10-14-19

New Turbocharged Power Helps 2018 Equinox Go Farther on Less

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.


black 2017 GMC Acadia midsize SUV parked in front of a building with a big glass window

2017 GMC Acadia Powertrain and Fuel Economy

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.

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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.

1.6-litre Turbo-Diesel

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.

2018 Chevy Equinox on a black and white semi-industrial background

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.

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Equinox arrives at Craig Dunn Motor City

2018 Chevy Equinox Portage la Prairie, MB

After months of anticipation, the 2018 Chevy Equinox has officially arrived at Craig Dunn Motor City, and we couldn’t be more excited about the new SUV! We’ve already filled you in on what to expect from the new 2018 Equinox, but trust us when we saw the vehicle is even more impressive in person than it is on paper. We didn’t think that was even possible! Read on to learn all about the features and specs that have our team crazy about the new SUV.

Read more: Compare the 2017 and 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Equinox features and specs

The 2018 Chevy Equinox comes in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. All four trim levels come standard with a high-output 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission on all trim levels. Tech-savvy drivers will be pleased to know that the 2018 Equinox is jam-packed with available technology features such as support for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

2018 Chevy Equinox trim levels
2018 Chevy Equinox interior seat trimming options
2018 Chevy Equinox engine performance

2018 Chevy Equinox safety features

Wondering about safety features? The 2018 Equinox comes with plenty, with all trims offering standard safety features like a rear vision camera, Tire Pressure Monitor, Teen Driver technology, the OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service, OnStar Automatic Crash Response, OnStar Crisis Assist, OnStar Emergency Services, and OnStar Roadside Assistance. The 2018 Equinox also comes available with advanced safety features such as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Forward Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Change Alert.

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Drivers interested in meeting the 2018 Chevy Equinox up close and personal are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and see us at our location in Portage la Prairie. Have additional questions about the impressive SUV before getting behind the wheel? No problem! Give our team a call or drop us a line in the comments below, and we’ll answer any questions you may have!

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Chevy Takes Home More J.D. Power Awards in Initial Quality and Dependability Than Any Other Brand

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian Starting Price

While car shoppers may want all the bells and whistles, they also long for pricing that is affordable for families or individuals. Fortunately, the well-equipped 2018 Chevy Equinox offers both top-quality features and a reasonable base MSRP. Keep reading to learn the 2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian starting price, and more about the great features available in this new compact SUV.


2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options

2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options

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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2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian Starting Price

The 2018 Chevy Equinox to be released in Canada in the first quarter of 2017 will have a starting MSRP of $26,995. This price will include freight charges and air conditioning taxes, but not other fees and taxes. We assume that this base price will be for an LS trim 2018 Equinox outfitted with the base 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with front-wheel drive.Some standard features that will come on the 2018 Chevy Equinox include the Teen Driver safe driving system, a seven-inch colour touchscreen display on the Chevy MyLink infotainment system (which can be upgraded to an eight-inch screen), compatible Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability (though a additional data plan costs and coverage map limits may apply).

Remote start and heated seats will also be standard in Canadian models of the 2018 Chevy Equinox.

2018 Chevy Equinox with Apple CarPlay connectivity

Elite Available Features on the 2018 Equinox

While we don’t yet know the Canadian pricing breakdown for the advanced LT and Premier trims of the 2018 Chevy Equinox, we do know some of the advanced features that will be available in this compact SUV. Some of them include advanced safety features that can help drivers avoid accidents, and an advanced transmission and engine option. Contact a member of the Craig Dunn Motor City sales team to learn more about this great vehicle near Winnipeg MB.

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Chevy debuts 2018 Chevy Equinox

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10-11-19

Chevy Takes Four Dependability Awards in J.D. Powers Study

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

It can be hard to measure the dependability of a new vehicle. Often, when you are shopping for a new car, you will ask family and friends for their vehicle experiences and do a little research as well. If you are looking specifically at the Chevrolet brand and want to know how dependable are Chevy vehicles, you are in lucks. Chevy took four dependability awards in a recent J.D. Powers Study. Keep reading for details.

What Chevy Models Won 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Awards?

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study looks a wide selection of three-year-old vehicles, and measures owner satisfaction and dependability in the last several months. Have owners needed to bring the cars into the shop, or been irritated by a slow infotainment system? J.D. Power then ranks each vehicle in it’s segment. This year the Chevy brand as a whole ranked in the top ten, with four vehicles taking the top place in their respective segments.

