Posts Tagged ‘Chevy Equinox’

New Patent Images Suggest That An Electric Chevrolet Is Coming Our Way

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Recently, the Chevrolet company published a design patent that demonstrates what could possibly be the next-generation of their Chevrolet Equinox electric SUV. The revamped platform will alter its design and technologies, and we can guess that this new crossover will have to carry a different moniker, but for the time being, it’s certain that this mid-size vehicle will be the electric equivalent of the current model.

Taking into account General Motors’ (GM) position on electrics versus hybrids, we can deduce that these recent publications of the Equinox crossover are a direct reflection of a vehicle that totally does away with relying on gasoline. To further explain, the car company already said that it wants to hone in on efforts towards vehicles that are fully electric, and that its studies reveal customers don’t particularly love hybrids.

Moreover, the illustrations show that the vehicle has a closed front end, which almost mirrors that of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, along with the Cadillac Lyriq. On top of this, the drawings don’t depict that it will make room for an exhaust system, which is obviously needed for a hybrid vehicle.

On the other hand, other elements that support our theory that this electric Equinox to-be. For example, last November, CEO Mary Barra, said that GM would upgrade its financial undertaking to electrics and self-driving vehicles of $7 billion with the aim of releasing 30 new electrics worldwide by 2025. Even before this statement, the automaker said the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck, and eventually went on to develop the Hummer EV product line together with the Hummer EV SUV.

GM also disclosed the refashioned 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and its brand-new and larger relative, the Bolt EUV, coupled with the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover. That being the case, Barra went further in explaining that the ongoing microchip shortage won’t affect the company’s rollout for their electric vehicles, however, it has slowed down production of the upgraded 2022 Chevy Equinox SUV until the middle of August.

It’s almost a given that this type of vehicle will make use of the company’s Ultium Drive And Motor Technology, which are made for a wide range of implementations, such as front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and can even be utilized by vehicles of high-performance and off-road capabilities. This highlights Barra’s view that GM has the ability to “put everyone in an EV.”

Although the patent was indeed filed by SAIC-GM (Shanghai General Motors Company) for the market for China, most of the Ultium Drive workings like the castings, gears and assemblies will be constructed with parts that are globally sourced at GM’s current global propulsion facilities on collective, adjustable assembly lines, which means that this model may eventually wander on to the States; Which is safe to say would be aligned with GM’s motivations for global coverage.

While we’re waiting for the new and improved Chevrolet Equinox, as well as other electrified vehicles in the works, Miami Lakes Automall has a plethora of vehicles like the gasoline version of their crossover SUV, as well as a variety of other different models that range in various shapes and prices. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2022 Chevy Equinox Revamps Its Wardrobe With Four New Paint Colors

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

New Cosmetic Features For The 2022 Chevy Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is getting all gussied up for 2022, and it’s adding four new color options to its makeup palette.

These new selections are set to be introduced with the upcoming Equinox SUV will encompass the following: 

  • Blue Glow Metallic
  • Seaglass Blue Metallic
  • Cherry Red Tintcoat
  • Iron Gray Metallic

The refreshed Chevy Equinox will soon unveil its mid-cycle revamp of the crossover, which was previously scheduled for the 2021 model year. Unfortunately, obstacles were met not-so-thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the altered Chevy vehicle then received push back to the 2022 model year.

Along with the new cosmetic options, the 2022 crossover will also bring forth a handful of exterior styling alterations, involving a renovated front grille and lower fascia. The grille and fascia will team up with new, augmented headlamps. These headlamps have long, thin housings that draw in the fenders, succeeding the central design line in the grille. 

Additionally, the front will have new fog lamps, while the back end will involve a modified rear bumper and taillights. The body style will also continue to serve as a compact four-door crossover utility vehicle.

In particular, the upcoming Equinox SUV will carry on with offering the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, assumed to be the upscale powerplant option. Initially, General Motors aimed at introducing the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine to the lineup in order to replace the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG, the last-mentioned having been terminated during the 2021 model year. At the moment, however, those plans have taken a different turn, as the LYX will continue to serve as the sole engine option.

To get an idea, the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX has an output of 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. Underneath, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will succeed in riding on the GM D2 platform. Manufacturing in North American markets will come to pass mainly at the GM plant located in Canada, and on a smaller scale at the GM San Luis Potosi plant and GM San Luis Potosi plant and GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. 

