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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Select a Different Model (15 Available): 2.0T LT AWD
Fair Market Price $ 32307
Zero to 60 6.6 seconds
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /28 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 30/64 cu.ft.
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Available diesel version boosts fuel economy
  • Highly connected infotainment system

You Won't Like

  • Maximum cargo space falls short of class leaders
  • Gas-powered models may not be as efficient as others in the segment

New for 2018

Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox features a new exterior design reminiscent of the Malibu, Cruze, and Volt. The car also receives a new engine lineup that includes a diesel option and an available suite of active safety technologies.

Vehicle Summary

Slotting below the larger three-row Traverse but above the smaller Trax, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox can seat up to five and can be had with front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Compared to the crossover it replaces, the new Equinox is about 400 pounds lighter.

Overview

Two new turbocharged four-cylinder gas engines are available including a 1.5-liter unit estimated to have 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0-liter with around 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 will also be available and Chevrolet expects it to have 136 hp and 236 lb-ft. The smaller 1.5-liter turbo-four and the 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and the 2.0-liter turbo-four is coupled to a new nine-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy estimates haven't been released yet, but the diesel-powered Equinox will be the most efficient at approximately 40 mpg on the highway. Gas-powered variants with front-wheel drive are expected to achieve up to 31 mpg on the highway with the 1.5-liter and up to 28 mpg with the 2.0-liter.

Cargo space in the 2018 Equinox, according to Chevrolet's estimates, is slightly less than in the car it replaces at 29.9 cubic feet with the split-folding second row in place and 63.5 cubic feet with them down (versus 31.5 and 63.7 cubic feet), not bad for a vehicle that's 4.7 inches shorter than the vehicle it replaces. New features include an updated version of Chevrolet's MyLink multimedia interface with a seven-inch touchscreen as standard or an optional eight-inch touchscreen with navigation. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on both systems.

Safety

The 2018 Equinox is now available with a full suite of active safety tech that includes the Safety Alert Seat, a multi-camera parking system, forward collision warning with following distance indicator, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. A rear seat reminder can remind you to check the second row if you've left anything. The NHTSA and IIHS have yet to safety test the 2018 Equinox.

What We Think

We haven't driven the 2018 Equinox yet but wonder if the top-seller might be an improvement over the current generation, which we noted in a 2016 First Test as having a harsh, naturally aspirated base engine that struggled going up freeway onramps.

Cool Fact

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox's gas engines are shared with the current-generation Malibu midsize sedan.

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2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Hydra-Matic 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (9T50)
Trim
2.0T LT AWD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
252@5500
Standard MPG
22/28
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Sun and Infotainment Package

INCLUDES: 2 USB Charging-Only Ports Located in Center Stack Storage Area; 2 USB Data Ports Located in Front Console Bin; 2 USB Ports with Aux Input Jack in Front Center Stack Storage Area; Glass Roof; Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch; Power Supply, Mains; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1678 $1845

Hit the Road Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VXW] Molded Assist Steps (Dealer); [VLL] Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)
$905 $995

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [VQK] Rear Splash Guards (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VYW] Front & Rear Premium Carpet Mats (Dealer); [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$200 $220

Cargo Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Floor Covering; Load Restraint NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WH6] Cargo Net, Horizontal (Dealer); [RIA] Front and 2nd Row Floor Liners (Dealer)
$268 $295

Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WH6] Cargo Net, Horizontal (Dealer); [VYW] Front & Rear Premium Carpet Mats (Dealer); [RIA] Front and 2nd Row Floor Liners (Dealer); [PDC] Protection Package (Dealer)
$182 $200

Black Bowtie Package

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WBL] Red Line Package CONTAINED IN: [PDV] Chrome Package (Dealer)
$177 $195

Red Line Package

INCLUDES: 2 USB Charging-Only Ports in Center Stack Storage Area; 2 USB Ports in Front Console Bin; 2 USB Ports with An Auxiliary Input Jack in the Front Center Stack; Bluetooth®; Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch; Power Supply, Mains; Redline-Specific Grille; Tires, 19" All Season BSW; Wheels, 19" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SFZ] Black Bowtie Package; [PDV] Chrome Package (Dealer); [SN7] Wheels, 19" Aluminum
$1360 $1495

