2021 Chevy Equinox to Drop 2.0-liter Engine Option

Crossovers are a popular option for families and individuals who want the versatility of a larger SUV with the feel of a sedan. Many crossover models, like the Chevy Equinox, have come to offer multiple engine options and other means of customization.

For instance, the 2020 Equinox is available with either a standard 1.5-liter 4-cylinder LYX engine or an available turbo 2.0-liter upgrade. Evidently, the 1.5-liter engine — which delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque — is enough for 93 percent of buyers. Since the turbocharged upgrade wasn’t getting much attention, Chevy has decided to drop it for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.

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The turbo 2.0-liter I-4 LTG in the 2020 Equinox upgraded its power to 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped with the trailering package, the turbo 2.0-liter engine allows the 2020 Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Drivers need only use the Tow/Haul mode button to adjust the transmission for towing motor bikes or small camping trailers.

Although the 9-speed automatic transmission may get carried over to the 2021 Equinox, the peppy 2.0-liter is officially out of the picture. Fortunately, we still have a number of 2020 Chevy Equinox models on our lot at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac. If you prefer a crossover with extra capability and more power under its hood, hurry to schedule a test drive in a 2020 Equinox before this model year is gone for good.

The Best Chevrolet Equinox Features for Families

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile crossover that is a great choice for many different drivers. Whether you are looking for a new family vehicle, your next daily driver, or something packed with technology, the Equinox offers many valuable qualities. Here are some of the best Chevrolet Equinox features.

  • Standard safety. This year, all Equinox models come standard with advanced driver safety aids. The Chevy Safety Assist package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam® Headlamps, Forward Collision Alert, a Rear Vision Camera, and a Following Distance Indicator.
  • Comfortable interior. Five passengers can fit comfortably in the Equinox. Its seats are designed to be supportive, both in the front and back rows.
  • Strong engines. The Equinox gives you two strong turbocharged engine options. The standard 1.5-liter engine is rated at 170 horsepower, while the stronger, optional 2.4-liter engine delivers 252 horsepower.
  • Smooth ride. The suspension in the Equinox does a great job of absorbing bumps in the road to give you a smooth, comfortable ride. This also translates to responsive and stable handling.
  • Abundant standard technology. All trim levels of the Equinox come well-equipped. Even the base L trim gives you features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and OnStar® capabilities with available 4G LTE W-Fi®.

Find the 2020 Equinox here in stock at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. We have one in the combination of features you want.