A 1.6L turbocharged diesel engine inside of a gorgeous looking crossover SUV? This is what you could get in the new 2018 Chevy Equinox. Chevy really stepped up their game with this crossover. Its new diesel engine can get you up to a whopping 40 mpg on the highway. On top of that, its lighter, safer, and loaded with lots of tempting new technology like mobile-phone control. This CUV (crossover SUV) starts at just $23,580, and we’re going to tell you why the 2018 Chevy Equinox might be the best crossover SUV of the year.
A mentioned above, the 2018 Chevy Equinox will be available with a 1.6L diesel engine. This gives the new CUV gas mileage of up to 40 mpg, beating out competitors like the 2017 Honda CR-V with 34 mpg, the 2017 Ford Escape at 30 mpg, and the 2017 Toyota Rav4 with 30 mpg. So if you’ve never thought of owning a diesel powered vehicle, now may be a great time to make the switch. However, if diesel isn’t for you yet, the new Equinox is also available with a gas powered 1.5L or 2.5L turbocharged engine as well.
This crossover has four trims to choose from: L, LS, LT, and Premier. All models except the L model come available with switchable AWD. You can literally switch between AWD and FWD while you’re on the go, which would be perfect for Minnesota. Imagine coming off a nicely snow-plowed highway onto a messy snow covered back road and switching on the AWD mode. This would really optimize fuel economy, making this SUV super dynamic.
Inside you get some of the latest technologies. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come equipped in all trims. Also included is the Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a 7” color touch screen. On this screen you will be able to use one of Chevy’s really cool features; the virtual bird’s eye view. This let’s you see what your car looks like from all angles in relationship to what’s around you. This, along with the rear vision camera and park assist will make even the most parking challenged people slide into those tight spots.
Here are a could more noteworthy features available in the 2018 Chevy Equinox:
- A tow/haul mode with up to 3,500 lbs of towing capacity, enough for a couple of jet skis.
- Seats that send you vibration signals when seat belts aren’t worn, instead of those annoying audio signals.
- Automatic high beams that switch on when it’s too dark, and off when another vehicle is approaching.
- 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a hands-free gesture to open tailgate.
- 63.5 cubic feet of cargo space
- Avalable phone integration wiht 4G LTE Wi-Fi
- myChevrolet Mobile app, which means you can use your phone to do things like lock your car or start the engine on a snowy day
2018 Chevy Equinox, Coming Soon to Forest Lake, MN
So, does this new crossover SUV sound just as tempting to you as it does to us? Well, it will be available near you very shortly. The 2018 Chevy Equinox will hit markets in spring of 2017, so you should expect to start seeing these CUVs here in Forest Lake very soon. Until then, you can browse our current selection of new Chevy Equinoxes, as well as other models. As always, almost all of our vehicles here come with our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Keep that warranty in mind when considering the 2018 Equinox, as you could soon be driving away with the best deal around! We are located in Forest Lake, MN, right by North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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