The 2021 Chevy Equinox remains a popular choice in the midsize SUV segment, and it is a long-standing favorite for its comfort, reliability, and spacious interior. This will be the last year for the current generation of the Equinox, as the next model year is expected to be an all-new design. If you like the current look and feel of the vehicle, this is the year to purchase it before the next generation is introduced later in 2021. Buyers love the remarkable affordability of the Equinox, considering it is a family SUV that comes loaded with safety features, technology for modern connectivity, and has available all-wheel drive. With modest towing capacity and available roof rails, the 2021 Equinox makes travel for family vacations easier when you need to bring along your equipment for adventures.
The 2021 Chevy Equinox seats five and has four available trim levels. It has received a five-star crash rating from NHTSA and comes standard with a bundle of driver-assist safety features. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included for every trim, along with Bluetooth and a WiFi hotspot connection. Interior space is generous, with plenty of cupholders and places to tuck away small items, and the rear seat folds down in a 60/40 split for more cargo space when you need it. Driving the 2021 Equinox is a pleasure, with responsive steering and smooth articulation over the road. With an attractive exterior design that remains fresh, conveniences like Chevy’s IntelliBeam automatic headlights, the acoustic laminated windshield to cut down on road noise, and heated exterior mirrors are just a few of the standard features buyers will enjoy on every trim.
With the sculpted body, athletic front end, and the perfect length for parking anywhere, the 2021 Equinox slips into a comfortable space in the world of SUVs. Standard 17-inch wheels offer a smooth ride and handling, with available upgrades to 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. Chrome details on the exterior give the Equinox a little bling unless you prefer the blacked-out look of the available Midnight or Sport Editions, which add a black grille, wheels, and bowtie emblems. Standard features like heated exterior mirrors and solar-absorbing glass are just a few of the luxuries that will make life easier in any season.
On the inside, you slip into something even more comfortable with supportive seats, easy-to-use controls, and generous space for even tall passengers. Active noise cancellation will keep the cabin quiet, and the standard seven-inch touchscreen makes it easy to see all the controls you need to access your in-vehicle comforts. For those who still prefer knobs to control the climate, you still have the option in the center stack. Keyless entry and start make getting into your vehicle a snap when your hands are full, and the available hands-free liftgate simplifies your life even further. Steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise control, the audio system, and hands-free phone connectivity are standard on all trims.
With adjustable cloth seats and a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, drivers and passengers of any height will find the perfect position for long drives, and the rear seat reminder will chime if you forget to open the door for your little ones in the back. When you’re traveling to places where you prefer not to leave your valuables in sight, a concealed cargo area in the trunk can keep your smaller items hidden from view. Long road trips won’t need to be a fight over who gets to charge their phone with charging ports located in front and back and available wireless charging for upper trims. The rear cargo area has space for all your luggage when you need to get away, and for upper trims, you can add the extra fun of a panoramic sunroof and the premium Bose sound system to make trips even more memorable.
In today’s market, vehicles generally have the option of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Chevy includes these as standard on all Equinox trim levels, so buyers will always be able to connect their smartphones and conveniently access their media through the infotainment system. Making calls, streaming content, and using your phone’s navigation are all hands-free while you drive. The WiFi hotspot in your 2021 Equinox means you never need to worry about losing a signal to keep streaming music or podcasts when you hit dead zones. While your phone is connected to the vehicle’s system, you can access apps from your phone on the infotainment screen, too.
The in-vehicle apps which can be loaded onto your infotainment screen are in addition to what you can do with your phone, and some of the apps are truly innovative to make life seem like we’re finally living like the Jetsons. Marketplace is an app that allows users to find restaurants, gas stations, or even places to park while you drive. The app will even allow you to pay for food or services before you arrive at your destination so that it’s ready when you get there. Imagine finding a parking garage with space available in a busy neighborhood, paying the fee while on the road, and then pulling into the space without having to drive around searching, all through the Marketplace app.
Amazon Alexa is now built into your Equinox, and for those with an at-home Alexa, you can now connect to the services you use at home while you drive and vice versa. While you’re still in your kitchen finishing breakfast, you can ask Alexa to warm up your Equinox, or while you’re driving home, you can ask Alexa to turn up the heat at home or open the garage. Whatever you already ask Alexa to do at home, you can now do on the road. What’s even more convenient is the option for Amazon deliveries right to your trunk if you live in certain areas. No more packages being delivered to your doorstep and sitting all day! All these options and more are just part of the technology buyers gain through the Chevy connected services on the 2021 Equinox.
Chevy incorporates a long list of standard safety features into the 2021 Equinox with Chevy Safety Assist. Chevy’s plan to achieve a future free of vehicle accidents begins now with this impressive lineup of safety technology to help drivers avoid impacts or lessen their effects. Equipped with standard forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking, the Equinox will warn the driver of a potential frontal impact and apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t react in time. Front pedestrian braking uses the same sensors in the front of the Equinox to locate pedestrians who may be crossing your vehicle’s path and will also brake to avoid impact.
Lane keep assist with lane departure warning will nudge your Equinox back into your own lane if you veer without using your turn signal and will issue alerts if you continue to wander. The following distance indicator tells you how far away your Equinox is from the car in front of you so you can more easily maintain a safe following distance. IntelliBeam, or automatic high-beams, senses oncoming traffic and turns your high beams down to low automatically so you won’t have to worry about forgetting.
The above features, as well as a rearview camera, rear-seat reminder, and teen driver are all standard equipment. However, additional safety features are available as well. Rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, safety alert seat, and high-definition surround vision are options or standard on upper trims. The high-definition surround vision is an exciting feature that gives the driver a bird’s eye view of the vehicle from both above and behind so you can see everything around the vehicle. Never fear parking again with a view of your complete surroundings using the technology that takes camera views to the next level.