2013 Chevy Malibu rated most dependable midsize car 2016
2013 Chevy Camaro ranked most dependable midsize sporty car 2016
The Chevy Malibu took the J.D. Powers award for the Midsize Car category for the second year in a row. Earlier this year, the 2016 Chevy Malibu was also chosen as one of Kelley Blue Book’s top family car picks, thanks to its low fuel consumption, spacious interior, and top safety ratings.
For the fourth-year-running, the Chevy Camaro dominated in the Midsize Sporty Car category. This means that the 2013 Camaro pictured below will give you minimal problems, while delivering premium power. The new Camaro has also been honored on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines List.
2013 Chevy Equinox topped Compact SUV dependability study
2013 Chevy Silverado HD most dependable heavy duty truck
In the Compact SUV category, the Chevy Equinox took a dependability acknowledgment for the first time. This high-quality and extremely versatile vehicle is ideal for families that want to split the difference between car-handling and SUV capability. And, even better, it’s built in Canada!
The Chevy Silverado HD also took a segment Award in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup category for its second year in a row. The light-duty Silverado also took third place in the rankings for Large Light Duty Pickups, which means that Chevy truck drivers can rely on a dependable truck no matter the capability.

In the 2016 J.D. Powers Dependability Study, the Chevy Tahoe also took second in the Large SUV Category, and the GMC and Buick brands also stood out as impressively reliable.

Read More: Buick Verano Named Most Reliable Vehicle in the J.D. Powers Reliability Study

Each of these Chevy vehicles relies on premium workmanship and top materials to be long lasting and reliable. Chevy even offers Chevrolet Complete Care on ever new car purchase which means that each Chevy comes with a quality guarantee.Stop in at Craig Dunn Motor City or schedule your Chevy test drive today!

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10-11-19

GM Canada committed to producing more Chevy Equinoxes

Chevy Equinox in Canada

Chevy Equinox in Canada

We have great news for folks looking to invest in high-quality, Canada-made Chevy vehicles! GM Canada has just made the commitment to increase production of the Chevy Equinox in Canada at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario. This move is at least partially motivated by the need to meet high demand for this practical but stylish crossover SUV. Keep reading for more details.

The Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario has been producing Chevy vehicles since 1919, and currently it produces the Chevy Equinox, Chevy Camaro, and the previous and current generation of Chevy Impala, as well as the Buick Regal sport sedan. Since 1999 the facility has even won several (or, to be exactly, nineteen!) J. D. Powers awards for producing quality vehicles. This tradition of Canadian excellence is slated to continue, with GM Canada earmarking C$12 million to be invested in enabling the Oshawa Assembly to produce even more high-quality vehicles, especially the extremely popular Chevy Equinox.

Chevy Equinox in transit from Ingersoll to Oshawa

The spacious and well-equipped Chevy Equinox has been so popular across north America that this has not been the first time steps have been taken to produce more of them. In 2010, GM started the one-of-a-kind Equinox Shuttle program that allows vehicle bodies produced at the CAMI Body Shop in Ingersoll to receive final assembly at Oshawa.

What’s next for the Oshawa Assembly? In the future we may be looking at the next breakthrough in green technology coming out of Oshawa, or maybe just the guarantee that high quality Canadian vehicles will continue rolling off the assembly line and to dealerships near you! Check out the current Craig Dunn inventory of all new GM vehicles today or schedule a test drive today!

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How spacious is the 2020 Equinox?

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10-11-19

Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

With the announcement of the 2017 Chevy Equinox Special editions available later this year, we are wondering if other special edition Chevy SUVs will be available in Canada. We don’t have any solid information about this yet, but we know that Chevrolet is expanding the U.S. production of special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs, and it’s possible that this new inventory will be available in Canada as well.

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What special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs may be available in Canada?

We have an entire post about the 2017 Chevy Equinox special editions that will be available in Canada (classic black Midnight and Summit White Sport models), but what other special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs can we hope for? According to recent Chevrolet announcements, the U.S. market will be getting not only the 2017 Chevy Equinox specialty models, but also special edition 2017 Trax and 2017 Traverse models.

