The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV will be offered in the standard 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels for mainstream customers that want a sensible family crossover, or an inexpensive, eco-friendly way to get to and from work or the grocery store. For customers who want something a bit sportier that won’t break the bank, though, there’s the Equinox EV 2RS.
While the Equinox EV 2RS won’t be any quicker or faster than other trim levels, it offers a sporty appearance thanks to its red-themed RS badging as well as available Black with Red Accents interior or Adrenaline Red interior. Much of the standard equipment on these models is shared with the 2LT trim level and includes the following:
- 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
- Heated front seats and heated steering flat-bottom wheel
- 11-inch-diagonal driver information center
- 20-inch dark aluminum wheels
- Front LED light bar
- Roof rails
- Heated outside mirrors
In addition, the 2RS rim level can be equipped with certain features that are not available on lesser rims, including:
- Available 17.7-inch-diagonal infotainment screen
- Available presence-based power liftgate
- Available Adaptive Cruise Control and HD Surround Vision
- Available Super Cruise driver assistant technology
- Available Black roof
- Available sunroof
The available Black roof is one of the key features that set the two RS trim levels apart from the LT trim levels, which can only be ordered with a contrasting white roof. The contrasting black roof gives the two RS trims a sportier, more aggressive exterior appearance and matches the standard gloss black trim they come with.
The Equinox EV 2RS comes standard with the front-wheel-drive powertrain and long-range battery. This combination is rated at 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, while range sits at an estimated 300 miles. This trim cannot be ordered with the standard range battery, which is exclusive to the 1LT trim.
The 2LT 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 2RS with the longer-range battery or AWD, with additional pricing info to be divulged as its official on-sale date approaches. It’s worth noting the initial launch model that will arrive in the fall of 2023 will be based on the Equinox 2RS trim level, as well, however GM has yet to offer any details on this variant.