Chrome Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [SFZ] Black Bowtie Package; Chrome/Bright Trim, Bumpers Front Grille; Mirror, Chrome Driver; Mirror, Chrome Passenger NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WBL] Red Line Package
$723 $795

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Hydra-Matic 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (9T50)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Storm Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Nightfall Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sandy Ridge Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ivy Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Silver Ice Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mosaic Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Orange Burst Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pepperdust Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cajun Red Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

2 USB Charging-Only Ports Located in Center Stack Storage Area

CONTAINED IN: [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

2 USB Data Ports Located in Front Console Bin

CONTAINED IN: [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

2 USB Ports with Aux Input Jack in Front Center Stack Storage Area

CONTAINED IN: [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Keyless Entry Keypad (Dealer)

$141 $155

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Universal Tablet Holders, Set of 2 (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer); [SIL] Universal Tablet Holder, Single, w/ Integrated USB Ports (Dealer)
$177 $195

Universal Tablet Holder, Single, w/ Integrated USB Ports (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holders, Set of 2 (Dealer)
$227 $250

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, MyLink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Cargo Net, Horizontal (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer); [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$59 $65

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

2 USB Charging-Only Ports in Center Stack Storage Area

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

2 USB Ports in Front Console Bin

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

2 USB Ports with An Auxiliary Input Jack in the Front Center Stack

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Available Companion App to Allow Parental Control of the System

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear SD Card Slot

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Available Companion App to Allow Parental Control of the System; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; Entertainment Display Screen; Rear SD Card Slot; Wireless Connectivity To Brought-in Devices NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIL] Universal Tablet Holder, Single, w/ Integrated USB Ports (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holders, Set of 2 (Dealer)
$1592 $1750

Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Available Companion App to Allow Parental Control of the System; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Rear SD Card Slot; Wireless Connectivity To Brought-in Devices NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SIL] Universal Tablet Holder, Single, w/ Integrated USB Ports (Dealer); [SIF] Universal Tablet Holders, Set of 2 (Dealer)
$1815 $1995

Wireless Connectivity To Brought-in Devices

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package; [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.170

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

Power Supply, Mains

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package; [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 15.6 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Drive: Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [PCI] Sun and Infotainment Package
Pkg Pkg

Front License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Roof Rack Cross Rails (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$245 $270

Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDC] Protection Package (Dealer)
$91 $100

Molded Assist Steps (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PCX] Hit the Road Package (Dealer)
$723 $795

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Redline-Specific Grille

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Chrome/Bright Trim, Bumpers Front Grille

CONTAINED IN: [PDV] Chrome Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Front and 2nd Row Floor Liners (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VAV] All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [PDG] Cargo Package (Dealer); [VYW] Front & Rear Premium Carpet Mats (Dealer); [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$182 $200

Protective Rear Seat Cover (Dealer)

$268 $295

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RIA] Front and 2nd Row Floor Liners (Dealer) CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [PDC] Protection Package (Dealer)
$141 $155

Front & Rear Premium Carpet Mats (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RIA] Front and 2nd Row Floor Liners (Dealer); [PDH] Interior Protection Package (Dealer); [PDC] Protection Package (Dealer)
$195 $215

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

LED Lights, Daytime Running Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Mirror, Toned Driver

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Toned Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Chrome Driver

CONTAINED IN: [PDV] Chrome Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Chrome Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [PDV] Chrome Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

$905 $995

Ivy Metallic

$359 $395

Orange Burst Metallic

$359 $395

Cajun Red Tintcoat

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Side Blind Zone Alert

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Headlights, Bi-Xenon

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket; Passenger Seat, Heated Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black Premium Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Medium Ash Gray Premium Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Jet Black/Cinnamon Premium Cloth

N/C N/C

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, MyLink AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer); [SR2] Rear Seat Infotainment System without DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [SR3] Rear Seat Infotainment System with DVD (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P225/60TR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Tires, 19" All Season BSW

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

$59 $65

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Aluminum

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WBL] Red Line Package
$1815 $1995

Wheels, 19" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [WBL] Red Line Package
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
Amount Description Expiry Date
$1000 GM announces a Down Payment Assistance Program to be used on an unsupported APR finance contract through GM Financial. 07-01-2019
$1500 GM announces Customer Cash on select models. 07-01-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - GM announces a GM Financial Standalone APR and Down Payment Assistance program that is good towards the purchase of select models. 07-01-2019
$1000 GM announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019