More Features To Expect

The upcoming 2022 Chevrolet Equinox will bring much more than just a few paint colors. It’s also tacking on wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard feature among all trims levels.

Moreover, the refreshed SUV will offer the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system operated by a 7-inch touchscreen as standard on LS, LT, and RS trim levels. At the same time, the Premier trim level will encompass an 8-inch touchscreen. The LT and RS models will both offer an optional 8-inch screen to serve as an upgrade.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

When the time comes to purchase the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox crossover SUV, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall, we carry a wide selection of Chevrolet models in a variety of different trims with various prices. 

Of course, you can still purchase the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, as it has plenty of safety features like automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist, plus IntelliBeam automatic headlights.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2021 Chevy Equinox: All The Latest

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

 

General Motors (GM) initially planned on revamping their Chevy Equinox model for this year (2021). Unfortunately, the automaker faced obstacles related to the coronavirus pandemic, thus, these revisions were postponed until 2022.

Nevertheless, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox will at least get some small but significant changes from the previous year, which encompasses the elimination of two equipment groups and one engine option.

Model Lineup

For LT models, the 2LT equipment group and for Premier models, the 3LZ equipment group have been scrapped. Their elimination is related to the ceasing of the turbocharged 2.0L LTG engine (we’ll discuss later).

Exterior

Externally, the 2021 Chevy Equinox will also get rid of two exterior color options, which are Chocolate Metallic and Cayenne Orange Metallic.

Interior

Inhouse, the Equinox SUV embraces the Leather Package into its color palette. Namely: 

  • Jet Black perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Memory settings
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Outside heated power-adjustable and auto-dimming mirrors

Mechanical

As previously mentioned, the 2LT and 3LZ equipment groups will be eliminated. In addition, the following mechanical components will also retire. Specifically: 

  • Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 LTG engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Trailering equipment
  • Factory-installed trailer hitch
  • Trailer hitch closeout cover
  • 4,850 lbs. GVWR
  • 3.17 axle ratio
  • 17-inch front and 16-inch rear 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Dual-outlet stainless-steel exhaust
  • 17-inch steel spare wheel
  • 17-inch compact spare tire

Powertrain

As a result of the removal of the LTG engine, the 2021 Equinox SUV will now be offered solely with one engine choice, which is the turbocharged 1.5L LYX inline four-cylinder. This motor has an output of 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Remarkably, the engine is partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission for each trim, and the car will continue to offer either a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive configuration.

Packages

The automaker’s Midnight Edition now involves the following features: 

  • Jet Black premium cloth (substitutes Jet Black perforated leather-appointed seating)
  • Exclusive mold-in-color black grille and mesh with black surround
  • Dark finish fog lamp bezel surround
  • Front and rear Black bow ties
  • 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels

2021 Chevrolet Equinox Factories

The construction of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is done at the following factories:

  • GM Ramos plant located in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico managed by GM Mexico
  • GM CAMI plant located in Ontario, Canada managed by GM Canada
  • GM-SAIC Wuhan II located in Hubei, China managed by Shanghai-GM
  • Deliveries of the latest Equinox started in Q3 2020, which is to say that the units were already on dealership lots.

Furthermore, Chevy’s SUV will get its comprehensive revamp for the 2022 model year. Following this, it is expected that the Equinox will stay in production until 2023-2024, which will mark the beginning of a new generation where the compact will be replaced with an all-new model.

Miami Lakes Automall

When the time finally comes to purchase your new 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of Chevrolet models that have a variety of different styles and prices.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Ford Escape

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 Ford Escape are neck and neck in regards to their passenger space, impressive safety features and ratings, as well as their warranty coverage. However, even with identical twins, one of them has just a little bit more spice than the other. Let’s find out just how fraternal these SUVs are.

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a package deal when it comes to providing comfort for all five of its passengers, impressive handling, and two fine engine choices, which is likely why it’s the brand’s best selling SUV. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine has an EPA rating at a suitable 28 mpg combined and 27 mpg with all-wheel-drive. This car drives on 170 horsepower with 203 lb-ft of torque.

