Take 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Look and see this third generation model gets some refresh inside and out. Updates include a revised exterior, a new engine line-up, an all-turbocharged multi-engine unit for the first time, a new surround camera, and an increased interior cargo space.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Interior And Exterior / 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Look
There is significant change on the outside of the Equinox. The front fascia looks more muscular just like the hood though the fenders are narrower. The hood is also narrower so there is not much more room for an upper grille. The chromed out upper grille features emblem and the previous stand alone vent and a bowtie in between are removed. A large rectangular mesh and wider frame is featured on the radiator grille that is close to the upper grille. The previous weird cladding is present on the lower part of the fascia, but the bottom of the fascia is close to the air dam.
There is not much change inside the Equinox unlike the outside. Slight changes include the dash that is less stylish but bigger with the same overall design. The old upright dash center stack is revised and shorter than before. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Look comes with an 8-inch MyLink infotainment system across the board that is jutted out from the center stack. There is silver surrounding the infotainment system and redesigned center vents. A denim upholster is one of a range of upholstery options. The back seats can fold flat into the floor called kneeling rear seat. MyLink systems feature Apple CarPlay and Android auto while an OnStar 4G LTE hotspot is optional. With the seats folded down, there is 63.5 cubic-feet cargo room at the back smaller than the 70.9 cubic-feet Honda CR-V and the 64.8 cubic-feet CX-5.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date
Release date of the new Equinox is unknown but when it hit the market there will be a fully turbocharged multi-engine lineup and a turbodiesel offered for North America in the compact SUV segment for the first time. A 1.5-liter direct injected turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder generates 170 hp. Fuel economy is estimated at 31 mpg highway for the FWD. A 2.0-liter four-banger gasoline is optional generating 252 hp. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel generates 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 40 mpg highway thanks to stop/start technology and a variable-geometry turbo feature.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Price
The next-gen equinox pricing has not been announced, but the current base model starts at $23,200. The new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Look is estimated at $23,700 price tag.