When you drive away in a 2021 Chevy Equinox, you don't need to worry about staying connected because this compact SUV comes with all the necessary technologies and features needed to keep you in touch with the world. Your 2021 Equinox even has Amazon Alexa available, meaning you can speak to Alexa in your car just like you would with your in-home Alexa-enabled device. Now you can stream all your favorite music, catch up on your best-loved audiobooks and podcasts, and even take care of those last-minute Amazon shopping lists.
Besides Alexa capabilities, your built-in entertainment and navigation system also allows you access to other apps that are designed to keep you connected, wherever you are. Some of these apps include Spotify and Pandora, but you can also make phone calls and send and receive text messages using your voice, right from your vehicle. You can connect your Apple or Android devices to your Equinox, or you can use your Equinox as a WiFi hotspot and connect it to just about anything else, so you never have to leave your connectivity behind again.
Access Your SUV From Your Smartphone
As if connecting your favorite phone apps to your vehicle wasn't cool enough, the Chevy Equinox also gives you access to the MyChevrolet App. The MyChevrolet App is a nifty little app you can download right onto your smartphone, giving you a whole new world of capabilities. First, you've got the remote key fob, which turns your phone into a device that can lock and unlock your vehicle, no matter where you are. You can also start and stop your vehicle's engine using only your phone.
The MyChevrolet App even has a vehicle locator feature that, when activated, leads you right to your car so that you never have to wander up and down every aisle in a crowded parking lot again. If you're the parent of a teen driver, this feature also allows you to keep track of where your teen drove your car and even allows you to set boundaries as to where your teen can and cannot drive. Finally, the MyChevrolet App keeps track of stats on your car, such as tire pressure and oil change status, so you never have to worry about losing track of these important numbers again.
When you bring home the 2021 Equinox, you are bringing home a whole new collection of versatility. When looking at the interior measurements of the Equinox, you would never know that this vehicle is technically classified as a compact SUV. This vehicle gives you plenty of space with which to maneuver and store all your stuff.
First, let's take a look at the back seats. This 5-seater SUV gives rear passengers 39.9 inches of legroom, which is just one inch less than the front seat allows, so you never need to worry about legs being crammed together again. Of course, you won't just be using your SUV to tote around people, and that's where the 63.9 cu.ft. of cargo space comes in handy. When you fold down your rear seats (which fold down flat in a 60/40 split, by the way), you have plenty of space with which to work, meaning there is not much the Equinox won't be able to tote around. Of course, if you want to carry both people and stuff, you still have nearly 30 cu.ft. of luggage area in the trunk so you can shop to your heart's content.
Take a look under the floor of your Equinox, and you'll find even more hidden cargo space. This spot is ideal for items you never want to leave home without but don't want to shift around every time you go shopping. Emergency gear or road trip essentials that you won't need until you arrive at your destination are good examples of items to store in this hidden storage area. And as if all that wasn't enough, the 2021 Equinox offers a hands-free power tailgate so that you can load and unload your vehicle without having to worry about who's going to take care of the trunk door.
When it comes to making a quality vehicle, you need more than just interior features and comforts. A truly awesome vehicle will also be as safe as it possibly can be, and that's an area where the Chevy Equinox really shines. Which each of the Equinox trim levels come with their own unique options, every single option also includes access to the Chevy Safety Assist.
Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist
The Chevy Safety Assist includes a number of standard safety features that every vehicle should offer, to be honest. First, we've got automatic emergency braking. When you're driving down the road, and an unexpected object appears in front of you or the vehicle you're following suddenly stops, automatic emergency braking can save the day. If you're unable to react in time, the automatic braking feature will step in and apply pressure to your brakes, helping you stop quickly and efficiently so you can avoid that unwanted collision.
Front pedestrian braking is another safety feature that comes standard with the Chevy Safety Assist. If your vehicle detects a pedestrian that you happened to miss, your vehicle will automatically stop, thus saving that pedestrian's life and you a whole lot of guilt. No matter how good of a driver you are, mistakes happen to the best of us, and none of us are perfect. Nobody wants to be the one to hit a pedestrian accidentally and so this safety feature is a must.
The Chevy Safety Assist also comes with lane keep assist and lane departure warning. These features will keep track of the lane you are supposed to be driving in, and if you inadvertently begin to leave your lane, your Equinox will either flash a warning at you so you can adjust your course or adjust your steering for you so that you don't accidentally collide with a vehicle next to you. This is the kind of safety feature that regularly saves lives, and that's why Chevrolet has equipped every version of the Equinox with this option.
Keeping You Safe
Your vehicle's following distance indicator will keep track of how close you are to any vehicles in front of you and, based on the speeds you are driving, will tell you how far you need to stay back in order to stay as safe as possible. In a world where everybody loves to tailgate, and nobody really understands what a safe following distance really is, this is yet another safety feature that is working hard to decrease accidents and save lives.
And speaking of staying as safe as possible, have you ever been driving down the road at night, minding your own business, only to be blinded by an upcoming vehicle that forgot to turn down the bright beams? That kind of mistake happens to even the most conscientious of us, and unfortunately, this simple mistake can cause a lot of damage if the other driver does not react properly. Thanks to Chevy's Intellibeam feature, now your Equinox can automatically detect approaching traffic conditions and adjust your high beams accordingly so you don't have to worry about unintentionally blinding anybody ever again.
These are the safety features that come standard with every Chevy Equinox, but if you want even more safety options, take a look at some of the higher trim levels. For example, the 2021 Chevy Equinox Premier offers an HD surround vision system to help you maneuver into even the tightest parking places. The folks who designed the Chevy Equinox obviously care a lot about your family's safety.