Chevrolet recently announced details about the 2018 Equinox Diesel, one of two diesel powertrains offered on crossover utility vehicles in the industry for the 2018 model year. Offering improved fuel economy and impressive torque, a diesel engine is great for drivers who want added capabilities without sacrificing gas mileage.
According to Green Car Reports, the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine was added as an option due to increased demand for better fuel economy on SUV models. While diesel powertrains are considerably more popular in Europe, some are beginning to make their way to the US. The 2018 Equinox is one of Chevrolet’s first compact crossovers to have such an engine. When properly equipped with a diesel engine, the Equinox will get up to 40 mpg highway*.
The 2018 Equinox also has switchable all-wheel drive, a new system offered on the LS, LT, and Premier trims. All-wheel drive is great for snow and wet surfaces because it carefully monitors each individual wheel and sends power where it’s needed. The new switchable system in the 2018 Equinox lets you switch between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive while you’re driving, making it convenient to toggle the drivetrain configurations.
For more information about the latest Chevy Equinox or the diesel engine, stop by Carl Hogan Automotive. You can test drive this compact crossover to see just how comfortable and refined it really is.
*EPA estimates for 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine only. Actual mileage may vary. Use for comparison purposes only.