Lexington Area Chevrolet Dealers Are Proud Of The 2018 Equinox
According to the Chevrolet Dealer in Lexington, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the second best-selling vehicle in Chevy’s lineup. (The automaker’s biggest seller is the Silverado.) The reason the Equinox is so popular is it provides everything you’d want in a compact family crossover, and then adds a bit more. To make a good thing even better, the Equinox gets a complete overhaul for 2018.
The new Equinox is smaller and lighter than the 2017 model. While the 2018 Equinox may take up a little less space on the road, it’s still as roomy inside as it was before, with enough leg- and headroom to accommodate tall passengers. You’ll only notice the change in the Equinox’s weight when it’s time to fill up your gas tank — the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox gets outstanding fuel economy for its class.
For 2018, you’ll find three four-cylinder engines with start-stop technology on offer. Each engine delivers greater fuel economy than the powerplants they replace, and the 1.6-liter diesel engine delivers an extraordinary rating of 40 mpg highway.*
Reviews for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have been positive, with Car and Driver writing: "With the all-new, third-generation Equinox, GM finally seems to have figured out what matters in this contentious segment. Fully modern and right-size rather than oversize, this redesigned 2018 Equinox strikes us as the first Chevy crossover that could truly make inroads against the segment leaders."
Lexington Chevrolet Drivers Get Four Models To Choose From
The Equinox is offered in four models, listed as L, LS, LT and Premier. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup and all-wheel is available. Powering the Equinox is a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque, joined to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The other two engines are optional. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine makes 252 horses and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a standard nine-speed automatic. The 1.6-liter diesel engine puts out 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic.
Handling is one of the 2018 Equinox’s strong suits. The steering is sharp and responsive and the Equinox can corner with minimal body roll. The driver and passengers will appreciate the smooth, quiet ride. With the Equinox, feeling bumps in the road and hearing wind noise are a thing of the past.
Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seat, side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control and a rearview camera. The 2018 Equinox also comes equipped with the OnStar emergency telematics system. OnStar includes automatic crash notification, an emergency assistance button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance.
Advanced safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors are offered as part of an option package available on the upper trims. A package for the Premier adds more advanced safety gear, including a 360-degree camera, a safety alert seat, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and a forward collision warning system that can prevent a rear-end collision by braking automatically when the vehicle is traveling at lows speeds.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.