Shopping around can make it difficult to find the right vehicle for your unique needs. At Community Chevy, we have a brand new solution we think you’ll love just as much as we do. The new 2018 Equinox is a modern compact SUV with a ton of utility and a sleek design. See the information here, then visit your local Spencer Chevrolet for a test drive.
The new Equinox has many improvements in both engineering and design compared to previous models and other similar vehicles in its class. The most notable change is the nearly 10 percent reduction in weight, which helps to improve performance without compromising on safety or utility. Technology and a wide array of new features make this new 2018 Equinox safer, easier to handle, more fuel efficient, and more spacious than before.
The chassis of the Equinox has been upgraded from previous versions to provide more safety. Key areas of the cage are reinforced with high-strength steel for stability in an accident. The seat belts and restraint systems have been improved, too, and are aided by high-tech components to protect both you and your passengers.
The core of the 2018 Equinox’s engine is superior to similar vehicles in its class. It has a familiar four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission supercharged to provide more power. The engine itself is smaller than similar models, but Chevy’s improved engineering results in better overall performance compared to similar vehicles.
The structure of the chassis is one of the key improvements in the 2018 Equinox. It’s stiffer than before, which allows for engineers to fine-tune handling. This firmer chassis reduces vibration through efficient absorption and by removing the need for extra parts used in previous versions to dampen vibrations. It also enables the hard-mounting of the front and rear suspensions. All of these improvements to the chassis result in a smooth and stable driving experience.
Fuel usage is an important factor for most drivers, whether they’re city or highway travelers. The 2018 Equinox doesn’t disappoint in this category. Engineering improvements to the car have reduced its total weight by around 10 percent, as mentioned before, and this gives the standard gasoline engine a 26 mpg rating on the street and 32 mpg rating for highway use. The diesel powered engine option, though currently unavailable, will improve upon these numbers even further, delivering up to 40 mpg on the highway.
A slightly smaller 2018 Equinox interior doesn’t offer any improvements on room, but it’s still quite comfortable despite the reduction. At only five inches shorter than the previous model, the total cubic area is larger than before when you fold the seats down fully. This trade-off means that the Equinox has enough length and volume to haul anything, from sports equipment to small furniture. Even with the seats up, you’ll find it able to seat four adult passengers comfortably.
The addition of a sunroof for convenience finishes the look and gives it a sporty feel.
Curious about the new Equinox? We don’t blame you! Come see just how big an improvement Chevy’s made with a test drive today. Call 812-829-4843 or visit your Spencer Community Chevy dealer in Bloomington, Indiana to see what the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is all about.