2018 Volvo XC60 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox seem to be giving car buyers a tough time making a choice. If you are thinking of buying any of these two cars, you should still see what else they can offer you. Considering design and style, technology and safety, as well as performance, you can finalize your decision later on. Take a look at this comparison and see which will give you the best value for your money.

Design & Style

Defined by its maker as a charming car, the 2018 Volvo XC60 is a clear picture of impeccable style inside and out. The exterior will definitely wow any car lover out there. Once you get inside it, you will notice the modern appeal in its cabin. The provision of a sunroof in the cabin adds up to that appeal without sacrificing space. Rear legroom is more than enough to accommodate taller passengers.

When looking at the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, on the other hand, you will see how the maker made an effort to upgrade its style so as to eliminate what older versions lack. The body is now more modern and has those clear and sleek edges you will want in a modern car. Excellent quality materials were also used to make the cabin. While the manufacturer included panoramic sunroof and a telescoping steering wheel, both features do not work as expected.

Technology & Safety

For your technology needs, you can rely on the 2018 Volvo XC60 as well. It has taken things a notch higher to meet world class expectations along the lines of innovative technology. It uses the Bowers and Wilkins audio system and has included smartphone integration with its infotainment interface. Pilot Assist is a reliable safety feature for this car model as well with the forward collision warning working more than just fine.

Inside the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, on the other hand, you will enjoy the inclusion of Chevy's MyLink infotainment system in the pack. This works with the Bluetooth interface and the USB ports found in it. Safety features are lacking for the Equinox when compared to the XC60 though.


When considering performance, you will notice that the 2018 Volvo XC60 will impress you with its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. This can power up to as much as 258lb-ft of torque and 250 horsepower. This defeats the 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevy is only able to yield 203lb-ft of torque and 170 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

It is without a doubt that the 2018 Volvo XC60 will give the best value for your money. After all, it is blessed with features that you will want to experience as a driver or even as a passenger. Make the informed decision. You will never go wrong with the XC60.

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