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What is the Difference Between Chevrolet LTs and LSs?

What is the Difference Between 2020 Chevrolet LTs and LSs_

Updated: 27 JAN 2021

Once someone decides that a Chevy vehicle is right for them, they often find themselves wondering about the difference between LS and LT trim levels. Choosing the right trim level for your needs and wants is important because it can make a big difference in all features and even your vehicle’s capabilities. Depending on the model you select, there may be many trim levels available, but most drivers find it useful to start by comparing the LS vs. LT trims.

If comparing trim levels has always been confusing for you, you may find it helpful that we’ve already done a lot of the work for you. Continue reading as we explain what benefits you can expect from the LS and LT trim levels. To put it most simply, the LT is a trim above the LS in almost every Chevy model.

In other words, the LS model will be the most affordable, and it will still offer great value. If you appreciate the finer things in life, though, and you don’t mind paying just a little bit more, it might be worth it to upgrade to the LT trim level. Some models have several trim levels available, but it will be easier to make sense of all of them once you understand the answers to a few different questions about Chevy trim levels:

    • What Does LS Stand For?

      • LS stands for Luxury Sport. Over time, though, the relevance of its original meaning has become less important, and LS has become known as the base model for many Chevy vehicles.
    • What Does LT Stand For?

      • LT stands for Luxury Touring. Like LS, though, this original meaning has become less important over time, and LT is basically used to signify that this particular vehicle is a step above the base trim level.
    • What Does LS Mean on a Car?

      • When you buy the Chevy LS trim level, it usually means you’re getting the best value possible. These vehicles still contain plenty of great features, and they’re usually the most affordable new cars you can find. In some cases, there is the L trim level below the LS trim level, while other models start with the LS trim level.
    • What Does LT Mean on a Car?

      • The LT trim level is a trim above the LS in virtually all Chevy models. While we’re proud of every Chevrolet model on the lot, the LT trim levels usually bring a little something extra to the table. The differences may vary depending on the Chevy model you’re looking at, so compare the differences on the list below to further your understanding.

List of Chevrolet LS and LT Models

By exploring the vehicles below, you’ll be able to get a good idea of the differences between LS and LT trim levels. You may notice that some vehicles, such as the Chevy Colorado and Chevy Silverado, for example, aren’t featured on this list. That’s because these particular vehicles aren’t available in the LS trim level, so there’s nothing to compare. If you have questions about a vehicle that isn’t represented below, please feel free to contact a knowledgeable new car expert at your local Valley Chevy dealership or visit us in person.

 


2021 Camaro LS Vs. LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Camaro LS Grey

2021 Camaro LS

MSRP
$25,995
Engine
2.0L Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine
Transmission
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
Body Style
Coupe Body Style Only
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With 7-Inch Color Touchscreen
Bluetooth Technology
Android Auto
Apple Carplay
Keyless Entry
Cloth Seat Trim
Teen Driver Technology
Eight-Way Power Driver's Seat
Six-Speaker Audio System
Four-Way Manual Front PAssenger's Seat
4G LTE WiFi Hotspot
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT Black

2021 Camaro LT

MSRP
$26,495
Engine
Available 3.6L V6 Engine
Transmission
Available Paddle Shift 10-Speed Automatic Transmission With V6
Body Style
Available in Coupe or Convertible Body Style
Rear Spoiler With Convertible Body Style
Six-Way Power Front Passenger’s Seat
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Track Performance Package
Wild Cherry Design Package
RS Package
Redline Edition

2021 Malibu LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Malibu LS White

2021 Malibu LS

Engine
1.5-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine With Direct Injection and Stop/Start Technology
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension and Four-Link Rear Suspension
10 Airbags
Acoustic-Laminated Windshield
Teen Driver Technology
Compass and Outside Temperature Displays
Visor Vanity Mirrors for Driver and Front Passenger
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Malibu LT Red

2021 Malibu LT

Available Automatic Emergency Braking
Available Front Pedestrian Braking
Multiple Available Wheel Upgrades
Heated Outside Mirrors
Power Outside Mirrors
Available Sunroof
Available Driver Confidence Packages
LED Daytime Running Lamps
LED Taillamps
Eight-Way Power Driver Seat
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Available Grille, Badging, and Appearance Upgrades

2021 Equinox LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Equinox LS White

2021 Equinox LS

MSRP
$27,495
Engine
1.5-Liter Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine
Transmission
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
LED Daytime Running Lamps
Keyless Open and Start
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With Seven-Inch Color Touchscreen
Bluetooth Technology
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Equinox LT Red

2021 Equinox LT

MSRP
$28,695
Body Color Mirror Caps
Deep Tinted Rear Glass
High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps
Eight-Way Power Driver’s Seat With Lumbar Control
Rear-Seat Release Levers
4.2-inch Multi-Color Driver Information Screen
SiriusXM Radio

2021 Trailblazer LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS White

2021 Trailblazer LS

MSRP
$21,600
Automatic Emergency Braking
Automatic Front Pedestrian Braking
Forward Collision Alert and Following Distance Indicator
Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
Rear Vision Camera
Teen Driver Technology
Available Lane Change Alert
Available Side Blind Zone Alert
Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Available Rear Park Assist
Six-Speaker Audio System
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With Seven-Inch Color Touchscreen
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT Red

2021 Trailblazer LT

MSRP
$23,700
Remote Start System
10-Way Power Driver’s Seat With Power Lumbar
LED Fog Lamps
Keyless Open
Heated Front Seat
Roof-Mounted Side Rails

