2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet has stepped up its game in the compact SUV market with the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The Equinox has been fully redesigned for 2018 with a new chassis, interior, and exterior. Not only has the newly designed Equinox sport improved gas mileage it’s sleeker. Shedding close to 400 pounds, and shrinking by 4.7 inches in length it is no longer the overgrown out of place model in its segment. It is a lean, trim fierce competitor that offers more safety and tech features than its closest foe. With a starting price at $23,5801 the Equinox is finally a strong contender against other compact SUVs in its class.

The Equinox’s team of engineers were able to not only build a lighter vehicle, but a more comfortable vehicle. Other improvements include; quieting of road and wind noise, improved rigidity, more accurate steering, firmer breaking and reduction of body roll and body float to create a more dynamic SUV. This compact SUV also carries 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, and 63.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is available with three different engine platforms, two fairly traditional, with the third being an exciting addition for fuel economy. The first, a gas powered 1.5 liter turbo that is estimated to have 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque paired with a six speed automatic transmission. The second, gas powered 2.0-liter turbo will have 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque and be paired with an all new nine-speed automatic transmission. Dependent on engine, driving style, and road conditions the Equinox is estimated to achieve 26 mpg city/ 32 hwy2. The third engine is a class exclusive diesel engine. The diesel is a 1.6-liter turbo that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is estimated to achieve 39 mpg hwy3, making the Equinox a class leader in fuel economy as well.

There are four available trim levels for the 2018 Equinox; L, LS, LT and Premier as well as two different drive types; Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel-Drive (AWD). The L and LS are only available in the 1.5L Turbo (L only FWD) and the 1.6L diesel is can be found on the LT and Premier trim levels. Knowing your lifestyle and how you will be using your new 2018 Chevy Equinox will be of great importance when selecting your engine and drive-train.

 Chevrolet Equinox Tech

The redesign to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox does not end with the drivability, it carries over to comfort. For the new model a slew of infotainment and connected features have been added. The Equinox is available with either a 7.0 or 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. OnStar with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is available to keep everyone connected from phones to tablets and apps such as Pandora, Text Messaging, Stitcher, and Navigation! Everything you need is at your fingertips or voice command reach for a comfortable ride.

 

 Chevrolet Equinox Safety

Beyond all the cool tech features the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is packed with safety features. Surround Vision allows you to have a birds-eye view of your vehicle from four cameras positions. Other features include; Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Vision Camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Keep Assist. Another great feature of the Equinox is that is equipped with the Teen Driver technology that allows parents to monitor their teen's driving. With features such as muting the audio until seat belts are buckled and reporting that will show you how your teen is driving. Giving parents a peace of mind when they send their teen down the road.

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Additional Perks of the 2018 Equinox (Dependent on Trim Level)

  • 6 USB ports
  • 120 Volt plug
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • 2 LATCH car-seat systems in second row
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Hands Free Power Liftgate
  • Satellite Radio
  • Remote Start
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Cooling front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Chevrolet Complete Care

We might be partial, but we think that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best compact SUVs on the road today.  With a host of great new features, and styles there is sure to be an Equinox to fit your lifestyle.  Ready to see what great engineering and gas mileage has to offer, give one of our Chevrolet Sales Consultants a call at 541-476-0811 or schedule a test drive by clicking here: Equinox Test Drive.

 

1Price does not include destination.  Dealer sets own price.

2Based on 2017 EPA ratings.  Use for comparison purposes only.  Actually mileage is dependent on how your drive and maintain your vehicle.  Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain our vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.