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2024 Chevy Equinox EV Debuts As All-New Ford Escape Rival

As Ford invests heavily in all-electric vehicles and continues to roll out new models, its chief crosstown rival, General Motors, is doing the same. After recently revealing the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV as a Ford Mustang Mach-E rival and the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV as a competitor for the Ford F-150 Lightning, that trend now continues with the debut of the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, which will serve as somewhat of a Ford Escape competitor, though no all-electric version of the latter exists yet.

The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is all about numbers, and those numbers should appeal to those looking for a small, inexpensive, and efficient EV. It’s expected to start out at around $30,000 and offer up to 300 miles of range (in higher-trim models) in a compact package, along with standard 11.5 kW charging, a quicker 19.2-kW onboard charger, or 150 kW of DC fast charging, as well as GM’s hands-free SuperCruise semi-autonomous feature, which is optional on all models except the base version.

In terms of trim levels, the base 1LT will provide an estimated 250 or 300 miles of range in front-wheel drive form or 280 miles with all-wheel drive. Higher 2LT and 3LT trims provide 300 and 280 miles, respectively, while the range-topping 2RS and 3RS trims also offer 300/280 miles, depending on configuration. Front-wheel drive models feature an output of 210 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, while all-wheel drive variants produce 290 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.

Inside the cabin, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV comes equipped with an 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster and a 17.7-inch center touchscreen that’s available on most trims, along with 57 cubic-feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down. The latest addition to GM’s growing EV lineup is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2023 for the 2024 model year.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. JohnTaurus

    Unless the Escape is suddenly an EV, this is not an Escape rival.

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    1. Raymond Ramirez

      No, the Equinox is larger in most dimensions, especially the interior.

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    2. Drew Ford Retiree

      I agree… not an Escape rival. The Equinox and Blazer EVs will combine to be MachE killers.

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  2. JDE

    30K and 300 miles will certainly make this one popular if they can make them in adequate quantity. the real question is the range on the highway. the Bolt has a combined of 259, but only 230something on the highway. not sure, but the range on the highway is the one you want to be longer.

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  3. MJ

    The highway mileage of an EV is always lower since with less stop and go driving you do not get battery charging with the regenerative braking systems . Wish Ford would at least make an attractive Escape, it’s so clunky looking, actually ugly and very cheap interior materials

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  4. Gabe

    My Fusion is in the shop right now (struck in a parking lot) and i’m in an equinox for the rental, and they said this EV will be 5 inches longer and 3 wider, thing is already like driving a bus. Car companies do know anyone with older homes may not have that large of garage.

    I hope Blue Oval announces some nice EVs at the auto show proper

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