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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox boasts an all-new design and updated interior that redefine the midsize crossover segment. The all-new model brings more to the road than new styling and refined comfort though. The Chevrolet Equinox packs in three new turbocharged engines that offer major advantages over the outgoing powertrains.

Types

The 2017 Equinox feature just two engines: a 2.5-liter four cylinder and 3.6-liter V6. Neither engine is available for the 2018 model year. Instead, drivers will have three turbocharged engines to choose from.

Specs

The standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. That combination delivers an impressive 170 hp. Drivers also have the option of upgrading to the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. That available engine pumps out 252 hp.

New Addition

Later this summer, Chevrolet plans to introduce the segment’s first turbodiesel engine. The 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine produces a respectable 137 hp and earns up to a GM-estimated 40 hwy mpg*.

The Vehicle

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox weighs in 400 lbs. less than the outgoing model. An available switchable all-wheel drive system offers improved handling without dramatically hindering fuel economy.

We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet are pumped to see the 2018 Equinox arriving with more powerful and efficient engines under the hood!

*Use for comparison only. GM and EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Four Chevys Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

Chevy is closing out 2014 in a big way, announcing that four of its 2015 models have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, Spark, and Volt all earned the distinction from IIHS for earning scores of “good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints test.

In order to earn that top honor, each vehicle also needed to earn a rating of good or acceptable in the daunting small overlap front test. The Volt and Spark both earned “acceptable” scores (with the latter being one of only two minicars to earn a Top Safety Pick rating), and the Equinox and Malibu earned “good” scores.

With available Forward Collision Alert, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox also earned basic scores for front crash prevention, just missing earning Top Safety Pick+ honors.

“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.

To test drive a new Malibu or Equinox, or to sample any member of the formidable 2015 Chevrolet lineup, stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet in the New Year!

GM Fuel Cell Vehicles Reach 3 Million Mile Fleet Milestone

GM passes a major fleet milestone.
The Chevrolet Equinox makes up most of GM’s fleet of fuel cell cars.

General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles have taken one giant leap forward in the world of green cars after passing the 3 million miles of hydrogen-power real-world driving. This fleet milestone has helped GM avoid using 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption by using only hydrogen to power these vehicles.

The fleet is exclusively made up of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles, which are part of the American carmaker’s 119-vehicle Project Driveway campaign, which was created in 2007. Over the course of the last seven years, more than 5,000 drivers have provided GM with feedback on the practicality and performance of fuel cell technology.

“Hydrogen fuel cell technology is an important part of GM’s advanced propulsion portfolio and we continue to make substantial progress in furthering this technology,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities. “These vehicles have operated through seven full winters and a wide range of environmental conditions, proving that fuel cells can meet the demands of real-world drivers.”

Currently, GM is the leader in fuel cell technology, which is shown in two different fuel cell-related collaborations. GM and Honda are working together to produce next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems, while also looking to advance refueling infrastructure. Along with this partnership, GM has also opened a new Fuel Cell Development Laboratory in Pontiac, Michigan to test the fuel cell technology.