Chevrolet continues its effort to get a bigger piece of the compact SUV pie for themselves by refreshing and updating their strongest contender for this segment. The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes with a refreshed design inspired by the rest of Chevy’s lineup and an enhanced interior and many new features and equipment.
The highlights of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox design-wise include new projector-beam headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, horizontal taillamps or LED taillamps, depending on the trim level. Inside the cabin you get a new instrument panel, available denim-style seat,“kneeling” rear seat, split-folding seatbacks and 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Engine-wise, the 2018 model comes with a choice of three units, a1.5L turbo (170 hp), a 2.0L turbo (252 hp) which gets GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.6L turbo-diesel (136 hp). The crossover uses MacPherson strut with side-loaded modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar at the front, and 4 Link independent rear suspension, and comes with switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when not needed. In terms of practicality it offers a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet (1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space.