The Chevy Equinox started as a mid-size SUV and has been redesigned for 2018 to be in the compact class. Packed with style, technology, and performance, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is the perfect compact SUV for all of your needs. The exterior has been completely redesigned from front to back for 2018. Winner of several awards including “Most Dependable Compact SUV” Award in 2015 and a great fuel efficiency at 39 highway miles per gallon, the Equinox has some impressive stats behind it. Cargo volume is generous for its class at 63.5 cubic feet, and there are ten available safety features making the 2018 Chevy Equinox a great option for a compact SUV.
The 2018 Chevy Equinox comes in a wide range of colors and trims to choose from so that you can truly make the Equinox your own. The interior has also been restyled and is spacious enough to accommodate the driver, passenger, and all the things you need to haul. The dual-cockpit design has an integrated center stack so that everything you need is right within reach. The Chevy Equinox is the most awarded and the fastest growing brand all around. It’s complete 2018 redesign, lighter weight, higher performance, and safety, along with amazing style and technology options, make it a great choice in its class.
Performance, cargo, and safety are all impressive in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Cargo space comes in at a generous 63.5 Cubic feet of cargo space. The available hands-free gesture liftgate opens with the simple motion of your foot to provide convenience when you need it. Included in this feature is a programmable memory height that can be set for easy reach or to accommodate areas with low ceilings. Inside of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, you’ll find expansive cargo space, expanded by the 60/40 split-folding rear seats. The Equinox was lightened up with its redesign for 2018, and one of the things that contributed to this was its move to an all turbo four-cylinder powertrain strategy – this is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The overall ride in the Equinox is hugely improved with the 2018 redesign and in addition to its lightened-up feel, offers a very smooth ride and a nice handling, responsive chassis. Optional trim levels add even more capabilities to the performance of the Equinox. A few of the upgrades include a 3,500-pound trailering package, 18-wheels, and dual exhaust. The upcharge is 4,340 on an LT with all-wheel drive, but the extra that drivers pay for that upcharge also includes the Driver Confidence and Convenience package, which gives drivers safety warning systems, vented eight-way seats, and heated rear seats. The Equinox’s redesign for 2018 is available with a wide range of turbocharged engines, and a wide variety of convenience and active safety features making it now better performing and more family-friendly than ever before.
The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is loaded with intelligent and intuitive technology like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and built-in 4G LTE WiFi, all controlled by the color touch-screen Chevrolet MyLink Display. With the My Chevrolet mobile app, drivers can turn their mobile phone into a command center for their vehicle. Drivers can use the app to stop and start their vehicles, as well as lock and unlock the doors. Going somewhere new? Drivers can send destinations to their navigation system, view diagnostics, and set parking reminder from pretty much anywhere.
The advanced technology aboard the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox does not stop there. A Rear Seat Reminder alerts drivers to check the back seats using five chime sounds and a message in the driver information center when a second-row door is opened and closed during or just before a trip.
Teen Driver Technology amps up the safety and peace of mind for those with young and beginning drivers. Teen Driver Technology has several advanced features from muting the audio until front seat passengers have fastened their seatbelts, to automatically turning on available advanced safety technologies like side blind zone alert, forwards collision alert, and low speed forward automatic braking. There is also an in-vehicle report that shows how young drivers have performed so problem areas can be identified and addressed, helping new drivers become better and safer drivers on the road.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes equipped with ten advanced safety technologies to help detect and prevent potential hazards on the road. Auto braking technology automatically applies the brakes when it is detected that the Equinox is traveling at a low speed and the system senses that a front-end collision with a detected vehicle is imminent in order to help reduce the severity of impact. This automatic braking technology may help prevent this type of a crash all-together at very low speeds. If drivers unintentionally drift from their lane, lane keep assist provides a gentle steering wheel turn and alerts to get your vehicle back in place. Forward collision technology uses camera technology to alert drivers to slowing vehicles in their path. Drivers can set following distance indicator too far, medium, near, or off. Protecting the back is a rear vision camera that automatically displays a live image of the area behind the driver’s vehicle on the Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen.
Rear cross traffic alert, see blind zone alert, and rear park assist help to alert drivers or vehicles or objects that may be in their blind spots while parking or reversing. The available safety alert seat takes safety technology to the next level giving drivers the option to choose directional seat-bottom vibrations instead of double safety alerts. Intellibeam Headlamps technology automatically switches on the high-beams when driving conditions become too dark and reverts to low-beams when it detects an approaching vehicle. Surround vision is another available safety feature that gives drivers a virtual bird’s eye view of the vehicle on the available 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. The system is made up of multiple cameras, including the standard rear vision camera, a forward-facing camera in the front grille, and one under the side mirrors.