Imagine owning a compact SUV that can do it all. The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile and modern compact SUV designed with buyer’s needs in mind. The redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox is 10 percent lighter than the previous model and it has the innovative tech and design that most modern vehicles now include. In addition to its spacious interior cabin, the Chevrolet Equinox also features plenty of advanced safety and entertainment equipment.
The interior cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox caters to drivers of all sizes. For those tall drivers, there is plenty of room in the front of the cabin as well as the rear seats. Entering and exiting the SUV is also incredibly convenient – the step-in height is low enough to the ground for smaller passengers and the doors have wide openings to make entering the vehicle easier. The base trim, the 2018 Chevy Equinox L, is equipped with power windows with rear, driver, and passenger express up and down. Steering wheel controls, driver seat map pocket, and assisted handle for front and rear passengers.
The all-new Equinox offers exceptional entertainment features and many features come standard throughout the 2018 lineup. Standard equipment on the Equinox L is the Chevrolet MyLink audio system with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen that offers AM/FM stereo with seek/scan and digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones with voice-activated technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible phones. The highest trim level, the Equinox Premier 1.6L trim offers an upgraded MyLink audio system that includes an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen that allows drivers to customize and manage entertainment throughout the vehicle and GPS navigation system that maps in 2D and 3D.
Advanced Safety Features
“The Chevrolet Equinox ramps up its awareness and protection capability with an even broader range of available technologies designed to assist drivers in everyday situations,” said Ray Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety technical fellow. “From daily driving to parking and crash avoidance, it can help the occupants avoid trouble altogether.”
The 2018 Equinox safety features not only enhance the driver’s awareness while on the road, but they also offer camera-based technologies that can assist the driver to react faster and avoid potential threats. New for the 2018 model year is Surround Vision, a technology that delivers an accurate view of the Equinoxes perimeter. Available on select trims, Surround Vision provides a 360-degree view of the vehicle and gives drivers a more confident approach while parking and backing up. Another advanced safety feature includes StabiliTrak electronic stability control system which helps enhance control especially during emergency maneuvers while adjusting the brakes and engine torque to keep drivers on their intended path.
LISTEN UP, PARENTS! This one’s for you – Chevy’s Teen Driver program. The Teen Driver programs is a configurable feature that allows parents to customize their teen’s vehicle settings through with a special key fob, and it also provides parents with an in-vehicle report about their teen’s driving habits.
On top of other safety features, the 2018 Chevy Equinox also includes Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert with following distance indicator, Low-speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The Equinox engine is packed with a decent amount of power under the hood. The Equinox L is equipped with a 1.5L Turbo engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This standard engine is also available in 2.0L turbo and 1.6L turbo-diesel with a new 9-speed automatic transmission partnered with the 2.0L turbo. For buyers on the hunt for a bit more turbo power, the Equinox Premier comes standard with a 1.6L turbo diesel engine that delivers 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is also a standard feature with available all-wheel drive as well. Additionally, the AWD system is switchable and enhances the vehicle’s fuel efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when it’s not in use or needed.
Interested in taking the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for a test drive? Stop by Miami Lakes Chevrolet located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for our available 2018 Inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!