If your lifestyle or just personal preference calls for an SUV, but you don’t want to blend in with all the other models on the road, Chevy has the perfect solution for you. Special editions of its 2017 Equinox and Traverse models.
Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions
Chevy will bring its popular Midnight edition to the Equinox model, shown above. Like the Trax Midnight edition, it will get done up with Mosaic Black Metallic paint. There is also a new Equinox Sport Edition, too. It comes in Summit White. So basically these two editions make up the ebony and the ivory.
Both special editions feature black grilles and bowties, black 18-inch aluminum wheels, black leather seats, and black mirror caps and roof rack crossbars. (Since they come with leather seats, you’ll be able to get the LT trim with leather.)
The 2017 Equinox starts at $23,100. The Midnight and Sport Editions are available with the LT trim and require the addition of the Convenience Package. The LT starts at $28,500.
The Equinox comes with a standard 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine. If you want a little more kick though it offers an upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 SIDI that gets 301-horsepower. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds and go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Traverse Graphite Edition
The Traverse SUV will be coming in a Graphite Edition model, bumping up the price about $10,000.
It will only be offered as a 2LT model. Its special style includes 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, dual exhaust, black bowties, and an integrated Assist Step. Besides the standard white it will also come in Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat.
The 2017 Traverse starts at $28,700. The Graphite Edition pairs with the 2LT only. The 2LT trim starts at $38,650.
The Traverse carries a standard 3.6-liter engine. It can tow up to 5,200 lbs. With the available dual exhaust, that comes with the Graphite Special Edition, it gets 288-horses.
Both the 2017 models and their special editions are on sale now.
If it seems like Chevy’s been releasing a lot of special editions lately, it has. The automaker says special edition Chevy trucks sell up to three times faster than the average truck and to younger, more affluent buyers.