The Chevy Equinox or the Chevy Traverse: Which Chevy SUV is right for you?

If you're on the lookout for a new SUV in the greater Stillwater, MN area near White Bear Lake and Forest Lake MN, then the new Chevy Equinox and Chevy Traverse are two models that are undoubtedly worthy of places on your short list. Chevy has been one of the premier names in the SUV game for quite some time now, so you can rest assured that both the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Traverse are built to last. But which of the two is best suited for your lifestyle living near St. Paul MN? Read on to find out!

Powertrain & Performance

In addition to size and seating capacity, both the new Chevy Traverse and Chevy Equinox have some key differences when it comes to their powertrain options, though there are some key similarities between the two. For example, both come available with all-wheel drive, which is perfect for taking on tough winter road conditions here in Maplewood, MN.

For the new Chevy Equinox, there are two distinct powertrain options. It comes standard with a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine which allows it to achieve an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway. This makes the Chevy Equinox more efficient overall than the Chevy Traverse, which still manages a respectable EPA-estimated 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. However, if you're looking for a new Chevy Equinox with a bit more muscle, you can always opt for the available 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which allows this five-passenger SUV to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

As the larger of the two SUVs, the new Chevy Traverse is naturally more muscular than its smaller sibling. It's only powertrain option is a 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers smooth, confident acceleration and plenty of pulling power to boot. In fact, a properly equipped new Chevy Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds.


One of the main differentiators between the new Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Traverse is their overall size and interior capacities. With the new Chevy Equinox, you'll have seating for up to five passengers across two rows, so it's a great fit for small families here in the greater Stillwater, MN area. However, if your family has grown significantly in recent years and you need a bit more room for your loved ones, opt for the new Chevy Traverse, which offers seating for up to eight passengers across all three rows.

In addition to offering more overall passenger capacity, the new Chevy Traverse boasts more overall cargo capacity than the Chevy Equinox, totaling up to 98.2 cubic-feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded down. However, while the Chevy Traverse may have the overall advantage, the new Chevy Equinox actually offers more cargo area with all its seats upright. The Chevy Equinox affords you up to 29.9 cubic-feet behind its second row, while the Chevy Traverse has a little less with just 23 cubic-feet behind its third row.

Chevy Traverse

  • Chevy Traverse L
    • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
    • Onboard Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • 7-inch Chevy Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Chevy Traverse LS
    • Rear Privacy Glass
    • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Chevy Traverse LT Cloth
    • Roof Rails
    • Second-Row Captain's Chairs
    • Satellite Radio
  • Chevy Traverse LT Leather
    • Leather Upholstery
    • Upgraded 8-inch Chevy Infotainment System
    • Remote Engine Start
  • Chevy Traverse RS
    • 20-inch Dark-Finish Wheels
    • Blacked Out Exterior Accents
    • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Chevy Traverse Premier
    • Heated Rear Seats
    • Hands-Free Rear Liftgate
    • Wireless Device Charging Pad
  • Chevy Traverse
    • Panoramic Sunroof
    • Power-Folding Third Row Seats
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Chevy Equinox

    • Chevy Equinox L
      • Heated Exterior Mirrors
      • 7-inch Chevy Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
      • Keyless Entry and Ignition
    • Chevy Equinox LS
      • More Paint Color Options
      • Available AWD
      • Available Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
    • Chevy Equinox LT
      • Xenon Headlights
      • Upgraded Instrumentation Display
      • Satellite Radio
    • Chevy Equinox Premier
      • LED Headlights and Taillights
      • Hands-Free Rear Liftgate
      • Wireless Phone Charging Pad

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