The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is an all new model with more technology, a better engine, 400 pounds less weight, and several class leading offerings. If you want six USB jacks, air cooled front seats, and separately controlled seat heaters on your back and butt, the Equinox is your car.
To get all the tech the Equinox offers, you have to buy the top coque samsung s5 glitter trim line, Premier. Even then, you can get adaptive cruise control at a time when the rest of the mainstream compact SUV market has discovered it.
2018 Equinox Trim LinesGeneral Motors has a lot riding on the Equinox, its second best selling vehicle (after Chevy Silverado pickup) and the fifth best selling SUV in the US. The third generation Equinox arrived in late spring as a 2018 model. It again offered in five trim levels: entry level Equinox L (special order, not at dealers), LS, LT, and Premier. It four inches shorter, now 183 inches long. Passenger space is very good front and back (no third row), while rear cargo space space takes a 10 percent hit, down to 29.9 cubic feet. The interior is upscale with a few pieces of hard plastic remaining.
Skip the base engine, a 1.5 lter, 170 hp turbo mated to a six speed automatic. Instead, get the noticeably zippier 2.0 liter turbo, which is coupled to a nine speed automatic. This drivetrain is good for 0 60 mph times around 7 seconds and a EPA rating of 22 mpg city, 29 mph highway, 25 mpg combined for coque huawei y5 ii chien the front drive version, and 1 mpg less for all wheel drive. Chevy says a 1.6 liter turbo diesel engine is due later this year that delivers 40 mpg highway. The 2.0 liter engine wants premium fuel, and it the only engine rated for trailer towing, up to 3,500 pounds.
The Equinox LS, the cheapest coque samsung a3 2015 harry potter model you reguarly find coque huawei y5 y560 on dealer lots, comes with stop start, a rear camera, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth, 4GLTE OnStar and Wi Fi, a 7 inch color touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speaker audio, and one USB port. This gives you decent huawei honor 6x coque integrale navigation without paying for navi. The base LS is $26,455 list.
2018 Equinox has a remote liftgate open feature. Premier trim line gets hands free open. This is the signature Orange Burst Metallic paint (add $395).
Sweet Spot: Equinox LT. Two packages, Sun and gifi coque samsung Infotainment, and Confidence and Convenience, give you most of the bells and whistles that are standard on the top line Premier. Sun amazon coque samsung galaxy note 4 and Infotainment comprises a panoramic sunroof, improved driver multi information display, an 8 inch touch screen, and five more USB jacks (for a total of six). Confidence and Convenience offers rear parking sonar, rear cross traffic coque samsung a5 gel alert, blind spot monitoring, a power liftgate, remote start, a leather steering wheel, dual zone HVAC, and heated front seats. Base price is $27,695. This may be the right trim line for those who don want every last piece of technology.
The top line Equinox Premier makes coque samsung galaxy a3 minecraft standard most of the two LT packages (minus the sunroof) plus some extras, including heated leather seats, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert, LED headlamps and taillamps, auto dimming mirrors, roof rails, hands free liftgate, ambient cockpit lighting, driver seat memory settings, perforated leather, and wireless device charging. The front drive Equinox offers and the AWD Premier makes standard a Confidence and Convenience Package II: 360 degree surround view cameras, heated steering wheel, heated outboard rear seats, power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, lane keep assist, driver warnings via the vibrating Safety Alert Seat (it works well), forward collision warning and low speed emergency braking. The Sun, Sound and Navigation package goes atop C II with 19 inch wheels, the panoramic sunroof, navigation, seven speaker Bose audio, and HD radio.
My test car was a fully optioned front drive Premier that rang in at $39,660, including $895 freight and $395 for striking Orange Burst Metallic paint. The comparably equipped all wheel drive Equinox Premier would add $1,750.
Infotainment system is 8 inches diagonal, 7 without navigation. MyLink works well with decent screen refresh speed.
How Well Equinox Technology Works on the RoadThere aren many 30 mpg SUVs that will spin the wheels on launch. Equinox chirped the tires a couple times when I tromped the throttle miniinthebox coque samsung j5 too hard, coque samsung galaxy tend 2 lite before traction control took over.
