2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2017 Chevrolet Trax
When it comes to reliability, power, and sheer technological brilliance, it’s hard to beat Chevrolet. Still, with two of the brand’s new cars—the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and the soon-arriving 2017 Chevrolet Trax—Chevy has really outdone itself. Both the Equinox and Trax offer up impressive engine power, as well as a wide spectrum of entertainment technologies and safety systems that are designed to keep Omaha drivers safe and sound. Compare the two cars for yourself, and decide which Chevy SUV is right for you.
Power and Performance
Let’s begin with what Chevy is known for: engine power, performance, and fuel economy.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox – The Equinox’s 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder SIDI engine gives you 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque while also boasting 1,500 pounds of towing strength; with this configuration, the Equinox is able to get 31 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. Also available with the Equinox is a 3.6L V6 SIDI engine that generates a muscular 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque with a towing capacity of a hefty 3,500 pounds.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Trax – Meanwhile, the Trax provides drivers with an engine that is not only powerful in its own regard, producing 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, but also impressively efficient; its 1.4L engine, for instance, can achieve as much as 33 mpg highway and 25 mpg city with front-wheel drive.
Likewise, both the Equinox and the Trax promise some truly cutting-edge technologies.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Where to begin? For starters, the Equinox comes equipped with OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, ensuring that you’re able to remain connected throughout the drive. The Equinox also offers Chevrolet MyLink, which enables you to stream a range of musical offerings directly from the car’s console.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Trax – Similarly, the Trax features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities for your smartphone while also incorporating the MyLink interface, which is anchored by a 7-inch diagonal touch-screen that allows you to operate its functions with the simple swipe of a finger.
Chevrolet always has the safety of you and your passengers in mind, and this is especially apparent when you take a closer look at the high-tech safety systems offered in both the Equinox and the Trax.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox – Not only does the Equinox come standard with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, which promises to keep you stable at higher speeds, and both the Rear Vision Camera and Side Blind Zone Alert, it also utilizes the state-of-the-art OnStar Automatic Crash Response system; this software uses sensors to detect a crash, predict the severity of any injuries, and contact emergency services.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Trax – Perfect for those stretches down I-80, the Trax’s Lane Departure Warning alerts you when you’ve begun to drift from one lane to another, while its Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you keep an eye on vehicles outside of your range of vision. Forward Collision Alert, also standard, is able to help you react in cases of imminent collision.
Test Drive Both the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Trax Today at Gregg Young Chevrolet!
You can explore both of these thrilling vehicles for yourself simply by visiting Gregg Young Chevrolet today! Our showroom is located at 17750 Burt St. in Omaha, and we can also be reached by phone at 800-951-5257 or online, depending on your preference. Explore all the power and excitement that Chevy has to offer Council Bluffs drivers with these two awesome new SUVs!