The 2021 Chevy Equinox is available in four trims: the L, the LS, the LT and the Premier. The
($23,800) comes with a 1.5-liter turbo engine, keyless entry and push-button start, a
7-in infotainment system with
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
($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
($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
($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.