Introducing the 2018 Chevy Equinox

Performance. Safety. Comfort. Style. Why should you have to choose between them? You shouldn't, and with the all-new 2018 Equinox, you don't have to - it is truly the best of all worlds. Redesigned from the ground up with your needs and wants in mind, you can have it all. The Equinox is a versatile and stylish crossover that will get you and your family anywhere you need to go in plenty of comfort.

What's New for 2018
This year's Equinox is even lighter and more agile than before, without sacrificing room or comfort. The Equinox fits a driver, four additional passengers, and a generous 63.5 cu. ft. of cargo volume with ease.

The Equinox boasts an available all-new switchable All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. Available on LS, LT and Premier trims, the system allows you to switch between AWD and FWD operation on the fly, giving you greater control and traction on slick and snowy roads. 

The available 2.0L turbocharged engine is now equipped with an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission that packs a whopping 252 horsepower with 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

Not only does it create a more exciting drive, the 2.0 engine provides power to haul plenty, with up to 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity. With just a push of a button, Equinox's Tow/Haul mode makes the transmission assist you in hauling heavy loads, meaning you can haul anything you need for those weekend outdoor getaways, and it's never been easier.  

Fuel economy for the 2018 Equinox is even better than before. With the available 1.6L turbo-diesel engine, you get a whopping EPA-estimated 39 MPG Highway* that the competition can't touch. The 2018 Honda CR-V only reaches 34 MPG Highway* and the 2018 Ford Escape isn't even close with 30 MPG Highway*.
You can push the athletic good looks of the Equinox even further with the all-new Redline series. The special edition Equinox Redline (which is available on LT models without a sunroof or diesel engine) boasts an aggressive black grille, 19-inch wheels, black window trim, black mirror caps, and black bowties. While the Equinox was already designed for head-turning good looks, the striking appearance of the Redline will make heads explode!

Whether you're commuting, driving your family around town, or headed to the mountains for the weekend with plenty of gear in tow, Equinox offers three powerful engines that fit your needs perfectly. Even better, fuel-saving stop/start technology comes standard on all three:

  • 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing, and Direct Injection paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, producing an EPA-estimated 26 MPG City/32 MPG Highway fuel economy (FWD)*
  • 1.6L Turbo-Diesel DOHC 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, producing an EPA-estimated 28 MPG City/39 MPG Highway fuel economy (FWD)*
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and Stop/Start technology paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, producing an EPA-estimated 22 MPG City/28 MPG Highway fuel economy (AWD)*
No matter which engine you choose, each was designed for not only a fun and sporty drive with a pleasantly surprising amount of torque, but also a quiet ride that you and your passengers will love.

The 2018 Equinox is available in four tailor-made trims: L, LS, LT and top-of-the line Premier. From economical to loaded, there's a trim that will suit your needs and then some.

The base L trim, which is anything but run-of-the-mill, sports the turbocharged 1.5L engine and is packed with remote keyless entry, push-button start, a rear vision camera, and an active noise cancellation noise control system. Making sure everyone in the vehicle stays connected, the L trim includes a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, front USB port with an auxiliary input jack, as well as front, second row, and rear cargo auxiliary 12-volt power outlets.

When stepping up to the LT trim, you get the addition of 18-inch bright aluminum wheels, chromed dual-outlet exhaust, power driver seat with lumbar support, and outside-heated, power-adjustable, manual folding mirrors. You also get deep-tinted rear glass and roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions.

The Premier trim takes the Equinox to new heights of luxury, comfort, and safety. It comes with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert to help keep you and your family safe.  The Equinox's good looks are kicked into overdrive with the addition of leather heated seats with driver memory, 19-inch ultra-bright aluminum wheels, LED headlamps and tail lamps, and auto-dimming body-color, manual-folding mirrors with turn signal indicators and chrome mirror caps. When you have both hands full, the hands-free gesture liftgate opens with a simple wave of your foot. You won't want to simply drive the Premier trim - you may want to live in it as well.

Equinox offers an arsenal of advanced safety technologies to provide you with the ultimate peace of mind. Available features include:

  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking - When traveling at low speeds and Equinox senses that a front-end collision is about to occur, the brakes are automatically applied to potentially reduce the impact's severity. At very low speeds, it may help avoid a collision completely.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning - If you drift out of your lane unintentionally, this technology provides gentle steering wheel turns and alerts to help get your Equinox back in place safely.
  • Forward Collision Alert - Utilizing camera technology, this technology alerts you to slowing vehicles that are detected in your way. You can set the following distance indicator to Near, Medium, Far, or Off.  
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert - This feature uses radar sensors to monitor approaching traffic passing behind the vehicle and alerts you via the rear vision camera screen.
  • Rear Park Assist - This technology senses stationary objects and alerts you if an object is too close, and also uses guiding lines on the rear vision camera screen to assist you in backing up.
  • Side Blind Zone Alert - Short-range radar sensor warn you when other vehicles occupy your blind zone areas.
  • Lane Change Alert - During a lane change, this feature gives you side mirror alerts to help you avoid a crash with a quickly approaching vehicle.

Test Drive the Equinox Today!
With its good looks, comfort, safety, power, and efficiency, the 2018 Equinox is the crossover that can gives you everything you need to do everything you want. Come in and test drive one at Darling's Chevy at 121 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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