There are plenty of great new features and advantages that are going to be available when the 2018 Chevy Equinox is released sometime next year, but new engine and transmission enhancements on this great compact crossover SUV are some of the most exciting features. Keep reading to learn more about the new 2018 Chevy Equinox powertrain options.
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The new GMC Acadia will be available with two powertrains: a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine equipped with stop-start technology will be standard, while an updated 3.6-litre V6 engine offering an estimated 310 horsepower will also be available on most models.
2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options
The 2018 Chevy Equinox will see several powertrain improvements compared to the 2017 Equinox model. These include a new base engine, an upgraded optional engine, and the first (and currently only) compact SUV in North America to be available with a diesel option. All of these powertrain options are turbocharged. Check below for more details on these models.
1.5-litre Gas Turbo
The new base engine on the 2018 Chevy Equinox will be a refined 1.5 turbo. Optimized for fuel-efficiency (thanks to features like direct injection) this engine should be able to deliver a fuel-consumption rating as low as 7.6 L/100km on the highway with front-wheel drive. This engine will offer a GM-estimated 170 horsepower.
2.0-litre Gas Turbo
This four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre promises to deliver the capability of the previous year’s V6 engine, with increased fuel-efficiency. This engine will be rated for 252 horsepower and be able to trailer up to 1,585 pounds (which is a match for the 2017 Equinox with the V6). This engine will also be able to offer 8.4 L/100km on the highway.
The all-new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel on the 2018 Equinox combines the fuel-efficiency of diesel power with premium torque, power, and technology like stop-start. This engine has an estimated output of 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, and has a GM-estimated fuel-consumption rating of just 5.9 L/100km on the highway.
Not sure which of these engines on the 2018 Chevy Equinox is right for you? Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales representative, or be one of the first to schedule a test drive to get a feel for handling and power on this excellent compact crossover SUV.