Buyers should expect the redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV to come with several highlights including a serene interior, an adjustable and spacious backseat, a comfortable ride, and a strong and optional V6 powerplant. New add-ons provided for the vehicle include a rearview camera, a revised front and back styling, rear-cross traffic alert, an updated rear fascia, and LED daytime running lights. Its release date should be expected anytime from now.
With a significant number of respected competitors nipping at its heels, the new and revised Equinox comes with a gratifying transformation. Chevrolet has improved some of the grey areas considering it is an ageing SUV that still has plenty of life before finally succumbing. For example, inside you’ll find improved features such as a new 7” touchscreen interface. You should also expect items like exterior LED lighting, and blind-spot monitoring.
Also impressive is the solid EPA ratings that come from the lingering 4-cylinder engine. However, industry pundits argue that the vehicle has a hard time proving them in real-world driving environments. If you are looking for that extra power, the top-of-the-range model provides unrivalled 301 hp.
Irrespective of the choice, every Equinox comes with a sliding and reclining backseat, and is more reasonably priced in comparison to its rivals. Some of the rivals include Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. However, despite its ageing bones, the Equinox still remains a worthy vehicle worth spending your bucks on.
Interior Photos & Exterior Reviews – 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV
The SUV should be expected to come in a walloping four trims: base L, mid-trim LS & LT AWD, and top-of-the-range 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LTZ.
The standard bells and whistles present on the entry-level 2018 Chevrolet Equinox L include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 7” touchscreen interface, a partial driver seat, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, driver power lumbar adjustments, a rearview camera, premium sound system, air conditioning, OnStar communications, an auxiliary audio jack, and a 60/40-split second-row seat.
Next is the LS that comes equipped with the same features as the above trim but adds an available towing package, satellite radio, a compass, and a few extra features bundled into packages.
As for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT, expect it to come equipped with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, internet radio apps, LED daytime running lights, smartphone integration, roof rack side rails, heated mirrors, Chevy’s MyLink interface, rear privacy glass, and voice controls.
Almost at the helm of the trim ladder is the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ that comes bundled with a leather wrapped steering wheel, a firmer suspension steering, 18” alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver seat, foglights, automatic climate control, front heated seats, driver memory settings, aft parking sensors, and unique exterior trim.
Optional for the LT is the Convenience package that should come with leather wrapped steering wheel, remote start, a power liftgate, heated front seats, and 18” chrome clad wheels.
Optional for both the LTZ and LT is the Driver Confidence and Technology packages that come bundled with rear parking sensors, 18” chrome clad wheels, blind spot monitor, a sunroof, and a premium Pioneer audio system.
Chevrolet Equinox For 2018 Engine Specs
As the following pictures depict, under the hood of the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV will be a 2.4L 4-cyl engine, while optional for the LT and LTZ will be a high-performance 3.6L V6 engine.
Good for 182 hp and 172 pounds of torque is the 2.4L 4-cyl engine. The vehicle should be able to accelerate to 60 mph in just 9.8 seconds, which is slower by conventional standards. The EPA ratings for the front-wheel-drive Equinox stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 3/2/3 mpg lower with an AWD system.
For those who prefer performance over fuel consumption, there is an available 3.6L V6 that generates 301 horsepower and 272 lbs-ft of torque. This model recorded an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 7.0 seconds. The fuel economy ratings stand at 17/24/20 mpg for the front-wheel-drive model.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date & Price
The release date should be forthcoming anytime from now. As for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox price, expect the changes done on the vehicle to cost you up to $29,800.
Exterior colors to expect include the Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White, among others.