2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid compact crossover vehicle that is a step forward for the needed Chevrolet brand. This new and small Chevrolet crossover is smaller, lighter, better equipped, aggressively styled, and is a complete and competent vehicle that wears the Equinox Badge.
This latest variant of the Chevrolet Equinox is made by reducing around 400 pounds of weight and has cut almost 5 inches between the wheels. This vehicle is competing in the automobile industry with Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4. This vehicle is a svelter body that makes it an intelligent automobile.
Overview of the car
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a powerful engine with good torque, making the car very fuel-efficient. The Equinox has been offered in 4 trim levels that are given below:
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox L has 170 horsepower and front-wheel drive
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS is available with an all-wheel drive.
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT comes with a power-adjustable driver seat along with front- or all-wheel drive.
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier is available with all of the SUV’s engine and drivetrain options.
Performance and Fuel Economy
Chevrolet has provided a trio of turbocharged engines in the Equinox that makes the car’s performance impressive. The engine specifications of the Equinox include a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with a transmission of a 9-speed automatic that boosts the performance of the vehicle. The car is also offered in a 1.5-liter engine which is not that impressive when compared with the 2.0-liter engine variant of the Equinox.
The new entry-level engine of the Equinox has 29 pound-feet of torque and has an rpm range from 2,000 to 4,000. Compared with the old machine, this new turbocharged engine of the car is quieter even at hard acceleration or cruising speed. While climbing any steep hill, the 4-cylinder engine of the vehicle climbs it smoothly due to the turbocharged torque of the car.
The suspension of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is fully independent, where it has a 4-link arrangement in the back and has MacPherson struts in the front of the car.
The fuel economy of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is estimated to be around 26 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.
Quiet interior, ample power, handsome styling
The style and interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have been made competitive and stylish, and the company has reinvented the body of the Chevrolet Equinox. This SUV is fitted with five seats; the seat cushions are firm and comfortable optimal for long trips and tours. The car’s exterior has been given an aggressive treatment which has brought a dose of Malibu and Cruze to the Equinox.
The interior of the Equinox has been given an attractive design with a clean and handsome denim alike upholstery. In the infotainment system of Equinox, Chevrolet has given the feature of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car has been fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that has all the controls available for the user.
The HID lights of the car illuminate the road, and the seats of the vehicles are vented in such a way that the backside of the driver is blasted with cool air in summers and hot air in the winters. The features provided in this car give a subtle look where the front wheel arc is made with style.
If we talk about the cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, it has a comfortable backseat along with a spacious interior space. The backseat of the car has ample leg space along with good headroom.
Safety features of the vehicle
If we discuss the safety features of the Chevrolet Equinox, the vehicle has done relatively in the independent and federal crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and gave the car a top safety score.
Following are the primary safety features that are available in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox:
- Rear parking sensors
- Lane departure warning
- Surround Vision (360-degree parking camera)
- Rear parking sensors
- Safety Alert Seat (vibrates to warn the driver of potential hazards)
- Low-speed forward collision warning with brake assist
- Height: 65.4 in
- Length: 183.1 in
- Width: 73.0 in
- Curb weight: 2,578 lb.
- Passenger volume: 110 ft3
- Trunk volume: 12.8
- 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower
- 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with 137 horsepower
- 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 252 horsepower
Vehicle type: front-wheel-drive, 4-door sedan, 5-passenger, front-engine
Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 12.0 gal.
C/D TEST RESULTS:
- Zero to 100 mph: 21.3 sec
- Zero to 60 mph: 10 sec
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Factory Service Manual
Chevrolet has published a factory service manual for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox that provides every detail about the repairs and maintenance of the car. This manual is made for those who have the basic mechanical knowledge of a vehicle.
The factory service manual is usually made for car dealerships and car repair dealerships to learn about the specifications of the vehicle accessories, parts, functions, and engine specifications. The manual helps in the repair and maintenance of the vehicle so that proper actions are taken, according to the factory service manual that will help the car run smoothly. Each car is built differently and has different specifications. The factory service manual helps in understanding the vehicle so that it can be appropriately used and maintained.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox — Owner’s Manual
Released by Chevrolet with each vehicle, the Chevy Equinox Owners Manual allows the operator of the vehicle to learn about the car’s functions to use the vehicle to its full potential.
The contents included in the owner’s manual of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox manual include:
- Seats and Restraints
- Driving and Operating
- Service and Maintenance
- Reporting Safety Defects
- Keys, Doors, and Windows
- Infotainment System
- Instruments and Controls
- Vehicle Care
- Technical Data