Small Crossovers,Big Updates: GM Releases 2022 Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain Specs
While no pricing information is currently available, GM has released feature and trim level content for their compact crossover SUV's.
General Motors' small crossover SUV's (CUV's), the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, have long been overdue for a mid-cycle update, and for the 2022 model year, General Motors has finally released refreshed versions of both of its popular small CUV's. We've already discussed what's new visually for both of GM's small CUV's, so go check out our other articles if you're interested in more about what's new for both vehicles. However, GM has finally released feature and trim level content for the refreshed 2022 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. Read on to find out more about each 2022 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain trim level, as well as feature content. NOTE: Any and all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox continues with three of its previous trim levels: LS (1LS/1FL), LT (2FL/1LT), and Premier (1LZ), but the previous low-volume L (1SM) trim has been discontinued this year. However, new for the 2022 model year, the RS (1RS) trim adds more aggressive exterior styling cues to the mid-level LT (2FL/1LT) trim. Standard on all but the base LS (1LS/1FL) trim are LED daytime running lamps (DRL's), while RS (1RS) and Premier (1LZ) trims get standard LED rear tail lamps. All models get standard LED front headlamps this year as well. A power rear liftgate is now standard on RS (1RS), and Premier (1LZ) trims, although the Premier (1LZ) model gets a "Hands-Free" feature as well. The RS (1RS) trim gets standard P235/50R19 blackwall (BSW) all-season tires and model-specific nineteen-inch (19") aluminum-alloy wheels. The Premier (1LZ) trim also gets optional P235/50R19 blackwall (BSW) all-season tires, although the optional nineteen-inch (19") aluminum-alloy wheels differ from the RS (1RS) trim's standard wheels. Inside, for the base LS (1FL/1LS) trim, there's a new Convenience Package, which adds a 4.2-inch (4.2") full-color driver information center display screen in the instrument cluster (previously unavailable on this model), as well as an eight-way, power-adjustable front driver's seat with two-way, power-adjustable lumbar support, and deep-tinted rear glass windows. The Driver Confidence Package is now also available on the LS (1LS) trim, which now means buyers can opt for previously-unavailable safety equipment, such as side blind-zone alert, lane change alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Meanwhile, on LT (1LT) and RS (1RS) trims, an Advanced Safety Package adds an HD surround-vision camera system, an adaptive cruise control system, power-adjustable, and heated exterior side mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators. An RS Leather Package adds luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a Bose premium audio system with an amplifier, and dual front seat back map pockets to the RS (1RS) trim. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, including a paid trial subscription, is now standard equipment on all Equinox trim levels, as does wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Finally, rounding out the new interior features on the refreshed Equinox is a new chrome-trimmed transmission shift lever. New exterior paint color options for the Chevy Equinox this year include Blue Glow Metallic (Metallic Blue), Seaglass Blue Metallic (Metallic Light Blue-Green), Iron Gray Metallic (Metallic Gray), and Cherry Red Tint Coat Metallic (Metallic Red), while certain 2021 model year options carry over for 2022, such as Iridescent Pearl Tri-Coat Metallic (Metallic Pearl White), Silver Ice Metallic (Metallic Silver), Summit White Clear Coat (Gloss White), and Mosaic Black Metallic (Metallic Black). Interior color options include the familiar monotone Medium Ash Gray (Gray) and monotone Jet Black (Black), while two-tone Jet Black/Maple Sugar (Black/Tan) joins the interior color options this year (the latter is only available on the Premier (1LZ) trim).
The 2022 GMC Terrain continues with two of its existing models: SLE (3SA) and SLT (4SA). The low-volume SL (2SA) and luxurious Denali (5SA) trims have both been discontinued this year, although a new AT4 (4SC) trim adds rugged exterior styling to the SLT (4SA) model. GMC's Pro Safety System is now standard equipment across all Terrains, and features safety equipment such as autonomous emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, a following distance indicator, and IntelliBeam front headlamps (GMC speak for automatic front high-beam headlamp control). Buyers of any Terrain model can now also opt for the GMC Pro Safety System Plus Package, which adds additional safety equipment, such as an HD surround vision camera system, a heads-up display system (HUD), and front and rear parking assist sensors. A newly-available Tech Package for SLT (4SA) and AT4 (4SC) trims adds features such as front and rear parking assist sensors. SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a paid trial subscription now comes as standard equipment on all Terrain models. Marine Metallic (Metallic Light Blue), Cayenne Red Tint Coat Metallic (Metallic Red), and Desert Sand Metallic (Metallic Bronze) are new this year on the GMC Terrain exterior paint color palette, while options such as White Frost Tint Coat Metallic (Metallic Pearl White), Quicksilver Metallic (Metallic Silver), Summit White Clear Coat (Gloss White), and Ebony Twilight Metallic (Metallic Black) carry over from the 2021 model year. Interior color options remain a monotone Jet Black (Black), or a two-tone Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray (Black/Gray).
All Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models are powered by the same 1.5L Turbocharged "EcoTec" Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine (known as the "LYX") as last year, which still produces an adequate 170 horsepower and 203 lb. ft. of torque. However, while the GMC Terrain gets the Electronic Precision Shift (EPS) System with a pushbutton shifter and a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Chevy Equinox still makes do with a more traditional transmission shift lever, and a six-speed automatic transmission. All Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain models come standard with Front Wheel Drive (FWD), except for the GMC Terrain AT4 (4SC), which includes All Wheel Drive (AWD) as standard equipment. Chevy produces the Equinox at one of two of General Motors (GM's) assembly plants in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, or the Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Incorporated ("CAMI") plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. GMC exclusively produces the Terrain at GM's San Luis Potosi, Mexico Assembly Plant. While 2022 model year pricing is not yet available, pricing for both the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain is expected to increase from 2021 model year pricing of $23,800-$33,000 for the Chevy Equinox, and $25,000-$32,500 for the GMC Terrain. What do you think of the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!