2018 Chevrolet Equinox Redesigned and freshly arrived at dealerships, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover improves upon the previous two generations of the small SUV.
Advertisement The Chevrolet Equinox small SUV starts at $23,580.
What the experts are saying Kid-friendly and luxurious“The 2018 Equinox is more than just ‘new’ – it’s completely transformed.
And when we talk crossovers, the interior matters – most buyers in the small crossover segment are looking at comfort and convenience over torque and horsepower.
The turbo-diesel returns 40 mpg combined, which is excellent for a small crossover.
Gutsy New Engine Joins the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Lineup
We had a chance to drive the Equinox 2.0T, and it definitely makes the Equinox a livelier performer.
The Equinox 2.0T also improves on the towing capacity of the smaller engine by 1,000 pounds, with a rating of 3,500 pounds.
The 2018 Chevy Equinox’s base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.
Thanks to an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission and weight reduction of 400 pounds over the previous-generation Equinox, the 2018 Equinox 2.0T returns an estimated 29 mpg highway.
For the front-wheel-drive Equinox LT, the turbocharged engine comes with the same upgrades but bundles in smaller 18-inch wheels, at a price of $2,395.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 1.5T vs. 2.0T: A Tale of Two Turbos
The mechanical grip of the 235/50R19 Hankook Ventus S1 Nobel2 tires on our top-trim 1.5T Premier test car seemed appropriate for the segment and delivered top-of-class 0.83 g lateral acceleration.
In our last Big Test of CUVs, only the Hyundai Tucson 1.6T and the burly V-6 Jeep Cherokee—both with all-wheel drive—were quicker and grippier in this test.
The price seems right—starting at $24,525, the Equinox undercuts the cheapest 1.5T variants of the Escape and CR-V by $1,620 and $3,110, respectively.
This welcome power infusion comes at a cost of just 2 or 3 EPA combined mpg rating points and $29–$34 dollars per horsepower on the LT or Premier trim grades.
Allow us to make our case in favor of the quite good redesign of Chevrolet’s strong-selling midsize crossover, the Equinox.
collected by :Sandra Alex
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