Even though it is not really among the top ten, or even fifteen, best crossovers on the market today, we have always liked the Chevrolet Equinox for its old-school American attitude towards comfort and luxury. That is still the case with the 2018 modelyear, even though it has tried really hard to become as European as it could get.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will hit the showrooms in the spring, starting from $24,475 for which you get a design that is fairly different than anything you get in this class from Germany, Japan, or Korea, and a choice of three engines including a turbo-diesel. See what we mean when we say the Equinox is trying to be European? Not that these efforts are going to bare it fruit, though. A lot of American still think of diesel engines as a Commie plot. They are not going to like the 1.5 liter unit either on account of it being way too small. And that’ll leave them with the 2.0 liter turbo four-pot as the only viable choice.
In terms of kit, 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be available in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels, in FWD or AWD combinations, with standard and available features including a standard 7- and an available 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen with MyLink infotainment designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. These are complemented with safety features such as New Safety Alert Seat, New Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.