A long wait that is finally here with a segment leading EPA highway result. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 14, 2017 2018 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Turbo Diesel – $31,435 (incl. the $945 D&H Charge) when it arrives at dealerships nationwide this fall. A 39 mpgUS highway figure is a sight to behold. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox A fluff advert but still good. And it lists a 40-mpg highway rating. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox when equipped with the 240 lb-ft. of torque 1.6L Turbo Diesel w/ Stop Start offers an EPA-certified 39 mpg on the highway (FWD model). And it’s B20 compatible as well. From the release, GM stated the 1.6L TD is a clean-sheet “redesign” developed entirely within GM, including the engine control system. Development was driven from GM’s diesel product center in Torino, Italy, and involved more than 24,000 hours of computational analysis, while simulated and real-world testing totaled more than 4.35 million miles of driving. Can GM's latest beat the AWD 27/33 mpg city/highway rated 2017 CR-V which provided an eye-popping 56.5 mpg on our drive from LA to San Diego in AWD trim this Spring? That is a real good question. What is the most efficient AWD vehicle available in North America today?