The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a refreshing new design among some impressive improvements. Here is a quick look at why the latest Equinox is just what you need.
1.6-Liter Turbo Diesel
The Equinox has a few engine choices including a 2.0-liter 252-horsepower engine. The turbodiesel 1.6-liter engine we drove was very impressive and for the most part remains pretty quiet, even when pushing it. It has 240 lb-ft of torque and although 137 hp may not seem like a lot, it drives like it has more power than the actual numbers.
It has been fully redesigned, and the Equinox boasts standard 17-in alloys and LED daytime running lights. The Equinox LT turbodiesel even comes equipped with roof rails and heated mirrors. The design is certainly refreshing, and it now has a sharp, modern look, which should appeal to many shoppers.
Unless you buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an electric car, a diesel engine is probably the next-best thing if efficiency is a top priority. The Equinox turbodiesel option has a full range of around 592 miles and returns 39 miles per gallon on the highway. Those are compact-hybrid-type numbers and are sure to save you at the pump.
There are plenty of options and upgrades with available features like a panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, a 360-degree camera and even a 7-speaker Bose sound system. Another upgrade to strongly consider is the 8-in touchscreen. It has available Teen Driver technology, which is great for piece of mind. The technology includes muting the audio until the seat belts are clicked, and you can even set a speed alert for your teen.
29.9 Cu Ft.
As far as room goes, the Equinox has ample headroom, even in the back seats. However, behind the rear seats is about 30 cu ft., which unfortunately is on the lower side for this class.
Looking for an attractive and efficient SUV crossover? The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has that and so much more. Give it a test drive and see if it has all you’re looking for.