The 2018 Chevy Equinox may have shed hundreds of pounds, but it has gained several attractive features.
The Equinox is a huge competitor for the compact CUV segment, providing excellent handling and roomy accommodations with several safety and convenience features. It is totally modern and just the right size, able to fit five passengers with plenty of room.
Although its new Opel-engineered platform cuts 4.7 inches of length and hundreds of pounds in the Equinox’s weight, the 2018 Chevy Equinox still has about as much room and cargo space as last year’s model.
With a lighter load, the Equinox’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine easily gains better mileage ratings. The front-wheel drive option has been rated at 26 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway while the all wheel drive achieves 26 and 28 mpg. These numbers put the Equinox pretty high for its class in fuel economy, which is quite the feat when you consider compact CUVs are the largest and fastest-growing segment in the industry.
The Equinox’s interior looks upscale thanks to its elegant use of two-tone upholstery and modern design. Other than some of the plastics, the materials used in the latest Equinox are of great quality.
In addition, it offers a great list of standard features. These include but are not limited to: Chevrolet Mylink audio system, color touchscreen, Apple Carplay, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, wireless device charging, rearview camera, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth streaming, keyless entry and start. The Equinox’s interior design in conjunction with ease of use of the infotainment screen, make the Equinox a top of the line contender in its class.
The Equinox is especially great for family with a kid-friendly low beltline and available panorama roof.
More important is the Equinox has a great list of advanced safety features. These include forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and automated low-speed braking. An array of sensors and cameras provides blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a bird’s-eye view of your perimeter , a rearview camera, and rear park assist. Additionally, the teen-driver system sets speed warnings and maximum audio-system volume and can be programmed to give you a report on how your teen is driving.
For 2018, the Chevy Equinox has shed a lot of weight. Despite having taken so much off, the Equinox has more to offer than ever. It’s spacious interior will keep each of your passengers comfortable and safe with top of the line safety features. The Equinox’s fuel economy is very competitive for its class and the technology features it offers, especially the 8-inch infotainment system which is easy to use. A roomy, attractive interior along with its wide range of safety and convenience features, makes the Equinox a top contender in the quick- growing CUV lineup.
The MSRP for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox starts at $30,790.