The reality is that more and more compact crossover SUVs are hitting the market. Nevertheless, they also appear to be getting better and better. So, the launch of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox couldn’t be better.
With the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V taking the spotlight, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will definitely share the same space.
Right after the full-size Silverado, the Equinox is the second best-selling vehicle of Chevrolet. However, we really couldn’t see it coming. After all, it’s not only bigger as it is one of the oldest ones in the segment.
So, for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet decided to decrease its size, made a complete exterior and interior redesign, and even added new powertrain options as well as included more safety features.
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date
The good news about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is that you can already find it in the showrooms.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Price
The starting price of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox stays in the like with most other cars in the same segment. It starts at $26,400 but you’ll need to include an $895 destination fee.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Redesign and Changes
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a completely new exterior design starting with the weight. The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox loses about 400 pounds. This is due not only to the use of lighter materials as well as to the fact that it is smaller.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes with 4 different trims.
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Specs
Under the hood, there are a lot of changes as well. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox starts with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine that is capable of producing 170 of horsepower and 203 pounds per feet of torque. This is the standard engine for all trim levels and it’s your only choice in case you choose the L and LS trims. In terms of the gearbox, you can expect to find a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For the higher trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox (the LT and the Premier), you have the ability to choose a different engine. The first option that you have is a 2.0-liter engine that is able to produce 252 of horsepower and 260 pounds per feet of torque. This time, the gearbox chosen is the 9-speed automatic transmission. The last option that comes with the higher trims levels of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC turbodiesel engine and is capable of producing 137 of horsepower and 240 pounds per feet of torque.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
Once again, there are a lot of changes inside the cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The most important change that you will find inside this compact crossover SUV is an improvement od the materials and quality. Besides, the that are many soft-touched surfaces, satin-finish trim, suede-like inserts, and stitched accents spread out through the interior.
In the center of the dashboard, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes with an incredible infotainment system that includes a WiFi hotspot and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes as standard. Besides, you can also count on a big primary color display that will provide all kinds of useful information to the driver. However, it won’t overload you.
You can also expect to find six USB ports among other technology features. In terms of safety, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox includes an around-view camera, a lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, collision detection and braking, among others.
All along the 2018 Equinox remained quiet inside, allowing us to chat or listen to the audio system without raising the volume.