2021 Traverse LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Traverse LS White

2021 Traverse LS

MSRP
$32,090
Transmission
Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission
Seating for Eight
Driver Mode Selector
Rear Vision Camera
LED Daytime Running Lamps
HID Headlamps
Valley Chevy - 2020 Chevrolet Traverse LT Red

2021 Traverse LT

MSRP
$35,400
Seating for Seven or Eight
Eight-Way Power Driver Seat With Lumbar control
Outside Power-Adjustable Mirrors With Turn Signal Indicators
Fog Lamps
Roof Rails

2020 Suburban LS vs LT Trims

Valley Chevy - 2020 Chevrolet Suburban LS White

2021 Suburban LS

MSRP
$52,995
Engine
5.3-Liter V8 Engine
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System With 10.2-Inch Touchscreen
Bluetooth Technology
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
HD Radio
SiriusXM
Voice Control
Rear View Camera
Front Braking
Keyless Entry and Start
Heated Outside Mirrors
Power Outside Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Suburban LT Red

2021 Suburban LT

MSRP
$57,795
10-Way Power Front Seats
Heated Front Seats
Bose® Nine-Speaker Audio System
Driver’s Seat Memory
Wireless Charging
Hands-Free Power Liftgate

2021 Tahoe LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Tahoe LS in White

2021 Tahoe LS

MSRP
$50,295
LED Running Lamps, Headlamps, and Tail Lamps
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 10.2-Inch Screen
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Bluetooth
HD Radio
SiriusXM 360L
Voice Control
4.2-in. Color Driver Information Center
4G LTE WiFi Hotspot
Six-Speaker Audio System
Valley Chevy - 2021 Tahoe LT in Red

2021 Tahoe LT

MSRP
$55,095
Hands-Free Power Liftgate
Ten-Way Power Front Seats
Bose® Nine-Speaker Audio System
Two-Position Driver’s Seat Memory
Heated Front Seats
Wireless Charging

2021 Trax LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Trax LS in White

2021 Trax LS

MSRP
$22,395
Engine
1.4-Liter Turbo EcoTec Four-Cylinder Engine
Power Outside Mirrors
Six-Speaker Audio System
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With Seven-Inch Color Touchscreen
Bluetooth Technology
Voice Command
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
4G LTE Wifi HotSpot
Valley Chevy - 2021 Trax LT in White

2021 Trax LT

MSRP
$24,195
LED Daytime Running Lamps and Tail Lamps
Roof-Mounted Side Rails
Heated Outside Mirrors
120-Volt Power Outlet
Deluxe Seat Trim
Remote Start
Underseat Storage

2021 Sonic LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Sonic LS Grey

2021 Sonic LS

MSRP
$17,595
Engine
1.4-Liter Turbo I4 Engine
Body Style
Available in Sedan Body Style Only
Wheels
15-inch Steel Wheels
Hill Start Assist
OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services Available
Chevrolet Connected Access Available
60/40 Split Folding Rear Bench Seat
Rear Vision Camera
Remote Keyless Entry
Four-Way Manual Driver’s Seat
Two-Way Manual Passenger’s Seat
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With Seven-Inch Color Touchscreen
Bluetooth Technology
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Sonic LT Red

2021 Sonic LT

MSRP
$19,495
Engine
1.4L ECOTEC® I4 Turbocharged
Body Style
Available as Hatchback or Sedan Body Style
Wheels
15-inch Silver Aluminum Wheels
Power Outside Mirror
Six-Speaker Audio System
Upgraded Instrument Panel
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Cruise Control

2021 Spark LS vs LT

Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Spark LS White

2021 Spark LS

MSRP
$14,395
Wheels
15-in. Wheels With Bolt-on Cover
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System With Seven-Inch Color Touchscreen
OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services Available
60/40-Split Folding Rear Bench Seat
Rear Window Defogger
Single-zone manual climate control
Hill Start Assist
Rear Vision Camera
LED Daytime Running Lamps
Halogen Projector Beam Headlamps
4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth Technology
Voice Command
Four-Speaker Audio System
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Valley Chevy - 2021 Chevrolet Spark LT Red

2021 Spark LT

MSRP
$16,295
Wheels
15-Inch Aluminum Wheels Painted Silver
Remote Keyless Entry
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Six-Speaker Audio System
Heated Outside Mirrors
Power Outside Mirrors

Hopefully, this article has helped to clear up some of your most pressing questions about the differences between Chevrolet’s LS and LT trims. As the numbers show, when you’re looking to purchase a solid, reliable ride, while saving a few hundred or a few thousand dollars in the process, the LS trims are best for your budget.
 
However, for those of us who enjoy the finer things in life, such as heated seats and top-notch sound quality, the LT trim might be a better fit for your lifestyle. LT trims are also ideal for drivers who prioritize safety and share the car with new drivers, as these models often include a wider suite of active safety features and driver-assistance features.
 
If you still have questions about the LT vs. LS trims, or would like to learn about our other available trims, come see us at Valley Chevy and let our experienced representatives walk you through the different cars, trucks, and SUVs we have available on our lot.
 
Take a few out for a test drive and find out firsthand what some of the key differences are and what model and trim is best for you. An experienced Chevrolet expert can help walk you through all of the features, so you know exactly what you’re getting at each trim level. Ready to get started? Find a Chevy dealership near you and come in for a test drive!

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