The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox as a small SUV, came with a total redesign that could add a few more feathers to its already earned goodwill and fame. The new 2018 Equinox this time though smaller and lighter gained more power from its exclusive turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes with the standard stop-start engine technology. Chevy claims this version of Equinox to be the most economical of its class, that also gives you an option to choose a 1.6-liter diesel engine that can save your money by giving an impressive 40 mpg on the highway while all of its standard engine options are rapidly improved to deliver better figures in fuel economy in comparison to its previous model.
Safety and Infotainment
As per the Spartanburg Chevrolet dealer the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox now features many more advanced safety equipment and has made them part of its standard items. Starting from a rearview camera, Chevy’s Teen Driver reporting feature is an added advantage to keep the young bloods safe on road. It does a good job with the help of a top-down parking camera system and its lane departure warning and intervention prevents the young drivers from hay were driving. A prominent touchscreen display goes well with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
The reduced size of the 2018 version of Equinox practically had nothing to do with its spacious interior. With a huge sized legroom it made things comfortable for tall passengers through all the outboard seats. The panoramic sunroof now adds to the glamour of the vehicle but might have reduced the headroom for the rear seats in the process. The back seats can be folded flat with a light pull of a lever and you get the increased size of the cargo area opening to a huge 63.5 cubic feet.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox interior got more attractive this time and is certainly well-configured. But some of the passengers might prefer the steering wheel to become more telescopic and wish that the panoramic sunroof hadn’t been an intrusion for the rear passengers. The leather upholstery looks pleasant and feels moderately comfortable and had earned this version of Equinox high marks for comfort. Long hour driving did not cause any fatigue.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is now all equipped with the latest technology on board. Features like navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration all make the vehicle stand at par with its rivals in the class and even with the lineup, while the latest inclusion of six USB ports make sure that all devices in the car are charged within the same time frame.
To sum up, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox as described by the Spartanburg Chevrolet dealers might not appear to be the only exciting compact crossover in the row, but it is surely one in the queue. It is fun to drive and has proved itself to be one of the best all-rounder SUVs in its segment. The upgrade with a 1.5-liter engine as a base to the 2.0-liter could efficiently justify the power with the efficiency it delivers.