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New Equinox Diesel Gets Eye-popping MPG

Move over hybrids. The new Chevy Equinox with a 1.6L diesel engine is rated at 39 mpg on the highway, offering consumers a choice when it comes to ultra-efficiency. That number is greater than rivals such as the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Nissan Rogue hybrid. With a driving range of 577 miles, there’s a good chance your stomach will give in to hunger long before you need to refill your Equinox. “Chevrolet continues to lead with technologies that offer customers more choice,” according to Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros. “Our three-engine turbo-charged Equinox lineup means we can provide drivers more options for the performance and efficiency they desire.” The 2018 Equinox is available now for inspection and a test drive at Chapman Chevrolet.

Equinox Offers Trio of Turbo Options

The turbo-diesel engine is just one of the turbocharged options available on the new Chevy Equinox. It delivers a stout 240 pound-feet of torque, delivering instant acceleration when needed. “It is very fun to drive, with torque on demand at all speeds,” said the VP of Global Propulsion Systems, Dan Nicholson. “In fact, the engine delivers 90 percent of peak torque between 1,500 and 3,250 RPM. The strong torque provides the feeling of a larger engine, with exceptional smoothness and quietness.” The new diesel Equinox also comes with stop/start technology, meaning your engine will shut off when you come to a complete stop and then fire up again as soon as you are ready to go. Chevy also offers both a 1.5L and 2.0L turbo engine on the new Equinox. The smaller engine delivers optimal efficiency and power, delivering a rating of 32 mpg on the highway. If you have some recreational towing needs, consider the larger engine. It will tow up to 3,500 pounds as it produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Choose the optional all-wheel drive system to get the best traction and control from any of the power plants.

Offers Ten Advanced Safety Features

As much fun as the new Chevy Equinox is to drive, some of the best things about it are the 10 advanced safety features that help prevent collisions. Low speed automatic braking detects imminent collisions from the front and automatically applies the brakes to reduce an impact. Lane keep assist with lane departure warning helps you stay in your lane on those long trips at night. Forward collision alert lets you know when vehicles in your path are slowing down. A combination of cameras and sensors offers a variety of warnings when something is in your way while backing up, or approaching you in a blind spot. Check out all the safety features and take the new Equinox for a test drive when you visit Chapman Chevrolet.

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