All the driver assists were helpful in testing, including lane keep assist that pulled away from the lane edge when I drifted over, and blind spot detection alerting of cars coming up quickly in adjacent lanes. Forward collision warning sounded several times on an interstate trip when cars in front slowed quickly. The safety seat vibrating alert worked well.
I had to make do without adaptive cruise control. Bummer. My summer test route is a run from metro New York into the Adirondacks, 300 miles each way. Leaving on a Friday evening and returning Sunday night, traffic can be stop and go for as much as 100 miles outside NYC. This is what stop and go adaptive cruise control is meant for. It was disappointing Chevy could not get ACC into the Equinox at product launch. It also won initially be on the corporate sibling GMC Terrain that coque samsung a3 marque samsung launches shortly, either, but ACC is on the related Buick Envision. The issue apparently involves supporting electronics that weren ready, and it sounds as if Chevy and Buick will remedy this as soon as possible.
The MyLink infotainment system continues to shine. It simple to use, it employs some buttons as well as the screen, and system response is coque samsung j3 6 panda reasonable, but not lightning quick. coque samsung a7 2018 transparent Paired with OnStar, this is a solid offering, especially when GM offers unlimited Wi Fi for as little coque samsung j3 indochine as $20 a month.
Chevrolet design cues on coque huawei y6 2017 paris the 2018 Equinox give it a family resemblance to the Cruze, Bolt EV and Trax, Chevy says.
Equinox as Daily Driver and Vacation HaulerThe Equinox is well suited for daily driving, commuting, chauffeuring kids, and hauling groceries. For longer trips, the smallish cargo area calls for thoughtful packing, and you probably want to make use of the roof rack. Adults fit comfortably in the second row, the rear seatbacks offer a modest recline (think of coach class angles), and the ability to heat only the seatback is pretty nice if you got aching muscles.
The Equinox is no sports car, but the 2018 suspension is compliant and makes you think somewhat of a BMW X3 or Audi Q5. coque huawei y5 2 chat Neither of which have six USB ports.
A Teen Driver mode lets you track what your coque samsung galaxie a5 2017 kids are doing in the car. One weakness, not solved by any automaker yet, is being unable to compare the car actual speed witha road speed limits. Setting a telltale for 55 is too high for city streets and too slow for most highways.
Plenty of room in the rear seat, enough for four adults to travel without anyone feeling cramped.
Should You Buy OneThe 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a substantial improvement over the previous generation, especially in ride, sound insulation, coque ananas huawei p smart and passenger room. There more safety technology and driver assists offered, but many of them make you move up to a higher trim line to get them. The Equinox LT with the Confidence and Convenience gets you most of the way there. You need the costliest Equinox with all the options packages to be fully advised, warned, and protected. You want the 2 liter engine, not the 1.5 liter, unless mpg is uppermost in mind.
Compare coque samsung galaxy grand prime* the Equinox to competitors that roll in a safety suite standard on all coque samsung galaxy s4 mini metal trim lines (Toyota RAV4) or all but the entry trim line (Honda CR V) a safety suite that includes the adaptive cruise control coque samsung j5 2017 rouge Equinox doesn offer. Here, Chevy suffers.
If you cross shopping, be sure to look at all of the top five (in sales): Honda CR V (arguably the strongest competitor), Toyota RAV4 (reliable and with a solid hybrid offering), Nissan Rogue Sport and Rogue (three rows available, good bang for the buck), and Ford Escape (fun to drive, Sync infotainment now works well). Also check out the Subaru Forester (more of a tall wagon), Hyundai Tucson (solid), and Mazda CX 5 (the most fun to drive, great all wheel drive).
If you find a year old, 2017 Equinox on the dealer lot, expect a significant discount. There is a lot coque samsung s6 edge dragon ball z of distance between old and new Equinox. coque samsung ss6 If you shopping for the 2018 Equinox, check for factory incentives. As of late summer, this brand new model was carrying a $750 factory incentive, which helps, because the base price (before dickering and rebates) is higher than some competitors.
The Equinox has improved so much that it likely to remain a solid top five seller among all SUVs. The Equinox is one of the crown jewels of the GM sales empire. Alone, it outsells the entire Buick brand. The diesel can only help the Equinox. Overall, it worth a close look…