2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
If you’re deciding between the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse in your crossover SUV search, then your choice will ultimately come down to your preference and driving demands. That’s because both are strong options, offering:
- Standard Chevrolet MyLink audio system with 7-inch color touchscreen
- Available Bose speaker systems
- Advanced safety technologies like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Teen Driver, and more
- OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi
Compare both SUVs below, then be sure to explore the 2019 Chevy Equinox as well!
One main distinction between the 2018 Equinox and the 2018 Traverse is the performance capabilities they offer:
- Equinox: A 1.5L turbocharged engine comes standard, generating 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque, which translates into driving dynamics more similar to a car. Otherwise, there’s a 2.0L turbocharged engine available rated at 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 1.6L turbodiesel engine making 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.
- Traverse: A 3.6L V6 engine is standard, churning out 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an optional 2.0L turbocharged inline-four that makes 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Another key difference between the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is the space they provide for both passengers and cargo:
- Passenger Volume: The Equinox boasts 103.2 cubic feet total for passengers. The Traverse can seat up to eight people across three rows, while the Equinox can fit five people with two rows.
- Standard Cargo Volume: The traverse provides 23.0 cubic feet behind its third row of seats, and the Equinox features 29.9 cubic feet.
- Maximum Cargo Volume: The most you can fit inside the Equinox is 63.5 cubic feet when the second row is folded flat. Meanwhile, you’ll find 57.8 cubic feet when the third row is folded down, and a maximum of 98.2 cubic feet when the rear seats aren’t occupied.
Shop for Chevrolet SUVs at Cox Chevrolet
You can find either the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox or the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse when you shop the inventory of new Chevrolet SUVs at Cox Chevrolet. Learn about how the Chevrolet Equinox compares to other models, like the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. You can also learn which Chevy SUV is right for you! Contact our team with questions!