2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,442 - $33,545
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
137-252
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,442 - $33,545
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
137-252
Seats
5

Ranks #11 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.0 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a compelling compact crossover SUV alternative to the class-leading Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5. Smaller than its predecessor, the new Equinox sacrifices almost nothing in terms of interior space. With a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, it's easily competitive in its market, but having the option of a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or a 1.6-liter diesel with great highway fuel efficiency makes it even more attractive. but we're excited for power of the just-released 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and the fuel efficiency of a 1.6-liter diesel.

Chevrolet Equinox Models & Trims

L $20,442 - $22,795*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS $20,924 - $23,205*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT $26,672 - $29,155*
Horsepower: 137 hp - 252 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premier $30,846 - $33,545*
Horsepower: 137 hp - 252 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Diesel I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.66

537 Reviews

72% 24% 4% 2 star 0% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Wonderful small SUV. You will not feel like you are driving an uncomfortable boat!

My Equinox is great! I am a small woman just about 5'0 feet. I am able to adjust my seat so that it is comfortable. The seat length, which is not adjustable is the right length for me. I really do not like being uncomfortable when I drive. It's nice to have some more space but not feel like I am driving a boat. I feel like it handles nicely and picks up speed for entering the expressway really well. I like the touch screen which has a big display. It is very easy to put the back seats down and up for more cargo space. The only issue I have is that I can not get the voice activated call to work. I have tried to call several times about it and cannot get it worked out. Not sure if this is a glitch with the model or just mine in particular.

- Amanda R

The turbo engine of the Equinox.

The 2018 Equinox AWD is for an all around nice vehicle. Comes with different temp settings for drive and passengers, heated seats and the seats are powered. Your able to put more support in your lumbar spine, which is nice for anyone who has lumbar spine issues like myself. The back seat is very spacious if you have children there's plenty of room for them. The trunk area is just perfect for groceries or luggage. The back end is also powered, meaning all you need to do to open and close it, is to push a button, either on the trunk/hatch or there's a very convent button on the drivers side door. Our vehicle has the turbo engine which I find I have issues with the gas pedal being very touchy, it definitely is a turbo.

- Julie F

The over the door handle bars that can assist getting in and out of the vehicle.

New auto. . . No problems. Previous car was a Chrysler Sebring this was a low vehicle that was becoming uncomfortable to get in and out. The equinox is a higher and wider model making it easier and comfortable to enter. Also, the multiple seat adjustments add to the seating and comfort level. The window wipers have multiple levels and the back wiper comes on automatically. A safety feature includes the side-mirrors that have an auto alert letting the driver know that a car is approaching on the 'blind-side'. The equinox has a provides a smooth drive with controls for the music system on the steering wheel. The trunk is a large open space that can be made even larger by folding down the seats in the rear.

- Donna V

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,442 - $22,795
$20,924 - $23,205

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L Turbo DOHC 4
Fuel gasoline E15
1.5L Turbo DOHC 4
Fuel gasoline E15
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 40 in.
38.2 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.7 in.
39.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 38.5 in.
36.9 - 38.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65R17
P235/50R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.3 in.
107.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
183.1 in.
183.1 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3274 .lbs
3274 - 3465 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
203 ft. lbs.
203 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.9 gal.
14.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
31 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings