Chevy SUVs are built to break boundaries. With the popularity of the segment, it seems like a new one hits showroom floors each year. This year, we want to give our readers a closer look at the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer and Chevy Equinox. 

Discover the ways these crossovers are distinct from each other-and the Chevy-exclusive features they have in common. If you're still not sure which sport utility vehicle will serve you best, reach out to us at Fred Beans Chevrolet



Max Output

155 HP / 174 lb-ft of torque

170 HP / 203 lb-ft of torque

All-Wheel Drive



Max Cargo Space

54.4 cu. ft.

63.9 cu. ft.

Passenger Capacity




Subcompact SUV

Compact SUV

Is the Chevy Trailblazer Bigger than the Equinox?

Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Chalfont, Pennsylvania, drivers want to know: How does the 2021 Trailblazer compare to the Equinox in size? As it turns out, the Trailblazer (a subcompact SUV) is smaller than the Equinox (a compact SUV). The Trailblazer and Equinox each seat up to five passengers. However, how roomy an interior you have will depend on the model you choose. The Equinox has more max cargo space (63.9 cubic feet) than the Trailblazer (54.4 cubic feet) as well. 

Both Chevy SUVs feature folding 60/40 split-bench rear seats for more versatility. The Trailblazer comes with a fold-flat front passenger seat as well, a convenience that maximizes space in this small SUV for long items. 

Technology: A More Connected Crossover SUV

The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer and Chevy Equinox feature the same great multimedia system: the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. It comes standard in both vehicles, complete with a 7-inch touchscreen, so you can always stay connected.If you want even more capability, upgrade to the advanced system with an 8-inch touchscreen and, in the Equinox, integrated navigation. The list of standard and available features feels almost endless:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® | Standard
  • Alexa Built-In | Available 
  • Wireless device charging | Available 

2021 Trailblazer vs Equinox: Performance 

Does the 2021 Trailblazer or Equinox deliver the more powerful performance? We say they offer a similar experience based on their relative sizes.The Equinox offers just one powertrain: a 1.5L Turbo engine mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Trailblazer offers two engines: a 1.2L Turbo engine and a 1.3L Turbo engine. Let's look at the specs:

  • Equinox 1.5L Turbo-170 HP and 203 lb-ft of torque
  • Trailblazer 1.2L Turbo-137 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque
  • Trailblazer 1.3L Turbo-155 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque

The Trailblazer and Equinox are available with all-wheel drive. For those slippery-when-wet roads-and the winter snow-you'll finally have the traction you need.    

Cross Over and Blaze New Trails Today

We hope this 2021 Chevy Trailblazer vs. Chevy Equinox comparison was helpful to you! These crossovers offer the same great features in differently sized packages. 

The smaller Trailblazer seems well suited for independent adventurers. It has the style and flair to appeal to a hip, young urban crowd, and the ruggedness to tackle outdoors adventures. Hit up the beach, campsite, or hiking trails. 

The Equinox offers so much for those more settled, from small families to empty nesters downsizing after the kids move out. It's a sensible and practical, yet oh-so-indulgent choice. 

Which will you choose? We welcome Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Chalfont, PA, shoppers to set up a test drive at Fred Beans Chevrolet. Take both SUVs for a spin and discover your dream ride today!  

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