The All-American brand’s latest SUV has a great catalog of standard active-safety features like forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and even IntelliBeam automatic headlights.  It also has available blind-spot monitoring.

For entertainment, the Equinox has a  standard 7-inch touchscreen and an available 8-inch version. Both have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The truck also has keyless entry, push-button start, four USB ports, 17-inch wheels, and the Teen Driver System that allows parents of tweens with a heavy foot to set parameters and relay information on driving habits.

Highlighting optional features include ventilated front seats, navigation, Bose audio, a panoramic sunroof, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

2021 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape was restyled last year and grew in size while also dropping a few pounds. The base engine upgraded to a turbocharger with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter engine, which produces a decent 181 horsepower with 203 1b-ft of torque. The next engine option is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which really ramps up the ride with 250 horsepower. The eco-friendly hybrid engine only loses 50 horses, while the plug-in version does not differ much in its performance numbers. 

The SUV has an intriguing amount of standard driver-assistance features. These driver-assists are a part of the brand’s Co-Pilot 360 bundle and include automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), a blind-spot detection system, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Some exciting leisures include an 8-inch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are present on all trims with the exception of the base S. Other standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, cloth seats, front bucket seats, a 6-speaker stereo, and Sync infotainment with Bluetooth, voice recognition, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices. There are also some exciting packages worth looking into, like the Technology Package for those who prioritize the best interior experience, or Class II Trailer Tow Package for off-road enthusiasts.

The Escape also has a design that is more carlike than SUV like with its rounded shape, and whether or not that is appealing comes down to a person’s purchase.

Final Suggestion

The 2021 Ford Escape has the advantage of providing hybrid engines, a great list of safety features, and even luggage space. However, the 2021 Equinox provides an overall better experience in its cabin with its stylish features and entertainment systems. On top of this, Equinox’s bigger and more aggressive design is easier to welcome than its competitor and also has a lower starting price. It is for this reason that the Equinox SUV is a more favorable choice for most car buyers.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox provides a lot of bang for your buck with its standard safety system, 3,500 towing capacity, standard entertainment features, and overall roominess. Those who are interested in this vehicle should take an online stroll at Miami Lakes Automall, we side a wide selection of Chevrolet vehicles like the Equinox and other SUVs. 

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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High Hopes For Release Of The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox As It Approaches China

Friday, September 25th, 2020

 

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

It’s only been a few weeks since the big premiere of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox in China, and now, General Motors plans on releasing this crossover compact SUV over there and thus making them the first market in the world to receive the third-generation of this car’s update during the mid-cycle. In totality, there are 22 augmented features to better the competitiveness of the Equinox in the Chinese market.

As a result, not only does China’s refreshed Chevrolet truck welcome the automaker’s newest crossover form of design with its latest front fascia, but it also comes with sensational new powertrain features, more options for connectivity, and a supreme suite of active safety technologies. Moreover, it includes the RS trim level as a top-ranking variant for its range, which is the same case for the Chevrolet Blazer and Trailerblazer in the company’s local utility vehicle repertoire.

“Today’s midsize SUV buyers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs. The new Equinox delivers, starting with its new design, powertrain combination, locally tuned chassis and RS editions,” said General Director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, Scott Lawson, in a press release. He then continued, “It is joining the Blazer, Tracker and Trailblazer in Chevrolet’s crossover family, giving the brand a presence across the small, compact, midsize and mid-large mainstream segments to meet the different needs of buyers nationwide.” 

The updated 2021 Equinox launched in the Asain country came with a sum of six different variants, also inclusive of three that are comparable to the LT trim level as well as three in the new RS model. All of these trims include an extensive list of standard equipment, not to mention the brand’s latest infotainment system with developed connectivity as well as an array of progressive driving aid systems. A base trim level is expected to be added at a later date.

From its launch, two powertrain options will be offered for the new car. The first is a turbocharged 1.5L LFV I-4 engine that makes out 166 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque, it also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, meanwhile, the RS model features a turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 that powers up to 233 horsepower with 256 pound-feet of torque, joined with the brand’s nine-speed automatic transmission.

