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Chevy Compact SUVs: 2020 Trax Vs. 2021 Trailblazer Vs. 2020 Equinox

Chevy SUV Comparison: 2020 Chevrolet Trax Vs 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

If you're looking to upgrade to a new Chevrolet compact 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 three distinct compact crossovers or SUVs to choose from: the new Chevy Trax, Trailblazer and Equinox. While all of these models provide seating in two rows, generous cargo volume and impressive city and highway mpg, you'll find plenty of differences that set them apart.

Henna Chevrolet is excited to introduce Round Rock, TX, area motorists to the 2020 Chevrolet Trax and 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, as well as the all-new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer! Which model is more ideal for your lifestyle and budget? Find out by reading our comparison review, where we put these three Chevy compact SUV models to the test for you!

Each of these models comes standard with a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine and can be had with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). While these three 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 three 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!

Comparing Chevrolet's Trax, Trailblazer & Equinox SUVs

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 1.4-liter 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 all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer has arrived and in many ways slots between the automaker's two other compact crossover SUVs: the Trax and Equinox. With 25.3 cubic feet of standard cargo volume and a maximum of 54.4 cubic feet when the second row of seating is folded down, the new Trailblazer is roomier than the Trax but falls a bit short of the larger Equinox in the cargo-hauling department. One neat trick that the Trailblazer boasts is its fold-flat front passenger seatback, which allows you to transport extra-long items!

Chevy is offering a choice of two turbocharged engines in the fresh new 2021 Trailblazer. First, there's the standard 1.2-liter turbo 4-cylinder, generating an impressive 162 lb-ft of torque and 137 hp. The available 1.3-liter turbo-four ups the ante with 174 lb-ft torque and 155 hp. With up to 26 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, the new Trailblazer proves to be yet another fuel-efficient Chevy option.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover SUV is larger than its stablemates, 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. 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*. When you add in the all-new 2021 Trailblazer, though, you'll find this affordable ride comes with Chevy's next-generation technology and driver-assist features and boasts a highly competitive starting MSRP of just $19,000!

There are certainly areas where these three 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 each 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 three Chevrolet compact SUVs differ:

VS
2020 Chevrolet Trax
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Standard Vehicle Comparison Chevrolet Trax LS FWD Chevrolet Trailblazer L FWD Chevrolet Equinox L FWD
Base Price MSRP* $21,300 $19,000 $23,800
Standard Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 28 28 28
Standard Seating (passengers) 5 5 5
Standard Performance 138 hp 137 hp 170 hp
Towing Capacity (pounds) 1,263 1,000 1,500-3,500
Maximum Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.) 48.4 54.4 63.9
Features & Upgrades
Available Features On The Trax
Available Features On The Trailblazer
Available Features On The Equinox
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Power sunroof
  • Remote Start
  • LED taillamps
  • Bose® premium 7-speaker audio system
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • LED taillamps
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Fold-flat front passenger seatback
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera
  • Bose® premium 7-speaker audio system
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • Hands-Free Gesture liftgate
  • Perforated leather-appointed seating

Find Your New Chevy SUV at our Austin, TX, Dealership

We hope this comparison and review has helped you determine which of these three Chevrolet SUVs may be the right one for you. Don't hesitate to visit us in Austin, TX, for a test drive of the Trax, Trailblazer and Equinox models, 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 all three of these fine compact crossover 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™. Chevy's built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot is also available. Stay connected to your smartphone, contacts and the internet with these high-tech Chevrolet amenities in your new Trax, Trailblazer or Equinox!

If you're eager to upgrade to one of these stylish compact crossover SUVs, then see our online financing application form and new Chevy lease specials. There's no better time than now to get into a versatile new Chevrolet, so why put off your upgrade any longer?

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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.