The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is making its mark in the crossover world with its practicality, versatility, and comfort. Earlier this year, Autoblog conducted a test drive of the Equinox’s 2.0L turbo engine, but this crossover has a total of three engine options to choose from! Now that the Equinox diesel is available, here’s a little bit more about what you can expect.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox diesel outdoes itself with performance and handling. This version of the popular crossover gives better steering feedback and performance than its gas-powered siblings. According to Autoblog testers, “it’s direct, it’s intuitively progressive, and it doesn’t punish you by wandering if your eyes dart down to the infotainment screen.” They also found it easy to place the Equinox in your lane, unlike some contemporary crossovers. The Equinox diesel gives you a confident, straightforward drive, even over rutted pavement or grating.
It’s got plenty of punch for the open road, too. The turbodiesel gives you 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of readily accessible torque. It makes it easy to accelerate immediately from stop lights or on-ramps. The six-speed automatic transmission is great for cruising, too, without any awkward gear hunting. The Equinox’s powertrain also delivers great fuel economy. It’s EPA-rated for 31 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, which the Autoblog test drivers achieved and even exceeded during their week-long test drive.
The Equinox also gives you excellent ride quality as you’re cruising along. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox diesel’s ride is well-damped, but it’s not overly soft or floaty. It shares a driving platform with the Cruze, giving it more car-like performance and feel than a bumpier truck-based SUV. Its interior driver-oriented touchpoints are excellent, too, with a perfectly sized and placed steering wheel, supportive seats, and intuitive arrangements of buttons and displays.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient, practical compact crossover for daily life, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox turbodiesel is doing what no other car currently does. Come down to Forest Lake, MN to check one out in person! You can talk with our friendly, knowledgeable team about what you’re looking for in your new crossover, and we’ll help you find the perfect vehicle. You can take a look through our online inventory to see all of the models, trims, options, and colors we have available! Once you’ve picked out the perfect Equinox, we’ll help you protect it with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Stop by and visit us near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake today!
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