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[PHOTOS] See the Refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox RS
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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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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Premier
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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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