New Bern Chevrolet Families Love The 2019 Chevy Equinox

Car and Driver wrote: “Its easy, carlike handling combined with SUV-like seating height and practicality make the Equinox an appealing choice. Chevy comes out swinging, as the Equinox's feature-rich options list offers all sorts of modern infotainment and driver-assistance features. It's in the hunt for fuel-efficiency street cred, too, with an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that sips fuel with the best of them.” 

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New features for 2019 include an adaptive cruise control system and passenger-sensing automatic braking. The infotainment setup gets a revision and a high-definition rearview camera is optional. When you check out the Equinox at a dealership like the New Bern area Chevrolet dealers, make sure to ask about the new Lights and Brights option package for the LT trim. It comes with a chrome grille surround, 19-inch all-season blackwall tires, exclusive 19-inch bright wheels with silver pockets, LED headlights and taillights, and molded assist steps.

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox seats five and comes in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels. Most buyers will choose to skip the base L trim, as it’s special-order only and there’s a wait while it’s custom built. All Equinox trims get standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.

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The Chevrolet Equinox’s 2018 update slightly reduced the size of this compact crossover and added a touch more refinement. It’s excellent driving dynamics and long list of features keep the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox competitive with rivals. Plus, the Equinox provides something you won’t get in any other vehicle in its class: a diesel engine that delivers excellent fuel economy. When looking for a Chevrolet dealer near New Bern, you’ll want to check out the optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Buyers appreciate that the Equinox comes with tech features such as 4G LTE connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

 

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The standard powerplant in the Chevrolet Equinox is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit that develops 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The LT and Premier are eligible for the two optional engines. The first of these is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, joined to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Then there’s the diesel engine mentioned earlier, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that generates 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of twist, connected to a six-speed automatic. No matter which engine you choose, you’ll get a start-stop system that cuts the engine while the Equinox idles to increase fuel economy.

Speaking of fuel economy, here are the numbers:

  • The 1.5-liter four-cylinder block with front-wheel drive (FWD) gets an EPA-estimated rating of 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway.* With all-wheel-drive (AWD), this engine gets 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway.
  • The 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant checks in with 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway (FWD) and 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway (AWD).
  • The 1.6-liter diesel engine returns 28 mpg city/39 mpg (FWD) and 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway (AWD).*

Safety is paramount when choosing a new vehicle. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox gets excellent crash-test scores, with the top score of Good in all IIHS tests and five-out-of-five stars in the NHTSA’s overall crash tests.

*All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.