Interestingly enough, the gas tank on the all-wheel drive model is slightly larger than on the front-wheel drive Equinox, 15.6 gallons compared to 14.9 gallons. Nevertheless, you will have plenty of range no matter which model of the 2022 Equinox RS you choose.
Talking about the great outdoors, what can be better to enjoy the great outdoors than in your Equinox RS with its available panoramic sunroof? With just one touch of the button, you can open up and let the great fresh air from the countryside into your Equinox. Or you can simply open the power shade and enjoy the fall foliage while keeping your interior cabin to your desired temperature.
What’s more, if you want to tow a boat or a small camper for a weekend outdoors, the Equinox RS has the power to do this for you. With the proper equipment, including an available trailer hitch, the 2022 Equinox can tow up to 1,500 pounds, giving you the capability that other compact SUVs can only dream about.
Winter Wonderland Wanderings
When winter rolls around, many other vehicles need to go hibernate with the bears, as they just don’t have the ability to handle the cold weather conditions. This is not the case with the 2022 Equinox RS. It starts with a set of all-weather tires that no only provide solid grip for summer acceleration but also winter traction to get you through snow, sleet, and rain. If you want even greater traction, you can opt for the Equinox RS with available all-wheel drive. This system adjusts the torque going to each of the four wheels on this SUV to provide traction where you need it most, depending on the ever-changing road conditions.
The Equinox RS is also your best friend on those really cold winter days when the mercury dips below the thermometer. The Keyless Start on the Equinox RS will allow you to warm your vehicle up while you stay in the comfort of your home, sipping coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. Once your Equinox RS has been warmed up for a sufficient amount of time, you can heat the driver and front passenger seats with just the touch of a button to keep your bottom nice and toasty on the way to work, school, or a day out in the winter wonderland. The heated power outside mirrors that are trim exclusive on the Equinox RS will also come in handy, keeping snow and ice from clouding or blocking the mirrors, making your Equinox easier to drive even on the snowiest days of the year.
Once the Vernal Equinox arrives and winter rolls away, it is time for your Equinox RS to show how it can help you get the job done. Whether you are moving out of a dorm at college, moving stuff for work, or just going out for groceries, the standard rear power liftgate on the Equinox RS will sure come in handy. With just the touch of a button, your trunk will open, making loading and unloading the Equinox RS easier than ever. This liftgate is also programmable with different height settings and can even be opened with your Remote Keyless Entry. This will surely come in handy when your hands are full from shopping.
April showers won’t give you any grief in the Equinox RS with its MacPherson strut independent front suspension. This will give you exceptional handling and control. The Equinox RS also has a tight turning circle of just 37.4-feet, so you will have no problem maneuvering your Equinox through traffic even on the wettest days of the season.
Truly a Compact SUV for All Seasons
No matter the weather conditions, the 2022 Chevy Equinox RS has been built to handle the elements. This is because Chevrolet has equipped the Equinox RS with features and systems that are truly all-season, just like the tires it rides on. From its convenient power liftgate to its 19-inch wheels, the 2022 Equinox RS is the ideal combination of comfort and performance that will make driving fun for winter, spring, summer, and fall.