[PHOTOS] See the Refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet’s bestselling Equinox SUV is getting a refresh for the 2021 model year, complete with a new trim level, new design details, and more widely available safety features.
For 2021, the Equinox joins several of its Chevrolet siblings in offering a sporty, dark-accented RS trim to join the model’s L, LS, LT, and Premier levels. On the exterior, the Equinox RS features 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black bowtie logos and badging, black side rails, and a gloss black grille. Unique interior details include black interior upholstery, red stitching throughout, and an RS shift knob.
The new model year also brings some updates for the top-of-the-line Equinox Premier trim. This upscale model’s exterior gets 19-inch machine-faced wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and a gloss black grille with chrome inserts. The new liftgate projects a logo when opened. Inside, the Premier shows off French stitching and a console finished in high black gloss.
Across the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox lineup, each trim receives redesigned front and rear fascias and what Chevy is calling a “more aggressive” grille.
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The Equinox offers a wide range of advanced safety features, and they’re available on more trims for 2021. These available systems include:
- Automatic Parking Assist (new for 2021)
- HD Surround Vision
- Camera-based Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Safety Alert Seat
The Equinox is already well-stocked with standard safety tech, and this continues for 2021. All trims come equipped with:
- IntelliBeam headlamps
- Forward Collision Alert
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear Vision Camera
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Following Distance Indicator
Equinox powertrain options are unchanged for 2021. The vehicle can be equipped with either a 170-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission or a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. AWD is available on all trims except the base L.
According to Chevrolet, the refreshed 2021 Equinox will be available at dealerships starting sometime this fall.
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