Compact CUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

Compact Crossover SUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Versus 2020 Nissan Rogue
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Nissan Rogue
Chevrolet Equinox L FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Nissan Rogue S FWD
$23,800* Base Price MSRP $25,490
Turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
203 lb-ft Torque 175 lb-ft
1,500 Towing Capacity (pounds) 1,102
5 Seating Capacity (passengers) 5
3,274 Base Curb Weight (pounds) 3,464
107.3 Wheelbase (inches) 106.5
39.9 Second-Row Leg Room (inches) 37.9
Available Features On The Equinox
Available Features On The Rogue
  • 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
  • Intelligent Key
  • Chrome accents
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Intelligent Cruise Control

As you can see by the comparison table above, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox holds several key advantages over the 2020 Nissan Rogue. These two vehicles compete in the ever-popular and highly competitive compact crossover SUV segment, where both models fare well against the competition. However, if you're looking for an affordably priced new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that delivers capable performance, roomy seating and premium amenities, the 2021 Equinox from Chevy is tough to beat.

The team at Henna Chevrolet has put together a comparison review of the new Equinox versus the Nissan Rogue to give drivers like you a better sense of where these models excel. Ultimately, you may prefer the design, layout, pricing, available trim packages and other factors of one more than the other, but let's look at how they compare in some key areas.

If you're an Austin, Texas, area motorist who is in search of that new crossover or SUV that does everything well, we encourage you to consider the stylish and versatile new Chevy Equinox. But don't just take our word for it. Check out how this sporty CUV stacks up against another popular option, the 2020 Nissan Rogue.

Once you've considered our comparison and have conducted your own research, you can reach out to the Henna Chevrolet team to schedule a tour and test drive of your preferred compact SUV: that is, if your favorite is the new Equinox!

Comparing Chevrolet's Equinox to the Nissan Rogue

Chevy's new Equinox compact crossover SUV is highlighted by a torquey engine, roomy and comfortable seating and competitive pricing. This stylish ride boasts a highly intuitive infotainment system, too, complete with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Automotive publications have rated the 2021 Equinox as having superb predicted reliability, which is something every driver can appreciate. When you're looking for an agile new CUV that has the power to tow up to 1,500 pounds, count on the Equinox. In comparison, Nissan's Rogue is only rated to tow up to 1,102 pounds.

Speaking of capability, the 2021 Chevy Equinox generates more torque and weighs less than the 2020 Nissan Rogue, making it the better option for motorists seeking to maximize performance with efficiency. With its 203 lb-ft of torque compared to just 175 lb-ft in the Nissan CUV, it's no wonder the Equinox offers a higher maximum tow rating!

Another advantage of the Chevy's powertrain is its dependable and responsive 6-speed automatic transmission. Together with the 1.5-liter turbo-four engine, the automatic gearbox provides efficient travels and predictable acceleration. Nissan's CVT, or continuously variable transmission, is utilized in the 2020 Rogue with mixed results. Yes, it's efficient, but it comes at the cost of drivability: the virtually gearless transmission results in engine drone at high speeds.

Your back-seat passengers will surely thank you for selecting the Chevrolet Equinox instead of the Nissan Rogue, due to the Chevy's roomier second row. Your rear-seat crew will enjoy an extra two inches of legroom, which will certainly be appreciated during longer drives!

With all of the advantages the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox holds over the 2020 Nissan Rogue, you also have to remember that the Chevy boasts a significantly lower starting price. For versatility with value, go with a new Equinox from Henna Chevrolet!

Shop for Your New SUV at Our Austin, TX, Dealership

Many drivers and families continue to select the Chevrolet Equinox as their preferred compact crossover or SUV, and it's easy to see why. If you'd like to explore the full lineup of these versatile new CUVs for sale near Round Rock, TX, shop our inventory online and then plan your visit to our showroom.

Our sales associates would love to go over the distinct and well-equipped trims of the 2021 Equinox with you during your visit. We'll cover the standard features you'll find on the low-priced Equinox L trim, as well as what you can enjoy if you select a range-topping Premier edition.

Keep in mind that every 2021 Equinox is fitted with Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of active safety and driver-assist technologies that includes Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam.

From its advanced safety systems to its competitive pricing, everything about the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is driver- and family-friendly! Experience the Equinox in your ideal version with a test drive at Henna Chevrolet in Austin.

Before your visit, why not check out our Chevy lease specials or finance offers? We're here to provide affordable monthly payments for your Chevy upgrade, so don't wait to send us a completed auto loan application online today.

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