• 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

    2021 Chevy Equinox - Refreshed inside and out
  • As part of the 2021 Update, Chevy introduced the Equinox RS
  • It comes with Blacked out badges, 19-inch wheels, and LED taillights
  • Other trim levels got a mild facelift too
  • Including a more aggressive front end
  • And an updated rear end
  • There are new LED headlights
  • And New LED Taillights
  • The tailgate can even be equipped with logo projection
  • A 1.5-liter engine with 170 hp and 203 lb-ft is standard
  • But an optional 2.0-liter will get you 252 HP and 260 LB-FT
  • The smaller engine is paired with a six-speed automatic
  • While the larger engine comes with a nine-speed automatic
  • The interior has stayed largely the same
  • But there are some new driver assist features
  • Like an HD Surround Vision Camera
  • Automatic parking assist
  • And Safety Alert Seat
  • There's no word on pricing yet, but expect an announcement closer to fall of 2020

New safety features, new design elements, but the same engine options under the hood

Chevy has refreshed its second best-selling vehicle after the Silverado. The current-gen Equinox has been more or less the same since it was launched in 2017, but the 2021 model has gone through a mild facelift. The SUV now looks sharper, smarter, and a lot more aggressive. The company has added a host of driver assistance features and even introduced a new RS trim to the lineup. Chevy managed to sell over 346,000 examples of the Equinox in 2019, and the new RS trim should help boost sales even more.

The new RS trim features:

  • Blacked-Out Badges, Including The Bowtie
  • Gloss Black Grille
  • Black Side Rails
  • 19-Inch Dark Android Wheels
  • RS Gear Shift Knob
  • Black Upholstery With Red Stitching
  • LED Taillights
  • Quad-Tipped Exhaust System

Interestingly, Chevrolet has retained the same drivetrains that power the current-gen Equinox as well. The current model came with a diesel engine, but it was soon taken off the shelves. The 2021 Chevy Equinox will be offered with two engines to choose from:

  • A 1.5-liter, Four-Cylinder, Turbocharged Engine
  • It Produces 170 Horses and 203 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • And Mates To A Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • A 2.0-liter, Four-Cylinder, Turbocharged Engine
  • This One Develops 252 Ponies and 260 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • And It’s Paired To a Nine-Speed Automatic Gearbox

There’s nothing new on the inside per se, but Chevy has added a host of driver assistance features that now include the likes of:

  • HD Surround Vision Camera System
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Front Park Assist

On the outside, the 2021 Chevy Equinox features many changes depending on trim. These include:

  • Redesigned Front and Rear Ends To Give The SUV An Aggressive Stance
  • New LED Headlights and Daytime Running Lights
  • Grille With Chrome Inserts
  • Logo Projecting Tailgate

Chevrolet has not announced any prices yet, but we don’t expect much of a hike since it hasn’t really made changes other than a few design elements and brought in the new RS trim. Which, by the way, will most likely slot below the Premier. The company announced that the SUV will reach the dealerships this fall.

2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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2021 Chevy Equinox - Refreshed inside and out
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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As part of the 2021 Update, Chevy introduced the Equinox RS
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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It comes with Blacked out badges, 19-inch wheels, and LED taillights
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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Other trim levels got a mild facelift too
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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Including a more aggressive front end
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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And an updated rear end
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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Other trim levels got a mild facelift too
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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There are new LED headlights
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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And New LED Taillights
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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The tailgate can even be equipped with logo projection
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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A 1.5-liter engine with 170 hp and 203 lb-ft is standard
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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But an optional 2.0-liter will get you 252 HP and 260 LB-FT
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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The smaller engine is paired with a six-speed automatic
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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While the larger engine comes with a nine-speed automatic
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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The interior has stayed largely the same
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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But there are some new driver assist features
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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Like an HD Surround Vision Camera
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior
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Automatic parking assist
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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And Safety Alert Seat
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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There’s no word on pricing yet, but expect an announcement closer to fall of 2020
2021 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
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Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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