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#4488778 - 08/14/17 09:40 PM Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
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Equinox Diesel

Looks interesting. Wonder how it will sell.
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#4488810 - 08/14/17 10:43 PM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
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Registered: 12/11/15
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Loc: Kentucky
137 hp... It will be interesting to read some driving impressions.

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#4488813 - 08/14/17 10:50 PM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
double vanos Offline


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I had to click the link just to find out what an equinox is.....
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#4488854 - 08/14/17 11:45 PM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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They found a way to make the equinox cool!
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#4488872 - 08/15/17 12:22 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: maxdustington]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
They found a way to make the equinox cool!
if by cool you mean roll coal, then perhaps
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#4488878 - 08/15/17 12:30 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
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$7,000 more for an extra 7 mpg. Some stupid people will buy it.

15,000 miles a year at 28 mpg and $2.35 a gallon for the gas model is $1,259.

15,000 miles a year at 35 mpg and $2.52 a gallon for the diesel model is $1,080.

It would take 39 years to break even.
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#4488879 - 08/15/17 12:34 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
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And then the very $$$ injector pump is due for replacement. The mighty Diesels Achilles heel!
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#4488905 - 08/15/17 02:22 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
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Registered: 05/20/13
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Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Prices Calculation: Saskatchewan Canada

Gas at the pump today is 94.5c/litre, which works out to $US 2.81/US gallon, 28 mpg = $US 1505.00/yr
Diesel at the pump today is 95.4c/litre, which works out to $US 2.83/US gallon, 35 mpg = $US 1212.00/yr
Total fuel savings $US 293.00/yr = 24 years payback

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#4488959 - 08/15/17 06:25 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: New England
Pretty cool they are moving into VWs old territory of consumer diesels.They can price with premium like VW used to.

They are pricing this for high profit. It will be slow seller in the niche market. Unfortunately bad timing with inexpensive fuel prices.

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#4488985 - 08/15/17 07:11 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: Nick1994]
Slick17601 Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1515
Loc: Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
$7,000 more for an extra 7 mpg. Some stupid people will buy it.

15,000 miles a year at 28 mpg and $2.35 a gallon for the gas model is $1,259.

15,000 miles a year at 35 mpg and $2.52 a gallon for the diesel model is $1,080.

It would take 39 years to break even.


You nailed, doesn't make economic sense.

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#4489002 - 08/15/17 07:32 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: Slick17601]
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Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 7145
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Originally Posted By: Slick17601
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
$7,000 more for an extra 7 mpg. Some stupid people will buy it.

15,000 miles a year at 28 mpg and $2.35 a gallon for the gas model is $1,259.

15,000 miles a year at 35 mpg and $2.52 a gallon for the diesel model is $1,080.

It would take 39 years to break even.


You nailed, doesn't make economic sense.


I'm not a huge diesel fan. I did own a modern Jetta TDI and (reliability aside) I loved driving it. The 42MPG was really nice, as fill-ups were infrequent. The mid range torque was excellent and very pleasing in hilly country.

One thing to remember, diesels have traditionally had higher resale value. So the additional cost may be partially recovered on resale. My Jetta, for example, sold for $12K after 70K miles. A gas Jetta, at the time, may have been worth $8K.


Edited by Cujet (08/15/17 07:39 AM)
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#4489003 - 08/15/17 07:34 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: Slick17601]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Slick17601
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
$7,000 more for an extra 7 mpg. Some stupid people will buy it.

15,000 miles a year at 28 mpg and $2.35 a gallon for the gas model is $1,259.

15,000 miles a year at 35 mpg and $2.52 a gallon for the diesel model is $1,080.

It would take 39 years to break even.


You nailed, doesn't make economic sense.

But it surely improves CAFE reporting numbers, right?
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#4489033 - 08/15/17 08:12 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
hpb Offline


Registered: 08/28/14
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Loc: Tasmania, Australia
Equinox replaces Captiva in Australia, and to my knowledge, the diesel engine was the most popular choice among Captiva buyers, so it certainly makes sense for our market. Now they just need to get a diesel in the Acadia before that launches here in a few months.
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#4489059 - 08/15/17 08:45 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: Nick1994]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
$7,000 more for an extra 7 mpg. Some stupid people will buy it.

15,000 miles a year at 28 mpg and $2.35 a gallon for the gas model is $1,259.

15,000 miles a year at 35 mpg and $2.52 a gallon for the diesel model is $1,080.

It would take 39 years to break even.


After actually reading the article I have a question?

Where did you get $7000?

its actually a cheaper engine upgrade on the premier than the turbo 2.0 gasser.

many people will be ordering the higher level packages with the 2.0L.. so you are looking at less money for the diesel or at most a couple thousand extra.


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Compared to the gasoline 1.5-liter turbo four, the diesel commands a premium of $3740 on LT trims and $2195 on the Premier. Compared with the gasoline 2.0-liter turbo four, the LT diesel costs $1345 more, but surprisingly, the diesel costs $600 less than the 2.0-liter on the Premier trim.


So That isnt a fair comparison for $7000
That would be like comparing the Forester XT limited vs the Forester I base model and saying it costs 12000 for the engine.. when there is also a forester I limited(with fb25).. that is only a few thousand cheaper
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#4489126 - 08/15/17 10:23 AM Re: Maybe I missed it. 2018 Equinox Diesel [Re: ls1mike]
ls1mike Offline


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2.0 Turbo is a pricey mofo. A crate one is 9,000 bucks.
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