With the launch of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, the brand completes its trio of turbocharged engine offerings for the compact crossover. The diesel, however, offers more than just a lengthy driving range.
In fact, it leads the segment with an EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway fuel economy rating and can go 577 miles on a single tank of diesel fuel. The highway mileage bests segment leaders such as the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 Hybrids.
It’s the latest product in GM’s self-described commitment to diesel-powered vehicles in the United States; the 2018 Equinox Diesel joins the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and will be followed by the 2018 GMC Terrain Diesel. The Cruze diesel manages 52 MPG on the highway when equipped with a manual transmission. Chevrolet says the 2018 Equinox Diesel will also be capable of running on B20 biodiesel fuel as well.
The 2018 Equinox Diesel will go on sale with a starting price of $31,435, which comes equipped with front-wheel drive, 17-inch wheels and a seven-inch infotainment unit. All-wheel drive is optional, though fuel economy drops to an unspecified figure. The diesel-powered compact crossover will go on sale this coming fall.