Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
I have a 2019 LT, 2.0 Redline that comes equipped with the 19" wheels.
It does ride a little harsh, but the one you tested with 17's should ride marginally better if the air pressure is correctly adjusted.
The Gen 3 Equinox/Terrain platform (2018 >) does ride firmer and handle better than prior generations; at the expense of a softer ride.
I have a 2016 (Gen 2) Equinox, (see in my signature below) that rides substantially better in terms of a softer ride. Unfortunately they're (Gen 2) no longer in production.
To attain a better ride quality in a current Chevy/GMC vehicle, you probably need to look at the larger Blazer, Acadia, or Traverse.
JayTee2014 has some insight on this topic in his post above.
2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL
Last edited by garbec01; 11-15-2019 at 01:56 PM.