Sep 2016

2018 Chevrolet Equinox to Offer Turbo, Diesel Engines

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will have three new engine options to go along with a refreshed look and feel. The announcement of the updated Equinox with the new engine offerings is the first step of Chevrolet’s plan to completely revamp their SUV lineup.

The 2018 Equinox engine offerings are as follows:
Base: 1.5L direct-injected DOHC with 170hp and 203 lb.-ft. of torque (Est. 31 MPG hwy)
2.0L direct-Injected DOHC with 252hp and 206 lb.-ft. of torque (Est. 28 MPG hwy)
1.6L turbo-diesel with 136hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque (Est. 40 MPG hwy)

Both the interior and exterior have received styling updates as well. The redesign shortened the Equinox by 4 inches and took cues from the all-new Malibu from a styling standpoint. The headlights have been narrowed and the grille widened to give the front end the aggressive look that is becoming increasingly popular. Chevy has also cut down the protruding wheel hubs for a more streamlined look along the side panels.

In addition to the new engine offerings, the 2018 Equinox will be 400 pounds lighter and will have an available AWD system that can be turned on and off. Added safety features include Surround Vision, collision alert, lane-keep assist, blind zone alert, a Safety Alert Seat, and rear cross traffic alert.

It’s anticipated that the 2018 Equinox will go on sale in early 2017.