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    2018 Chevy Equinox 2.0 turbo first drive....

    CHEVY'S UPDATED EQUINOX GETS TREATED TO EXTRA POWER AND A SMOOTH NINE-SPEED GEARBOX

    Drive the 2018 Equinox like most of its owners will -- as a suburban commuter -- and you’ll be as pleased as can be. In fact, drive one back-to-back with the previous generation Equinox, and you’ll wonder how Chevy managed to sell almost 250,000 of the old buggers last year.

    Chevy's finally dropped the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder into the new Equinox after the popular crossover initially debuted with a 1.5-liter turbo. The power bump is substantial: Now making 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0-liter Equinox produces 82 hp and 57 lb-ft more than the 1.5-liter. The extra power scoots the Equinox around at a respectable pace for a grocery-getter, reaching 60 in a Chevy-estimated 7.2 seconds.

    Front-wheel-drive models are straightforward enough, but all-wheel drive is integrated a bit differently here: Instead of automatically transferring power to the rear when the system senses it needs it, the Equinox remains in front-wheel-drive mode until a button by the gearshift is pressed, activating all-wheel drive. Once activated, it remains in all-wheel drive until it’s deselected, even after you shut the car off.


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    Re: 2018 Chevy Equinox 2.0 turbo first drive....

    I was hoping for a bit better than 7.2 for the 0-60. The Malibu with the 2.0 turbo and 9 speed automatic has been tested by Motor Trend a 5.7 in a 0-60 run. A few hundred extra lbs in the Equinox (mabye 300-400 at most...the weight of 1.5 passengers) should not make it a full 1.5 seconds slower. I'll be looking for an actual test of the 2.0 Equinox.

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Equinox 2.0 turbo first drive....

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    I was hoping for a bit better than 7.2 for the 0-60. The Malibu with the 2.0 turbo and 9 speed automatic has been tested by Motor Trend a 5.7 in a 0-60 run. A few hundred extra lbs in the Equinox (mabye 300-400 at most...the weight of 1.5 passengers) should not make it a full 1.5 seconds slower. I'll be looking for an actual test of the 2.0 Equinox.
    Yeah, wait for an actual test - this is just Chevy's estimate. Weight differential should come in at about 500 lbs Malibu 2.0T to Equinox AWD 2.0T.

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