A compact SUV must have a few key features to be successful, and the 2018 Chevy Equinox meets them all. First, it must be stylish. Fortunately, the 2018 Chevy Equinox has a redesigned style that is different from previous year models, but it definitely works. It also must have peak performance, and the Chevy Equinox offers that in spades. The three available powertrains are all optimal for a satisfying and reliable drive. Finally, it must come with features that make the ride more comfortable or fun. The Equinox has that too. In all, the fully redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox is a great compact SUV for solitary riders or families.

A compact SUV must have a few key features to be successful, and the 2018 Chevy Equinox meets them all…

First, it must be stylish. Fortunately, the 2018 Chevy Equinox has a redesigned style that is different from previous year models, but it definitely works. It also must have peak performance, and the Chevy Equinox offers that in spades. The three available powertrains are all optimal for a satisfying and reliable drive. Finally, it must come with features that make the ride more comfortable or fun. The Equinox has that too. In all, the fully redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox is a great compact SUV for solitary riders or families.

On the interior, the Equinox is comfortable and intuitive. The dash is lower now compared to last year’s model, allowing for more outward visibility. In terms of technology, the newest version of Chevy’s MyLink multimedia system is offered with a 7- or 8-inch touch screen. Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is available, so regardless of which team you’re on in that debate, you’re covered for communication between your mobile device and your vehicle. You could even opt-in for OnStar 4G LTE wifi hot spot if you want to be able to connect and have your passengers have internet access on their non-cellular devices, such as Kindles or iPads.

The three powertrains offered are a standard turbocharged 1.5 liter four cylinder that generates 170 horsepower, an optional turbocharge 2.0 liter four cylinder that generates 252 horsepower, or an interesting 1.6 liter turbo diesel that generates only 236 horsepower but has 236 pounds-feet of torque. Regardless of which you choose, you’re sure to have a satisfying ride. In terms of fuel efficiency, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is estimated to get 31 mpg. 

Are you in the market for a new compact SUV? Take our quiz to find out if the 2018 Chevy Equinox is right for you.