2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Chevrolete Traverse vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2021 Chevy Traverse


2021 Chevy Equinox

Starting MSRP


Passenger Capacity

Midsize 3-Row SUV

Vehicle Class

Small 2-Row SUV
98.2 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

63.9 cubic feet
18 / 27

City / Highway
EPA-Estimated MPG

26 /31
3.6L V6 engine

Base Engine

1.5L 4-Cylinder engine
310 hp

Horsepower Base Engine

170 hp

Wichita drivers who are in the market for a new SUV for their family’s ride most likely have come across both the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and 2021 Chevrolet Equinox. While both of these Chevy SUVs are reliable for all Derby commutes and weekend road trips, you can only take one home at the end of the day. So which one matches your driving needs and budget? Let’s find out below with Parks Chevrolet and then shop for the perfect ride for you and your family whether you lean towards the Equinox or Traverse

Chevy Traverse vs. Equinox: Starting MSRP

At first glance on the Chevy Traverse vs. Equinox, you probably noticed the price difference in the base trims. Take a look at the starting MSRP: 

  • 2021 Chevy Equinox: $23,800
  • 2021 Chevy Traverse: $29,800

If you are on a tight budget or if it is your first time buying a family-friendly SUV with all of the basics, then Equinox has your back. However, if you are looking for a Chevy SUV with upgraded features, then you should consider the Traverse. Either way, you should take advantage of the new Chevrolet payment specials at Parks Chevrolet and other Chevrolet special offers to turn these affordable SUVs into a steal!

Chevy Traverse vs. Equinox: Passenger & Cargo Capacity

The passenger and cargo capacity is one of the main reasons why the Chevrolet Traverse costs more than the Equinox by $6,000. While the Equinox is a small two-row SUV that can comfortably seat up to 5 passengers, the Traverse is a midsize three-row SUV that can hold up to 8 passengers. Because of the SUV class and overall interior dimensions, the cargo capacity behind row 1 for these two SUVs also differ significantly: 

  • Equinox: Up to 63.9 cubic feet
  • Traverse: Up to 98.2 cubic feet

Depending on how big your family is or if your family is still growing or not, one of these Chevy SUVs will be a better fit for you. If you have a smaller family, then Equinox will probably be more than enough. However, for El Dorado drivers who have or are planning to have a big family, then they will need the Traverse. 

Chevy Traverse vs. Equinox: Safety Features

Safety is important for all drivers in the Rose Hill area, but it is extremely important for families on the roads. That’s why you can trust both the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse. No matter which SUV you end up picking, you can expect to have these safety systems at your fingertips:

  • Chevy Safety Assist (standard on Equinox, available on Traverse)
  • Advanced SRS Airbag Suite
  • Chevy Teen Driver 

Find Your Chevy SUV at Parks Chevrolet

Which Chevrolet SUV are you leaning towards? Stop by our Augusta location to confirm your selection. If you are still unsure, see these SUVs battle it out in person! Reach out to us for a test drive today and we’ll show you why an overwhelming number of Chevrolet drivers in the Wichita area become our loyal customers. Whether you need help with financing or your car needs service, you can count on Parks Chevrolet.


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