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There’s an old saying that, “you seen one crossover, you’ve seen them all.” Ok, maybe it’s a relatively new saying, but you have to admit the plethora of crossover vehicles pretty much all look the same. Then there’s the new Chevy Equinox, a crossover that’s been flying under the radar for most shoppers until it’s total redesign this year. Motor Trend says the new version of the Equinox is “ready to take a bite out of the rapidly growing compact crossover pie.” See why when you take a test drive at Chapman Payson.

New Equinox Provides ‘Pleasant Drive’

If you’re looking for something perfect for both weekend excursions and your daily commute, consider the new Chevy Equinox. Motor Trend says Chevy’s compact crossover is “pleasant to drive, thanks to its quiet cabin and a comfortable ride on all but the roughest surfaces.” Optional 19-inch alloy wheels help absorb the pot holes and variety of surfaces in the Rim country. Stable handling keeps you in control on those remote switchbacks.

Chevy Infotainment System Easy to Use

Once you step inside the cabin of the Chevy Equinox, you’ll really start to notice the difference from other crossover brands. Motor Trend loves the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, calling it “one of the easiest in-car multimedia interfaces to use with its responsive touchscreen and intuitive voice commands.” You can choose either a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on the trim package. The larger screen includes navigation. The Equinox seems like a much more expensive vehicle thanks to the use of premium materials by quality craftspeople. Available features include a heated steering wheel, a Bose premium sound system and heated and ventilated front seats.

Generous Amounts of Room

Chevy has eliminated a center tunnel in the second row, providing plenty of room for five adults to stretch out. With almost 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and even more room under the floor, there’s plenty of options to haul your weekly groceries or stow away the kids’ soccer equipment. A power liftgate is available on the more expensive trim packages, a handy feature when your hands are full.

Ten Advanced Safety Technologies Offered

Equinox has 10 different safety technologies available to help make sure you and your precious cargo arrive at your destination unharmed. Low speed forward automatic braking is one example, where the system senses an imminent collision at slow speeds and applies to the brakes to help avoid or lessen the impact. A rear vision camera, rear park assist, blind zone alert and lane change alert are just a few of the other safety features designed to get you through your trip unharmed. See all the features of the new Chevy Equinox and take a test drive when you visit Chapman Payson.


While the suggested list price of $84,995 will put the new Dodge Demon Challenger out of the reach of some buyers, when you consider that number comes down to about a hundred dollars a horse, it doesn’t sound that bad. The Demon is simply the most powerful production car on the planet, delivering 840 horsepower. For one dollar more, Dodge is offering a variety of accessories, including a front passenger seat, rear seat and Demon trunk carpet kit. The Demon is offered in a limited production run, so check in early with Chapman Payson for a chance to get your hands on this king of the road.

“Eighty-five thousand dollars is not just a number in a business case to Dodge; we know it’s a lot of money and a significant up-charge over a Challenger Hellcat,” said Dodge passenger car boss Tim Kuniskis. The Hellcat whet the appetite of muscle car fans everywhere a couple of years ago when it came on the scene with a then-record 707 horsepower. “We worked very hard to build as much value into the Challenger SRT Demon as possible – features, performance and exclusivity that simply can’t be duplicated with a goal of maintaining, and possibly even growing, as much future value as possible.”

Dodge Demon Delivers a Lot of Firsts

The new Dodge Demon offers a lot of firsts to go along with the amazing horsepower numbers. It is the first production car with the ability to do a wheelie and the first vehicle you can buy off the showroom floor that has posted a 9.65 second time in the quarter mile. It also provides the most g’s ever, registering 1.8 g at launch. With that much power comes a lot of responsibility to keep the engine cool, which is why the Dodge engineers developed an Air-Grabber induction setup that uses liquid to cool the air, and ultimately, the motor.

Demon Crate Best Buy for a Dollar

The price on the Demon may be high, but Dodge is offering a lot of accessories for just a dollar. The Demon Crate package is a phenomenal buy for just a buck, with a total value of more than $6,000. It includes narrow front drag wheels, a performance powertrain module that calibrates the engine for high octane use, an entire suite of Demon brand track tools including a hydraulic floor jack, and a foam case that holds all those accessories. Remember, if you like the Challenger but aren’t sure you need the high price tag or all that horsepower, Dodge provides a number of trim levels for every price point. Check out the Challenger inventory today at Chapman Payson.