COMPARING THE 2017 CHEVY TRAX AND THE 2017 CHEVY EQUINOX
If you’ve spent any time perusing the crossover SUV segment, then you’re certainly aware that this catch-all, non-specific moniker doesn’t show the nuance of the segment. Case in point: the 2017 Chevy Trax and 2017 Chevy Equinox, both of which are now available at Robbins Chevy in Humble, TX. How to they compare? How are they different? And which is right for you?
2017 Chevy Trax vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox
2017 Chevy Trax
Starting MSRP = $20,300 (est.)
Max Fuel Economy = 33 highway mpg
Max Horsepower = 138 hp
Interior Volume = 48.4 cu.ft.
2017 Chevy Equinox
Starting MSRP = $23,100
Max Fuel Economy = 31 highway mpg
Max Horsepower = 301 hp
Interior Volume = 63.7 cu.ft.
Let’s start with the respective designs of the Trax, a compact crossover SUV, and the Equinox, a midsize crossover, each of which offers a versatile interior cabin seating five adults. The Trax has undergone a style refresh for the new model year, while the Equinox received one for 2016. Not surprisingly, the Trax is often regarded as the “little brother” to the Equinox, by virtue of its 48.4 cubic feet of cargo volume to the 63.7 cubic feet of volume for the Equinox.
Depending on what you’d like from your crossover SUV, there’s a fair chance that one of these models will deliver it. The Trax offers up up to 33 highway mpg and 138 hp from its standard 1.4L Turbo powertrain, while the Equinox offers two distinct options: a 2.4L four-cylinder delivering 31 highway mpg, as well as a 3.6L V6 that offers 301 horsepower. As you can clearly see, these two models offer the best of everything across their three powertrains.
Both the 2017 Chevy Trax and 2017 Chevy Equinox offer terrific tech features for the new model year, starting up front with the built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, which allows up to seven smart devices to connect to the internet simultaneously. Additionally, the Chevy MyLink interface has been updated to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, while the Equinox now offers the new myChevrolet smartphone app to remotely control certain automotive functions.
As you can see, each offers a great deal for new car buyers in the Houston area. And now, both the models can be found at Robbins Chevy! Test drive yours today!