Chevy Soon to Wow the SUV Segment with Brand-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

It's been a while coming. But for 2017, it's finally here. The 2018 Chevy Equinox SUV is soon to appear at Chevrolet dealerships around the US, and it promises to live up to the expectations of both SUV connoisseurs and the automaker's commitment to multi-terrain road warriors alike.

Choices in four trims abound, including a front-wheel drive L model as well as LS, LT and Premier trims built with either front- or all-wheel drivetrains. And 2018 Equinox looks to be a model of both the off-road and impressive fuel economy.

L and LS iterations feature a peppy 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter Turbo engine, putting out 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque and capable of up to 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined fuel economy in front-wheel drive lines to take one places. A stop/start engine control system works to conserve fuel during halts by disengaging the engine, resulting not only in a design that sips gas but one that helps keep emissions to a minimum. And the drive looks to be as smooth as it is efficient. 2018 Equinox offers a 6-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Controls that let you switch between seamless automatic and a clutchless sequential manual mode for hands-on control, and changing gears is as easy as a tap.

And where would an off-the-beaten-path hauler be without the safety and towing chops to make the drive truly great? In tandem with Traction Control, 2018 Equinox's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system makes the most of ground grasp during low-traction conditions, whether ice and snow or gravel, wet pavement or uneven terrain. It activates when sensors detect a difference between potential and actual travel paths, so you can rest assured of your trip with peace of mind. And if you're taking a trailer along, 2018 Chevy Equinox can haul up to 4,464 pounds thanks to a high GVWR rating as well as a 4-link rear suspension for handling prowess.

And on the inside, 2018 Equinox provides both drive-time comfort and the host of convenience tech to keep it that way. A Chevrolet MyLink® audio system with 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen lets you adjust elements like Equinox's AM/FM stereo, access those like Bluetooth streaming functionality, make hands-free calls with voice-activation and more. Plus, you can customize and manage entertainment and vehicle feature settings in a snap, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability makes it easy to connect a compatible mobile device.

Take the step up to 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier, and you can make use of top-tier amenities like Side Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to envision nearby driving conditions, front fog lamps to cut through the thick of it, and an available heated steering wheel, heated driver and front passenger seats and dual-zone automatic air conditioning for a custom cabin. Premier keeps a few extra entertainment options at your fingertips thanks to SiriusXM Satellite Radio support, easily accessible via an available upgrade to the 8-inch version of the Chevrolet MyLink® audio system, and built-in navigation is set to deliver when it comes to getting from point A to point Adventure. So load up by opening Equinox's hands-free lift gate with a mere gesture, and hit the road for 2018.

While we await the arrival of this SUV to upend the segment, you're welcome to stop by and see us here at Jim Ellis Chevrolet Atlanta to get a feel for Equinox in advance. Our 5900 Peachtree Ind Blvd. plays host to 2017 Chevy Equinox models in LT and Premier trims to pique your interest. We proudly serve drivers from Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and nearby areas, so we look forward to serving you!

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