The new design of the 2018 Equinox is something you can't help but notice. The body looks much more muscular and has a wider stance and sharper edges as a result of aero development in wind tunnel testing. The overall look of the crossover is sleek and follows suit of Chevrolet's global design cues similar to those found on the Malibu, Cruze, and Volt. The Equinox will also follow suit with LED running daytime lamps, LED projector-beam headlights, and the option for LED taillights. Not to mention, like the Malibu, chrome accents will be standard on all trims.
The size of the vehicle, even if you haven't noticed, has changed. Even with the wide stance, the Equinox has gotten smaller. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has lightened up by 400 pounds, yet still maintains great cargo space of 63.5 cubic inches. Within the cabin, it feels more roomy, and the seating offers better ergonomics. Elements like the lower and more forward dashboard helps the car feel more open, and gives drivers and passengers a better view of the road.
An entire slew of new features will come along in the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Some of the new safety features include: Safety Alert Seat, Surround Vision, Lane Keep Assist, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Rear Seat Reminder, Teen Driver, and more! Not to mention the newest technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available through the latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.
Last but not least, the Chevrolet Equinox will be the first model in 2018 to offer an all-turbo, multi-engine, powertrain lineup. You'll be able to get the 2018 Equinox with a 1.5L turbocharged engine, 1.6L diesel turbocharged engine, or a 2.0L turbocharged engine. With these options, a buyer will be able to better choose their future vehicle based on what kind of performance and efficiency they desire. Whichever option, the lack of 400 pounds and and Switchable AWD leaves the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox more efficient than ever before.
“We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. “We’re applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business — starting with the Chevrolet Equinox.”
If you're excited about the better performance, efficiency, and capability of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, you'll unfortunately have to wait until next year. However, you don't have to feel completely left in the dust! Chevrolet's 2016 and 2017 model Equinoxes are great, too. If you like the styling of the new 2018 Equinox, but want a smaller vehicle, we recommend checking out the 2016 Cruze or 2016 Malibu, which both have great fuel economy. Whatever your needs are in a vehicle, we can help you find the perfect one.
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