Chevrolet Equinox Engine Options Get Updates for 2018

2018 Chevy Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox arrives completely redesigned this year. With an all-new design, the Chevrolet Equinox engine options also get updated. In fact, the new Equinox gives buyers a choice from among three turbocharged engines.

“With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice-president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is power of a larger engine and the fuel economy of a smaller engine.”

The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that generates 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. It delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway*.

Next is an available turbocharged 2.0-liter that delivers more performance at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is the ideal choice for drivers who plan to do any towing and offers up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, when properly equipped. It also offers an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway*.

Finally, for drivers who want to maximize efficiency, the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel is a first for this segment. It is rated at 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This engine has not been officially tested by the EPA yet; however, GM estimates that is should return about 40 mpg on the highway. This engine will not be available until later in the model year.

Come experience the redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox at Dick Beard Chevrolet.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.

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