If you're looking to upgrade to a new Chevrolet SUV or crossover in the Austin, Texas, area, then you have plenty of options within this automaker's lineup. Drivers and families seeking to maximize both fuel-efficiency and versatility will naturally look to the popular compact SUV segment, where vehicles offer 5-passenger seating and plenty of cargo capacity for everyday living.
Chevrolet offers two distinct compact crossovers or SUVs to choose from: the new Chevy Trax and Equinox. While both of these models provide seating in two rows, generous cargo volume and impressive city and highway mpg, you'll find there are plenty of differences that set them apart, too.
Henna Chevrolet is excited to introduce Round Rock, TX, area motorists to both the 2020 Chevrolet Trax and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox! Which model is more ideal for your lifestyle and budget? Find out by reading our comparison review, where we put these two Chevy compact SUV models to the test for you!
Both models come standard with fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines and can be had with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). While these two small SUVs feature affordable price tags, they also come loaded with highly modern safety, convenience and technology features.
Now, as we delve into the details that separate these two superb Chevy SUVs, don't hesitate to contact our Chevrolet sales associates or visit us in Austin. We can provide more information on the complete Chevrolet SUV lineup or set up some tours and test drives!
Let's begin with the new Chevy Trax, which competes in the burgeoning subcompact SUV or crossover segment. This agile runabout boasts ample seating space for up to five occupants. It comes powered by a 1.4L turbocharged ECOTEC® engine that helps this small sport-ute return up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 31 MPG highway.
With its total passenger volume of 92.8 cubic feet and 18.7 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax rivals many larger cars when it comes to space and versatility. Laying down the rear split-folding seat grants you up to 48.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume; or, keep one seat upright to accommodate both a rear passenger and larger cargo items at once!
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover SUV is larger than its stablemate, the Trax, boasting up to 63.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, along with an even roomier passenger area, measuring at 103.2 cubic feet. Even when all second-row seats are upright, you can enjoy 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space while allowing up to three rear passengers.
When it comes to powertrains, the 2020 Equinox offers more options and more power, but it also tips the scales at a heavier weight. Two advanced turbocharged engines are offered, the standard 1.5-liter turbo-four provides up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway, while the available 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo engine is the more versatile and capable option, thanks to its 3,500-pound tow rating.
When it comes to standard and available amenities, the Equinox compact SUV may offer more than the Trax subcompact crossover, but that's also reflected in pricing. For instance, the 2020 Equinox boasts a starting MSRP of $23,800* and comes standard with a host of safety and driver-assist technologies, some of which are available features on the more affordable 2020 Trax that starts at just $21,300*.
There are certainly areas where these two Chevrolet compact crossover SUVs differ. However, they are still comparable and often cross-shopped when looking for a versatile yet affordable new vehicle. At Henna Chevrolet, we encourage all drivers interested in these models to tour and test drive both at our dealership serving Round Rock. That way, you can get a better feel for the differences in size, features, styling and other factors that often matter most to SUV shoppers.
See our comparison table below to learn more about how these two Chevrolet compact SUVs differ:
|Chevrolet Trax LS FWD||Standard Vehicle Comparison||Chevrolet Equinox L FWD|
|$21,300||Base Price MSRP*||$23,800|
|28||Standard Combined Fuel Economy (mpg)||28|
|5||Standard Seating (passengers)||5|
|138 hp||Standard Performance||170 hp|
|1,263||Towing Capacity (pounds)||1,500-3,500|
|48.4||Maximum Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)||63.9|
We hope this comparison and review has helped you determine which of these two Chevrolet SUVs may be the right one for you. Don't hesitate to visit us in Austin, TX, for a test drive of both the Trax and the Equinox, because we believe that a road test is the best way to find your ideal fit! We also invite you to contact our sales specialists for more info before you stop by for your test drives.
Remember that both of these fine SUVs from Chevy can be had with advanced cabin features like the high-powered Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System that offers support for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, along with an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot. Stay connected to your smartphone, contacts and the internet with these high-tech Chevy amenities in your new Trax or Equinox!
If you're eager to upgrade to a new Chevrolet like the 2020 Trax or 2020 Equinox SUVs, then see our online financing application form and new Chevy lease specials. There's no better time than now to get into a brand-new Chevrolet crossover or SUV, so why put off your upgrade any longer?
*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.