How Do the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews Stack Up to the Competition?

December 7th, 2017 by

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevy Equinox recently underwent a full redesign, providing Aurora, IL shoppers access to exciting features like a diesel engine, upgraded infotainment, and more. While the critics have always praised the crossover, we wondered how this refresh would impact the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox reviews and how well it would hold up against competitor vehicles, some of whom also received upgraded equipment. To answer that, we scoured the web and compared the expert reviews of the Equinox with its chief rivals; the Kia Sportage, the Toyota RAV4, and the Jeep Compass. Read on to see how Chevrolet’s compact crossover compares, then drop drive by Chevrolet of Naperville to see if you don’t agree; it’s still one of the best CUVs you can buy for the money.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Interior
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Rear

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sportage
The experts at U.S. News & World Report’s call the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox “admirable,” and praised its handling and quality materials. The same cannot be said for the Kia Sportage who received lower marks thanks to problems such as:

  • Unimpressive Engines
  • Below Average Fuel Economy
  • Smaller Cargo Hold Than Rivals

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Toyota RAV4
The experts at Motor Trend loved the newly available diesel, higher fuel economy, and the well-connected infotainment system on the Chevrolet Equinox. They weren’t as excited about the Toyota RAV4 complaining that:

  • Braking Power Was Subpar for The Class
  • The Driving Experience was Unenjoyable
  • The Crossover Lacked Rear Seats Air Vents
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Cargo
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Driving

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Jeep Compass
Expert reviewers at The Car Connection liked the Chevy Equinox’s solid base engine, comfortable interior, and fuel-efficient turbodiesel powerplant. They weren’t as enthusiastic about the Jeep Compass, complaining that the little crossover “hasn’t aged well,” and suffered from multiple problems including:

  • Mediocre Visibility
  • Poorly Padded Seats
  • Underwhelming Four-Cylinder Engine

Test-drive the Chevy Equinox in Naperville, IL

Go beyond the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox reviews when you schedule an Aurora test drive and decide for yourself. Contact Chevrolet of Naperville at 630-357-6100 or stop by our showroom at 1515 West Ogden Ave. in Naperville, IL to get started.