The 2021 Chevy Equinox might not be on the market yet, but we have been given previews that have been amazing. Showing off a collection of safety features and an engine that generates superb power, the Chevy Equinox is already setting the pace for 2021. That isn’t saying that the car doesn’t have flaws, but Chevy will stop at nothing to solve them ahead of the launch of its new mini SUV crossover. So lets talk about what we saw from the previews.
During the announcement of the new model, Chevrolet gave an insight into the look of the new car. It has most of the basics of the 2020 model, but there are some special feature upgrades that will give them a head over their competition.
One significant upgrade on all of the 2021 models is the addition of an overhead rack for cargo space as a standard feature. The rack enables transporting large items, which makes up for the amount of cargo space lost in the previous model.
Improvements on the 2021 Model
There are a series of upgrades in the 2021 model that Chevrolet has shared. Particularly on the exterior of the car. It has bigger wheels that can drive on any terrain and additional fog lights. The 2021 Equinox will have entertainment upgrades on the inside like better radios and better speaker system. This model further emphasizes the focus on handling, performance and exterior class. However, the absence of many tech upgrades is worrisome. The result of this new strategy will be seen with the reviews of the model when it finally launches.
Fuel efficacy is a significant factor considered by many buyers when they purchase cars. The effect of rising gas prices cannot be over emphasized. Typically, this means that SUV cars suffer in sales but not with this new beauty from Chevrolet.
There is a diesel based power train in the 2021 Equinox that can go as much as 40 miles per gallon on express roads. This rate is a great stat for vehicles of its size. Gas run Equinoxes do not match its capacity, coming in at 32 miles per gallon on the highway.
With varieties of opinion on the gas versus diesel debate, it is up to would be buyers to investigate the options and know which to pick. As for Chevy, with the 2021 release, they think the diesel engine will do well for a modern SUV.
With the gradual drift towards automated cars gaining popularity, there are more cars possessing collision and driver assistance software and sensors. The 2021 Equinox buys into this idea, and with more leverage for autonomous vehicles, Chevy should be able to offer swift upgrades to that. The precise information on those details wasn’t released though so we have to look forward to both the release and the Law’s stance on autonomous cars.
A new tech feature which Chevrolet hopes will be available on the 2021 Equinox is Teen driving detection. This feature allows owners to keep concrete up to date data on some car details like:
- Tracking the places the car has been,
- How fast it was driven
This feature can be linked to your mobile OnStar account for effective real time monitoring as teens use the car.
There are other monitoring features on the 2021 Chevy flagship car:
- Front Collision camera,
- Rear back up cameras and
- Safety seating that vibrates when the vehicle is in a dangerous situation,
. These added features increase the price of the Equinox, but it is still quite cheaper than its competitors due to its optional features.
When ranked against fellow small SUV crossovers like the Toyota RAV4, the Equinox ranks higher. It beats all criteria except maybe it’s tech upgrades as some will like to point out.
The biggest drawback of the Equinox is the cargo capacity at the trunk of the car. There is increased space when the seats are folded flat, but you will be frustrated if you need to store anything more than 4 feet in length. The overhead rack does its bit in compensating the loss, but there are limited amount of things you can put in the overhead rack.
When looked at for general day to day use, the Equinox’ limitations aren’t easily exposed as its diesel fuel economy will be a major boost to regular users. Add the teen driving monitor, and it is expected that the Chevy Equinox will be a huge success.
Apart from the lack of cargo space in the trunk of the car, there are few other drawbacks of the Equinox.
Its sleek little classy look will win reviews with its uniqueness. For those who want regular cars for day to day use, for work, run errands or do a quick getaway, the Equinox is a perfect choice.