Chevrolet is planning on an all-electric future, and the 2024 model year marks a big shift in its engineering to focus more on electric vehicles (EVs). Chevy’s all-electric lineup has so far included just one vehicle — the small hatchback Bolt. However, Chevy plans to say farewell to its flagship EV at the end of 2023 to make room for three new all-electric vehicles — the Equinox EV, Blazer EV, and Silverado EV. Chevrolet’s new EVs are built on the innovative and highly flexible Ultium platform, which will allow the company to roll out EVs of all shapes and sizes.
The introduction of the Equinox EV is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as the traditional Equinox continues to be one of the most versatile and practical SUVs that Chevrolet has to offer. A long-standing family favorite, the Equinox comes with affordability, style, and efficiency, all features that will transfer over to the electrified version. At Huffines Chevrolet, we know that many people have questions about what’s in store for the Equinox EV, and with its fall 2023 debut right around the corner, we’re here to fill you in on the details of what to expect.
The new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox will be available in five different trim levels: 1LT, 2LT, 2RS, 3LT, and 3RS. The 1LT is the base model aimed at pleasing drivers who are looking for the most affordable option and are willing to forego many convenience features. In this trim, you can expect basic comfort and tech features, including manual adjusting front seats, an 11-inch infotainment touch screen, an 11-inch driver information center, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
We anticipate many drivers in the Lewisville area will be interested in going up one trim level to the 2LT, which delivers a bevy of additional features that will increase the overall comfort and convenience of your ride. The 2LT trim level features an eight-way power-adjustable front seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, a front LED light bar, roof rails, heated outside mirrors, and available options such as a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, and sunroof.
The 2RS keeps many of the same features as the 2LT but includes a few sportier touches, such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel, 20-inch dark aluminum wheels, and a red interior.
The 3LT trim level aims to appeal to drivers looking for a more luxurious drive and includes front heated and ventilated seats, rear outboard heated seats, 21-inch aluminum wheels, a 17.7-inch infotainment touch screen, dual-zone climate control, heated wipers, standard presence-based power liftgate, standard adaptive cruise control, and an HD surround-vision camera. Available features abound and include a head-up display, rear camera mirror, Chevrolet’s Super Cruise hands-free technology, and an upgraded Bose speaker system.
The Equinox EV comes with a standard front-wheel-drive system paired with a single electric motor that generates 210 horsepower and 242 lb-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is optional and increases the power to 290 horsepower and 346 lb-feet of torque. Opting for the all-wheel-drive version will also provide you with a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds.
The driving range for the Equinox EV varies from 250 to 300 miles, depending on the drivetrain configuration and battery pack size. While the base trim comes with a smaller battery back, all other trim levels come standard with a larger size that allows for a longer range.
Charging can be done with an 11.5 kW Level 2 charger, which will provide up to 34 miles of range per hour of charging, a 19.2 kW Level 2 charger for up to 51 miles of range per hour of charging, or a Level 3 DC fast charger for approximately 70 miles of range in 10 minutes. If you’re worried about the availability of charging stations while on the road, Chevy has you covered. By signing up with the MyChevy app, you’ll be able to locate charging stations and plan routes to get to them with ease.
Chevrolet knows how important safety is to its drivers, especially with an SUV that’s perfect for transporting your family around town. The Equinox EV includes a suite of driver-assistance features that will put your mind at ease when you’re behind the wheel. Standard features include:
- Automatic emergency braking.
- Following distance indicator.
- Forward collision alert.
- Front pedestrian braking.
- Lane-keep assist with lane departure warning.
- IntelliBeam automatic high beams.
- Rear park assist.
- Reverse automatic braking.
- Safety alert seat.
- Rear cross-traffic braking.
- Blind-zone steering assist.
While the standard driver-assistance features are typically more than enough to help you feel secure, there are also many available safety options you can add for additional peace of mind. Optional features include adaptive cruise control, HD surround vision, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, and Super Cruise.
Chevy has yet to announce many details regarding its technology features. What we do know is that the base trim level comes standard with an 11-inch touch-screen infotainment system, while the higher trim levels see an upgrade to a 17.7-inch version. Industry experts expect to see wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Equinox EV, as well as in-dash navigation and a Wi-Fi hotspot in the higher trim levels.
The Equinox EV is built to last, and one of the benefits of driving an EV is reduced maintenance costs. Chevrolet covers the cost of your first maintenance visit when you purchase a new Equinox EV and offers a limited warranty of three years or 36,000 miles. The included powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles, and the electric components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.
Stay Tuned for the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
2024 promises to be an exciting year for Chevrolet, as it debuts not just one but three all-new all-electric vehicles. There’s much anticipation for the Equinox EV, as many drivers are eager for an affordable and versatile electric SUV that’s just as well-suited for trips around town as it is for long road trips. If you’re in need of a vehicle today, be sure to check out our online inventory of used vehicles. If you can afford to wait, we think you’ll be pleased with the Equinox EV, set to debut this fall.