2021 Chevrolet Equinox

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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Key specs

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The good:

  • Solid power
  • Firm, controlled ride
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Child seat accommodations

The bad:

  • Handling
  • Visibility
  • Front seat comfort
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Headroom with panoramic moonroof

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Chevrolet Equinox trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • FWD or AWD
  • 170-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Chevrolet Equinox review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox?

The five-seat Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is powered by a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s available with front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.

What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox?

An available Leather Package for the LT trim level includes black perforated-leather seating surfaces, a memory feature, heated auto-dimming side mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 

What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • Four USB ports
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Available features include: 

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera system

2021 Chevrolet Equinox Vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: How Do They Compare?

Both the Equinox and RAV4 benefit from recent redesigns, but even with the Chevy’s extensive  standard active safety features, the Toyota has more standard advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control. 

Looking just at gas-powered models, the RAV4 has slightly better EPA-estimated gas mileage, but Toyota also sells hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the RAV4 that are considerably more efficient; the RAV4 Hybrid is rated 40 mpg combined. Both SUVs have a standard touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. However, if total cost is your primary concern, the Equinox has a lower starting price.

Should I Buy the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox?

We like the Equinox’s intuitive multimedia system and child-safety seat accommodations, but visibility and front seat comfort could be better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Great vehicle

This is the third Equinox that I have leased. Had a 2015, 2018 and now a 2021. Great vehicle. I love it. Best decision I ever made.


Best vehicle I have every owned

It has everything we need in it it is the largest vehicle I have ever had I usually drive Chevy cars but I am truly enjoy it and it fits all of our needs


Has all the options desired.

This car has all the options we were looking for plus more. It is comfortable and meets all of our needs. It is nice and easy to drive.

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New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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