2021 Chevy Equinox Reviews

January 19th, 2021 by

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Want a family-friendly SUV that is fuel-efficient and has the automotive industry experts talking? The 2021 Chevy Equinox is a top pick of compact SUVs that your North Charleston family should consider. See what the experts are saying in their Chevy Equinox reviews about the performance, entertainment, and safety features. Then, contact us at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Charleston to schedule your test drive or take a Virtual Vehicle Tour to review the Chevrolet Equinox yourself!

Chevrolet Equinox Reviews: Handling and Performance

Mount Pleasant drivers are looking for an exciting vehicle that can handle their commute while getting to let loose over the weekend. 

  • At Car and Driver, they highlight the agile handling of the Equinox, calling it: “Agreeable and easy to drive, the Equinox handles competently, and its steering is accurate and direct.” 
  • Meanwhile, the experts at the U.S. News & World Reportpraised the powerful performance of the 2.0L engine, saying that “…the horsepower rating from the larger engine is one of the highest in the class, bested only by a couple of Jeep models.”

Chevrolet Equinox Reviews: Safety Features

Chevrolet fans around James Island love the Equinox and its safety features, and they’ll appreciate that the positive sentiment is backed by the Equinox safety ratings. For the NHTSA overall crash test rating, the Equinox was awarded a 5-star rating. The Equinox also received the highest rating of “Good” for all crash tests, and “Superior” for avoidance and mitigation tests from the IIHS for the 2020 model year. We expect the 2021 model to earn just as high of accolades. 

In a market full of so many SUV options, it’s impressive to note that Kelley Blue Book identifies that the Equinox now offers the latest in safety technology. They note: “Last year the Chevy Equinox finally caught up to the competition with its suite of standard active-safety features. Now included are automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist, plus IntelliBeam automatic headlights.”

Chevrolet Equinox Reviews: Entertainment and Connectivity

James Island drivers need a car that can make their busy life a little bit easier. 

  • U.S. News & World Report notes that even drivers who prefer entry-level models can still access quality entertainment technology in the Equinox interior, stating “The base model is a good choice, especially if you’re on a tighter budget. It comes standard with a well-equipped infotainment system and several active safety features. The Equinox LT is another solid pick as it’s the first trim to offer available amenities like leather seats, a larger touch screen, and navigation.”
  • The critics at Car and Driver agree, saying that “A 7.0-inch touchscreen (or optional 8.0-inch screen) displays Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment interface atop the Equinox’s dash; the system continues to impress with its ease of use and quick responses. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard, as are Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary input jack. Standard onboard Wi-Fi makes the Equinox one of the best-connected crossovers.”

See What Else You Can Do in a Chevy! 

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