The company unveiled revamped versions of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox at the recently held Detroit Auto show 2017. The popular compact SUV from GM’s stable has got a nice overhaul and response at the auto show was largely positive. The changes in exterior styling and beneath the hood both are commendable. There are 4 trims-L, LS, LT, and Premier.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Exterior and Interior Design:
The design of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is both bold and rugged. The good thing is the new model weighs less than the existing version. The reports indicate the 2018 model is 400 pounds lighter than the predecessor which is no mean feat. The grille is now larger and it adds to the vehicle’s macho look. However, it is now 4 inches shorter than the existing model. But it is still longer than rivals like Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. Headlamps and fog lights have also been changed in this version and they look sleeker. The sloping roofline looks nice as does the tail lamps.
Not much is known about the cabin but cargo space has shot up with back seats folded. The dashboard has changed a bit and now it’s larger. The useful small item storage options are there. You get several upholstery options which include denim-looking seat fabric.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Drivetrain Configuration:
GM has also equipped the 2018 Chevy Equinox with newer engine choices. The base trim gets a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that makes 170 hp. It gets a six-speed automatic transmission unit. Upper trims get a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine making 252 hp and this is clubbed with a nine-speed automatic transmission unit. The 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine generates 136 hp. It deploys a special Diesel Exhaust Fluid System to enhance emission. Maximum rated towing capacity is 3,500 pounds and her it beats nearly all rivals.
The 2018 Chevy Equinox is going to be rich in safety and infotainment features. Based on trim, the models will get 7 or 8-inch touch screen display for entertainment feature controlling. Support for Smartphone integration, voice command and navigation would be there. The top trim will also get embedded 4G Wi-Fi. All models now feature GM’s famous MyLink infotainment system and keyless entry. Included safety features are autonomous emergency braking, lane keeps assist, blind spot alert and front collision alert. Available and advanced safety features include Surround Vision camera and Safety Alert Seat. This is where the Equinox again races ahead.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox – Price and Expected Release Date:
The entry level trim of 2018 Chevy Equinox has been priced at $24,475. This is somewhat above the pricing of rival contenders. It will be released for sale within a few months.
New 2018 Chevy Equinox is a nice compact SUV that now dons a more crossover-like look. The design changes are welcome and the enhanced engine options also work in its favor. Its cabin is also revamped but the cargo space is just decent. Still, it beats the rivals in towing capacity and GM’s updated entertainment features make it worth consideration.