2024 Chevy Equinox EV 1LT: The $30k Trim Level36
The 2024 Chevy Equinox will follow a fairly traditional trim level structure, launching with three ‘LT’ trims and two ‘RS’ trims. Like many other Chevy vehicles, the Equinox EV 1LT will serve as the entry-level variant, leaving out certain equipment to offer Chevy customers a more affordable compact electric crossover with an estimated $30,000 base price.
In the United States, the 2024 Chevy Equinox 1LT trim will come standard with manual-adjust front seats, an 11-inch infotainment screen, an 11-inch digital driver information center and 19-inch machine-face alloy wheels. This differs from higher-end trims that are available with or come standard with the impressive 17.7-inch infotainment screen, as well as power-adjustable seats and 20- or 21-inch wheels. The 1LT also receives some additional equipment for the Canadian market, such as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an eight-way power driver’s seat.
The Equinox EV 1LT will also come standard with the front-wheel-drive powertrain and standard-range battery. This combination is rated at 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, while range sits at an estimated 250 miles. This trim can also be ordered with the front-wheel-drive powertrain and a bigger battery, pushing the estimated range to 300 miles. Despite being the base trim, the 1LT can be equipped with the available eAWD system as well, which bumps output to 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque, with range sitting at 280 miles. GM has not said how much it will cost to equip the Equinox with the longer-range battery or AWD, with additional info to be divulged as its official on-sale date approaches.
The 2024 Chevy Equinox 1LT will be the only trim level available for the estimated $30,000 base price that GM has advertised in the United States, and $37,250 in Canada, including the destination freight charge, but without any optional extras, taxes and other related fees. Customers can expect to see the 2024 Chevy Equinox 1LT arriving at dealers in early 2024.
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Your story contradicts itself. You say it’s available in Canada for $37,250 including destination, but no additional options. But earlier you say “1LT also receives some additional equipment for the Canadian market, such as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an eight-way power driver’s seat”.
No thanks, I will stick with ICE.
And in 1895, Carl’s great grandpa said no thanks, I’ll stick with my horse.
No in 1895 carls great grandpa drove a battery Buick and then went and bought a Chevy hand started ICE 😂.
I wonder how much their loosing per unit sold of these if the bolt lost 7K$ per unit.
I actually have a picture of my grandfather standing next to his brand new 1926 Chevy Roadster. I treasure that photo and he even told me the story about how proud he was and that it cost $525 or $625 I can’t remember now for sure. He told me the story at least 40 years ago. And before that when he was a teen he drove a team of plow horses pulling a flatbed wagon of produce to the Indianapolis City market. Wish I had that car.
“I wonder how much their loosing per unit sold…”
If you see the article at cars.com you will see how much is stripped from the 1LT to get to 30K. I just wonder what the jump will be to the other options???
People make this horse to car comparison when comparing ICE and electrics and its thoroughly inaccurate and really dumb.
If you wanted to make an accurate comparison it would be a regular horse vs a horse that costs more, ate more, crapped more, wasn’t able to trot as far, took way longer to rest and feed and troughs to feed it weren’t easily found and it potentially wont live as long as conventional horse.
Oh and the government had to incentivize these horses so people would buy them…..
An electric car is still AN CAR(as James May would say) its not some sort of magical Jetsons like flying bubble machine that travels at the speed of light….its a car, its just runs on something different. Its not a revolutionary new form of transportation, it has 4 wheels and its propelled down the road by converting energy into motion.
So please get off your imaginary high horse when making these comparisons because they are really dumb.
MrR: sounds to me like someone didn’t eat their Wheaties this morning. That and someone may want to learn a little more about EV’s. You’re using partial facts for one. Second, you’re making assumptions based upon what? Maybe it’s just me, but what you said is mind numbing. Not because of what you put in words, but because it shows the lack of reality in today’s world.
The horse to car analogy is perfect in this case. You can better believe that there were anti-car people back in the late 1800’s that were sitting there saying no way on earth will they get one. So could a family from that period fight the cars coming and keep riding horses? Sure and we’d call you Amish. And the Carl’s of today can bark all they want about EV’s. If they don’t want to buy them, then let them hold out with ICE as long as they can while the world moves on.
No an Car and a horse are 2 different things.
