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.