I'll be very surprised if that was not just a copy-and-paste error unless Chevy was using the 1,500 versus 3,500 towing difference solely as a sales incentive for the more expensive 2.0L and 9-speed. The 2021, regardless of configuration, is only 1,500 lbs.So no more "big" engine option. Glad we got one of the last of the 2020 2.0T models last year.
I can't imagine towing 3500 pounds (its rated capacity) up a hill with the 1.5T.
I liked the 3.6L V6 in the 2015 Impala we traded in on the Equinox. It, along with the 6-speed auto matched the car well.Everything old is new again. That review quote mirrors my personal review of a '16 2.4 vs 3.6 AWD 'nox especially with the a/c on.
3.6 version is still the champ over the 2.0 . And last versions bigger hatch makes it more usable IMO.
That Car and Driver article was incorrect. Here are the recently-released official specs: Chevrolet Equinox - 2022It sounds like the 1.5 (properly equipped) can tow 3,500 lbs. If I'm not mistaken the 3,500 lb tow rating had been limited to the 2.0 liter motor. What changed?
(lb. / kg)2:
|1500 / 680|
That may or may not be true, but thus far at least, every 2.0T badged Equinox that I've seen has had a trailer hitch (or at least a hitch cover), so it apparently was very popular. I purchased mine used as a CPO, so I don't know what the added cost was when ordered with a new vehicle.If only 8% of people opted for the 2.0L engine and the possibility of towing 3,500 pounds, I'd guess the actual market share of 2.0L purchasers who also opted for the hitch was noticeably smaller than that 8%.