The next iteration of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox has been announced, and it is actually the next-generation model. The second generation of the Equinox car has been released back in 2010 and it was a great looking model. It was refreshed for the 2016 model year but it is now time for the vehicle to gain an added expansion as they are going to introduce the next generation model. This news became very interesting as it was an unexpected feature. The model has not lived a long life after the update has happened but will now already be upgraded with a number of expansions which are going to address the entire car.
The newt 2019 Chevy Equinox will of course address the interior and the exterior. These will mean the changes and upgrades added for the design of the car and also the interior setup. The car is going to upgrade the inside with numerous inclusions which will help with the comfort and usability and also infotainment. But the design is also going to be tweaked up a bit. Safety is another concern and they have also announced changes and additions done there. It will take care of the people and the car as well much better.
What is the most important factor for the third-generation Equinox is the engine lineup. This is going to be the first Chevrolet car to have an all-turbocharged, multi-engine lineup released for the North American market. This model also marks the first introduction of a diesel engine for this model to make its way to American soil. It is going to bring more versatility for the drivers and interested parties.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is going to compete in the compact SUV segment. This is due to the changes made to the dimensions of the car. The most notable part is the increase made to the cargo which now expands even further compared to the last time. The Equinox has been classified as a midsize model in its last incarnation and will now become a compact one.
The Chevrolet Equinox has been the second best car in the segment currently, and the makers want to usher in on the success that the car has had so far. This is the main reason for the introduction of the new-generation model. This is also the reason for the lack of any big exterior changes. There was a small gap between the last update and the introduction of the new generation model. Now when Chevy released all the newest details about the car we are excited to learn the release date and read the review about it.
When is the Release Date of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Set?
The new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is going to be released in 2018 even though it is labeled as a 2019 model. They are going to push this one out pretty early and it will be offered for June 2018, as the details of the release date have already been leaked. But this is great for the new Equinox as the popularity of the facelifted version is still fresh. This one seems to be even better than the last one so there is going to be no problem to market the new one and sell it. The model might even make new records when it comes to sales.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox Price
Speaking of the price for the new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, the price range is already familiar. Because of the small changes made for the exterior of the car the model is not going to be priced so much higher than the current one. But there are still lots of improvements which have influenced the price and not to mention the new engine lineup which is being introduced here. The official price now stats that the model is going to be offered for $24,475, as a base MSRP price. It is about a $1,400 increase compared to before and will be just enough for the fans to appearance the affordable price here. When compared to other cars in the segment, things are not much different so the price of the 2019 Equinox is going to be very much appropriate.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox Exterior Changes
The exterior design of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is going to change. But the changes are not as big as you would hope or expect them to be. The exterior will put on some muscles, but the front end is changing more than the rear. The hood is more muscular and the front fenders as well but the back ones are still a bit smallish. The upper grille is now in contact with the radiator grille and is significantly larger and has a different kind of a mesh. The position of the air dams is also changed and the fog lamps are wider. The given changes will add some more character to the appearance of the new Equinox model. The headlights are also going to change, making them thinner and sleeker. The improvements made for the new model are going to make it more modern and a little bit aggressive than the last time.
The side of the car does not provide as much as character as the front end does. The only addition is a small contour line which follows the wheel arches. The cladding to the bottom is toned down a bit and the entire side of the car is kept mostly similar to the previous one. But it does look a little bit boorish and not as exciting as you would expect it to be.
The changes to the rear end of the car are a lot larger. The roof slopes down a little bit and it is what gives the Equinox a kind of a crossover look. There is also a new pillar which is going to separate the rear quarter glass part. This gives us a much cleaner look for the car and it also gives more depth to it. The main idea is to diminish the SUV-like details and make this car more of a crossover. They do manage to succeed in that and they have changed most of the lines of the car successfully. The taillights are also smaller and the overall rear fascia seems to be a bit smaller than the front end of the car. The wheels are going to be the same ones and it appears that they have not changed them a bit.
Inside the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The inside of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox will add a number of changes. But unfortunately, it is a step down compared to the previous model. The car that we used to have had a very stylish dashboard and the center stack was also bigger. This time the style of the dash has been toned down and does not look as much and at the same time makes the majority of the interior additions smaller. It does seem a bit upright compare to last time and the new additions include an eight-inch MyLink infotainment system and has silver surroundings for it. In our opinion it is not a step towards a better car as it mainly looks dumbed down and lesser than the last model.
The center console has not changed so much and it uses the same gearshifter and the added cup holders as the last version. The storage compartment is actually a little bit taller and wider, which helps with additional storing. The steering wheel has also gone through several changes and they mainly include adding a different trim to it and a new button layout. The gauge cluster is also updated and the infotainment center also gets a different kind of a shape and look. The gauges are actually spread further from each other and makes it a little bit more open compared to the last time.
There is new fabric added, namely one which includes new denim-style seat fabrics. Also the rear seats can now fold into the floor which expands the rear cargo area. The Equinox is now going to be on a par with all the other models in the market with an Apple CarPlay and Android which add a MyLink systems and also a OnStar 4G LTE hotspot.
Powertrain Ability and Specs
There are plenty of things to be happy about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. This model is going to be the first SUV in the compact segment to offer a diesel engine, while it also provides a turbocharged multi-engine lineup for the first time in North America. A 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is going to make 170 horsepower and will also provide great fuel consumption ratings. The other gasoline engine is a 2.0-liter four-banger which makes 252 horsepower and you may choose between those two.
Next we have the diesel variant, the 1.6-liter turbodiesel, making 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This engine adds a special feature, called variable-geometry turbo and stop/start technology, which will help provide better fuel consumption stats and help with the engine more this way.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
The new specifications for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and its acceleration ability is not going to differ that much compare to the current engine. The model is going to get to 0-60 mph in a standard 8.9 seconds and will also be able to achieve a top speed of 124 mph.
Fuel Ratings for the New 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The newest and calculated fuel economy for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox will make a lot of things more interesting. This makes the new Equinox a very satisfying car now and brings us a very respectable offer than the previous model had. The new lineup of engines makes it a lot easier of the car to consume less and the starting 1.5 liter makes consumes 31 mpg combined, while the 2.0 liter uses up 28 mpg combined. When it comes to the diesel variant it is the most lucrative one with an EPA score of 40 mpg.
Expansion in the Size of the Car
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is not going to be competing in the crossover SUV segment instead of the midsize one compared to before. This gives room for a lot of changes which are supposed to happen and it is ultimately going to go down to the size of the car. The changes that have been introduced will make the car larger and longer a little bit. So the new 2019 version of the Equinox will be 183.1 inches long and will have a wheelbase of 107.3 inches. The height is 65.4 inches and the width is 72.6 inches. It will also add a significant improvement for the cargo which will amount to 63.5 cubic-feet when the rear seats are down.
Safety and New Equipment
We mentioned that the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is going to have better safety. This is mainly due to the fact that GM does not usually offer optional equipment and offers a lot of stuff to protect the passengers. The model will have a surround vision camera, a safety alert seat, Forward Collision Alert with Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Change Alert with Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
What is the Competition Doing?
When it comes to the competition of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, it is going to change a little bit due the fact that the car is going to be slotted into the crossover segment. The stellar sales which the Chevy Equinox exemplified last year will probably continue as the fans did like what they saw last time which probably means that they are going to like the newest offer. The model is going to compete now against models like Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. It will be interesting to see the Equinox find its way into the newest setup of cars and how everything goes with each other. Some interesting times are going to be in front of us now.
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