General Motors’ portfolio of SUVs and crossovers will see a price cut for the 2019 model year. Shoppers looking at the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse, Encore, Enclave, Acadia and Terrain could save a couple thousand dollars.
CarsDirect reported on the pricing changes on Thursday, and most of the reductions come from decontenting mid-level trims. In the case of the 2019 Equinox, the 3LT trim sees a $1,200 price cut, but the Driver Confidence Package is no longer standard. Buyers will also have to add the $1,545 Confidence & Convenience Package. The option group adds popular options such as remote start, dual-zone climate and heated seats.
The Equinox 1LZ trim also sees a content reduction, which once created a $3,700 price gap between front- and all-wheel drive models. Instead, buyers can opt for packages and add their desired features, rather than paying extra for options he or she may not want.
The 2019 Traverse LT leather trims get a price cut, too, at $2,700. Like the Equinox, Traverse features such as 20-inch machined wheels, 10-speaker Bose audio, surround view monitor, navigation and more will be optional.
At GMC, the changes are more modest. The 2019 Terrain and Acadia prices fall by $500 on SLT and SLT-1 trims. No equipment changes are apparent.
Buick sees a shakeup, however. The 2019 Encore will no longer offer the range-topping Premium trim. Thus, the most expensive Encore now starts at $31,795, down from $33,095. Features once found on the Premium trim will now be offered on the Essence trim. Buyers of the 2019 Enclave get a sweeter deal. The full-size crossover will cost $2,300 less for the popular Essence trim. The change brings prices from $45,295 to $42,995.