2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition will possibly return for 2017
2017 Chevy Equinox brings bold new style to Canada
2017 Chevy Traverse Graphite Edition may or may not be available in Manitoba

2017 Trax Midnight Edition

The Trax Midnight Edition, which was introduced in 2016, seems scheduled to return on the refined 2017 model, though we don’t have an estimated time for that. We would be surprised if the 2016 edition was the only run of this popular option. Like the Equinox and Chevy Silverado Midnight Editions, this model will be completely blacked out, including the wheels and the front Chevrolet bow-tie.

2017 Chevy Traverse Graphite

Available only on the 2LT model (and with all the advantages of that advanced trim), the Graphite Edition of the 2017 Chevy Traverse will feature 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, black Chevrolet bow-tie branding, an integrated step assist and dual exhaust. Exterior color options will be Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red, and Iridescent Pearl. We enjoy this confident new look on the popular Traverse.

Again, here at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie MB we don’t have solid information about the availability of these special editions in our area, except for Chevy Equinox. If you are interested in one of these special addition 2017 Chevy SUVs, contact a member of our sales team or keep an eye on our inventory.

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10-11-19

What’s inside the Chevy Equinox?

2018 Chevy Equinox Interior and Safety Features

The Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV that is packed with several amenities that help drivers better enjoy the ride. That is why we will be talking about the 2018 Chevy Equinox interior and safety features. This will give you a better understanding of what this vehicle has to offer drivers. 


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Convenient Amenities

When you settle into your seat, you have several options to help you relax. You can tune in with the AM/FM stereo that has a 7-inch touchscreen display screen. You can stream music through the sound system’s Bluetooth® technology with your compatible device.  Drivers can also use the convenient rearview manual day/night mirror for easier exits, parking and lane changes. You can even unlock the vehicle without pressing a button with the key fob. Now that you know a little more about the interior features of this model, let’s talk about its safety features.

2018 Chevy Equinox dasboard
2018 Chevy Equinox seating

Driver Assistance

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is equipped with several safety features. This model comes standard with LED Daytime Running Lamps for better visibility. These headlamps also help other motorists see your vehicle. This model also has a rear vision camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. These tools help drivers with exiting and monitoring their vehicle’s performance.


READ MORE: 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Canadian fuel economy rating


The 2018 Chevy Equinox has several features inside its cabin for your convenience. After looking at the 2018 Chevy Equinox interior and safety features, drivers can evaluate whether this vehicle best fits their needs. Now all you have to do is take it for a test drive. If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Chevy Equinox or any of our other models, you can check out our online inventory for our available vehicles and schedule your test drive with Craig Dunn Motor City today!

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How spacious is the 2020 Equinox?

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Equinox Release Date

 2016 Chevy Equinox Release Date

Each year, new vehicles are revealed, which gives drivers even more options. Automotive brands come out with new and exciting features each year that are only available on the newest editions. Recently, Chevy announced the 2016 Chevy Equinox release date. This vehicle has a few minor additions, but they could make all the difference when deciding to buy a new car. This small crossover SUV might just be the right choice for your next vehicle.

2016 Chevy Equinox Design

The 2016 Chevy Equinox has a few redesign details on the exterior and interior. These updates make the Equinox even more refined and comfortable. The new design features add flowing lines and sleek contours that aren’t only stylish, but also functional. These designs help reduce wind drag and improve efficiency. The front end has the most noticeable upgrade, with an accented chrome dual-port grille that adds illuminating details and helps increase efficiency.

2016 Chevy Equinox Technology Features

There are also a variety of new and helpful technology features. One of these features is the OnStar with 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi. This feature was introduced on the 2015 model and is also available on this new model. If you opt for this feature, you and your passengers will be able to connect to up to seven devices for direct access to streaming content, music, entertainment and more.

Another exciting feature, is Siri Eyes Free. This feature lets you use your iPhone to stay connected while you keep your eyes on the road. This feature will let you hear messages and notifications out loud as well as allow you to verbally compose text messages. You can also use simple voice commands to get information and directions while on the road.

The Chevy Equinox has a variety of updates and features just waiting to be explored. Besides design and technology, it also some updated safety features, performance capabilities and more. It will be arriving at dealerships later this year. Check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often to find out when it hits our lot and learn about the other great features you can look forward to.

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Chevy debuts 2018 Chevy Equinox

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10-11-19

2020 Chevy Equinox Legroom and Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is ready for drivers and their families. Not only does this vehicle have many safety features and lots of engine power, it also has space for your passengers and belongings. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Chevy Equinox legroom and cargo capacity to help you see what this model can do. 


