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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Chevy Equinox

2021 GMC Terrain

vs.

2021 Chevy Equinox
Small SUV

Body Style

Small SUV
5

Seating

5
1.5L I-4 turbo

Base Engine

1.5L I-4 turbo
9-speed transmission

Transmission

6-speed automatic
Denali

Top Trim

Premier

If you’re looking for the top SUV on the market, you have plenty of options to explore in Austin – but most drivers find themselves choosing between the GMC Terrain vs. Chevy Equinox. Why? Both models are best-selling small SUVs with seating for up to 5 and tons of high-tech features. But if you’re searching for phenomenal ride quality and top-notch luxuries, the 2021 GMC Terrain has a few extra advantages that put it over the edge for our Pflugerville customers. Read our comparison of the 2021 GMC Terrain vs. Equinox, and start thinking about your test drive.

 

 

Equinox vs. Terrain: Performance

When it comes to performance, the Equinox vs. Terrain may be evenly matched at first glance. Comparing the GMC Terrain vs. Equinox, both are equipped with a base 1.5L I-4 turbocharged engine that generates 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. However, the transmission on the GMC Terrain is much more refined. 

The Terrain is equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the Equinox only has a 6-speed automatic transmission. This gives the Terrain a much smoother feel over the Cedar Park roads. Overall, the ride quality in the Terrain is much more comfortable than the Equinox.

Equinox vs. Terrain: Luxury Options

How do the GMC Terrain vs. Equinox compare when it comes to features? The Equinox offers a variety of trims to suit all price points, culminating with the Premier trim. And while the Premier offers features like leather-appointed seats and hands-free power liftgate, it pales in comparison to the ultra-luxe Terrain Denali. 

The Denali was built for opulence and performance on the Austin roads, and if you want an SUV that doesn’t compromise, you’ll love the features onboard the 2021 model:

  • Premium Suspension with Enhanced Shock Control
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • LED Headlamps with Signature Lighting
  • Standard Hill Descent Control
  • Standard Traction Select System
  • SkyScape Sunroof
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility

Find Your SUV at Nyle Maxwell GMC

You’ve read all about the 2021 GMC Terrain vs. Chevy Equinox, so which will it be? Contact us if you’re still on the fence between the Equinox vs. Terrain, the Terrain vs. Acadia, or any other GMC vehicles – and we’d be glad to help! Stop by Round Rock to see our inventory in person or take advantage of our online shopping experience with trade-in valet.

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