The latest-generation of Equinox will make its first public introduction in China at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, which will take place from September 26th to October 5th, and is set to go on sale a few days later. The Equinox is the company’s top-selling utility vehicle globally, scoring more than 3.8 million units in deliveries since its first appearance in 2004. This mid-cycle update strives to better its sales performance in China, where it has only been available for the past three years. 

With the release of the 2021 Equinox overseas, were hoping that it won’t be a long wait for North America to get a taste of that # SUVlife.

  • 2021 Equinox Territory: 169,900 CNY (about $24,880 USD at the current exchange rate)
  • 2021 Equinox World Edition: 184,900 CNY ($27,080 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox Tech Edition: 194,900 CNY ($28,550 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS: 219,900 CNY ($32,205 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS Smart Edition: 229,900 CNY ($33,670 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS Guard Edition: 239,900 CNY ($35,135 USD)

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

When the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox finally does approach the States, be sure to purchase your hot rod at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a great deal of Chevrolet vehicles and in a large variety geared towards individual needs. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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2019 Chevy Tax Deductions For Busines Owners

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Section 179 Tax Deduction

On December 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2019-08, (an official statement of a procedure that affects the rights or duties of taxpayers or other members of the public under the Internal Revenue Code) in order to equip others with direction on tax deductions for the year under Section 179 and on deduction deducting depreciation under Section 168. 

Section 179 deduction can apply to tangible personal property like machinery and tools bought for use in a vocation or business. If the taxpayer prefers, they are qualified for real property. The recent Revenue Procedure describes how taxpayers can elect to treat the qualified real property as Section 179 property.

The saying “Invest In Yourself” is brought to life by the Section 179 Deduction as it adds capital equipment (equipment that they use to improve their operations and further increase revenue) as part of an incentive to businesses.

To sum up, business owners who use the Section 179 Deduction will be aided by the added equipment and vehicles. All of this will allow one to keep more of his or her tax dollars.

Tax Deductions for Chevy Automobiles

INSTANTLY write off up to 100% of the retail price of eligible Chevy automobiles! Thanks to new tax depreciation laws, businesses may be entitled to a deduction of up to 100% of the retail price of an unlimited number of purchased Chevy vehicles that qualify in 2019 for business use.

First Year Vehicle Depreciation Limits For 2019

Up to $18,100 per vehicle (no aggregate limitation)

  • Spark
  • Sonic
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Volt
  • Bolt EV
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Camaro
  • Corvette
  • Colorado
  • City Express

Up to 100% of the purchase price (no per-vehicle or aggregate limitation)

  • Silverado 1500
  • Silverado 2500HD
  • Silverado 3500HD
  • Silverado 3500 Chassis Cab
  • Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD Chassis Cab
  • Blazer
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Express Cargo Van
  • Express Passenger Van
  • Express Cutaway
  • Low Cab Forward
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Chevrolet Announces the Return of the Trailblazer

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The Chevy Blazer may have just been rebooted for the 2019 model year, but Chevrolet is already thinking ahead and has announced the return of the Trailblazer to its lineup for the 2021 model year. Just like the Blazer, the TrailBlazer will make its return as a crossover as Chevrolet is keen to cater to the current automotive market’s demands. Chevrolet stated that the small CUV will occupy the lineup space between the Trax and the Equinox once it hits showrooms in early 2020. Experts expect the Trailblazer to be similar in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, while the new Blazer will remain a five-passenger CUV slotted above the Equinox.

Back in the day, the Trailblazer used to be a body-on-frame 4×4 SUV and was originally just a trim level of the Blazer until it spun off as its own model. Although the Trailblazer was discontinued more than a decade ago, Chevrolet still offers a Colorado platform-based SUV with the same namesake in foreign markets. Chevy hasn’t provided any technical specifications as of yet, including the kind of drivetrain the Trailblazer is destined to have.

Here’s what we do know so far: the Trailblazer will come standard with advanced safety features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. There will also be a sporty RS trim available that’ll include unique styling and a two-tone paint job. Chevrolet did not disclose if the RS trim will also feature any performance upgrades, but it’s unlikely that it’ll only sport the RS badge without some performance perks.

Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, said “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization. Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

Since the Trailblazer is expected to slot between the Equinox and the Trax, experts believe that it’ll likely offer buyers a choice between Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Both engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer that’s sure to be offered with both a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option. Others believe that at the very least the base trim of the upcoming Trailblazer could be powered by the same engine that’s under the hood of the Trax – a 1.4-liter turbo four-pot. The company’s nine-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well.

