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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Comparison

2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Comparison
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2021 Chevrolet Traverse Overview

If you are considering a new crossover and love the Chevrolet brand, you have some really interesting options in the form of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 Chevrolet Traverse. For those familiar with these nameplates, it probably comes as no surprise that they are among the best-selling vehicles at Brad Deery Motors. In addition, consumer research reveals that many customers make a comparison between the Traverse and Equinox before choosing one or the other. In that spirit, we present our 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comparison in the hopes of answering your questions.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Overview

Exterior – Chevrolet Dealer serving Maquoketa IA

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox available at Brad Deery Motors is a four-door compact crossover. The wheelbase is 107.3 inches. It has a 7.9-inch minimum ground clearance, and the overall length is 183.1 inches, which is about 15.3 feet. The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, on the other hand, is a four-door midsize crossover. The wheelbase is 120.9 inches. It has a 7.5-inch minimum ground clearance, and the overall length is 204.3 inches, which is about 17.0 feet. The Traverse is also taller without roof rails—70.7 vs 65.4 inches—and wider without mirrors: 78.6 vs 72.6 inches. The Equinox offers wheel sizes ranging from 17 to 19 inches, and the Traverse offers wheel sizes ranging from 18 to 20 inches.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Chevrolet Traverse in Maquoketa IA

For most consumers, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comparison will come down to how much seating they need and how much legroom and cargo space they prefer. The Equinox is a five-passenger vehicle. The Traverse is either a six- or seven-passenger vehicle. The Equinox provides 103.5 cubic feet of total passenger volume. The Traverse provides 157.3 cubic feet. The driver and front passenger in the Equinox enjoy 40.0 inches of headroom and 40.9 inches of legroom. The Traverse provides a bit more with 41.3 inches of front headroom and 41.0 inches of front legroom. In the second row, the Equinox affords 38.5 inches of headroom and 39.9 inches of legroom. The Traverse offers 40.0 inches of second-row headroom but a bit less rear legroom at 38.4 inches. It also has a third row that affords 38.2 inches of headroom and 33.5 inches of legroom. The Equinox provides 29.9 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and 63.9 overall whereas the Traverse provides 23.0 and 98.2 cubes, respectively.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Interior

Powertrain – Chevrolet Dealership in Maquoketa IA

In both cases, you have the option of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and that choice is present with all trim levels with the exception of the base model. The Equinox has a six-speed automatic transmission mated to a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The Traverse has a nine-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.6L V6 engine rated for 310 hp and 266 lb.-ft. This engine can tow as much as 5,000 pounds.

Maquoketa IA - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse's Mechanical

Trim Levels

Chevrolet uses a lot of the same nomenclature throughout its portfolio. You will definitely notice similarities between the two models and can make some presumptions based on them. For the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet offers seven trim levels altogether: L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier and High Country. For the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, it offers just four: L, LS, LT and Premier. The L serves as the base model in both cases, but it is worth noting that in the case of the Equinox, it is only available via custom order, which means that the up-level LS serves as the de-facto base trim. The LT trim represents the well-equipped models, and the Premier adds upscale amenities and technologies.

Technologies – 2021 Chevrolet Traverse dealer

Both models come standard with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen and features like a rearview camera system, Apple and Android smartphone integration and in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot. The Equinox comes with some standard driver-assistance technologies, such as forward collision mitigation, lane departure mitigation and a rear-seat reminder. Options include a high-definition camera system, a 360-degree camera, a blind-spot monitor, navigation, rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. With the Traverse, most of the same tech is available but not until the LT trim level and up.

Request more 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Comparison information

Many consumers perhaps go into a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comparison expecting it to be cut and dry, but that really is not the case. The Traverse is notable for its additional seating, but the Equinox distinguishes itself with legroom and driver-assistance technologies. We recommend a firsthand look with a test-drive and encourage you to contact Brad Deery Motors online.


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