2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Initial pricing released for US and Canada

Article by Christian A., on December 9, 2016

Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is also expected to roll out in 115 other countries worldwide at the end of next year. What we have right now are the initial prices for its Canada and US consumers.

The 1.5 litre turbo is priced for as low as $26, 995 CAD or $24,475 USD. Prices for all variants are not given out entirely, but the entry-level will be fitted with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing as much as 170hp and 201 lb-ft of torque with estimated fuel returns of 31mph.

Other engines will be offered in a much powerful 252hp 2.0 litre turbo engine that delivers up to 260lb-ft of torque. This probably will come with GM’s latest 9-speed automatic transmission.

For lesser fuel consumption, there is also a 136hp 1.6 litre turbo diesel with up to 236lb-ft torque output. It is said that Chevrolet will pair this Equinox model with a 6-speed automatic gearbox just like the other variants.

There has been no confirmation yet if all models will be offered with AWD and FWD. But according to Chevrolet, they will be offering these versions on the latest model. From what we know, it has shed off a significant amount of weight by at least 181kgs. If it were true, then the new Chevy Equinox will be its lightest version yet it weighs more or less 3,327lbs.

If there’s more, we’ll be expecting the new Equinox to have a host of safety features and driver assistance technologies. Some of these include a Wi-Fi hotspot in 4G LTE, OnStar, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MyLink infotainment system.

Steve Majoros, Chevrolet cars and crossovers marketing director, explained what the customers want from today’s crossovers. Without a doubt, the new Equinox delivers safety, efficient performance as well as comfort and connectivity.

The new safety technologies include rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist with departure warning, low-speed forward automatic braking, forward collision alert with distance indicator and the new side blind zone alert. So as you can see, aside from offering comfort, Equinox has a new approach in design and technologies to make its passengers more connected on the road.

The Equinox has four trims available such as the Premier, LT, LS and L variants. By all means, the new Equinox will be pitted against the new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. While Honda CRV’s price starts at $23,845USD, the Toyota RAV4 is priced at $24,910USD up to $34,750 USD. With these prices already released, we hope to see more official pricing details for the Equinox to come out real soon.

Press Release


Chevrolet announced today that pricing for the next-generation 2018 Equinox will start at $24,475 when it goes on sale this spring. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price includes the destination charge but excludes tax, title and additional dealer fees.

Equinox offers a fresh, new design and technologies to help keep passengers comfortable and connected on the road.

“In a word, crossover customers want one thing: everything. From comfort and connectivity to efficient performance and safety, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox delivers on all counts,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers.

The 2018 Equinox will offer three turbocharged engines — including the segment’s first turbo-diesel — providing customers more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability.

The standard 1.5L engine will be available at launch, with the 2.0L Turbo and diesel options available in the second quarter of 2017. The 2.0L engine will be coupled to GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission, offering an exciting driving experience with more horsepower and torque.

The 2018 Equinox will be available in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels, in FWD or AWD combinations.

Chevrolet’s connectivity technologies include a standard 7- and an available 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen with MyLink infotainment designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.*

The new Equinox offers an expanded range of active safety features:

New Safety Alert Seat
New Surround Vision
New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Seat Reminder and Teen Driver are also offered. Rear Seat Reminder can provide an alert when the rear doors are used during or just before a trip, prompting you to double-check for valuables left in the back seat when you exit the vehicle. Teen Driver allows parents to monitor driving habits and facilitates discussions to help encourage better driving habits, even when parents are not in the vehicle.

*Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Data plans provided by AT&T.


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