What’s the Difference Between The Chevy Equinox LT and LS?


It can be hard to find a car you like, and once you do, you have to decide what model you should get. 

What features are your must-haves in a car, and what features could you do without? 

The Chevy Equinox is a great vehicle that comes in multiple trim levels, so what’s the difference between the LT and the LS models?

The difference between the Chevy Equinox LT and LS models are specific features that are only available for the higher models. The LT includes features like deep-tinted rear glass, sunglass storage, rear seat levers, and LED daytime running lights. The LS doesn’t come with these upgrades.

These Chevy models are great and have advanced features, but there are more features that both trims have in common. 

Listed below are the need-to-know features of both cars as well as the differences.

Every little detail counts when you’re looking for your next car!

Price

The 2021 Chevy Equinox LT model is the more expensive option of the two, costing $28,095. The 2021 Chevy Equinox LS model is slightly cheaper, costing $26,995. (Source)

Exterior

When you look at a car, the first thing you notice is the exterior. 

You notice the color, the headlights, the windows, and the overall design of the car. 

If you are buying a brand new car, you can choose some of the features for the exterior.

On both the 2021 Chevy Equinox LT and the LS, you can get any of the available base colors. 

You can get Midnight Blue Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Nightfall Grey Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat. 

There are also a variety of interior colors you can select.

Exterior-wise, there are no big differences between the LT and LS.

There are more available features you can get with the LT, but the LS can’t upgrade to those features.

The “Hit the Road” package is available as an upgrade on the LT, but it’s not available for the LS.

Features the LT has that the LS doesn’t are body-color mirror caps and bright lower window trim.

The deep-tinted rear glass is standard on the LT model, and it is available as an upgrade on the LS model.

However, the LS has standard features that are not on the LT because the Chevy Equinox LT will have different features that are not available for the LS. 

The LS has a black lower window trim and black mirror caps.

Not all features can be upgraded on the LS model, and you will have to change models if you want to include certain upgrades on your car.

Interior

The interior of any car has to be nice to look at and nice to sit in. 

Whether you are in the car for 5 minutes at a time or 5 hours, you want your seats to be comfortable. 

There are some features each trim has that the other doesn’t, so here are the differences.

The 2021 Chevy Equinox LT model has great features standard and available to this car. 

The standard features are a 4.2-inch diagonal multi-color driver information screen, 8-way power driver seat, driver and passenger mirror and light, overhead sunglass compartment, driver seat lumbar control, and rear seat release levers.

The 2021 Chevy Equinox LS has driver and passenger visors, a 4-way manual driver seat, and a 4.5-inch diagonal driver information center that is monochromatic. 

All of the other standard features on the interior in the LS are also standard in the LT model. 

Features like power outlets, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and more are included in both car models.

Storage

The size of the car is great for packing up on road trips and other adventures. 

If you need to pack a lot, you can. The cars both allow you to pack up to 93.9 cubic feet of space. 

There is hidden storage under the floor, and the seats can lay down at an angle to allow for more space to be packed in.

The trunk is roomy, and it can be opened hands-free. 

This feature is super useful and great for when you are carrying bags, boxes, luggage, or anything else to and from the car. 

It is a hassle to have to put down the items you are carrying just to open the trunk, but this car eliminates that and lets you open it with a sensor under the car. 

You just kick your foot under the area in the back of your car and it should open.

Technology

Technology is a highly desirable feature in modern cars. 

Everyone has phones and other devices that they bring along with them, so having a car system that works with your phone is needed. 

Luckily, these models both have Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.

With these, you can connect any of your smart devices to your car and have access to voice controls. 

You can use Siri and Alexa for calls, maps, music, grocery lists, to-do lists, and more.

Safety

Safety features in cars are the most important features, and they are becoming more and more advanced all the time. 

Cars built in 2021 have amazing features that are either included in the car or are available as upgrades. 

Even the base offerings are effective though.

The 2021 Chevy Equinox LS has many features standard in its model. 

It includes an airbag system, automatic emergency brake, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with a lane departure warning, OnStar Chevy services, rearview camera, rear child door locks, StabiliTrak, teen driver, and a tire pressure monitor.

The 2021 Chevy Equinox LT includes the list above, plus LED daytime running lights. 

The StabiliTrak is an advanced system that provides help maneuvering and braking in emergencies. 

The teen driver technology allows you to change the settings that are accessible when a student driver is in the car.

Plus, the tire pressure monitor will notify you if your tires get below the recommended pressure so you can know when to fill them up with air.

This feature also helps you find possible issues with your tires (like nails). 

If you check your tire and a nail is in it, then it is best to fix that immediately. 

Systems like this help you catch problems early on.

Will Turner

Will has an absolute passion for 4x4s and loves discovering all of the small details about each model. Will joined the Four Wheel Trends team in early 2021 and has been a valuable contributor ever since!

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