Chevrolet will announce pricing and full information closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Expect the Trailblazer to arrive in dealers early 2020 for the 2021 model year. Follow Miami Lakes Chevy on social media to stay up to date on the latest Chevy news.

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Chevy Named To WardsAuto’s 2018 10 Best Interiors Vehicles List

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
2018 Chevy Equinox Miami Lakes Automall

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Thanks to a well-equipped Bose premium sound system, ventilated front seats and a wide array of driver-assistance systems, WardsAuto has placed the Chevrolet Equinox on its list of “10 Best Interiors”. This was all thanks to bright new graphics on the touchscreen, available wireless charging for smartphones, easily accessible voice-activation systems that work well and an array of standard features. The interior of the 2018 Chevy Equinox has a fantastic aesthetic with rich leather seating and many comforts that drivers and editors alike love.  

Anyone who drives a 2018 Chevy Equinox will notice the spacious 63.5 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the first row and ample space for guests. Owners of the Equinox has rear seats that fold down flat and can provide more space if needed. The Equinox has seating for five and has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Safety rating. Even the base trim, L, is not only impressive, but boasts an array of features. Among those standard features, every 2018 Chevy Equinox includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The available 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, driver-assistance technology with low-speed forward auto braking and rear cross-traffic alerts help enhance the driving experience for owners. The 2018 Equinox premium trim includes a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and further safety amenities like lane-keep assist and forward-collision alerts.  

Not Just Spacious and Luxurious, But Strong

Drivers of the Chevrolet Equinox will appreciate the stronger engine inside that gets 1.5 and 2.0-Liter Turbo gasoline engines and a 1.6-Liter Turbo-Diesel engine. The 2.0-Liter Turbo engine gets 252-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Robust, great fuel-economy, and capable of providing a comfortable ride the whole way through, there’s so much that owners of the Equinox have to love. Few compact crossover SUVs have more to offer their customers than this 2018 Chevrolet product.

Other Perks of Driving a Chevrolet Equinox

Not only is the 2018 Chevy Equinox able to boast a fantastically modern and spacious interior, but it provides wonderful fuel economy. With 28 city MPG and 39 highway MPG, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is able to provide a comfortable ride inside and carries modern amenities that include getting the most out of gas mileage. Able to tow up to 3,500 pounds (the maximum towing capacity), the Equinox provides more than respectable strength as well. Just as nice as the enhanced vehicle features, like the Bose Premium 7-speaker system and outstanding interior, is the low price. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox begins at $36,375 MSRP (plus destination fee). That’s a steal for all the Equinox offers.

The Place For All Things Chevy

Miami Lakes Automall welcomes you to test-drive the latest Chevy vehicles. We have hundreds of new vehicles, including the latest 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 Chevy Suburban at Miami Lakes Automall. Check out our inventory from all-new Chevy vehicles to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle.

For those that need of any maintenance work or repairs to their current vehicle, we’ll happily help out. Our professional service team is ready to bring vehicles back to life and keep them running smoothly. Stop by today for all your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We hope to see you soon at Miami Lakes Automall.

Compact SUV Comparison: 2018 Chevy Equinox v. The Competition

Friday, April 6th, 2018

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Chevy redesigned the Equinox for the 2018 model year, and it’s new features and engine options make it one of the top models in the compact SUV class. The all-new Equinox offers features and advantages that other top compact SUV models including the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.

Engine

When it comes to engine options and engine capabilities, the Chevy Equinox shines. The Chevy Equinox is available with three different engines, including a diesel engine, which isn’t available on the RAV4, Escape or CR-V. The three engine options available on the Chevy Equinox include the turbo 1.5L, turbo 2.0L and 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine. The diesel engine gives the Equinox a highway fuel economy of 39 mpg, which is one of the most fuel efficient compact SUVs on the market, and it’s even more fuel efficient than the RAV4 Hybrid.

Tech

One of the biggest improvements Chevy made when redesigning the Equinox was beefing up technology and its available with several tech features that other compact SUV models don’t offer. New entertainment tech features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4G LTE WiFi, which are features available on every trim. The Equinox is also available the the myChevrolet mobile app, which allows drivers to stay connected to their vehicle even when they are not in it.

