2022 Chevy Equinox vs. 2022 Chevy Trailblazer | Sherman, TX
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox are both excellent picks for a compact family SUV. These safe, stylish, and fun SUVs both offer modern tech tools, high-tech safety features, and plenty of room for passengers and cargo alike. But they’re far from identical — here’s a look at what makes these two SUVs unique.
Powertrain and Efficiency
Want a little more pep in your step? Choose the Equinox — it comes equipped with a dynamic 1.5-liter turbo engine that pumps out 170 horsepower, 203 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped — enough to tow a small trailer full of camping gear or a lightweight boat for some fun on the lake. And with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg on the highway, your family can enjoy long road trips without blowing the budget on gasoline.*
The Trailblazer sports a more lightweight, efficient engine. It comes standard with an engine that delivers 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, but you can upgrade to a peppy 1.3-liter turbo engine that offers 155 horsepower, 174 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway.** Customize your driving experience by choosing between a nine-speed automatic and a continuously variable transmission.
Size and Spaciousness
Both the Equinox and Trailblazer offer plenty of versatility for families on the go. The Equinox offers a bit more space, since it’s about 10 inches longer than the Trailblazer. That gives the Equinox about 5 more cubic feet of total passenger volume than its subcompact stablemate. In terms of cargo volume, the Equinox offers 63.9 cubic feet of room, while the Trailblazer delivers 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space. But that doesn’t mean the Trailblazer is slacking off when it comes to accommodating cargo — it boasts a unique flat-folding front passenger seat, enabling it to carry longer items.
Style and Color Options
If you’re looking for a sleek, modern SUV with subtle styling, the Equinox is right up your alley. For the 2022 model year, it offers updated styling and fresh new color palette with new options like Seaglass Blue Metallic, Blue Glow Metallic, Iron Gray Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat. The Trailblazer, on the other hand, has a squared-off, ruggedly handsome look. Put your spin on the Trailblazer by choosing from a variety of two-toned paint options.
Both the Trailblazer and Equinox offer room for up to five passengers, as well as plenty of conveniences to suit your busy lifestyle. In terms of tech features, both models come standard with 7-inch touch-screen displays, but offer available 8-inch options.
If you’re a fan of smartphone connectivity, you’ll be glad to know that Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come on both models. However, the Trailblazer comes standard with wireless connectivity, while the Equinox only offers a wired option. The Trailblazer also boasts Amazon Alexa functionality, so you can use voice controls to manage lists, adjust your settings, and even manage compatible smart home devices when you’re away from home. The Equinox, on the other hand, provides a few more comfort features, such as heated rear outboard seats. Both models offer heated steering wheels and heated front seats.
If you’re looking for family-friendly safety technology, you can’t go wrong with the Equinox or Trailblazer. Every Trailblazer comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, a bundle of advanced safety technologies that provides Following Distance Indicator, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam® automatic high beams, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. The standard safety suite in the Equinox is similar, but boasts Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert instead of IntelliBeam® headlamps. It also offers the Safety Alert Seat and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, which you won’t find on the Trailblazer.
Want to learn more about these family-friendly SUVs? Come to Sherman Chevrolet in Sherman, Texas. Our team of experts will be happy to help you find the perfect SUV for your lifestyle.
*EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/31 highway with 1.5L engine (FWD).
**EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/34 highway (1.3L FWD).