The Equinox had its world debut at the 2004 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale in late summer 2005. This model was a departure from Chevrolet’s lineup of truck-based SUVs, but quickly gained in popularity as the years progressed.
With the Equinox, it gave families a choice when they were looking for something with stellar looks, practical handling, and low operating costs. In 2005, the Equinox offered multi-flex rear seating along with a multi-tier cargo configuration. This gave owners flexibility for both passengers and cargo.
The second-generation Equinox came in 2010 and featured a more car-like appearance along with two all-new engine options. In the years following, Chevrolet continued to add more high-tech options, including the Chevrolet MyLink system with a seven-inch touchscreen in 2012. By this time, the Equinox was one of Chevrolet’s best-selling models in North America, coming in behind the Silverado and Cruze.
For the 2016 model year, the all-new third-generation Equinox made its debut. It is now categorized as a small crossover and comes with new styling and new technology, including a standard rearview camera and an available blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.