On the safety front, the Chevy Equinox has tech features that helps drivers improve their driving and avoid accidents. The Equinox is available with Surround Vision, which provides drivers with a 360-degree view of the car, and that’s not an available feature on the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V. Parents of teen drivers love the standard Teen Driver feature because it provides parents with insights into how their children drive while they are not there, and it allows parents to set limitations on some car features and it provides the teen driver with helpful reminders and alerts.

Safety tech features any driver will are included with the Driver Convenience Package and it includes  Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators. Almost all of those features alert a driver when the vehicle’s sensors detect possible unsafe conditions.

Finally, the Chevy Equinox is a product made by Chevy, and that’s something to be proud of. Chevy has been racking up awards for all of their models lately and last year Chevy was the most awarded brand by J.D. Power. This year the Chevy Equinox was named the most dependable model in its class and dependability is a feature important to everyone.

Want to see what the Chevy Equinox feels like behind the driver’s wheel? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to take a 2018 Chevy Equinox for a test drive today. Whether you want to finance, buy or lease a model, we have all of the trims available!

 

Would a Crossover or SUV Suit You Better?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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If you are ready to finally trade-in the car that was given to you by your parents, and you want an SUV you may be feeling a little confused on which SUV you want to buy or lease. There are dozens of makes and models available and to see them all you would need to spend a ton of time driving around from dealership to dealership, unless you go to Miami Lakes Automall.

Miami Lakes Automall is one of the few dealerships in South Florida that has seven brands located in one location. We have vehicles made by Chevy, Mitsubishi, Kia, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram, and each brand (except Ram and Chrysler) manufactures SUVs and crossovers.

Crossovers

Crossovers are one of the newest, fastest growing and most popular segments in the auto industry. Crossovers are versatile vehicles that offer space for passengers and cargo, but they are more fuel efficient and give drivers a little more control in comparison to a big vehicle like an SUV or truck.

Chevy manufactures two crossovers, the Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Trax. The Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year and it is available with a couple different engine options, including the new available diesel engine that gives the Equinox a highway fuel economy of 41 MPG.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobile umbrella includes four crossovers, three made by Jeep and one made by Dodge. The three available Jeep crossovers include the fun-to-drive Cherokee and modern new Compass and Renegade, and each of those models is available as a Trailhawk trim, which is a trim specifically designed for going off-road.

If warranty is an important feature to you, the crossovers made by Mitsubishi and Kia should definitely be on your list. Both Kia and Mitsubishi offer an industry-leading powertrain warranty  of 100,000 miles or 10 years. Mitsubishi’s crossover is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Kia makes two crossovers, the Kia Niro and the Kia Sorento. The Kia Niro is a new hybrid crossover that’s stylish and fuel efficient, and later this year, a plug-in hybrid electric version will be available.

SUVs

If you are in need of a vehicle that can fit 5-7 people, is available with four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive and has some towing power, an SUV may be the best option and Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of SUVs.

Two of the largest SUVs on the market are made by Chevy and they are the Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban. Both models offer seating for up to nine passengers, more than 90 cubic feet of cargo space and a towing capacity of more than 6,600 pounds. If you want to stick with Chevy, but don’t need an SUV quite as large as the Tahoe or Suburban, there is also the available Chevy Traverse and Chevy Equinox.

Jeep is dedicated to SUVs and crossovers, and the full-size Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV on the market. This year the Grand Cherokee is celebrating its 25th anniversary and it is available in a number of different trims including the off-road trim, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, the luxury trim, the Grand Cherokee Summit, or the all-new 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

Dodge only offers one SUV, the Dodge Durango, but it’s available with so many options that one SUV is all Dodge needs to offer. The Dodge Durango is available with two or three rows of seats and three different engine options. The available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine gives the Durango a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds, and the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine boosts the Durango’s maximum towing capacity up to a best-in-class 8,700 pounds.

Want to see what a crossover or SUV feels like behind the wheel? Visit Miami Lakes Automall and take a couple models on a test drive to find out which models feel most comfortable to you. We are open seven days a week and we are conveniently located in Miami Lakes, which is between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.