What Makes the 2018 Chevy Equinox the Best Crossover on the Market?
The newly-redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox finally arrived at your Tinley Park Chevy dealer and customers keep asking us–what exactly makes this vehicle so special? (The Equinox is, after all, Chevrolet’s second best-selling vehicle after the Silverado truck.) Here are just a few of the details that make the 2018 Chevy Equinox the best crossover vehicle available today:
- The option to go diesel.
While hybrid vehicles tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to fuel efficiency, you might be surprised to find out that diesel engines actually offer stellar fuel economy as well. The 2018 Equinox model is available with a turbocharged 1.6-liter diesel engine that churns out a respectable 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque while delivering jaw-dropping efficiency numbers. The new diesel-equipped Equinox is rated at up to 28/39 mpg city/highway. Although the vehicle is available with other engine options, the diesel is by far the most fuel-efficient choice.
- Game-changing driver assistance technology.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes–that’s why the new Chevy Equinox is equipped with a full suite of driver-assistive features to guide and support you as you navigate your busy life. The lineup of safety features includes blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed forward automatic braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and a surround-view camera to help you park in even the tightest spot.
- Settings to keep your teen driver safe and under control.
Having a new driver in the family can be stressful for mom and dad. Luckily, the 2018 Equinox comes with a standard Teen Driver feature to give young learners some boundaries that will put parents’ minds at ease.
The Equinox’s Teen Driver feature lets parents set limits for their teen driver, including speed alerts that issue warnings if the vehicle goes over a certain speed. There’s even an option to mute the car’s audio system until both the driver and front-seat passenger have buckled their seat belts. At the end of the day, parents can get a “report card” that shows how well their teen driver did behind the wheel and includes information on where the driver needs to improve.
- All-wheel drive to handle any situation.
Finally, drivers can rest easy with the knowledge that the 2018 Chevy Equinox’s available all-wheel drive system can tackle just about any road condition it might encounter. Whether there’s rain, snow or mud on the asphalt, the Equinox’s superior traction and handling capabilities make it stand out from the rest.