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What Are the Differences Between the 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox?


When you're in the market for a spacious and reliable SUV, you look to Chevrolet. That's because the vehicles at our Chevy dealership near Flint, TX, offers impressive inventories of new and pre-owned Chevrolet models that you can count on for top-notch performance, safety and comfort. With each new year comes updated and upgraded iterations of the ever-popular models you know and love. The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox roared onto the scene last year, but the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has proven to be an even better version of this classic SUV. Learn more about the differences between the 2018 Chevy Equinox and its predecessor, then visit Peltier Chevrolet to test-drive the all-new Equinox.

Construction & Safety
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is even more of a head-turner than the previous model, as this iteration boasts a sleeker shape, more detailed exterior design and sculpted body lines that are reminiscent of smaller Chevy models like the Cruze and Malibu. The newest Equinox weighs approximately 400 pounds less than the 2017 SUV did, overall a 10% weight reduction, which makes the Equinox more efficient.

Chevrolet also bolstered its safety systems with updated and more sophisticated technologies. These include Teen Driver technology, which helps you monitor your kids' actions on the road even when you're not around. Systems that were available in the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox were improved for the new model year, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. More new standard and available safety features you'll find in the newest Chevy Equinox include:

  • Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Surround Vision

Performance-Focused Options
For the first time, the Chevrolet Equinox has an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup that includes a turbodiesel option. Additionally, there's a new 9-speed transmission that creates a smooth and stable drive day-in and day-out. The 2017 Chevy Equinox has just one engine option, a 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine that generates 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque while earning up to 31 highway mpg. By comparison, the available engines in the 2018 Equinox include:

  • 5-liter Turbo engine with 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-liter Turbo engine with 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, which returns up to 40 highway mpg

Cabin Comforts & Conveniences
While both model years offer available OnStar® 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot, the 2018 Equinox can also be equipped with a wireless charging pad. You can control your infotainment features from a 7-inch diagonal Chevrolet MyLink® screen in either Chevy Equinox, but the newest iteration also has an available 8-inch screen in upper trims. The Chevrolet MyLink® technology itself has been improved, as you can now use Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to connect your smartphone, in addition to the Bluetooth® technology that the 2017 Equinox offered. If you want to enjoy your favorite songs with concert-quality sound, the optional audio system has been upgraded from a Pioneer® Sound System to a Bose® Sound System in the 2018 model.

The 2018 Equinox has more passenger room than the previous iteration, meaning your whole crew will be comfortable no matter how far you're traveling. The 2017 Equinox has a passenger volume of 99.7 cubic feet, while the 2018 Equinox has 103.2 cubic feet of passenger volume for you to take advantage of.  Additionally, there's a unique kneeling rear seat in the 2018 model that can be folded flat to create a helpful flat rear load floor.

Come to Peltier Chevrolet in Tyler, TX, to explore these two Chevrolet Equinox models and choose the ideal SUV for your lifestyle.

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