2023 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain Comparison

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The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrains are significantly similar in design, performance, and aesthetics. If you’re stuck between the two options, know that there’s no wrong choice between each model. We’ll compare some key features between each model to help you make an informed buying decision, and help you find your Equinox or Terrain at Swan River’s Key Chevrolet.

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Size and Comfort


Despite their similar size, the Terrain stands out by providing more comfort for your money. Its front seats are available in either leather or cloth upholstery, with manual or power adjustments depending on the trim level. These seats provide excellent support and ensure a comfortable experience. Furthermore, the Terrain excels in smartphone and similar item storage, providing ample storage solutions for your convenience. 


The interior space of the affordable Equinox is truly exceptional. It, like the Terrain, has approximately 64 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. While the entry-level LS model has manual seats and unappealing upholstery, the LT and higher trims include a power driver seat for added comfort. In contrast to the previous generation Equinox, which had a sliding second-row seat, this Equinox does not have one. The rear seat, on the other hand, has nearly 40 inches of legroom and enough space to accommodate two people of larger stature.



The Terrain’s 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine produces the same amount of power as the Equinox’s. The Terrain, on the other hand, stands out with a more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission that provides a wider range of gear options. The Terrain, like the Equinox, has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and is capable of towing a small trailer when fully loaded with passengers. While higher-tier versions include all-wheel drive (AWD), it’s worth noting that even with the AWD Terrain, the default mode is front-wheel drive.


The Equinox is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine that generates 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission distributes this power to either the front or all four wheels. While Chevrolet does offer all-wheel drive, it’s important to note that the Equinox isn’t built for serious off-roading. The all-wheel-drive system is quite basic, requiring activation via a switch on the console.

Test Drive the Equinox & Terrain at Swan River’s Key Chevrolet

Find the 2023 Chevrolet Equinox and 2023 GMC Terrain SUVs in Swan River, Manitoba at Key Chevrolet. Swan River’s Key Chevrolet is your destination for all things Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick. Visit our location, today, to get started.