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Passenger Volume 

The 2020 Chevy Equinox can seat up to five passengers inside its two rows of seats. The Equinox is designed to give each of your passengers enough space to enjoy rides whether they’re long or short. The Equinox has 103 centimeters of legroom in its front row and 101 centimeters of legroom in the rear row for comparable space for all passengers. The Chevy Equinox has a total passenger volume of 2922 liters of space for everybody. 

2020 Chevy Equinox dashboard

2020 Chevy Equinox cargo space

Cabin Dimensions 

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is a durable and reliable vehicle. You don’t have to worry about it getting you where you want to go. You also don’t have to worry about how much of your luggage it can take with you. Behind the rear seats you can place your luggage inside the 846 liters of space. If you need more space, you can put the seats down for a maximum cargo volume of 1809 liters. That is plenty of room for all that you need to bring along. 


READ MORE: 2020 Chevy Equinox Colour Options


The 2020 Chevy Equinox legroom and cargo capacity are important factors when considering this vehicle. There is a lot more to learn on our website. You can visit our online inventory to see what Chevy, GMC, and Buick models we have available and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today. We hope to see you soon at our dealership.  

Introducing the 2020 Chevy Equinox

Introducing the 2020 Chevy Equinox

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10-11-19

New Turbocharged Power Helps 2018 Equinox Go Farther on Less

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.


black 2017 GMC Acadia midsize SUV parked in front of a building with a big glass window

2017 GMC Acadia Powertrain and Fuel Economy

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.

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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.

1.6-litre Turbo-Diesel

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.

2018 Chevy Equinox on a black and white semi-industrial background

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.

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10-11-19

Chevy debuts 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian release date

The 2018 Chevy Equinox made its debut last month at the Montreal International Auto Show, and we couldn’t be more excited for the Canadian-made SUV to arrive at Craig Dunn Motor City later this spring. The redesigned 2018 Equinox is one of four new or redesigned SUVs in Chevy’s lineup for the next model year. Ready to learn more? Read on!

2018 Chevy Equinox standard features

The 2018 Chevy Equinox will come standard with a variety of great features that cost extra on most competitors. Drivers will stay entertained, connected and comfortable with the 2018 Equinox’s standard Remote Start, Push Button Start, 7-inch touchscreen MyLink display, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, heated front seats and Teen Driver technology.

2018 Chevy Equinox exterior color options
2018 Chevy Equinox interior color options
2018 Chevy Equinox engine options

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2018 Chevy Equinox engine options

The 2018 Chevy Equinox will have three turbocharged engine options: the standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, the available 2.0-liter Turbo engine and a segment-first diesel engine. The 2.0-liter Turbo engine and the diesel engine will be available on the 2018 Equinox beginning in the second quarter of 2017, while the standard 1.5-liter turbocharged engine will be available upon the vehicle’s release.

Related: Chevrolet introduces 2018 Chevy Traverse

While the 2018 Chevy Equinox won’t arrive at dealerships until this spring, keep an eye on our blog and we’ll be sure to let you know when the great SUV makes its way to Craig Dunn Motor City. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions about the vehicles in our inventory! Drivers interested in scheduling an obligation-free test drive of any vehicle in our lineup can do so online here.

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2018 Chevy Equinox Starts At Less Than $30,000

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Equinox was named a 2016 Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just issued its 2016 list of awards for the safest vehicles on the roads of North America, and the 2016 Chevy Equinox was named a 2016 Top Safety Pick honors for its excellent crash tests as well as its top notch crash prevention technology.

Safety features on the 2016 Chevy Equinox

The 2016 Chevy Equinox received a top rating of Good in the small and moderate overlap front crash testing, as well as side impact and roof strength tests. The head restraints and seats also received a Good rating. The LATCH child seat anchors also received a second rank Acceptable rating for ease of use and convenient installation. All of these crash scores mean that even should the worst happen, the drivers and passengers of the Equinox are well protected.

Interested in Chevy Equinox crash testing? Check out either of the videos below, showing side and small-overlap crash testing.

The 2016 Chevy Equinox also offers front crash prevention technology with its optional Forward Collision Alert system available with the Driver Confidence Package II on the LTZ trim. Other digital safety features available on this excellent midsize SUV include standard daytime running lights, as well as available rear cross traffic and side blind zone alerts, and rear parking assistance for sliding smoothly into those hard-to-fit parking spots. The 2016 GMC Terrain, which is built along a similar structure to that of the Equinox, is also a IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick in the midsize SUV category.

