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The Chevy Equinox EV Already Beats the Toyota bZ4X
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How much does the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV cost?

According to InsideEVs, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV is expected to begin at about $30,000. This is speculation and subject to change due to the current economy. But that’s excitingly affordable for a powerful electric vehicle.

Reportedly, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X will begin at around $40,000. This price isn’t official. However, if both of these prices stick, then the electric Equinox will be available for about $10,000 less, giving it a crucial advantage.

But manufacturers typically begin with their top trim levels. So, both of the entry-level models for these new electric rides could arrive later. Also, the bZ4X could include more luxury and value than the Equinox EV.

How much range does the Equinox EV have?

The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV isn’t expected to have any trouble reaching 300 miles of range on a single charge. However, Chevrolet hasn’t released the official figures.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is expected to arrive with a range of 250 miles, possibly putting it behind the Chevy Equinox EV. This is the range estimate for the more powerful model with dual motors. The single-motor model could have less range. With the single-motor Toyota bZ4X, you get about 201 hp. You can upgrade to the dual-motor model to gain all-wheel drive and 215 hp. The bZ4X is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.7 seconds, which is adequate.

Does the Equinox EV have nice features?

Based on the teaser images, the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV has a luxuriously crafted interior with high-quality materials, including soft-touch and leather-wrapped surfaces. The Toyota bZ4X seems luxurious as well.

The Chevy Equinox EV Already Beats the Toyota bZ4X
 

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I know to get any features it's going to cost more but add the fact that at least part of the $7,500 credit should still be applicable to the Equinox EV vs zero (for now) on the bZ4X, I'm seriously thinking about cancelling and waiting on something else. Potential too much of a price difference after credit to ignore at this point, especially since we don't even have the bZ4X yet because of the drug out wheel recall.
 

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The Equinox looks nice, and may be a great vehicle and a great deal.

Just remember every new design has teething issues, and I doubt the Equinox will be any exception. You already know some if the bZ4x/Solterra issues (but probably not all, at least not yet).

In a way, this is the bane of buying any new vehicle... If one waits, there will always be something better coming down the line in the future… the question to be answered is deciding when to take the plunge.

Whatever you decide, I hope it works out in your favor…
 

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The Equinox looks nice, and may be a great vehicle and a great deal.

Just remember every new design has teething issues, and I doubt the Equinox will be any exception. You already know some if the bZ4x/Solterra issues (but probably not all, at least not yet).

In a way, this is the bane of buying any new vehicle... If one waits, there will always be something better coming down the line in the future… the question to be answered is deciding when to take the plunge.

Whatever you decide, I hope it works out in your favor…
I don't disagree. GM does have some experience under their belt with EV's and the Blazer EV will be released at least 6 months before the Equinox EV and there will be some common underpinnings between the two. Finally, it's hard to ignore the impact of such a large tax credit being taken away and I don't think, at this point, that the IRS is going to give waivers or Toyota is going to go down in price.

Since the BZ hasn't been released from QC hold yet, I might as well wait that out and see what happens with any possible credit or price reduction. The Equinox won't be available until Fall of 2023 so plenty of time on that one. Although my trade value will be less (assumed) by waiting another year so there's that.
 

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I suspect that once the Equinox EV models are matched up to comparably equipped bZ4x/Solterra models the prices will be much more aligned. Of course, there will be some differences, such as one getting higher range, but less options.

Example: The current Bolt is priced very competitively in the market, but once one starts comparing features to the bZrx/Solterra, the lack of options start showing up, but it’s a good deal if one simply wants basic transportation in an EV model.

The moral, as I see it, is that nothing comes free. Pick the EV model that suits your wants and needs. Comparably equipped models will, more than likely, be priced comparably with other manufacturers EVs.
 

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I suspect that once the Equinox EV models are matched up to comparably equipped bZ4x/Solterra models the prices will be much more aligned. Of course, there will be some differences, such as one getting higher range, but less options.

Example: The current Bolt is priced very competitively in the market, but once one starts comparing features to the bZrx/Solterra, the lack of options start showing up, but it’s a good deal if one simply wants basic transportation in an EV model.

The moral, as I see it, is that nothing comes free. Pick the EV model that suits your wants and needs. Comparably equipped models will, more than likely, be priced comparably with other manufacturers EVs.
The tax credit will probably still throw it toward the Equinox EV though. I'll say this, while the Equinox EV looks great, what I don't see are interior shots showing every standard item. From what I'm reading, the baseline model has a smaller touchscreen interface. Not sure what else it's missing? Maybe not as many safety or convenience features (radar cruise control for example). So from that perspective you may be right. With that said, if it is indeed much cheaper BEFORE the tax credit, Toyota might need to consider lowering the price.

I just saw where the Mustang Mach E has a 2000 incentive that Ford just added. Didn't read the details though.
 

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The economic models usually demonstrate that as more competition enters the marketplace, the prices drop. So, I like that more models are coming on-line.

Without seeing the vehicle equipment listing, Im unable to make side-by-side comparisons, and the Equinox may end up a very good deal. And, I certainly hope its exactly that.

I just won’t be surprised that as time gets closer to its market entry/delivery, and the Equinox equipment details are known, the pricing/content level will not be quite as attractive as it may appear today.

I hope I’m mistaken…
 

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Example: The current Bolt is priced very competitively in the market, but once one starts comparing features to the bZrx/Solterra, the lack of options start showing up, but it’s a good deal if one simply wants basic transportation in an EV model.
If you haven't taken a look at the Bolt, you might be surprised at how well equipped the Bolt EUV Premier is -- 360 surround cameras, heated seats (including back) and steering wheel, 120/240 charging cable (which bZ4X/Solterra don't have), ventilated seats, digital mirror, etc., -- all for about $33k. Add the Sun and Sound package at a total price $35k for a decent sound system and a full sunroof, where half of it opens, unlike the bZ4X and Solterra!
 

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Would you buy a ICE GM car over an ICE Toyota? GM cars are usually cheaper. Many people here rave about Toyota’s reliability and quality. Generally, American and European legacy automakers use the cheapest parts for higher profits. Ford used cheaper hardware that resulted in the Mustang’s EV battery fires then raised their prices after the fix.
 
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