Looking for a new vehicle is most likely making your head spin right now. It’s difficult to tell the difference, with all of the similarities, optional features, and builds available. That last one is especially important.
Many people enjoy SUVs for their power and hauling capacity. The raw power from an SUV may come with a higher fuel cost, but it’s suited to drivers who need the added performance.
What If You Don’t Need All That?
Crossovers, or CUVs, are built on a car frame, as opposed to a truck frame. This change makes them lighter and more fuel efficient than their SUV cousins while still offering the same major benefits.
The 2018 Equinox CUV is vastly superior to previous models and is rolling into your local Spencer Chevrolet, ready to take on the competition by storm.
The core structure of the new Equinox has many technological improvements. It’s 400 pounds lighter than before, which makes it much more fuel efficient. Chevrolet achieved this by shedding off nearly five inches of the vehicle’s length.
Reducing its length doesn’t make it smaller than the competition; in fact, the 2018 Equinox is still on the larger side of the spectrum. The total internal space has also been overhauled to provide more room than before, in spite of the Equinox’s shorter length.
The handling capabilities of the 2018 Equinox are efficient and to the point. The steering feels great, with a wheel that’s easy to turn yet has a satisfying weight to it. It has an impressive turning radius that can take on twisting roads with ease.
Engine Fuel Efficiency
Efficiency is prioritized with the Equinox’s design, and it delivers well for being a CUV. The front-wheel-drive variant boasts 26 mpg on the streets and 32 on the highway, while the all-wheel-drive gives 24 mpg and 30 mpg, respectively. These impressive results are just the gasoline engines. The latest model currently in the works has a diesel engine option that provides 40mpg on the highway.
The 4-cylinder engine comes in 1.5-ltr. or 2-ltr. options; choose your size, depending on how much power you want.
The Equinox has a 6-speed transmission with a 9-speed in the works. The power output of the basic model is very comparable to the competition. This means you’re not losing out on anything if you don’t want an upgraded engine.
Technology and Electronics
The interior design of the 2018 Equinox is built for functionality and accessibility. The layout is sleek and modern with easy-to-use features.
Technology integration is a design feature that stands out with the Equinox with Chevrolet’s MyLink system. This will easily and automatically connect your wireless devices to the vehicle and provide familiar services by Apple and Android. The standard 7-inch touchscreen offers plenty of screen real estate, and, if that’s not enough, you can upgrade to a luxurious 8-inch option instead.
The Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect family car with just the right balance of efficiency and luxury worked in together. Though we highly recommend it, it’s impossible to see just how terrific this crossover is without test driving it yourself. Call your local Chevrolet SUV dealer at (812) 829-4843 and get in the driver’s seat to see how truly special this year’s edition really is.