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Basic OnStar services with automatic crash response is even built into the new Chevy Equinox for the first six months. This service is capable of detecting certain crashes and notifying an OnStar Advisor who will contact you through the Equinox if you need help. If there is not a response, the Advisor will determine your location and notify emergency personnel.

Learn More: OnStar RemoteLink Features

The 2016 Chevy Sonic also was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016 in the small car category. Here at Craig Dunn, we are proud to offer the latest and safest vehicles. Contact us today to learn more about the Chevy Equinox and other great GM vehicles.

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10-11-19

Canadian-Made Equinox and Terrain Lead Their Segments for Initial Quality

2016 Chevy Equinox Initial Quality Segment Leader

GM Canada has been active for over a century producing some of the best quality vehicles in North America. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City we are very proud of our stock of Chevy, Buick and GMC models, but we are even more excited now with the release of the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. The 2016 Chevy Equinox and the 2016 GMC Terrain, both built right here in Canada, lead their segment. Keep reading to learn more about 2016 Chevy Equinox initial quality awards.

2016 Chevy Equinox Initial Quality Segment Leader

2016 GMC Terrain Initial Quality leader from the frontThe 2016 Chevy Equinox, which is produced at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll and the Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa for world-wide distribution took the lead in the compact SUV segment, neck in next with its sister-vehicle the 2016 GMC Terrain. This means that, among compact sport utility vehicles, these two models experienced the fewest problems per 100 vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership. As soon as an Equinox or Terrain drives off the lot, it offers more reliability than other compact SUV models.

The J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study was done by surveying more than 80,000 new car owners or lessees about their new 2016 model year vehicles.

Other Chevrolet Initial Quality Leaders

Not only did the Equinox and Terrain do extremely well in this study, but four other Chevy vehicles also lead in their segments in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study. For the fourth year in a row, Chevy has earned more initial quality awards in this study than any other brand, which is achieved by delivering reliable performance to customers across the board.

See Also: Chevy Receives Top Dependability Awards from J.D. Power

The other Chevy vehicles that lead their segment in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study were the Chevy Silverado (Full-Size Light-Duty Trucks), Chevy Silverado HD (Full-Size Heavy Duty Trucks), Chevy Tahoe (Large SUVs) and the Chevy Spark (City Car Segment).

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10-11-19

Updates for 2018 Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox underwent some major changes for the 2018 model year, most notably an exterior redesign. The 2018 Equinox not only dropped nearly 400 pounds from previous generations, but the all-new body was designed to earn top safety ratings. In fact, high-strength and ultra-high strength steel was strategically placed throughout the vehicle’s body structure, protecting passengers in a “safety cage.” The new mixed material body design is also meant to make the crossover more responsive and fuel efficient than past model years. In fact, the 2018 Equinox offers a fuel consumption rating of 7.3 L/100km and 8.3 L/100km city/highway.

2018 Chevy Equinox engine performance
2018 Chevy Equinox passenger space

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2018 Chevy Equinox engine options

The 2018 Chevy Equinox has three available engine choices: a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, a 2.0-turbocharged engine that generates 252 horsepower, and a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine that kicks out 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

Drivers interested in seeing the updates and upgrades for the 2018 Chevy Equinox are encouraged to stop in and see us at Craig Dunn Motor City or schedule an obligation-free test drive in the vehicle. Have additional questions about the 2018 Equinox before hopping in the driver’s seat? If so, feel free to contact our team today!

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10-11-19

What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

The Chevrolet brand has earned more 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards* than any other brand. Vehicles ranging from compact city cars to heavy duty trucks have earned these honors, and we are proud to share them.

red 2016 Chevy Equinox on a dark background
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD on a farm

2016 Chevy Equinox

This Canadian-made compact SUV earned Most Dependable Compact SUV and (for the second year in a row) Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality. It tied for the later award with its sister vehicle the GMC Terrain.

2016 Chevy Silverado HD

Earning both Highest Ranked Heavy Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, and Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (for the second year in a row), the Chevy Silverado HD offers premium power and capability.

blue 2016 Chevy Camaro looking dramatic

Other 2016 and Before Award Winners

  • Chevy Camaro – Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car (four years in a row)
  • Chevy Spark – Highest Ranked City Car in Initial Quality (two years in a row)
  • Chevy Tahoe – Highest Ranked Large SUV in Initial Quality
  • Chevy Malibu – Most Dependable Midsize Car (2 years in a row)
  • Chevy Silverado Light-Duty – Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality (two years in a row)

Interested in taking advantages of the premium value and dependability represented by these vehicles? Schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City today!


