2021 Chevrolet Equinox for Sale in Springfield, MA
With every automaker having at least a couple of crossover models in their lineup, there’s a seemingly endless supply of them to choose from. But the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox has qualities that make it stand apart from the competition. With its sculpted lines, modern styling elements, ample supply of active safety features, and versatile cargo carrying solutions, it’s definitely an attractive option for singles and families alike. For model year ‘21, a new Leather Package (auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, position memory for the driver’s seat, and leather upholstery) is available for the mid-grade LT trim.
Trims and Powertrain
The ‘21 Equinox is available in four trim levels: L, LS, LT, and Premier. Each gets a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (170 hp and 203 lb.-ft. of torque) that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all trims except for the base L are eligible for all-wheel drive. With FWD, the Equinox returns an EPA-estimated 26 mpg around town and 31 mpg on the highway; with AWD, fuel efficiency dips a tad to 25 city/30 highway. All trims can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Comfort and Convenience
The base L comes with 17-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, four USB ports, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and a rearview camera. The LS adds rear floor mats and a compact spare tire; if you opt for the LS Convenience Package, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and rear privacy glass will be included. The LT outfits the contents of the LS Convenience Package, plus higher-quality headlights, chrome- and body-colored exterior trim, and an upgraded gauge cluster.
The LT qualifies for a few packages as well. We’ve already mentioned the Leather Package, which contains black perforated leather seats, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, and driver’s seat memory. The Confidence & Convenience Package yields remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, a universal home remote, a power programmable liftgate, fog lights, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. There’s also a Hit the Road Package (rooftop cross-rails and side-assist steps) and a few appearance packages that add black or chrome exterior and interior elements.
The Premier is the most upscale of the bunch. It has all of the LT’s features, plus the contents of the Confidence & Convenience and Leather packages. On top of those, it gains 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, chrome exterior accents, a hands-free liftgate, ambient interior lighting, and a wireless smartphone charger. The Premier is eligible for a Confidence & Convenience II Package that includes a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera system. The Redline Edition appearance package swaps in black exterior trim with red accents.
Safety and Technology
The L and LS have an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability. The LT adds SiriusXM satellite radio; the optional Infotainment Package can be tacked on for an 8-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, a high-definition rearview camera, additional USB ports, and a 120-volt power outlet. Most of these are included in the Premier, except for navigation, which can be added via the Infotainment II Package along with a seven-speaker Bose audio system and HD radio.
All trims also come with some notable advanced driver-aid technologies, like forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and front pedestrian braking, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and a rear-seat reminder. GM’s Teen Driver safety technology is also standard. It combines customizable vehicle settings (such as audio volume and safety systems) and generates a report card for the parent or guardian to use afterward to reinforce new drivers’ safe on-road habits.