Kupper Automotive is pleased to announce that its compact SUV, the 2018 Chevy Equinox, is receiving a newer, gutsier engine option, and a third will join the lineup later this year.  

Better, faster, stronger

The 2018 Equinox comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The newest addition, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, boasts 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while promising a 0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds—a second faster than the 1.5-liter engine. 

An all-new nine-speed transmission and weight reduction of 400 pounds make the 2018 model a more athletic and agile vehicle, while the larger engine increases the previous 1,000-pound towing capacity to 3,500. 

Value-packed performance

The benefits of a larger, more powerful engine come at an additional cost of only $2,795 on the front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive Premier models.* The improved horsepower makes the upgrade perfect for anyone looking to do some light towing in a comfortable yet compact SUV. Both models come with the larger motor, nine-speed automatic transmission, 19-inch wheels, and a dual exhaust. 

The front-wheel-drive option, available as the Equinox LT, comes with the same upgrades, (but throws on slightly smaller 18-inch wheels) at a price of $2,395.* The all-wheel-drive Equinox LT trim totals $4,340 because it offers a host of safety features and a few interior upgrades.* 

Despite the added costs, you certainly get what you're paying for. The 2018 Equinox 2.0T is a livelier, more capable vehicle that manages to deliver a smooth ride when shifting quickly, while excellent fuel economy rounds out this compact SUV. 

Later this summer, a 1.6-liter diesel turbocharged engine will join the lineup and bring 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque along with an efficient 40 mpg highway.**

To find out more about the 2018 Chevy Equinox and its variety of engine and trim options, call or contact us online. To discover the rest of the Chevrolet lineup, visit us at 1500 2nd Street NE, Mandan, ND 58554 to schedule your test drive. 

*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charges, tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment.

**Official EPA estimates are not yet available. Fuel economy estimate based on GM testing. Estimated to offer 40 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models. 

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