Three Reasons to Love the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Compact crossovers have a crowded market. The Chevy Equinox has managed to hold its own in this hyper-competitive market, thanks to its stylish looks and impressive performance. Redesigned for the new release, the 2018 Equinox promises to continue to impress. With many new features and revamped old ones, they work together to form a sophisticated yet practical vehicle that can work just as easily as a family car or a commuter vehicle. We have listed three reasons why the new 2018 Equinox is an exciting addition to the Chevy lineup, and why you will love this new redesign.
The Equinox is loaded with the latest technology. The infotainment touchscreen interface is user-friendly and intuitive, with seamless smartphone integration that allows drivers to access their favorite apps, from navigation to entertainment, via voice command. When coupled with the smartphone integration technology, Bluetooth hands-free is standard on all models and helps drivers keep their attention on the road without sacrificing connectivity.
In addition, the Equinox gets the best safety technology Chevy has available. These include adaptive cruise control, pedestrian warning, blind spot warning with lane keep assist, and parking assistive technology, including rear cameras and adaptive parking lines. Useful with full hands or little ones to keep an eye on, a favorite new addition is the power liftgate that allows drivers to open the trunk hands free.
There are three engines available on the 2018 Equinox, allowing buyers a variety of choices based on their driving preferences. The base model, and the most affordable, is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine is more than enough to get the lightweight Equinox around, coming in at 170 horsepower with 203 pounds-per-feet of torque.
Next up is the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine which puts out more power and is offered as an optional add-on to replace the standard engine. It gets an impressive 252 horsepower with 260 pounds-per-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which improves the smoothness of the ride and can easily keep up with the enhanced horsepower.
The final option is the most fuel economic Equinox: a 1.6-liter diesel engine that puts out 137 horsepower and gets 240 pounds-per-feet of torque. What it lacks in power, makes up for in efficiency. Chevy says that the diesel will get an impressive 39 miles to the gallon on highway, which outperforms any other previous engine used in the Equinox.
While the Equinox is considered a compact crossover, its interior is quite spacious, with room for passengers to spread out for long road trips or several carpool passengers. Seats can be folded flat on the last row to create extra cargo space as needed. The flexibility of the interior space makes it a popular car among families who can switch up the configuration as needed.
The interior of the Equinox, besides roomy, is also stylish, with a carefully crafted dashboard that flawlessly integrates all technology and controls. Sleek style lines echo the exterior and create visual interest in the cabin.
These are just a few reasons why you will love the 2018 Chevy Equinox, one of the most promising compact crossovers on the market.