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2018 Chevrolet Equinox 1.5T Pricing Revealed, 2.0T and 1.6 Diesel to Follow

Slated to go on sale in the spring of 2017 at dealers across the U.S., the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be initially available with a 1.5-liter turbo engine. The force-fed mill comes at a price, though.
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Here’s some food for thought: the 2017 model year, which is a mid-size crossover, starts from $23,100 and is propelled by a 2.4-liter N/A engine with 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, meanwhile, starts from $24,475, is classified as a compact crossover SUV, and its 1.5-liter turbo has 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet to its name.

The third-generation Equinox, then, is not a case of “why,” but of “you win some, you lose some.” Those $24,475 apply to the entry-level L trim in front-wheel-drive form and, for what it's worth, make the Equinox cheaper than the 2017 Honda CR-V. The 1.5T LS FWD holds a suggested retail price of $26,405.

Higher still, the LT and Premier start from $27,645 and $31,685, respectively. Those in the market for an all-wheel-drive Equinox should be aware that the L mode can’t be had in this configuration because Chevy can't be bothered.

According to Cars Direct, the cheapest AWD Equinox is the LS 1.5T, which is priced from $28,155, making it a whopping $1,750 more expensive than a FWD Equinox of the same genre. The creme de la creme is too far out for most prospective customers due to its $35,330 sticker. To better understand how ridiculous that price is, bear in mind that the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring with the 2.5-liter engine, AWD, and an auto starts from $29,870.

Late in 2017, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will add two more engine options in the form of a 2.0-liter turbo and a 1.6-liter turbo diesel with Opel origins. Both of these powerplants will be available in FWD and AWD guises, but only for the generously-specced LT and Premier models. Given the circumstances, it's likely that the most lavish Equinox of them all will retail for $40,000 or so.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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