Finding the Best Chevy SUV for You
If you are in the market for a new crossover SUV, both the Chevy Traverse and Chevy Equinox have a lot to offer. Both of these amazing vehicles have undergone updates for the 2018 model year, providing even better performance and handling than previous models. At Bill Black Chevrolet we have a fantastic selection of both in stock and ready for you to drive home today.
Budget-Friendly SUVs: Traverse and Equinox
Let's start by taking a look at the compact Equinox with its low base price of under $23,000. This is a great vehicle for anyone trying to keep costs down while still enjoying one of the most spacious interiors in its class. Top this with your choice of three different engine options to choose from and fuel efficiency ratings of up to 39 mpg highway and you have a great crossover for the budget conscious buyer.
For those who want something a little bigger, the mid-size Traverse starts out at under $30,000 and comes with your choice of engines. Both vehicles come with Chevrolet Complete Care that includes your first two maintenance visits, 5 years of basic OnStar Basic coverage, 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance protection, and a free trial of the OnStar guidance plan.
Chevy Power and Performance
Deciding how much power you need is all part of the buying process. The 2018 Chevy Equinox offers a choice of three different engines to choose from. These include a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that delivers 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. Up from this is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder rated at 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. For those who need real pulling power and best in class fuel economy, there is a 1.6L four-cylinder diesel engine available that is rated at 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that is capable of delivering 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The RS trim is also offered with an optional turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that pumps out a very healthy 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles come standard with front-wheel drive, but can also be ordered with all-wheel drive.
SUVs with Space
One of the specs many people ask about when considering this type of vehicle is the amount of available cargo space. The Equinox might be a crossover, but it offers 31.9 cu. ft. of cargo space with the back seat up and a massive 63.9 cu. ft. with it folded down. The Traverse offers 24.4 cu. ft. with the rear seat up and an incredible 116.3 cu. ft. with the 2nd and 3rd rows folded down. Both have plenty of room to carry just about anything your family needs to take with them the next time you go on vacation.
If you are ready to compare these two amazing vehicles side by side to see which fits your needs best, drop by Bill Black Chevrolet and let our sales team show you both. We know you are going to fall in love with both of them, making it even harder to decide which is going to be your best bet. Just be sure you come ready to drive your new Chevy home today.