2021 Chevrolet Equinox facelift: Better looking, still dull, diesel dropped

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox has a much improved face, but the rest of the SUV is still dull to the extreme, so it will sell in huge numbers.

The aggressive new grille and split headlamps have a lot more personality than the old car, and the new taillights (with LED light patterns on same grades) and bumpers are nice upgrade.

Under the hood there’s 1.5L or 2L turbo I4 engines with FWD or AWD, and a 6 or 9-speed auto. The 2L turbo-diesel is no longer available in the US.

For the first time there’s a sporty looking RS grade for the Equinox, and it has a gloss black grille, black Chevrolet bowties, badges and side rails, and 19″ Dark Android wheels.

The interior is black with red stitching, and there’s a RS shift knob for the automatic transmission.

The top of the line Premier has a gloss black grille with chrome highlights, 19″ machined wheels, LED headlamps and taillights, French stitching for the interior, high gloss black finish on the dashboard, and a logo projector from the tailgate.

Autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, rear camera and following distance indicator are now all standard across the Equinox range.

Available safety features include HD surround view cameras, camera based adaptive cruise, parking assistant, front and rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring.

The 2021 Equinox goes on sale in the US from fall 2020.