The 2018 Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV built to take on your to-do list in style. This roomy ride has been completely redesigned for the model year and has seating capacity for up to five people. It sports an attractively sleek body, 10 available active safety features to safeguard your peace of mind on the road, and modern touches that transform this model from a vehicle to a lifestyle on wheels. Whether you're constantly keeping up with errands in Schertz and Seguin or just want to cruise through San Antonio in comfort, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is the crossover you've been searching for to revolutionize your commute.
While the standards included with the 2018 Equinox are enough to impress even the most seasoned driver, the wide range of options and trims ensure you'll never have to settle. Customization reigns supreme with this sharp-looking crossover, making it an excellent choice for Chevrolet fans and newcomers alike.
Sizing Up the 2018 Chevy Equinox
While technically a compact SUV, the Equinox is by no means small in presence. Measuring 183 inches long by 73 inches wide and 65 inches high, the 60/40 split seats in the rear fold down to expand available cargo room to an impressive 63.5 cubic feet. If have to transport more than the cargo area can handle, you're in luck: the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is rated for towing up to 3500 pounds, when properly equipped. It handles well in both the front wheel drive and all wheel drive configuration options, ensuring owners never have to choose between performance, speed, and capability: just slide into the ultra-comfortable driver's seat, take the wheel, and let this powerful crossover take care of the rest.
Tech in the 2018 Chevy Equinox
With the emphasis on safety coming through so clearly on this model year, it's little surprise that one of the most convenient features - a rear-vision camera that automatically turns on when the vehicle shifts into reverse - comes standard. In fact, much of the car's tech-forward features are designed to seamlessly integrate into your driving experience. Active shutters in the grille, for example, automatically engage when the Equinox achieves a certain speed, helping you boost the already-generous fuel economy even further. Outside heated power mirrors keep the important surrounding road conditions clearly in view, even if your travels take you beyond San Antonio and through ice and snow. The heart of the tech offerings in this model year, however, comes courtesy of the standard Chevy MyLink interface, a 7-inch touchscreen in the center console. This smart tech gives both driver and passenger complete control of everything from hands-free calling options that link with your smartphone to music library access through both Apple Carplay and Android Auto. An aux cable input and USB port also allow wired linking to your favorite digital devices so you'll always have access to your favorite audiobooks, podcasts, and more.
Keyless entry and ignition also come standard on the 2018 Equinox, which means no matter what you're trying to juggle, it's easier than ever to get into your vehicle and out onto the open road. If you need to check your email at a pit stop or your passengers want to catch up on social media, you'll have a 4G LTE hotspot at your fingertips. You'll stay in control when you're outside of the 2018 Chevy Equinox as well: the unique MyChevrolet smartphone app revolutionizes the way you interact with your crossover. With a few simple taps, you can lock and unlock the doors, start the engine, view diagnostics, and even set parking reminders so you'll be able to navigate the busiest parking lots with confidence.
Trim Levels in the 2018 Chevy Equinox
Customization for the 2018 Equinox starts with selecting from one of 8 different trim configurations, easy tuned to drivers' needs and wants in a responsive, modern compact sport utility vehicle. Whether you need towing capacity to pick up that load of home improvement supplies over in New Braunfels or just want better fuel economy through diesel options, you'll have a wide range of choices:
• L 1.5L Turbo (1)
The base level of the 2018 Chevy Equinox is packed with class-leading lists of features, including the Chevy MyLink interface, keyless entry, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Under the hood, a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine waits to give you the power you need, while the Stabilitrak electronic stability system offers the handling to navigate downtown Selma during rush hour without hesitation.
• LS 1.5L Turbo (2)
The next tier up adds in some thoughtful details, such as carpeted mats for the passenger area, a built-in compass, and a compact spare tire so you'll be prepared for anything the road through San Antonio dishes out.
• LT 1.5L Turbo (3)
Third in line, this tier level ups the ante with High Intensity Discharge / HID lamps, a power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, and clever upgrades to the outside mirrors - body color mirror caps and manual folding capability to prevent scratches in close-quarter parking situations. This tier also makes loading cargo in and out easier, thanks to second-row mechanical release levers on the 60/40 split folding seats.
• LT 2.0L Turbo (4)
In addition to boosting up to a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine, this tier adds 18" polished aluminum wheels and a chrome finished dual exhaust for sleek aesthetics that connoisseurs are sure to appreciate.
• LT 1.6L Turbo Diesel (5)
This tier incorporates luxe touches like the rear seat release levers, adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, and HID lamps, but also bumps up fuel economy through a 1.6L Turbo-Diesel DOHC 4-cylinder engine.
• Premier 1.5L Turbo (6)
At this trim level, you'll enjoy some of the more convenient features, such as USB charge-only ports for your rear seat passengers, automatic dual-zone climate control for maximum comfort, and a gesture-activated power liftgate in the cargo area for hands-free use. The leather heated seats also come with driver memory, allowing you to get behind the wheel in the most comfortable position for every trip, whether it's a short errand over in New Braunfels or visiting a friend for the day over in Selma, Texas.
• Premier 1.6L Turbo Diesel (7)
This trim boasts all the benefits of the prior Premier 1.5L Turbo level, swapping out the engine for a more powerful 1.6L Turbo-Diesel DOHC 4-cylinder engine instead.
• Premier 2.0L Turbo (8)
Finally, the highest trim tier offers the most powerful motor of all - the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine - as well as all the amenities found in the the Premier 1.6L Turbo Diesel and 1.5L Turbo trim levels.