*all awards listed are J.D. Power awards, and are measures of Dependability and Initial Quality in the U.S.

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Equinox First Look and Release Date

We just got big news and a first preview of the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox. From a refined, muscular exterior to a new premium powertrain, and with other technology advances in connectivity and safety, the new Chevy Equinox promises to offer even more features and options for the 2018 model year. Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian release date and new features.

2018 Chevy Equinox Canadian Release Date

The Canadian release date for the 2018 Chevy Equinox is right around the corner in spring of 2017. This will also be the release date for the North America in general. Heated seats and remote start will be standard on all models available in Canada.

2018 Chevy Equinox cargo space
2018 Chevy Equinox rear roofline
2018 Chevy Equinox front seat and dashboard

Equinox Structural Changes for 2018

Benefiting from a 10-percent decrease in weight thanks to structural changes, the 2018 Chevy Equinox should be able to offer even more interior comfort and exterior attractiveness. Projector-beam headlamps will be standard, while the exterior look echoes the designs of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and other models.

Powertrain Enhancements on the 2018 Equinox

The 2018 Chevy Equinox will also benefit from some significant powertrain enhancements. It will be available with a choice of three engine options, featuring a 1.5-litre turbo, a 2.0-litre turbo, and the segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America, checking in at 1.6-litres. This last engine should be able to deliver fuel consumption numbers as low as 5.9 L/100km with highway driving, while the other engine options also should deliver significant savings at the pump.

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Other highlights include the standard Teen Driver function and a host of advanced safety features to help drivers and passengers stay safe on the road. We will likely be writing more about the features and powertrains of the 2018 Chevy Equinox as more information develops, so keep watching the Craig Dunn Motor City blog!

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10-09-19

Compare the 2017 and 2018 Chevy Equinox

2017 Chevy Equinox vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

2017 Chevy Equinox vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

We’ve already written a little about the 2018 Chevy Equinox and its likely release date here in Manitoba. But what new features and capability can we look forward to in this excellent compact crossover? Turns out there are quite a few changes! Check out our 2017 Chevy Equinox vs 2018 Chevy Equinox comparison highlights below.

New Appearance on the 2018 Chevy Equinox

The 2018 Chevy Equinox has several new visual touches that differentiate it from the 2017 model. All models now features chrome trim, and projector-beam headlamps are standard. Other new features like a low windshield base, available denim-style upholstery material, and a new kneeling rear seat (which folds flat to offer up to 1,798 litres of easy-loading cargo space) meet high standard for both form and function.

slender interior view of the 2018 Chevy Equinox

2017 vs 2018 Chevy Equinox Powertrain Options

The 2017 Chevy Equinox was available with two engine options: a standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder and an available 3.6-litre V6. The 2018 Chevy Equinox will come with a choice of three turbocharged engine options, each of which is optimized for fuel-efficiency and responsive power. These include a standard 1.5-liter turbo, a 2.0-litre turbo mated to GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.6-litre turbodiesel. Each of these engines will bring unique advantages to the table, but customers seeking the same, or better, power and fuel efficiency as the 2017 model will be able to find their match.

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Safety Features on the 2017 and 2018 Equinox

The 2018 Chevy Equinox will benefit from many driver assistance safety features for the new year. The all-new Surround Vision camera system will increase drivers’ awareness of their environment, while the new rear seat reminder will help owners keep track of valuables in their vehicles. Features that were available on the 2017 Chevy Equinox, like lane change alerts, blind-side alerts, and rear cross-traffic alerts will also be available in the new model.

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Interested in a Chevy Equinox? Check out our new Chevy Equinox inventory to view in-stock 2017 models, or fill out the form on our 2018 Chevy Equinox interest page for updates on that model.

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2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Canadian fuel economy rating

Chevy recently filled us in on some important details regarding the Canadian 2018 Equinox Diesel, and after learning all about the compact crossover’s fuel efficiency and engine performance, we couldn’t be more impressed. In fact, the vehicle’s fuel economy rating is expected to top the segment, beating out the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Interested in learning what all the fuss is about? Keep reading and we’ll fill you in! 

