One of the Equinox’s unique traits is its ability to travel long distances, thanks to a trio of efficient engines. The standard powertrain is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, while also delivering (in front-wheel drive models) 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, when paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Above that is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which combines with a nine-speed automatic transmission to deliver 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while also delivering 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway (in front-wheel drive models).
The most efficient engine in the Equinox stable is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, which produces 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. When paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the diesel engine delivers 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway (in front-wheel drive models).*
These engines give the Equinox a maximum towing weight of 3,500 pounds, when properly equipped.
On the inside, the 2018 Equinox sports two rows of seating, offering space for five passengers. However, the Equinox’s 60/40-split rear seats fold flat to create a total of 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space. When equipped with optional features, the Equinox becomes even more convenient, with features like a hands-free gesture liftgate, which can be opened with the wave of a foot and can be set with a programmable height memory for areas with low ceilings.
The 2018 Equinox not only works to move you forward and carry both passengers and cargo with ease; it also works to keep its occupants safe. Systems like Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Rear Park Assist use sensors to keep an eye out for possible collisions, and offers warnings when you’re coming close to a crash. Others, like Lane Keep Assist, can actively correct the Equinox’s course, while systems like Rear Cross Traffic Alert keep an eye out when backing out of a parking spot.
All in all, the 2018 Equinox is a vehicle that offers efficient power, a versatile and useful interior, and even helps the driver keep the occupants safe, creating one of the most useful SUVs on the road. Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!