In the hot compact crossover segment, everybody talks about the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. But right behind those big names, last year’s No. 3 best-seller was the often-overlooked Chevrolet Equinox, a mild-mannered SUV that just entered its sixth model year without a major update.
The Equinox isn’t styled to turn heads, doesn’t make headlines with fast or off-road-focused variants, and doesn’t lead on the spec sheet. And it shares nothing but its name with an upcoming electric SUV. But in a class of rising prices (the cheapest CR-V is now $31,110), this Chevy is priced from an affordable $26,600. We spent a week in the Equinox to check how well it’s aging, and see how it stacks up against the host of competitors it faces today. Keep reading to learn about this crossover’s pros and cons to see if it’s the right small SUV for you.