However, Chevy’s base trims typically carry very slim margins — about $118 between invoice and MSRP — and therefore are usually not carried by dealers in any substantial volumes, while also being excluded from most factory incentives. This brings us to the models most people will likely buy — the mid-range LS and LT — as well as the range-topping Premier; and thanks to a CarsDirect report, we now have the starting price points of those models.
For front-wheel-drive models with the 1.5L Turbo engine, the 2018 Equinox will start at $26,405 for the LS trim, $27,645 for the LT trim, and $31,685 for the range-topping Premier.
As with the second-generation Equinox, all-wheel drive models will not have an L trim level but will instead start with the LS trim level at $28,155. Moving on up, the LT AWD will start at $29,395 and the Premier AWD will start at $35,330.
It’s worth noting that the more powerful 2.0T motor will only be available in conjunction with the LT and Premier trim levels, and that pricing for the 2.0T and models equipped with the 1.6L Turbo-Diesel will be released later.
The 2018 Chevy Equinox will go on sale in the first quarter of 2017. The 1.5T model will be first to launch, and the 2.0T and Equinox diesel models arriving later on in the year.