An electric car and a gas car are both CARS, you might think other wise, but they both are.
If you want to continue to look ignorant by making the same tired and inaccurate comparison, by all means, please do.
And a leaf blower is a leaf blower, but some spew toxic fumes throughout the neighborhood, emit illegal level noises, and kill wildlife when the fossil fuels and oils get spilled and washed into waterways. And some use solar and wind power to charge batteries then quietly go about their business with minimal disruptions to neighbors or the environment.
Not to mention CO2 emissions are a real thing and they DO matter, regardless of what climate-deniers spout over and over.
CO2 emissions do matter, at least that what I’m told by the people that fly their private jets spewing tons of CO2 to conferences where they can lecture me on that…..
The Resident flew a 747 to Delaware and back the other day to vote….very green.
MrR: I will totally agree with you on this point! And it doesn’t matter which party is “The Resident”, they all do it. So please don’t try to make this into a political thing. It’s not. The environment is not a party or side. If we all don’t begin now to make the changes needed, then we will be in for a bad ride and our children/grandchildren will have it worse.
But back to your point: Yes, all these jet rides for stupid reason need to stop. IMO, one of the worst is when there’s a disaster (hurricane, fires, etc) and the person who’s president goes there like they can or will do anything. We are in 2022 and we have amazing computer related abilities. We have drones. We have cell phones. There’s zero need for any president to waste tax money flying a huge plane just to “see the damages”. Businesses need to use Zoom and other technology instead of flying workers around the world needlessly. I could go on, but I feel you made a very valid point.
Some also use oil and gas to charge the batteries ,batteries which are also made from harmful materials and produced using oil and gas and other toxic materials and can kill wildlife as well.
Some people believe it or not, are responsible with fuel and oil and don’t just dump it in the river to kill Bambi.
Not sure if you’ve seen whats inside a battery, but its not a chewy caramel center……
I am all for electric lawn equipment, as you seem to be, I don’t need to count on an electric leaf blower to take me 400 miles if needed.
An inaccurate comparison would be saying that someone that doesn’t want to use an electric leaf blower is is trying to rake their yard using their teeth or spoon.
I know. I and my neighbors have to wear gas masks, leaves fall from the trees, and birds fall from the sky when I operate my 1 HP leaf blower…..
“No an Car and a horse are 2 different things.” Thanks for making that distinction in a grammatically strange way.
“If you want to continue to look ignorant by making the same tired and inaccurate comparison” So first, I’ve never said a horse and a car are the same thing. It was a point that I was attempting to make, but obviously that went over your head. The point I was making was that a horse (horse drawn wagon, etc) was the mode of transportation in the 1800’s as the ICE (cars) have been the main mode of transportation for most of the 1900’s on up. So you could easily compare someone insisting on riding on a horse’s back instead of getting into a wagon being pulled by a horse to Carl insisting on driving an ICE powered vehicle instead of an EV powered vehicle. Get it now?
And just to help, my comment here is dripping in sarcasm. Thought maybe you needed that pointed out as well. You’re welcome.
The “an car” phrase was explained in the 1st post…
An ICE car isn’t a horse drawn wagon when compared to an EV, again, I’m not sure if I can get that point across anymore since you seem to have obvious trouble telling the difference between a car and horse in the first place.
An EV is a car, and ICE car is a car too.
And I can see back pedaling now trying to compare riding a horse to a horse and buggy which is very much NOT what your original post or reply was about, go back and read them again if you need to catch up.
Your original comparison about a type of horse and another type of horse are not even a valid one for the EV to gas car. You just making a comparison between a small frugal engine car with a big SUV style car. Thats it. One eat more to do the same job. One cost more base material and energy to make and run. One is longer to fill the tank. One emit more methane. Thats what your comparison looks like, dont pretend to have a better understanding that other people avout EV car and gas powered one. Sorry but youre clueless. Your knowledge is just composed of the partialy modified reality of the anti-EV crowd. The surface of the subject. So sorry for you pal.
By the way, at the beginning of the century, a horse carriage and a « car » , that was just a mechanicaly motorized horse carriage, was just two differently « motorized » horse carriage. Its the same thing as a gas and an electric car. Two different type of engine equipped 4 wheels mean of transportation. Oh….well, maybe too difficult to understand that……
True and guess what, rural areas didn’t convert from horses to tICE right away because gasoline stations weren’t widely available for years. Kind of like electric cars and charging stations.
