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What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Chevy Trax and Equinox?

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At first glance, you might wonder if the 2019 Trax and Equinox are really that different. A closer look reveals that each model has its own unique strengths. Find out which two-row SUV best suits your needs.


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Performance

The 2019 Trax has a peak highway efficiency of 31 miles per gallon when equipped with front-wheel drive. By contrast, the most efficient version of the 2019 Equinox achieves 39 miles per gallon on the highway, when you go with the available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel engine and front-wheel drive configuration.

The Equinox also outshines the Trax in terms of engine potency. The 1.4-liter engine of the Trax outputs just 148 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo-Diesel powertrain of the Equinox yields 240 lb-ft of torque, though you can upgrade to the 2.0-liter turbo engine and nine-speed automatic transmission to enjoy 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Chevrolet EquinoxCapability

Due to its small size and lack of engine might, the Trax isn’t able to tow a small trailer or camper like the Equinox. The Equinox boasts an available 3,500-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped.

Space

The Trax has an overall passenger volume of 92.8 cubic feet, while the Equinox delivers 103.2 cubic feet. And while the Trax has a maximum cargo volume of 48.4 cubic feet behind the first row, the Equinox eclipses it with a larger 63.9 cubic feet of space.

Price

The Trax is easier on your wallet, with a base trim MSRP of $21,300. The lowest trim level of the Equinox will cost you a minimum of $23,800.


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