The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a modern, practical family crossover. It is more fuel efficient compared to the predecessor. It has been re-engineered with cutting edge technology making it unique. The car provides a perfect balance in terms of versatility, style, safety and performance. It is 400 pounds lighter which is equivalent to 10% weight reduction thanks to GM engineers. It competes well with Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Exterior and Interior Design
It has an eye-catching exterior. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has dimensions of 183.1 inches in length,72.6 inches in width and a height of 65.4 inches. In fact, the length is now shorter by 4.7 inches while the height has been reduced by 0.9 inches while the width has expanded by 0.1 inches. It has a wheelbase of 107.3 inches which is shorter by 5.2 inches compared to the predecessor. The headlights are now thinner and sleek. In addition, it has LED daytime running lights and projector-beam headlamps while the roof is now sloped downwards.
In addition, the interior is spacious enough to accommodate passengers. There are 3 rows of seats that are leather made and perforated giving the car an impressive look. When rear seats are folded, 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space is created. They can be folded to 60/40 split. This makes loading and offloading much easier. The 2018 Equinox comes with crash-avoidance features and other safety technologies which include; lane departure warning, rear vision camera, rear park assist. Also, the rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, low speed forward automatic braking, and side blind zone alert. The car has a new feature which gives a surround vision through the 7.0 or 8-inch diagonal touch-screen. There are four cameras which include a forward looking camera, a rear vision camera and two cameras on the sides of the vehicle.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox keeps you entertained through state of the art technology. It also comes with 8.0-inch MyLink infotainment system with a built-in 4G LTE that has a WIFI. This makes it possible to stream music .It also has a Bluetooth system and a USB or auxiliary input.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Engine and Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox 2018 crossover offers a trio of powerful engine options. There is a 1.5-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that is matched with 9 -automatic transmission which produces 170 hp and 203-pound feet of torque. This offers a fuel economy on the highway of 31 mpg. The second engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged,4-cylinder engine matched with 9-speed automatic transmission which produces 252 hp and 260-pound feet of torque.
Then the 1.6-liter turbo diesel matched with 6-speed automatic transmission which produces 136 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque. From 0-60km/hr it takes slightly over 6.5 seconds. The three engines come with start and stop technology. In addition, customers can choose the engine that offers more attributes. The three engines come with the all-wheel drive system which is switchable. For reduced friction and to increase mileage, one disconnects the rear axle drive shift.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is expected to be on sale in the first quarter of 2017. Finally, the approximated retail price in the dealerships should be around $23,600.