2018 Chevrolet Equinox Buyer's Guide

 

From a day at the races at Marquis Downs to hiking the serenity of Beaver Creek, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a vehicle as versatile as life in Saskatoon.  With 2 million already on the road, the 2018 model of this popular crossover vehicle will be attractive to both new and repeat buyers.  It is the total package that combines an eye-catchingly redesigned exterior, a roomy interior, stunning fuel efficiency, and technology-enabled safety features.  The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is proof that you really can have everything.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Redesign - A Leaner Equinox

 
The Chevrolet Equinox's sculpted redesign is smaller and lighter, and in this instance less is truly more.  The 2018 model sheds more than 180 kgs from its curb weight. The lean, new look combined with the hushed, stable interior makes a serene driving experience.  The attention grabbing LED day running head lamps, and spectacular array of available colors also add to the crossover's appeal.  The Chevrolet Equinox may have a lean and tidy redesign, but the 2018 model will be a bold presence on any road.

Under the Hood

Beyond the basic front-wheel drive only L-model, the Chevy Equinox has three additional trims, each with available front- and all-wheel drive. A six speed automatic transmission is standard for all trims as is  the 1.5-liter, 170-hp turbo engine with 275-nm of torque.  If you are looking for additional towing power consider the 2.0L turbo engine which give 252-hp and has 353-nm of torque, or 3,500 pounds of towing power. 


This compact SUV lets you work and play hard, with plenty of space for all of your stuff, terrific gas mileage. The standard turbo engine delivers about 7 L/100km, while the available 1.6L turbo diesel engine delivers just under 6 L/100km on the highway!

Engine

Horsepower

Torque

Mileage

1.5L turbo

170 hp

275 nM

7 L/100km

2.0L turbo

252 hp

353 nM

8 L/100km

1.6L turbo diesel

136 hp

325 nM

5.8 L/100km


Pack It Up

The changes to the exterior do not mean losses for the interior.  One of the first things you'll notice is that the interior of the Equinox has never been more comfortable, convenient or spacious. In fact, the 60/40 split-folding rear seats will fold flat for cargo space just shy of a remarkable 2 cu. m!

 

Technology Upgrades

The Chevrolet Equinox not only looks good, but is also a highly advanced compact SUV.  All trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox come with Chevrolet MyLink standard. Its sizeable, full color, touch-screen integrates with iMessages and Apple Music on your compatible iPhone and also works with Apple Carplay.  Android Auto is also available, allowing you to seamlessly access playlists and Google Maps directly from the touchscreen.  With Chevrolet MyLink, the Equinox keeps your essential apps and favourite tunes at your fingertips while also keeping you connected through available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.  

Your phone won't be the only smart thing in your life.  The myChevrolet mobile app is an easy way to make your smartphone the command center of your new Equinox crossover. By simply downloading the app to your phone, you can view diagnostics, lock or unlock your door, even remotely start and stop your engine! 

 

Getting around to so many places in Saskatoon in such a versatile and spacious vehicle, means you'll now have more reason to keep your hands full.  Whether it's shopping bags at Midtown Plaza or fishing and hiking gear at the South Saskatchewan river, the 2018 Equinox has you covered with a hands-free gesture liftgate.  The liftgate is also programmable so you'll have no worries about areas of low clearance.

2018 Chevy Equinox Safety Features

Safety is also a major consideration for features and performance of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.  Low speed forward automatic braking will help you avoid or reduce the severity of impact when an imminent front-end collision is detected.  Additionally, the forward collision alert can detect slowing vehicles in your path, along with a following distance indicator that can be set to far, medium, near or turned off as needed.


 

The additional safety features for the Chevrolet Equinox that will add to your peace of mind while driving include:

  • Standard rear safety camera 

  • Available rear parking assist 

  • Available side blind zone alert 

  • Available Intellibeam® headlamps

Yes, You Can Have It All.


 
Whether you are commuting or taking a break from the grind, the Chevy Equinox is ready to be the perfect complement to your lifestyle.  Take in the beauty of Saskatchewan and live your dream in Saskatoon with this car's seamless blend of entertainment, safety, performance, and looks.

Get to Sherwood Chevrolet today to schedule your test drive!