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The Chevy Equinox is a popular compact SUV, evidenced by its 2.6 million U.S. sales over the last 10 years. With its four trim levels, three special editions, and available AWD, the 2024 Chevy Equinox offers compact SUV shoppers options to fit every need. While consumers prefer one trim in particular, critics favor another. So, which Equinox trim is the best for you?

2024 Chevy Equinox trim levels and pricing

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox is available in four trim levels: LS, LT, RS, and Premier. Each trim features standard front-wheel drive but provides an AWD option for an additional $1,600. All Equinox models feature the same 175-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter dual-overhead cam engine providing 203 lb-ft of torque backed by a six-speed automatic transmission.

2024 Chevy Equinox LS

The LS trim MSRP starts at $27,995 and provides five no-cost exterior color options ranging from white to black with gray and two hues of blue between. Replacing the standard metallic finished aluminum 17-inch wheels with 18-inch gloss black aluminum requires adding the Midnight or Sport Edition option for $595. You’ll find a Medium Ash Gray interior inside the Equinox LS with premium cloth seat trim. Adding the $785 LS Convenience Package provides the following:

  • An eight-way power adjustable driver seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Deep-tinted rear glass
  • A 4.2-inch multi-color Driver Information Center

Chevrolet also offers the following Packages for the 2024 Equinox LS:

  • Cargo Package – $225
  • Roadside Safety Package – $225
  • Interior Protection Package – $250
  • Floor Liner Package – $350
  • Chrome Package – $895

The Midnight and Sport Editions replace the gold Chevy bowtie emblems with black versions and provide the 18-inch gloss black wheels and body-color mirror caps. However, the Sport Edition comes in any standard exterior color, while the Midnight Edition is only available in black.

2024 Chevy Equinox LT

The $30,890 MSRP LT trim adds three exterior color options, the no-cost Harvest Bronze Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat for $495, and the $995 Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. Two options for upgrading the standard 17-inch aluminum wheels include the 18-inch aluminum for $400 and the 19-inch machined face with gloss black painted pocket aluminum wheels for $2,095. The LT trim features the power-adjustable driver seat and provides two interior color choices (Medium Ash Gray and Jet Black) with premium cloth seat trim. 

The Equinox LT offers the same Package options as the LS and adds the following:

  • Blackout Package – $1,050
  • “Hit the Road” Package – $1,195
  • Infotainment Package – $1,200

2024 Chevy Equinox RS

With a base MSRP of $32,345, the Equinox RS provides the same exterior color options as the LT trim but only comes with black 19-inch aluminum wheels. The standard Jet Black interior features red accents and premium cloth-trimmed seats, or upgrade to the optional perforated leather seat trim as part of the $1,580 RS Leather Package. The Equinox RS also features the package options available with the LT trim.

2024 Chevy Equinox Premier

The $33,195 Equinox Premier features the same color options as the RS but offers three 19-inch wheel options from its standard 18-inch aluminum wheels. The $600 19-inch aluminum and $2,095 machined-face aluminum wheels do not require a package upgrade. However, the 19-inch black wheels with red accents are part of the $895 Redline Edition, which also blacks out the emblems, door handles, and window surrounds. 

The Premier trim features a choice between jet black or jet black and maple sugar perforated leather seat trims. The $1,745 Confidence and Convenience II Package includes:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • An eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • HD surround vision
  • Automatic parking assist

2024 Chevrolet Equinox shoppers’ favorite trim

Edmunds shows that the LT trim is the most popular 2024 Chevy Equinox trim. As a midgrade option, the LT trim offers all the available exterior paint colors, two options for interior color, and three wheel sizes. In addition, the power-adjustable driver seat comes standard, and there’s a low-cost option for the popular “blackout” appearance.

Which Equinox trim levels do the critics prefer?

While U.S. News suggests the LS trim and Car and Driver prefers the RS, they, and Kelly Blue Book, agree that the Chevy Equinox is an affordable compact SUV. However, the 2024 Chevy Equinox isn’t the sportiest compact SUV, and its cabin materials fall short compared to some competitors. However, its price and decent fuel economy make it worthy of your consideration.

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