2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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This is all new. And looking fine so far.
The Equinox has been a big hit for Chevrolet, and I can see why GM didn’t go nuts on the redesign.
So nothing crazy here, just a more modern, maybe even softer, version of the current design.

The interior seems to be a huge improvement though.

And the whole thing is about 400 pounds lighter. Which is pretty amazing.

It also explains why the new base engine is a “small” 1.5 Liter Turbo. Already used in the Malibu sedan.
And just like the Malibu, you can all order a larger and more powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo.
Both engines come with a new 9 speed automatic.

But unlike the Malibu, and anything else in the segment, you can now order the new Equinox with a Diesel option (!)
Which is quite a surprise.
It is a new 1.6 Liter engine.

So far, it looks like GM is really doing everything to make the new Equinox a huge hit.
Not only does it look good, but the engine choices are truly some of the most moderns out there.
And the diesel is sure to surprise quite a few people.
This is one gutsy move from GM.

Good for them!

Conversation 4 comments

  1. I hope the next GMC Terrain gets the same treatment and doesn't get all rounded off like the Acadia did.

  2. The interior is fine, but the exterior is a hot mess. I don't like the character lines on the doors, I don't like the 1/2 chrome around the door windows, I don't like the taillights.

    It's 2016 and we are still getting SUVs and CUVs with the fake 4 door pickup with a bed cap look, where the rear windows are not integrated with the door windows. I guess it is unique in 2016 that it doesn't have the same rising belt line as every other compact crossover, but still…

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