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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Starting At $31,435

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Starting At $31,435

Chevrolet is quick to note that the 2018 Equinox has an all-turbocharged engine lineup, which happens to include a diesel version. Although Chevy has yet to formally announce its price tag, a report from CarsDirect is saying the starting price will be $31,435.

According to the report, the price yields an LT trim level designation. In Chevrolet land, that means the base diesel is fairly well-equipped with features such as 17-inch aluminum wheels and support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is the same strategy the bowtie brand has utilized on the Cruze diesel, which happens to use the same engine as this Equinox.

For those curious about the price difference between the diesel and gas versions, it’s actually not terrible. The difference between an Equinox LT 2.0-liter turbo is about $1,345, while the price hike for the diesel grows to $3,740 when compared to the 1.5-liter turbo gas engine.

Diesel buyers do not have to be confined to a mid-level Equinox, though. The Equinox Premier diesel will carry a starting price of $33,930. Premier adds luxurious such as 18-inch wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen display, remote start and dual-zone climate control. Compared to the gas versions of the Premier, the diesel is $2,195 more than a 1.5-liter turbo version and $600 less (yes, less) than a 2.0-liter turbo version.

All-wheel-drive can be added to either diesel trim level for $1,750.

All Equinox diesels are equipped with GM’s 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder with 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque that flows through a six-speed automatic. GM is expecting EPA ratings of 32 mpg city and 40 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive format.


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    Car and Driver's Sept 2017 review of the Equinox 2.0T may be the most glowing review of a mainstream crossover that I've ever seen from them. They actually mentioned an Audi product in their review, which was pretty shocking to me. Apparently the Equinox 2.0L Turbo really impressed them along with the handling and ride the chassis offered. They really like the Equinox especially with the extra horsepower, and articulated how the 1.5T model they tested in April handled and rode shockingly well but was begging for an engine that went beyond being merely adequate.

    It still appears to be "print only", but I'll post the link when it is on their website.

    I didn't expect the Equinox to really impress enthusiasts like that. I thought it would be more of a "Consumer Reports" favorite rather than a "BMW and Driver" favorite. I thought their preliminary look of the 2.0T back in July would have netted a more lukewarm road test.
    40 MPG in a mid sized crossover is astounding.

    Great work, Chevrolet! The reviews in Car and Driver look very promising, although it sounds like the 1.5L engine needs a little more output. The 2.0L option should fix that.
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