Competitively Priced And Accessibly Genius: 2024 Chevy Equinox Production to Begin This Week
News about models coming soon here at Jim Butler Chevy of St. Louis always sees us eager to accompany curious drivers on test drives, allowing for you to experience the benefits of a great new ride for yourself! Production of the 2024 Chevy Equinox was originally scheduled to begin at the beginning of May and kicked off just one week late. The 2024 model will be available in the LS, LT, RS, and Premier trims, and we guarantee you’ll be thrilled with this budget-minded yet feature-rich crossover.
RS models are now equipped with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the powertrain choice is the 1.5-liter turbocharged Inline 4 LSD gas engine, rated at 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. FWD is standard, with AWD optional, and the model rides on the GM D2 platform. Designed to be highly modular, lightweight, and to produce excellent driving dynamics, it was first introduced on the 2015 Chevy Cruze. LT models also now include the Confidence & Convenience Package, along with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The RS trim is a sweet spot in the lineup that visually announces your arrival on the outside, with leather-appointed seating and red stitching that keep you comfortable inside. You can also darken things up decadently with the Midnight Edition, which offers 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, front and rear black bowtie emblems, body-colored mirror caps, and a unique mold-in color black grille. The myChevrolet mobile app remote technology lets you use your smartphone to remote start, unlock and lock your vehicle, view your fuel status, and tire pressure on properly equipped Equinox models.
The 2024 EV edition allows you to plug in with Ultium Charge 360, which offers access to a growing network of locations and charging providers to simplify the need to be fully juiced. EVs with the same 250–300-mile range are predominantly larger and more expensive than the Equinox, as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Volkswagen ID.4 all come with higher price tags and ranges from 30-50 miles less. We know that current buyers are rightfully tech-obsessed, and the optional 17.7-inch touchscreen offers touch-sensitive climate controls and a well-balanced + easy to use layout.
The 3LT trim offers rear outboard heated seats, along with USB-C charging ports for the backseat, and all the higher-level trims offer 21-inch wheels. The Equinox EV has politely borrowed a thing or two from other memorable Chevy models: seat frames, a steering wheel, and an infotainment screen are shared with the Blazer EV. Once they get a chance, the Car and Driver testing team will put the Equinox EV to the test on their 75-mph highway fuel economy route to test its efficiency and range.
The Equinox EV’s cargo capacity measures aptly in at 57 cubic feet with the rear seat stowed, and for a step up in extreme and unique visual style, we recommend the Adrenaline Red interior on the 2RS or 3RS models. The Equinox’s key safety features include standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, standard lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and available adaptive cruise control with hands-free driving mode.