2020 Chevy Equinox vs GMC Terrain
When you’re on the search for a highly capable SUV ready to be your partner all over the roads of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA, you’re going to need something with advanced powertrain features and enough room to fit the entire family. Two popular models you may be considering are the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.
Here at Lake Ford Lincoln, we know how crucial the research process is when you’re looking to buy a new vehicle, and we wanted to make that as easy as possible for you. That’s why we created this breakdown of the 2020 Chevy Equinox vs. the 2020 GMC Terrain, so you can decide which is perfect for your lifestyle! Now, let’s dive right in.
Powertrain and Engine Specs
To get started, let’s head right under the hood of these two SUVs.
Both the 2020 Equinox and the 2020 Terrain have the same two engine options available to you: a standard 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque capability, and an available 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine that produces 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque capability.
When it comes to transmission, on the other hand, they start to differ. With the Equinox, you’ll have a choice between a 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive transmission, and a 9-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive transmission. The Terrain only offers one transmission option: a 9-speed automatic.
You’ll get more powertrain options with the Equinox than you would in the Terrain.
Driver-Assistant Safety Features
While it’s clear these SUVs have plenty of power behind them, you’re also going to need advanced safety features in order to keep you and everyone else on the road safe.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox comes equipped with the standard Driver Confidence Package, which includes a plethora of driver-assistant safety systems.
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- LED Daytime Running Lamps
- Forward Collision Alert
- Rear Vision Camera
- Following Distance Indicator
These systems were designed to help you mitigate or avoid collisions, back up and parallel park with confidence, and improve visibility. There’s also a series of available safety systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.
Over in the 2020 Terrain you’ll also get a few different driver-assistant safety features with the GMC Pro Safety system, but not nearly as many as you’ll find within the 2020 Equinox.
The Verdict: 2020 Chevy Equinox vs GMC Terrain
While both these vehicles would be a great choice for your commutes around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA, it’s clear the Chevy Equinox outperforms the GMC Terrain in crucial categories like powertrain options and driver-assistant safety features.
Here at Lake Ford Lincoln, we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their car-buying journey. For more information or to schedule a test drive for the 2020 Chevy Equinox, call or stop by today!