2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox highlights

Customer rating


  • Appealing engine options
  • Smooth ride
  • Intuitive interface


  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Base engine lacks spirit
  • Large turning radius

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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All Chevrolet Equinox years

What is new for the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox?

  • Equinox trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Tow Hitch, Turbo Charged Engine, Turbo Diesel Engine, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof, BOSE Sound System, and Boston Sound System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premier trim now comes with Parking Sensors and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Power Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, and Remote Start as standard equipment.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox trims

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  • Includes all features available on the L
  • 4WD/AWD


  • Includes all features available on the LS
  • 252-hp, 260-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • 137-hp, 240-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Power Seats
  • Tow Hitch
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Remote Start
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • View our Chevrolet Equinox LT inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

1. Engine picks

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers three engine options to suit any lifestyle. The base 170-hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder is excellent for around-town driving and has plenty of punch for merging and passing. A 252-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (available on LT and Premier) boosts the 2018 SUV's torque for peppier performance. If you prioritize gas mileage, check out the 1.6L four-cylinder turbodiesel (available on LT and Premier). When paired with front- or all-wheel drive, this powerplant delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined to help you go longer between fills.

2. Comfortable ride

Are you looking for a compact SUV with a quiet and stable ride? The Chevrolet Equinox's pleasing dynamics begin with a strong foundation that minimizes wind and road noise for a calming in-cabin experience. The suspension has also been tuned to strike an ideal balance between comfort and agility. Whether tackling challenging terrain or bad weather, this SUV also features switchable all-wheel drive (available on LS, LT, and Premier), which automatically flips between FWD and AWD to match the conditions.

3. Roomy cabin

The two-row, five-passenger Chevrolet Equinox is a small SUV with a surprisingly spacious interior. Whether carpooling kids or camping with friends, your passengers will enjoy generous head and legroom (38.5 inches and 39.7 inches, respectively) in the back seats. The 2018 model also includes handy underfloor storage in the cargo area to keep valuables out of sight. With the rear seats in place, the 2018 Equinox provides 29.9 cu-ft of volume for luggage and belongings or 63.5 cu-ft with the second row folded.

4. Infotainment galore

From family road trips and commuting to everything in between, the 2018 Equinox covers your infotainment needs. All models include a Chevrolet MyLink Radio system with a seven-inch touchscreen display (on L, LS, and LT trims; the Premier boasts an eight-inch touchscreen display) with Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming. You'll also find Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capabilities in all 2018 models, allowing you to connect to maps, music, messages, and more on the Equinox's display. Your passengers will also appreciate the SUV's available Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, providing a quick and dependable connection for up to seven devices.

5. Advanced driver aids

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers a wide range of driver aids. All trims come standard with a rearview monitor to simplify parking maneuvers, and teen driver technology to encourage better behind-the-wheel habits. In addition, the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with traction control maintains the SUV's composure for more control, while a tire pressuring monitoring system ensures the proper psi at all times. Forward-collision warning, automatic high beams, lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning are also available on the Premier trims, along with a surround-vision camera with a bird's-eye view for improved visibility.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a great family car. Customer love that it is spacious and well equipped. The car is also good on gas mileage and has a smooth ride.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Equinox an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Equinox 13th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Chevrolet Equinox features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/R 39.7"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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