2018 Chevy Equinox

Chevy's mid-size SUV, the Equinox has lagged somewhat in its class when compared to offerings from Honda, Nissan, and Toyota, but that has all changed with its 2018 model.

The new Equinox is completely redesigned for 2018, and it's now smaller, lighter, and includes an engine with more power. Even with the smaller size, the Equinox maintains its class-leading roominess, offering ample head and leg room. While the back cargo room is not as large as that of competing models, the second rows seats fold flat very easy to expand the storage area. If you are looking for a smaller sized SUV, keep reading to learn more about the Chevy Equinox.

The Equinox is powered by a four-cylinder turbo charge in all classes, and with the smaller size, this vehicle enjoys a fair bit of get up and go! If fuel efficiency is important, the optional diesel 1.6-liter engine gets 39 mpg on the highway, which is rather impressive for an SUV.

In fact, all of the revamped Equinox models report higher fuel efficiency than previous years. Two other engine options include a base 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The base L model is actually only available as a custom option, and the next level of LS does not add a lot of features for the added cost.

In fact, most car specialists recommend leveling up to the LT with the Premium package and the panoramic sunroof option add-on. The LS is the most popular trim distributed to dealers but if you are looking for the usual perks, the LT makes more sense.

There are two feature packages available: the Sun and Infotainment packages which offer a panoramic sunroof, and an enhanced driver information display with an 8-inch touchscreen, as well as additional USB ports.

Remote engine start, blind spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats are some of the offerings in the Confidence and Convenience package. If you want all of those features and more, the Sun, Sound, and Navigation package piles on the features to the LT Premier package adding a Bose speaker system, 19-inch wheels, and a navigation system.

Chevrolet's MyLink System is rated highly and it is out-performs many of the technology offerings in the Equinox vehicle class.

This intuitive system contains advanced safety features and multiple USB ports for total connectivity. MyLink is also fully compatible with Apple AutoPlay and Android Auto. The navigation system is available via an upgrade to the add-on feature packages.

If you are looking for a well-priced crossover SUV, the completely revamped 2018 Chevy Equinox deserves a look.

The 2.0-liter engine does receive higher marks than the standard 1.5-liter but both are well reviewed. The MyLink System is another great feature that outclasses many of the technology offerings in the Equinox's competitive set. Chevy has a done a great job with this update and the 2018 model is sure to give Chevy some increased market share in this segment. Get yours starting at $23,580.