Chevrolet had an important mission when redesigning the Equinox: position it at the heart of the compact crossover segment. If this sounds familiar, it’s because GMC just did the same thing with the 2017 GMC Acadia. That vehicle is now a midsize crossover to challenge the segment.
Like the Acadia, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is now ready to duke it out with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4, something its predecessor was unable to do. Consumer Reports was granted a quick look at the new Equinox, minus driving impressions, to round out what to expect from the new CUV.
Thus far, it looks like a winner. The interior is spacious with plenty of backseat legroom, cargo space is aplenty with flat-folding seats and three efficient powertrains offer something to love for everyone, including diesel fans.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will make its public debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show next week, so stay tuned here while we unearth more details on Chevy’s latest CUV.