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2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel engine performance

The 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel comes available with an impressive 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine that offers an expected best-in-class highway fuel efficiency of 6.0 L/100km. The engine doesn’t sacrifice power for that impressive fuel economy rating, however. In fact, the turbocharged diesel engine kicks out an impressive 240 pound-feet of torque, and peak torque is delivered at low rpms, with 90% of torque being delivered between 1,500 rpm and 3,250 rpm.

2018 Chevy Equniox highway performance
2018 Chevy Equinox Teen Driver

Read more: 2018 Chevy Equinox arrives at Craig Dunn Motor City 

2018 Chevy Equinox available features

Not only does the 2018 Equinox offer an available diesel engine, but it also comes available with a variety of other advanced features as well. Available safety features include the Surround Vision Camera, Forward Collision Alert with the Following Distance Indicator, Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Safety Alert Seats, and Teen Driver.

Car shoppers interested in meeting the 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel up close and in person are invited to stop in and see us at Craig Dunn Motor City or schedule an obligation-free test drive online! Have additional questions about the 2018 Equinox Diesel before getting behind the wheel? If so, feel free to contact a member of our team today! We’ll fill you in on all of the vehicle’s important details as well as answer any questions you may have.

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10-09-19

2017 Chevy Equinox Gets Special Editions!

We know that small families and individual commuters alike have fallen in love with the premium capability and top safety of the Chevy Equinox. Now, SUV shoppers can also find the perfect look for their new Equinox with the Midnight and Sport Editions of the 2017 model! Keep reading to get the latest news on the 2017 Chevy Equinox Midnight and Sport Canadian release date, as well as more details about these stylish and well-equipped editions.

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2017 Chevy Equinox Midnight and Sport Canadian Release Date

The 2017 Chevy Equinox will be available in the new model year with two special editions: the Midnight and the Sport models. Both of these special edition compact SUVs will be available in dealerships across Canada later this summer. They will join other special edition Chevy vehicles like the 2017 Silverado High Desert Package. These models offer Canadian drivers the latest in style and technology advantages.

2017 Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition profile
2017 Chevy Equinox Sport Edition from the side

2017 Equinox Midnight Edition

Like the Chevy Trax Midnight Edition released for 2016, the 2017 Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition will offer shoppers a bold look and confident features. This blacked-out model will come on the LT trim and have Mosaic Black Metallic exterior paint. The grille, Chevrolet bowtie emblem, leather seating, mirror caps, and roof rack crossbars will all be black.

Sport Edition of the 2017 Equinox

The new Sport Edition of the 2017 Chevy Equinox draws a striking contrast with the Midnight model. It features Summit White exterior paint for a radical, bright look. However, it shares much of the same LT capability and features, like a black grille and branding accents, leather seating with driver memory settings, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

We are excited about the Canadian release date of both of these special editions! Contact a member of the Craig Dunn Motor City team today to learn more about these 2017 specialty models and their likely arrival date in Portage La Prairie near Winnipeg MB.

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How much space is in the Equinox?

2019 Chevy Equinox in white

2019 Chevy Equinox Cabin Dimensions and Cargo Volume

The new Chevy Equinox is designed for power and performance. Its changes and upgrades are built with drivers in mind. It is also built with enough space for you and your cargo. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Chevy Equinox cabin dimensions and cargo volume to show you just how much space you can expect to find in this SUV. 


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Passenger Space

The 2019 Chevy Equinox is designed to take several passengers and their cargo with them. The Chevy Equinox can take up to five passengers inside its cabin. There is a lot of legroom for you and your passengers in both rows of seats. In the front row, you can stretch your legs out in the 40.9 inches of space. The rear row of seats has up to 39.9 inches of legroom.

2019 Chevy Equinox seating
2019 Chevy Equinox dashboard

Trunk Area

If you are traveling long distances or plan on taking a lot of trips with the family in your new Chevy Equinox, you can be rest assured that the Equinox will be there for you. You can put your gear and equipment behind the second row of seats with the Equinox’s 29.9 cubic feet of space. If you fold the rear row of seats down, you can access the model’s maximum cargo volume of 63.9 cubic feet.


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The 2019 Chevy Equinox is ready for you at Craig Dunn Motor City. We hope that the details about the 2019 Chevy Equinox cabin dimensions and cargo volume give you a better idea of what this vehicle can do. If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Chevy Equinox or any of our other models, you can check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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