I checked out the Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT AWD, and here’s what I think

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The Chevrolet Equinox EV will soon become available to order in 2LT, 3LT, 2RS, and 3RS trims. 1LT, the only remaining trim, will join the range later in 2024. Before shipping the new electric SUV to dealerships, GM is showcasing it at various media and public events to create buzz. Recently, I checked out the Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT AWD at one such event, and here’s what I think about it:

In my opinion, the Chevrolet Equinox EV looks the best in the 3LT you see in the images here, with color-keyed grille panel and wheel arch cladding and 21-inch aluminum wheels. This particular unit, finished in Riptide Blue Metallic paint, is configured with a Summit White contrasting color option for the mirrors, A-pillars, and roof, which makes it look even cooler.

I feel that the slim DRLs and discreetly placed headlamps present the 2024 Equinox EV with an intense look at the front. On the sides, the absence of a wraparound rear glass behind the C-pillar makes it seem smaller than it is. At the rear, I think the clear-lens ultra-wide tail lamps give it a sporty and high-tech look. My favorite part of the exterior is the sci-fi front and rear lighting animation. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a compact SUV from a mainstream brand!

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV has a high-tech and sporty interior that borrows cues from the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. Turbine-style air vents, an 11-inch virtual instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, HUD, etc. are some of the main features here. Unfortunately, there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support, and personally, that’s a big disappointment on the inside.

Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT AWD cargo area live image
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV has up to 57.2 cu. ft. of cargo space.

GM will offer the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV in a 2WD variant and an AWD variant. The former will have a front motor, producing 213 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque, and it will deliver an EPA-est. range of up to 319 miles. The AWD variant will add a rear motor and have 288 hp and 346 lb.-ft. available at disposal. I think that it’s a wise product strategy to have an AWD version at launch, as many customers would want to experience either the thrill of a dual-motor powertrain or at least its added safety in slippery conditions.

The Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT FWD has been priced at USD 45,295, so I think the Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT AWD will carry a price tag of around USD 48,000. Made in Mexico, this model will likely be eligible for Federal Tax Credit.