Once you've decided on one of the 8 noteworthy trim levels on the 2018 Chevy Equinox, you'll be able to pick from a virtual rainbow of available exterior paints and finishes.
• Silver Ice Metallic (All Trim Levels)
• Summit White (All Trim Levels
• Mosaic Black Metallic (All Trim Levels except Base / L 1.5L Turbo)
• Nightfall Gray Metallic (All Trim Levels except Base / L 1.5L Turbo)
• Sandy Ridge Metallic (All Trim Levels except Base / L 1.5L Turbo)
• Storm Blue Metallic (All Trim Levels except Base / L 1.5L Turbo)
• Pepperdust Metallic (All Trim Levels except Base / L 1.5L Turbo and LS / 1.5L Turbo)
• Ivy Metallic $395 (Available in Trims 2,3,4,6,8)
• Orange Burst Metallic $395 (Available in Trims 2,3,4,6,8)
• Cajun Red Tintcoat $395 (Available in Trims 3,4,5,6,7,8)
•Iridescent Pearl Tricoat $995 (Available in Trims 3,4,6,8)
The choices for customizing the look and feel of your 2018 Equinox don't end there, either. You'll also be able to select a flattering interior color option to match:
• Medium Ash Gray, Premium Cloth Seat Trim (Available in Trims 1,2,3,4,5)
• Jet Black, Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim (Available in Trims 3,4,5)
• Jet Black/Cinnamon, Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim (Available in Trims 3,4,5)
• Jet Black, Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat Trim (Available in Trims 6,7,8)
• Jet Black/¬Brandy, Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat Trim (Available in Trims 6,7,8)
• Medium Ash Gray, Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat Trim (Available in Trims 6,7,8)
The appearance of your new ride is only half of the exciting build process, of course: your 2018 Chevy Equinox can be further updated with the addition of a special package or two. Your options range widely, ensuring that there's a fantastic vehicle package option no matter what your needs might be:
• INTERIOR PROTECTION PACKAGE (Available in Trims 2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Beat the mud, dust, dirt, and rain of the San Antonio area by protecting your vehicle interior with premium all-weather floor mats and a matching cargo mat. You'll never have to worry about your cargo spilling or leaving residue in your Equinox. The durable mats in this package will take the heat, and the cold, and the dirt - for you.
• PROTECTION PACKAGE (Available in Trims 2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
This package includes everything found in the Interior Protection Package, and upgrades the finish with rear custom-molded splashguards as well.
• CARGO PACKAGE (Available in Trims 2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Planning on toting around a lot of boxes, products, or projects? You'll need this package for the smoothest experience; it offers features like a retractable cargo shade to prevent sun damage as well as a vertical cargo net for safe storage on the go.
• FLOOR LINER PACKAGE (Available in Trims 2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
A great add-on for other interior-protection packages, the integrated cargo liner and all-weather floor liners in this package will keep your 2018 Chevy Equinox easy to clean and maintain, no matter what you're transporting through Seguin and beyond.
• CONFIDENCE & CONVENIENCE PACKAGE (Available in Trims 3,4)
Want to stay even safer on the road, or plan to lend your 2018 Equinox out to a young driver in the household? The alerts built into this package include a rear cross-traffic alert as well as a side blind zone alert. Rear park assist makes gliding into tricky parking spots a breeze, as well. This package also includes a power liftgate when the 1.5L Turbo engine or the 2.0L Turbo engine is ordered. Other conveniences include a remote start function, dual-zone climate control, and heated seats for both the driver and front-seat passenger.
• SUN & INFOTAINMENT PACKAGE (Available in Trims 3,4,5)
Enjoy every mile a little bit more with this driver experience-oriented package. Soak up the sun as you cruise through Schertz, thanks to a power sunroof. Charge up your devices with six USB ports - 2 in the front center stack, an additional 2 in the front console bin, and two more charge-only ports in the center stack storage bin. A 120 volt power outlet also makes running additional devices, such as a laptop, easier on the go. This package also includes the power programmable liftgate when the 1.6L Turbo Diesel engine is ordered.
• HIT THE ROAD PACKAGE (Available in Trims 3,4,5,6,7,8)
If you're planning on doing a lot of traveling, this package is an excellent addition. The roof rack cross rails give you flexibility for tying down equipment and cargo, and molded assist steps help you and your passengers move in and out of the vehicle with ease.
• REDLINE EDITION (Only Available in Trim 4)
Fashion-forward, this trim-exclusive package is all about the finer things in life. With unmistakable style, the 19" black aluminum wheels draw the eye with unique red accents and black center wheel caps. Front and rear bowtie emblems offer a distinct appearance, and red-outlined Equinox badges denote the luxe trim level at a glance. A unique-to-trim grille is the perfect offset to the jet-black interior, and mosaic black mirror caps finish the look with elegance.
• CONFIDENCE & CONVENIENCE II PACKAGE (Available in Trims 6,7,8)
If you'd like to add even more convenience to your 2018 Chevy Equinox, this package is the perfect solution. With features like low speed forward automatic braking, alerts for forward collision and lane departure, and a vibrating safety alert seat, you'll always know what's happening around you. A special surround vision feature uses four cameras around the vehicle to give you a clear view on all sides, helping you avoid accidents when navigating parking lots.
• SUN, SOUND & NAVIGATION PACKAGE (Available in Trims 6,7,8)
Finally, if you'd like to get the most out of a long commute or a fun road trip, this package is your key to entertainment. In addition to a power sunroof, it includes navigation capability through the Chevrolet MyLink interface, as well as a Bose® premium 7-speaker system and high definition radio.
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