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The mid-cycle refresh for the Equinox was first shown at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show—the last major auto show before the coronavirus forced the cancellation of all major events for the rest of the year and into 2021. The 2022 Equinox features updated styling that gives it a more mature look. Key to changes include a reworked grille, headlights, and taillights. For 2022, Chevy adds a new RS trim with black-painted badges and wheels, a glossy grille, and a black interior with red contrast stitching.
The current Chevy Traverse, a mid-size family crossover with three rows of seats, dates back to 2017. The updated 2022 model was revealed in March. Changes include narrower headlights, a more cohesive grille, a reworked fascia, and new LED taillights. Inside there is a new driver information center, nicer materials, and a rear power sunshade for the two-panel sunroof. The infotainment system adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well.

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox goes on sale this summer, while the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse follows in the fall.

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-chevrolet-equinox-traverse-on-sale/
 

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Yeah. I was poking around the interwebs yesterday and saw the same info at another site or two. I do think the restyle on the Equinox is decent enough too.
 

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Yeah. I was poking around the interwebs yesterday and saw the same info at another site or two. I do think the restyle on the Equinox is decent enough too.
Both Equinox and Traverse look better with these updates. Current Equinox face is odd to say the least.
 

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The interiors are very practical. I like the simplicity of the interiors, seamless technology and overall practical layouts. It would be sad for Chevrolet to lose that character.

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I love the full analog instrumentation. With my car I need to access a menu. Wish my Mustang had this. They did in the old days
 

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The 2022 Equinox should've gotten the same digital instrumentation as the 2022 Traverse and both should've gotten more soft touch materials to the interiors. Upper door sills for both 2022 vehicles where you rest your elbows should be soft touch and even the top of the dash should be soft touch even if partially jystnlije the competition I hope the fit and finish around the center console of the Equinox is improved as well. There are rumors that the 1.5 liter base engine will get a few more ponies. 10 to 20 will be welcome.
 

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The interiors are very practical. I like the simplicity of the interiors, seamless technology and overall practical layouts. It would be sad for Chevrolet to lose that character.

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User friendliness is a hallmark of Chevrolet interiors. That's my favorite aspect of Chevrolet. You can get into a Chevrolet automobile and make sense of the controls almost immediately, without having to peruse the owners manual.

Unfortunately, two other characteristics of Chevrolet interiors are the use of low grade materials and lackadaisical fit and finish. If GM could preserve the simple, easy to use nature of these interiors but upgrade their material quality and ambiance, that would be ideal.
 

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Well, the Equinox gets a reworked grille - and the Traverse gets a more cohesive grille. Stunning.

I’m old enough to remember when Chevrolet used to brag that the new models had a “bold” new grille.
Ha! Yes - otherwise the Chevy/Pontiac/Olds/Buick version all looked the same, just had that "bold, new grill"! Fortunately GM remembered to take of the "insert bold, new grill here" sign.
 

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User friendliness is a hallmark of Chevrolet interiors. That's my favorite aspect of Chevrolet. You can get into a Chevrolet automobile and make sense of the controls almost immediately, without having to peruse the owners manual.

Unfortunately, two other characteristics of Chevrolet interiors are the use of low grade materials and lackadaisical fit and finish. If GM could preserve the simple, easy to use nature of these interiors but upgrade their material quality and ambiance, that would be ideal.
Unless when daylight savings time comes around and you have to go figure out the clock. :rolleyes: Interior materials could definitely be better, but I'm not going to outright fail them because my Rogue could have been better in some ways too(it's fit and finish is great, no issues there). There are a lot of these mfrs. who use seemingly low grade or hard stuff in places but for purposes and reasons. I agree about this because the interior and exterior to a point, of the Malibu I traded off, sometimes made me wonder what was I thinking when I bought that.
 

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Ha! Yes - otherwise the Chevy/Pontiac/Olds/Buick version all looked the same, just had that "bold, new grill"! Fortunately GM remembered to take of the "insert bold, new grill here" sign.
Grills are no longer grills, they are a bunch of plastics
 

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The interiors are very practical. I like the simplicity of the interiors, seamless technology and overall practical layouts. It would be sad for Chevrolet to lose that character.

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Yes, the cheap hard plastic is great. Ever look at the door panels? Really classy there. But hey, they work.
 

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Unless when daylight savings time comes around and you have to go figure out the clock. :rolleyes:
The 2019 Malibu I had as a rental car in March 2019 automatically adjusted the clock to account for daylight saving time. I think GM Infotainment 3 is designed to automatically sync its clock with that of a paired mobile phone.
 

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The 2019 Malibu I had as a rental car in March 2019 automatically adjusted the clock to account for daylight saving time. I think GM Infotainment 3 is designed to automatically sync its clock with that of a paired mobile phone.
That's cool. I know my 2011 Malibu wasn't anywhere that slick.
 
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