Chevrolet is making quite a big bet on diesel as Volkswagen leaves a vacated space for oil burners. To show it’s serious, Chevrolet announced plans for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with a diesel powertrain at the reveal of the compact crossover.
Now, it has a price. According to order guides sourced by Cars Direct, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will start at $31,435 including destination. Just over $31,000 will buy consumers an Equinox LT Diesel, which comes equipped with front-wheel drive, 17-inch wheels and a seven-inch infotainment unit. A $2,395 Sun and Infotainment Package is available, which nets a power sunroof, eight-inch infotainment system and more.
Chevrolet will also offer the 2018 Equinox in Premier Diesel trimmings. The price climbs accordingly, however. A 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier Diesel will start at $33,930 but includes 18-inch wheels, leather seats, the 8-inch touchscreen and dual-zone climate control. All-wheel drive is a $1,750 option on both the LT and Premier models.
For comparison, the Equinox Premier Diesel is actually $600 less expensive than the Equinox Premier equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Chevrolet says this is because the gasoline-powered Premier model includes additional niceties such as 19-inch wheels and dual exhaust.
There’s not much to compare the 2018 Equinox Diesel to when looking at prices, but the diesel-powered crossover does seem to be a relevant option, especially with the potential for 32 mpg city and 40 mpg highway fuel economy ratings. Those figures would make the Equinox the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class.