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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

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What you must know before buying the Chevrolet Equinox

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 9, 2020
  • 2021 Equinox arriving now; 2020s in good supply
  • Up to $5,250 rebate on 2020s; $4,000 on 2021s
  • Lease from $239 for 39 months
  • 0.9% APR for 72 months + up to $3,650 bonus

In with the new:

The carryover 2021 Equinox has started rolling into dealers nationwide. We expect supplies to increase quickly over the next month. The Equinox was scheduled to received a big refresh, but that has been delayed till 2022 due to the pandemic.

The mid-range LT is easiest to find and generally carries the best pricing. The base LS isn't quite so common and already carries a lower price, so don't expect as much room for dealing. The entry-level L model isn't likely to be discounted at all and is excluded from most factory incentives.

The 2020 Equinox remains in good supply for now. There's still time to find the one you want.

Current offers are available on a national basis and will expire November 30, 2020 unless otherwise noted. It's possible Chevy will enhance incentives for Black Friday weekend.

Up to $5,250 off:

Chevy continues to offer a $4,750 rebate on the 2020 Equinox to all buyers. The rebate on the incoming 2021 Equinox is $3,500, a very generous amount for this early stage of the model year.

New this month is a $500 Cyber Cash coupon available on both model years. You can get a coupon code on the Chevrolet website and redeem it at the time of purchase. You can combine it with the regular rebate and APR offers.

Go newer on a lease:

Current lessees of any brand can lease a 2021 Equinox in popular LT trim from $239 for 39 months (10,000 miles a year) with just $679 due at signing.

The effective monthly cost works out to $256, an exceptional value for this price class. If you're not currently in a lease, your total cost may be higher, but you can still expect very good value.

Lease offers on the 2020 Equinox are actually a few dollars higher, so by all means upgraded to a 2021 model if you decide to lease.

Low rate + cash:

In place of the full rebate on a 2020 or 2021 Equinox, Chevy now offers 0.9% financing for 72 months.

The deal comes with $3,650 bonus cash on 2020s, and $2,400 on 2021s. You can also apply the $500 Cyber Cash coupon.

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LT (Current GM/Non-GM Lessees) Excellent Deal
$239Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 39
Due at signing: $679
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $28,695
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 11/30/20

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Bonus Cash Consumer Cash Program (Expires 11/30/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $3,500

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Lease Bonus Cash GM Select Market Incremental CCR Program (Expires 11/30/20) Bonus cash available for qualified customers leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's captive finance company on approved credit. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%Qualification% This program must be used in conjunction with the GM Financial supported lease program. $600
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Based on 2021 Chevrolet Equinox LS w/1LS Front-wheel Drive - MSRP $27,495

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2021 Chevrolet Equinox: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The third-generation Chevy Equinox hit showrooms in 2018, and Chevy previously announced it would release a refreshed 2021 Equinox. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chevy has postponed the refresh until the 2022 model year, leaving the 2021 Equinox as a carryover.

As a carryover model, we expect no changes to the 2021 Equinox’s looks. We expect it to retain the same basic design as the 2020 model, including the signature Chevy dual-port grille, angular headlights, chiseled body lines, a large glasshouse, and forward-leaning C-pillars. Generally, we may see small tweaks, like new color schemes or packages, but with such a last-minute change in plans, we expect no small updates either.

Inside, the carryover 2021 Equinox will likely remain unchanged and continue with the same relatively simple cabin that includes swoopy dash lines, contrasting colors, and tasteful metallic trim. We also expect the interior to have the same standard features as the current model, including cloth upholstery, manual seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.

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Under the 2021 Equinox’s hood, we expect the same standard 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder and optional 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The base engine will continue with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter engine will have a standard nine-speed automatic. All-wheel drive will remain an option with both powertrains.

The current Equinox received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award thanks to its “Good” crash-test scores across the board, “Acceptable” HID headlights and “Superior” standard automatic emergency braking system. Other standard safety equipment includes active lane control and automatic high-beam headlights. Optionally, buys can add blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, and a surround-view camera. We expect the 2021 Equinox to continue with the same standard and optional safety gear.

This compact crossover will compete with the Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, and Honda CR-V.

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