Here at Jennings Chevrolet, we’re always excited when a new vehicle arrives on our lot. We also know that many drivers in the Skokie and Chicago areas are looking for better fuel efficiency these days. One new model that fits the bill is the 2018 Chevy Equinox. This nimble SUV has made a pretty big change for 2018, and we think that it’s one drivers will appreciate.
The main difference between the old model and the new one is that the redesigned Chevy Equinox has lost some weight. The 2018 edition has shed nearly 400 pounds. It took a lot of work on the part of Chevy engineers, but we think that it was worth it. Especially when you consider what kind of advantages the lighter SUV brings with it.
The new body structure is made with high-strength steel, so the weight reduction has not compromised this vehicle’s safety. In fact, it’s actually safer now thanks to durable materials that form an even better “safety cage.” The 2018 Chevy Equinox also offers better performance, improved handling, and an even more comfortable driving experience. Of course, as we mentioned earlier, the weight it shed has also helped its fuel economy numbers. Plus, the new Chevy Equinox still has some power at its disposal. Drivers can choose from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 170 horsepower or a turbocharged option that can produce more than 250 horsepower. A diesel engine is even in the works.
So if you’re looking for a capable new SUV that won’t require big spending at the gas station, check out the 2018 Chevy Equinox. Talk to one of our Chevy dealers today and take this SUV for a test drive. You’ll be glad that you did.