For 2018, the new Chevy Equinox is available with a different kind of power: a diesel engine variant, and man, is it efficient. In fact, according to Chevy, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox diesel variant has earned an EPA-certified highway fuel economy rating of 39 miles per gallon (FWD models equipped with 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine).
While not set in stone, this number is expected to be the highest highway efficiency rating for a vehicle in this segment. That’s right: the Equinox will officially be more efficient than green-leading rivals like the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Nissan Rogue hybrid.
The turbo-diesel engine allows the Equinox to go a full 577 miles on one tank of gas and produces 240 lb-ft of torque. It is made more efficient by stop/start technology and can even run on B20 bio-diesel fuel.
“Chevrolet continues to lead with technologies that offer customers more choice,” remarked Steve Majoros, marketing director for Cars and Crossovers at Chevy. “Our three-engine turbo-charged Equinox lineup means we can provide drivers more options for the performance and efficiency they desire.”
Interested in learning more about the 2018 Equinox? It is available for a test drive—and purchase—now at Bill Crispin Chevrolet in Saline, Michigan.