Chevrolet SUV Comparison: 2021 Equinox Vs. 2020 Traverse

Chevrolet SUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Versus 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet Equinox L FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Chevrolet Traverse L FWD
$23,800 Base Price MSRP* $29,800
31 EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 27
5 Standard Seating (passengers) 8
170 hp Standard Performance 310 hp
63.9 Maximum Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.) 98.2
Available Features On The Equinox
Available Features On The Traverse
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Compatibility
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Heated front seats
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Power driver seat with lumbar control
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Driver memory seat
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats
  • Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Bose® premium 10-speaker audio system
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation
  • 8" diagonal HD color touchscreen
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated second-row captain's chairs
  • Wireless charging for devices
  • Rear power liftgate with programmable height adjustment

Chevrolet builds some of the most versatile, affordable and dependable SUVs on the market today. Two of the favorites among the Chevy SUV stable are the Equinox and Traverse. The Chevrolet Equinox compact CUV and the Chevy Traverse mid-size crossover SUV are often cross-shopped by motorists seeking a stylish, tech-packed and competitively priced new Chevrolet, so we've compiled a comparison here for potential buyers to review.

We've covered some key differences between Chevy's 2020 Traverse and 2021 Equinox in the table above, but let's continue this head-to-head comparison to give you a better sense of the key differences between these two sport-utes. Whether you're after fuel efficiency, a spacious interior or both, the Chevy SUV lineup has you covered with the new Equinox and Traverse!

The sales team at Henna Chevrolet encourages Round Rock, TX, area SUV shoppers to consider these two Chevy models and shop and compare our selection online or on-site at our dealership. You can always reach out to our sales specialists for more details and the ins and outs of any Chevrolet model that you prefer.

Your choice for a new Chevy SUV for sale may be determined by its design, pricing, seating capacity and other factors, but know that both the Equinox and Traverse deliver an impressive package at a driver-friendly price!

Now, let's consider how the 2020 Traverse stacks up against the 2021 Equinox in our Chevy SUV comparison.

Comparing Chevrolet's Equinox & Traverse SUVs

Since the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact CUV and the 2020 Traverse is mid-size, it should come as no shock that the latter has a more spacious interior. The compact Equinox boasts standard 5-passenger seating in two rows, while the family-focused Traverse boasts seating for up to eight in its standard 3-row configuration.

Even if you don't anticipate needing a third row due to your family's size, it may come in handy at times. Plus, with the Traverse, you gain added cargo capacity when that third row is folded.

On the other hand, many motorists may prefer the Equinox and its compact footprint for navigating Austin, TX, traffic. This agile compact SUV still provide ample seating space for up to five occupants, as well as an impressive 63.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity!

While these two Chevy SUVs certainly offer some similar or even identical features, such as the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a Rear Vision Camera and loads of driver-assist and active safety features, the Traverse does offer some premium amenities you won't find available on the smaller Equinox. Still, the mid-size Traverse boasts a higher starting price, so certain exclusive features are to be expected.

With its standard V6 engine, 8-passenger seating and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, the Traverse is certainly the way to go if you plan on towing a boat, equipment or other items on a trailer and transporting more than five occupants.

If you don't need that level of capability for your adventures near Round Rock, TX, then the more fuel-efficient and agile 2021 Equinox could be just what you're after! There is a $6,000 gap in the starting MSRP of these two Chevy SUVs, which could certainly play a factor when making your purchase or lease decision.

Shop New Chevy SUVs for Sale at our Austin, TX, Dealership

Henna Chevrolet is the local source for any new Chevrolet SUV you're after in the Austin, TX, area. We proudly stock both the new Equinox and Traverse models in a wide array of versions, including various trims, configurations and colors.

The new Traverse and Equinox are offered in a multitude of editions, including the L base trim and the premium Premier. Take your pick of either model with standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or available all-wheel drive (AWD) for your adventuring around Texas and beyond.

Once you've selected your preferred Chevrolet SUV model, we welcome you to compare it to the competition because we believe that you'll ultimately select one of these Chevy SUVs as your next vehicle!

Our complete new Chevrolet inventory is available online, so it's easy to shop and compare the Traverse and Equinox editions of your choosing. Maybe you're considering a fully-loaded Equinox Premier against the L base trim of the Traverse. If so, we invite you to see how they stack up via our website and with a visit to our showroom and new car lot.

With our highly competitive pricing, New Chevy Specials and hassle-free financing, upgrading to a new SUV here is convenient and affordable.

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*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.