Simone reviews Holdenโ€™s latest mid-SUV and proposed replacement for the Captiva. Itโ€™s the new 2018 Holden Equinox in the LS+ trim. The Captiva was a car that Simone was all too familiar with as she had owned a Captiva years ago. With all the SUV craze, the Equinox has to be better than the Captiva, as it has rivals in the likes of the Mazda CX5, Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V.

Specifications

1.5 Litre Engine

Engine Size: 1.5L Turbo Petrol
Max. Power: 127kW – 170hp
Max. Torque: 275Nm @2000revs
Fuel Consumption: 6.5L/100km
Transmission: 6 speed Automatic FWD

2.0 Litre Engine

Engine Size: 2L Turbo Petrol
Max. Power: 188kW – 252hp
Max. Torque: 252Nm
Fuel Consumption: 8.2L/100km
Transmission: 9 speed auto

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Features

  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • Stop/Start Technology
  • Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage System x2
  • Phone Projection with Apple CarPlay & Androidยฎ Auto
  • Holden MyLink Infotainment System
  • 7″ Colour Touch-Screen
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Passive Entry and Push Button Start with sensor-key (PEPS)
  • 846L Boot Capacity

Known in other markets as the Chevrolet Equinox, there are five trim levels in Australia, which means that the Equinox is rather versatile, both in terms of features and pricing. Holden’s status in the Australian market continues to shift and the introduction of the new Equinox is another step they are taking to redefine themselves to Aussie buyers.

Similar category cars to the Holden Equinox

Hyundai Tucson with car presenter Simone
Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5