Difference Between Chevy Equinox and Traverse

Which Chevy SUV is best for me? | Comparing the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Traverse

If you’re comparing the 2020 Chevy Equinox and the 2020 Chevy Traverse you already know they both deliver great value! Chevy has an outstanding lineup of SUVs for sale and these two are always crowd pleasers. Both vehicles have earned plenty of awards including the highly coveted 5-star NHTSA safety rating award*. So, what sets these two Chevy SUVs apart?

Depending on how many passengers you usually have with you, the size of SUV you need will differ. As a compact SUV, the Chevy Equinox has seating for five and up to 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Comparatively, the mid-size SUV, Chevy Traverse, brings seating for up to eight passengers. Add in 98.2 cubic feet for all your goodies and the Traverse is a better option for larger families. The hidden storage compartment under the trunk area is a nice surprise that only the Traverse offers. Interior amenities are abundant in both the Equinox and Traverse include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Ambient lighting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel


Next up, we look at performance. The Chevy Traverse has a 3.6L V6, churning out up to 310 horsepower on the open road compared to 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder allows for 170 horsepower offered by the Equinox. Fuel economy is great in both SUVs and varies depending on highway or city miles. The Traverse gets up to 18 city and 21 highway MPG. The Equinox gets up to 26 city and 31 highway MPG. Our team of friendly sales professionals are available to answer any questions on engine, performance or any question you may have!

2020 Chevy SUVStandard Features
2020 Chevy Equinox
  • Heated power outside mirrors
  • IntelliBeam® headlamps

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot

  • Active noise cancellation

  • Comprehensive airbag system

  • Bluetooth®

  • Chevrolet infotainment system

  • Forward collision alert

  • Front pedestrian braking

  • Keyless open and start

  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning

  • OnStar®

  • Rear vision camera

  • Teen Driver technology

  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2020 Chevy Traverse
  • 3.6L V6 engine

  • Nine-speed automatic transmission

  • LED daytime running lamps

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot

  • Comprehensive airbag system

  • Chevrolet infotainment system

  • OnStar®

  • Rear vision camera

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

  • Teen Driver technology

  • Tire pressure monitoring system



*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.nhtsa.gov).
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