Why Buy? | 2018 Chevy Equinox Why Buy? | 2017 Ford Escape 1 year ago   07:23

Motor1 Senior Editor Jake Holmes gives Chevy’s all new equinox the Why Buy? treatment to see if it has what it takes to compete in the competitive midsize-crossover space.
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As-tested price: $33,975

Chevrolet is going to great lengths to reduce the weight of its new vehicles, and the 2018 Equinox is the latest model to emerge from the crash-diet regimen. Shorter in length and height, the new Equinox is as much as 400 pounds lighter than before. That allowed Chevrolet to ditch the dated 2.4-liter base engine and 3.6-liter V6 in favor of thrifty new turbo mills.

Cargo space has suffered as a result of downsizing, and we’re still split on whether or not we like the sharper new sheetmetal on this Equinox. But improved fuel economy, a more stylish interior, and new equipment help the Chevy present a strong argument in an increasingly competitive class of crossovers.

The Equinox is currently Chevrolet’s second best-selling model, after the Silverado pickup truck, and one of America’s most popular crossovers. Watch our latest Why Buy? to see whether the all-new Equinox has what it takes to stay out front of the crowd.

Engine: 1.5L Turbocharged I4
Output: 170 Horsepower / 203 Pound-Feet
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 21 City / 32 Highway / 28 Combined

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Host: Jake Holmes
Video Producer: James Bradbury

Comments 43 Comments

Drupad Joshi
No adaptive cruise control :/
That side rear window is odd. Seems backwards. Possibly a polarizing look along with that floating roofline ,change for the sake of change?
Just bought one and I'm loving it.
GooglR Ratings
If you really like this vehicle, to minimize your chances of having issues with it, don't buy Equinox that is assembled in Mexico, look at VIN# by windshield, if it starts with #3 it's build in MEXICO, and expect nothing by nightmares, from missing parts to damaged parts on Mexican build models. Also, avoid GMC Terrain which as of 2017 is build in MEXICO also.

Cheers! Hope this helps!
elvir salmanov
base model Acura RDX is same price, has most of the features as standard and drives much better. chevy needs to learn to price their shit properly
kyle shult
I just bought to the new 18 Equinox, it is awesome. It is dead quiet inside the interior and doesn't sound like a dying cat when you step on the accelerator.
The dealership gave me this SUV while my car was getting worked on. Now after two weeks without it I'll be going back to buying one. I love the new equinox
The tiger
IS that a new car in chvyrolet
R Campana
don't buy Chevy or Chrysler
Geraldine Maxwell Michelle Kelly Davie Busch
That's just fucking wonderful
R Campana
worth effort
Ehh, the new CRV turbo beats this in practically every way...
RCH 51
A great overview of the 2018 Equinox.
Jerry Gibbs
Just leased one love it
GooglR Ratings
The main assembly plant that builds this vehicle is located in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Because of the well skilled and experienced workforce there, GM did something they never did before. Rather than stop production of old model, retool the plant and start production of new model, they decided to introduce production of new model while still building old one. As a result, significant number of 2018 models are required to be pulled off the assembly line at the very end and send to repair. This is due to the fact that a lot of equipment had to be modified (On the fly) to accommodate both vehicle models, and since they are build around different platform that makes it very challenging. 2009 - 2017 models were decent models providing you get rid of them before you hit 100k - 120k miles, after that the engines simply fall apart, not in all of them, but a lot of them. 2018 was engineered under pressure to introduce significant weight reduction, though too soon to know for sure, it is widely believed that new generation Equinox will be poorer quality, more fragile than its predecessor. If the way the launch of this new model has been going over the last few months is any indication of this vehicle's performance, GM may be in trouble and could have very well signed a death sentence on what was one of GM's top sellers in recent years.
Tyler Copeland
The older body style is bigger then the newer.. how come
Chris Ramsey
POS Craprolet.
jeanese Conway
can you do a segment on Why Buy? 2018 Terrain
I think that the underfloor storage bin could be pretty useful with organizing grocery bags, to keep them from rolling around. So while it may have less cargo space, what it has seems somewhat more useful than a CUV with just a large floor.
I love Miike Snow
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Why Buy? | 2017 Ford Escape Why Buy? | 2018 Chevy Equinox 1 year ago   07:01

Motor1 Managing Editor Steve Ewing tries out the latest iteration of Ford's original cute-ute.

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Engine: Turbocharged 2.0L I4
Output: 245 Horsepower / 275 Pound-Feet
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 20 City / 27 Highway / 23 Combined
As Tested Price: $37,515

Host: Steven Ewing
DP: James Bradbury
Editor: James Bradbury