Powerful, versatile and fuel-efficient, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has been fully redesigned for the new model year. The new Equinox is smaller and lighter than before, and customers can choose from three engine options and several impressive trim levels. Buyers of this compact crossover get a roomy, comfortable, high-quality interior with optional perks such as premium sound, leather upholstery and panoramic sunroofs. Acceleration isn't a strong suit of the base-level Equinox, but most trims are right up there with other crossovers in this market segment. Want to take a closer look at what Chevy's revised CUV has to offer? If so, read on for the top eight myths and facts about the fully redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
The redesigned Equinox is available in the L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels. The Premier trim is the most luxurious of the four.
The top-tier Premier trim features a wide range of convenience and comfort features. Some of these include LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch wheels, chrome exterior styling accents, perforated leather upholstery, wireless device charging and more.
This is true. The Equinox comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The other two engines are a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit that pumps out 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and a 1.5-liter diesel engine that puts out 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
The 2018 Chevy Equinox gets an impressive standard equipment list that includes automatic headlights, engine stop-start, Teen Driver modes, a rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels and more.
Safety is front-and-center in the new Equinox. With 10 active safety systems, some of the higher-tech features include rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warnings with active mitigation.
Fuel economy is a strength of the new Chevy Equinox. Already it has EPA fuel ratings of up to 40 mpg on the highway, which is great for this market segment.
The redesigned Equinox offers 29.9 cubic feet of storage space -- which isn't much for a crossover -- but the rear seats fold nearly flat, expanding that number to 63.5 cubic feet.