Carl: Do you have electricity at your home? Ok then.
But there’s not enough to go around and what if I want to travel? I’ll keep my ICE.
Carl: What will you say when crude oil is “not enough to go around”?
I have zero problem with you and others wanting to stick with ICE. I will most likely always have an ICE vehicle in my garage too as I’m a true motorhead. But my next car will once again be an EV and that will be within the next year.
My only point in all this silly back and forth is that, like horses and the horse drawn wagon/carriages (that’s for MrR), is that in time you won’t be able to buy an ICE vehicle and you will be forced to make the change. That’s providing we live that long at least. And for MrR, before he digs in on this one, I fully understand that you can still buy a horse and wagon if you wish. My point is that in all practicality nobody uses the horse and wagon as a mode of transportation any more unless you are Amish. Likewise in the future, nobody will truly be using ICE and will instead be using EV’s and our way of travel will look differently from today.
Wonder if there will be any to buy at 30k? Will 2023 be another year of low inventory and over priced used market?
Yeah, will be lucky to find one under 50k.
Another new General Motors vehicle built in Mexico, where sales within the country it’s being built are extremely low because they do not pay their workers a decent living wage. The original Equinox was built in Ingersoll, Ontario and for years was an award winning quality plant with no comparison, there’s no more Canadian built Equinoxes since April 2022.
Mexico is in North America and the US has a pact of the USMCA, so it is ok to build outside of the US in Canada but not Mexico?
The Ramos Arizpe plant is a quality award winner too. Just look at the trucks, they have plants in all three countries (Canada, US and Mexico) and you can’t tell a difference in quality between any of them.
As long as it stays in north America and can help keep the costs down I am all for it. Helps keep GM profitable and reinvesting and consumers pay less.
BTW, Ramos is one of the higher paying union plants for GM down there…
Maybe check some facts out first before typing Joe?
Don’t worry GM will increase the price 20 times during the year so that base price will land nearer to 40k by 2024
I think they really missed an opportunity for woke points by not naming this the EQUITYNOX…..the trim levels could include BLM, MAP, Furrie, etc…..
A serious miss here.
All this hatred from people GENERICALLY not liking the car or where it is made…
I like talking about this car’s details – for one – I am really impressed with this 1LT’s Low price, and acceptable Lack of features…
Such as a plain jane dashboard, and manually operable seats…
I also like that supposedly they are offering a BIGGER BATTERY as an option….. Depending on the price I may or may not get that option – since I’ll already have a car that can go further than this when necessary..
For a ‘secondary’ car I’m sure the vehicle will be JUST FINE. Now – hopefully they’ll lower the price even more by NOT giving out any freebies that I either cannot use, nor don’t need – for instance $1000 off hiring an electrician, more free fast charging cards (that expire too quickly before I’ve used them up), nonessential ONSTAR crap, or more expensive charging cords that anyone who has other evs already does not need.
I’m not saying don’t offer the options, – I’m just saying keep them AS OPTIONS so that people who want or need them can pick and chose what they want… I won’t need any of them, and I love the low price.
$30K for second car…..it is a bargain, I’m going to get one for my lesbian aupair and another for my 2nd yacht….
$30K *IS* a bargain… My over 3 1/2 year old chevy VOLT was just offered to be purchased by the dealer that sold it to me for $27,500. If I traded that plug-in hybrid I’d actually MAKE money if that 1LT was actually available now… $2000 off the price in NY State, and $7,500 point of sale rebate from the feds in 2024.
I agree that it won’t be $30K by the time they release it since GM rarely tells the truth about release pricing..
Aw, no interior shots. I was hoping we could see what the 1LT looked like.
Why the need to troll here?
I’ve been driving a Malibu hybrid for 6 1/2 years. I’ve had zero problems. The biggest problem with the latest electric offerings is price gouging. Obviously there is not enough being done to make them affordable for the average consumer and I doubt either party will do anything to fix it ! Paid $24,000 out the door. Those days are over…
You never know. Demand should be coming down, ( fed finally starting to raise rates)
China and the world starting to reopen ( supply) and auto loan defaults are looming. May see mid 20s again.