2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Original MSRP Range
$23,800 - $33,100
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
25 - 26 MPG City / 30 - 31 MPG Hwy
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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

What We Like

  • Standard active safety systems
  • Ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds
  • Optional 252-hp engine
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Roomy rear seat

What We Don't

  • Less cargo room than Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen rivals
  • Adaptive cruise control reserved for highest trim
  • No hybrid or diesel option

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox?

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox carries over with no changes. The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is set for a refresh and goes on sale in 2021. See the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox models for sale near you

Which Equinox is the Best?

The base L and LS Equinox models have enticing prices, but we think buyers will be happier in an LT or a Premier -- or at the very least an LS with the Convenience Package ($685). The 1.5-liter turbo engine is adequate. Find a Chevrolet Equinox for sale

How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Cost?

The 2021 Chevy Equinox is available in four trims: the L, the LS, the LT and the Premier. The L ($23,800) comes with a 1.5-liter turbo engine, keyless entry and push-button start, a MyLink 7-in infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports, 17-in wheels, and the Teen Driver system, which can set parameters and relay information about driving habits. Other highlights include General Motors' OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi. Standard safety features include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. The LS ($26,300) includes a compact spare tire, floor mats and a compass. This trim opens the door for AWD and options such as a power driver's seat, tinted rear glass, larger wheels and blacked-out aesthetics. More recommendable is the LT ($27,500), which includes an 8-way power driver's seat, tinted windows, high-intensity headlights, a 4.2-in color driver information screen and SiriusXM satellite radio. The LT is also available with options like a power liftgate, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. The Premier ($31,400) includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a hands-free power liftgate, a leather interior, an 8-in touchscreen with a high-definition rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, fog lights, 18-in wheels, chrome exterior accents, heated exterior mirrors, LED headlights, LED taillights and rear parking sensors. If you want adaptive cruise control, which comes standard on the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 and the Subaru Forester, you'll have to get the most expensive Premier trim, then pay extra for it as an option. Other options include ventilated front seats, navigation, a Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Equinox Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Equinox AWD 4dr LS w/1FL$28,200 / $26,9024 Cylinder Turbo17025 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox AWD 4dr LS w/1LS$28,000 / $26,7124 Cylinder Turbo17025 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox AWD 4dr LT w/1LT$29,200 / $27,8564 Cylinder Turbo17025 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox AWD 4dr LT w/2FL$29,600 / $28,2384 Cylinder Turbo17025 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox AWD 4dr Premier$33,100 / $31,5774 Cylinder Turbo17025 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox FWD 4dr L$23,800 / $23,7764 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Equinox FWD 4dr LS w/1FL$26,600 / $25,3764 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox FWD 4dr LS w/1LS$26,400 / $25,1854 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox FWD 4dr LT w/1LT$27,600 / $26,3304 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox FWD 4dr LT w/2FL$28,000 / $26,7124 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Equinox FWD 4dr Premier$31,500 / $30,0514 Cylinder Turbo17026 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Chevrolet Equinox Safety

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox a Safe Car?

In addition to mandated features such as airbags, a rearview camera and traction control systems, every Equinox includes active safety features such as forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and IntelliBeam automatic high beam headlights. Also standard: the Teen Driver Mode, which can set parameters on some vehicle functions, and the subscription-based OnStar telematics system, which comes with a 3-month trial. Optional safety features include a surround-view camera system and blind spot monitoring. If you want adaptive cruise control, you must buy the highest trim and then pay extra. On rivals such as the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 and the Subaru Forester, adaptive cruise control is standard on every model. In crash testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox a 5-star overall rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this crossover SUV its highest rating of Good in every crash test and a Superior rating in the accident avoidance and mitigation test.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$44,664 ($0.60 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
Packages
  • Blind Zone Alert
  • Chrome Pkg
  • Midnight Edition
  • Hit the Road Pkg

Competition

2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs the competition

2021 Honda CR-V -- The Honda CR-V is a benchmark in this segment. This Honda has more cargo room than the Equinox, a sterling record of reliability and resale value and a fantastic new hybrid model that earns up to 40 mpg. 2021 Toyota RAV4 -- The RAV4 is another leader in small SUVs. Toyota's small crossover also has more cargo space than the Equinox, and it has a broader model lineup that ranges from a plug-in hybrid to a TRD Off-Road version. 2021 Subaru Forester -- The Subaru Forester comes standard with AWD, impressive ground clearance and a standard suite of active safety features, and it has some of the highest resale values in the segment. 2021 Kia Sportage -- Although it doesn't have as much cargo room as some of its competitors, the Sportage earns a spot on this list because of its value pricing. Solid driving manners, tons of content and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty make this Kia appealing. Used Acura RDX -- A 2014-2018 Acura RDX comes with a powerful and efficient V6 engine. This luxury SUV also touts great reliability and resale value -- all at a cost that isn't much more than a new Equinox LT or Premier.

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