CARS.COM — As we get closer to revealing the results of our 2017 Compact SUV Challenge on Sept. 18, we're giving you sneak peeks of the competitors, including this one: The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
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Chevrolet provided us with a front-wheel-drive Equinox LT for a testing, which had a price cap of $35,000 including destination. Outside, it was painted in Summit White and featured roof rails as part of the Sun & Infotainment Package. Our Equinox was powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, black and gray cloth covered the seating areas. The Chevrolet MyLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities featured an 8-inch screen as another part of the optional Sun & Infotainment Package. A power moonroof, color driver's information display, two front USB ports and two rear USB charge-only ports round out that option package, which cost $1,995.
The other options group on our tester Equinox was the Confidence & Convenience Package, which cost a cool $1,945. This added a power liftgate, heated front seats, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and three important safety features: blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking assist.
Be sure to check out the full results on Sept. 18 to see which SUV won the Challenge, and stay tuned for more previews of the competitors.