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Used SUV Showdown: 2015 vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

You need a used SUV. Whether for space, utility, or safety features, a used SUV is a great option for many drivers. One of the most popular SUVs is the Chevy Equinox, which is available here at Car City. We have previously written about the Equinox in this blog, comparing it to the Ford Escape.

In this blog, however, we are comparing the Equinox against an older model of itself: 2018 vs 2015. The 2018 model underwent a full redesign, worthy of its own blog post. According to Cars.com, the Chevy Equinox currently has three distinct “generations”: 2005-2009, 2010-2017, and 2018-2021. Today, we compare the 2015 and 2018 to understand the differences so you can make the best decision possible when shopping for a used SUV.

Additionally, just because you have less-than-perfect credit doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a quality, used sedan. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used vehicles available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

2015 Chevy Equinox

Part of the “second generation” of Equinoxes, the 2015 model saw the standardization of the Wi-Fi hot spot and offers drivers a comfortable ride with great safety and reliability ratings. According to U.S. News, it has one of the highest possible reliability ratings, a “punchy” V6 engine, and roomy seating. It gets 16-22 mpg in the city and 23-32 on the highway with a 182-301 horsepower engine.

The 2015 Equinox boasts a 9.3 overall safety rating, 5-star reliability rating, and scores an 8.9 (out of 10) in the reliability rating. It has an overall score of 8.2. The Equinox ranked #5 in U.S. News’s “2015 Affordable Compact SUVs” list.

2015 Chevy Equinox LS | $15,990
2015 Chevy Equinox LT | Price: $13,990

2018 Chevy Equinox

Kicking off the “third-generation” of Chevy Equinoxes, the 2018 Equinox was completely redesigned with a sportier feel. The newer generation of Equinoxes features better cabin materials, increased fuel economy, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The new redesign is also child-seat friendly and is available in a wider range of four-cylinder engines.

With all this newer technology, the safety rating increased from the 2015 model to a 9.5, and it achieved an overall score of 8.1. It ranked #9 in U.S. News’s “2018 Affordable Compact SUVs” list. The 2018 Equinox gets 22-28 mpg in the city and 28-39 mpg on the highway with a 137-252 horsepower engine, making it more fuel-efficient than the previous generation.

2018 Chevy Equinox LT | Price: $20,990

Chevy Equinoxes at Car City

Car City has a vast inventory of Chevy Equinoxes from each generation. The 2015 and 2018 models are emblematic of the technological and design changes that have occurred over the past decade. Regardless of which model you choose, the Chevy Equinox is perfect for families or individuals who need the extra space. While both models offer similar interior seating space and cargo room, the 2018 model gets better gas mileage and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Ultimately, it depends on which features are important to you. Either way, you will be driving away in a safe, reliable SUV.

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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