The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox officially dropped cover earlier this month at the Chicago Auto Show, ushering in a mid-cycle update for the compact four-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV). Now, we want to know – is it Hot, Or Not?
First and foremost for the new ‘Nox is new styling, with a fresh front end punctuated by a broad grille. The headlamps are new as well, drawing back into the fenders with a slim, sharp design. The lower fascia was also redesigned, and comes with new fog lamps and polished trim. Meanwhile, the rear end gains new tail lamp designs with a “Dual Spear” inner graphic.
The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox can also be had in a new RS trim level, which adds in a host of performance-flavored styling bits to give the crossover a more aggressive aesthetic. This includes black Bow Tie badges, red RS badges, unique front and rear fascias, “Dark Android” 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips. Further upgrades are found in the cabin with red contrast stitching and an RS-specific shift knob.
To note, the trim level lineup now lists out as L, LS, LT, RS, and the range-topping Premier. Tech goodies also expand with the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, with new safety and driver assist features now added to the options list.
Motivation is derived from the turbocharged 1.5L LYX inline four-cylinder gas engine, which mates to a six-speed automatic and produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. Alternatively, more muscle can be had with the turbocharged 2.0L LTG inline four-cylinder gas engine, which mates to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission and produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox will hit the market this coming Fall. While we wait, we want to know – is the new crossover Hot, Or Not? Let us know by voting in the poll and posting in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Equinox news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.