The front-wheel drive 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT took to the twisting roads of the Carolinas with stability and poise. The first drive of the all-new 2018 model tested the Equinox on a pleasant meander through the Carolina hills, and found a comfortably stable weight transfer from side to side as well as a surprisingly capable powertrain. The 1.5-liter turbo engine provided smooth acceleration up a series of hills on this drive, and made a satisfying noise without getting too loud. It remained balanced through the turns, giving a flexible ride with only a little drama from the 17-inch wheels looking for lateral grip.

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Once the Equinox LT left the hills to contend with a tight parking lot, its precision left something to be desired: the low dash and sloping front end made for a great view from behind the wheel, but it did create some trouble locating the front corners when parking. To help out in tight spaces, the 2018 Equinox has a standard rearview camera, and the Premier trim goes a step further to provide an overhead view of the car with its Surround Vision system.

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The 2018 Equinox is also available in a well-equipped all-wheel drive Premier model. On dry highways, the AWD can be easily disengaged to maximize gas mileage, but it provides some reassurance for drivers who will have to drive through northern winters. This model had more weight and complexity to throw around in the Carolina hills. The extra heft made this model a bit slower to accelerate from a stop than the FWD LT, but it gained some points back in other ways. The Premier comes standard with 18-inch wheels, with 19-inch wheels available – the bigger wheels provided a considerable improvement to front grip in the curves, and a step up for the car’s overall obedience through the twisty, hilly roads. The AWD Premier also maintained a more comfortable downhill speed through narrow corners, and helped smooth out a series of consecutive twists and turns; all without sacrificing the comfort of the ride found with the 17-inch wheels on the Equinox LT.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox For Sale in Forest Lake, MN

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is available this spring, just in time for your spring break road trip. Like most of our vehicles, all new Chevrolet Equinoxes come with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Our location in Forest Lake, MN, is a short drive from North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake, so stop by to check out the 2018 Equinox and other Chevrolet models for low prices and a lifetime warranty.

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