2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Specs, Redesign, Review

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2018 Chevy Equinox Review- Now for 2018 Chevy has given the Chevy Equinox a full extensive overhaul. So that make shrunken this car by about four and a half inches and reducing the weight by 400 pounds. So in an incredibly crowded compact SUV segment is the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox.

The all-new 2018 chevy equinox

2018 Chevy Equinox Redesign

So if you look at Chevrolet sales numbers you'll find out that the Equinox is actually the company's a second best seller behind the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Of course now last year GM was able to sell a little over a quarter million Chevy Equinox to in the United States. That is a very significant amount of sales. So it's a very important model for Chevrolet you can see. For 2018 the company has redesigned and given this car a pretty heavy overhaul.

Chevy shortened in this car by literally 5-inches in the wheelbase, and the overall length it's about an inch shorter. In height pretty much stays the same as the old one, but now the 2018 Chevy Equinox is seriously the same size as Honda CRV, Mazda CX-5 or Toyota RAV4. Now you can see the design Sports. The familiar design language that I've showed you guys on a lot of other newer Chevy products like the Cruze and Malibu. The all new 2018 Chevy Equinox have the signature both the grill with a split design and The headlights with standard LED daytime running lights. the up level premiere top-the-line gets standard LED headlights with Automatic High Beam (AHB) as an option.

Overall the design 2018 Chevy Exuinox has some handsome proportions, and it does look a little bit minivan from certain angles. We don't like the wheels on this premier model, that is the standard 18-inch wheels and they look too small. There is an optional 19 inch wheel and sound package for $3,000 on the premier models which do look a lot better. We highly recommend you getting those 19 inch wheels.

2018 Chevy Equinox Interior

The interior design is very roomy of all the newer Chevy products. There's some decent storage down and the armrest that is nice and padded. The all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox has that new tablet style screen and it has some orange stitching in it. There's a small little 5-inch helper screen in the center and they're pretty easy to read. Top of the line has the black leather and it has the same steering wheel as the Malibu. Now the materials inside they look pretty good, however when you start touching around there's a lot of hard touch plastic.

Now 2018 Chevy Equinox get  a nice 360-degree camera  And this is what GM added for this new generation, it's part of a convener a confidence package and convenience package.

Now looking at the infotainment system. You can see obviously a 8-inch touchscreen display. When you hit the home button, you've got all your usual sources and what not you have your OnStar. This vehicle does have a wireless hotspot projection is the Android auto and apple CarPlay and the screen it's a pretty responsive. It's you know GM has been doing a good job with updating this.

 

You can see the 2018 Chevy Equinox has dual zone automatic climate control, it has heated and cooled seats. You also have a new wireless charging pad. And there are also two USB ports, and aux port and a power outlet down there.

But overall the interior is certainly not going to really offer any surprises. It’s a class competitive with GM current design language which is pretty nice. I think it will age well, it'll be comfortable and it will be easy to use for most people.

2018 Chevy Equinox Cargo Space

Looking at the rear seat of the Equinox also a pretty generous amount of space. And again a 60/40 split to give you that added level of versatility, because this vehicle is significantly smaller. You lose cargo space surprisingly, but you still have about 30 cubic feet of space with the seat up full down nice each and you're getting at about 63 cubic feet of space. That is less than what you get in the new Honda CR-V. But overall it's still a pretty nice amount of space that's usable.

2018 Chevy Equinox Engine

The gear lever controls the 6-speed Automatic, it's the only transmission available on this engine. Right now there is a new 9-speed automatic coming for the the 2-liter turbo engine and the diesel will have a one point or will have a 6-speed automatic. And of course there is an electronic parking brake.

Underneath the hood of the new Chevy Equinox will offer three different engines 1.5 liter Ecotec turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder. It’s the same motor that we know in the Chevrolet Malibu. Now in this application makes 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet. All well power through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Which are cost competitive numbers it's just interesting because if you guys remember the original was launched with a V6 only and now it's all a 4-cylinder lineup. But when you put your foot down, you definitely feel the fact that this engine is not you know, particularly powerful 170 horsepower. It got 203 pound-feet of torque which is more than what the CR-V offers. However the Honda gives you more horsepower. But really my biggest disappointment as a 6-speed Auto it's incredibly sluggish to shift.

So you can definitely see the Chevy has changed with the time. Now this vehicle weighs around 3,300 pounds.

Do you know, when you start going through corners the Equinox is bad. I would really be curious to try out with the diesel and with the upgraded 2-liter turbo that will be the one I guess if you're looking for better acceleration this 1.5 should probably satisfy about 90 percent.

2018 Chevy Equinox Features

Now one area that this vehicle really disappoints me on is the fact that there's no adaptive cruise control. Chevy doesn't even offer it at any price. I don't understand why it’s standard on the Toyota RAV4 and pretty much all CRV trims have it.We hope Chevy offers it fixes that fault in the next couple of years.

Now one thing this vehicle does have is standard automatic start/stop. You can't shut it off however Chevy system is pretty damn good. I honestly don't even notice, it when it shuts off and then when you let off the brake, the engines restarts pretty seamlessly.

2018 Chevy Equinox Fuel Economy

The fuel economy has been much improved for this generation especially with the big weight loss. My tester is rated at 26 in the city 32 on the highway. Now on the highway I was able to match that 32 mpg rating which is good. And in the city I got about 25 24 miles per gallon, so it's a pretty efficient motor. There's no fuel economy information on the 2-liter. The 2-liter turbo the diesel is supposed to get 40 mpg. I wouldn't be surprised to see that do better honestly than the 40 mpg.

2018 Chevy Equinox Price

I don't know what Chevy was thinking with that pricing the LS does give you. To add all-wheel drive in $1,800 extra. For pricing information please see the following table.

SUV  Styles

MPG

MSRP

AWD LS

24/30

$28,205

AWD LT

24/30

$29,445

FWD LT- 2LT

22/29

$30,090

FWD Premier

26/32

$31,735

 

Now you know the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. So I hope you have enjoyed my full review of 2018 Chevy equinox

 

 

 

 

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