2018 Chevrolet Equinox (Review)

After undergoing a complete redesign for 2018, the new and improved Equinox is now better than ever with changes that can be immediately seen and felt. Being smaller, lighter in weight, and more fuel efficient than its predecessor, the Equinox still offers a lot of cargo room and a spacious, well appointed interior cabin for taller passengers as well as abundance of advanced technology that make it one of the best compact SUV’s in its class. The crossover has become one of Chevrolet’s most popular vehicles, providing excellent value and functionality.

My test model, the Premier trim, came equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 170 horsepower, 203 lb-ft of torque, and yields an estimated 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

With a starting MSRP of $35,330, the Premier trim with all-wheel-drive comes fitted with a heated steering wheel, 6-speed automatic transmission, proximity entry, leather trim, LED head/tail lights, heated driver and front passenger seats, remote start, a large 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, OnStar System with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated rear seats.

Safety features include- lane-departure warning, automatic emergency low-speed braking, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot warning, a teen driver system with speed warnings, rear park assist, and a rearview camera.

On the road, the Equinox is a strong performer and provides a comfortable and enjoyable ride over bumpier surfaces and smooth handling on busy highways. Acceleration is good and the vehicle handles sharp corners and curvy roads with ease and great precision. It has a planted feel on the road and offers a comfortable ride that you would expect from its higher priced competitors.

Interior features are very nice as well with a stylish dashboard and console area, plush and supportive seats, and a host of tech features. The front and rear cabin is contemporary, stylish, and spacious with enough room to accommodate taller passengers and there is almost 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats to haul medium to large bags, luggage, and boxes. With the rear seats folded down, there is an impressive 63 cubic feet of cargo space to accommodate even more items.

 

 

I highly recommend taking a look at the new redesigned 2018 Equinox, because it is definitely worth considering if you are in the market for a compact SUV with advanced technology, sleek exterior detailing, comfortable and upscale interior, great performance, and is like no other.

To find out more about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, please visit- www.chevrolet.com

 

 

 

 

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