2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 GMC Terrain

2021 Chevy Equinox

It’s hardly a secret that General Motors is synonymous with quality. After all, the company has several top American brands sporting its iconic badging.

Sometimes, that results in some interesting synergies, as the models you’ll find at one dealership may have very similar counterparts at another. Case in point: the 2021 Chevy Equinox, found here at Executive Chevrolet, is a fraternal twin to the 2021 GMC Terrain. But how similar are they, and what types of differences do they have?

Performance Details

Both of these midsize SUVs share the same 170-horsepower engine, with identical torque output and your choice of front- or all-wheel drivetrains. Even their capabilities are nearly identical, with each model able to tow up to 1,500 pounds with their respective tow packages.

Interior and Technology

The Chevy Equinox has a slightly larger interior than the GMC Terrain despite both vehicles sharing the same platform. This leads to more passenger and cargo volume, allowing you to fit more people and supplies in our new Chevy SUV than its GMC counterpart.

As far as infotainment technology is concerned, both vehicles offer Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration and highly intuitive infotainment systems. The only real difference is in the branding of these infotainment systems, which are both highly capable and efficient.

Safety Features

Both the Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain share similar safety systems, including OnStar® connected services, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and an available Teen Driver feature.

But here’s where things get interesting; the headlights that come with the Chevy Equinox give it a distinctive edge when it comes to safety. While both vehicles sport five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, only our Chevy SUV was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

While the GMC Terrain pushes into near-luxury territory with a slightly higher starting MSRP of $25,000, the Chevy Equinox comes in at $23,800. When you visit our Wallingford Chevy dealership, you’ll get most of the same bells and whistles for a lower price, which holds true across all trim levels. Stop by today to see it for yourself, and don’t forget to take advantage of our Chevy lease and finance offers when you’re here!