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Leasing a Vehicle – is it the best option for you?

For those who have never leased a car, the process can seem confusing and geared more toward business owners, who might deduct the expense, or individuals who simply can’t afford car payments. But in reality, there are benefits to leasing a car regardless of your career or income status.

The Benefits

Perhaps the greatest benefit of leasing a car is the lower out-of-pocket costs when acquiring and maintaining the car. Leases require little or no down payment, and there are lower sales tax charges. Additionally, monthly payments are usually lower, and you get the pleasure of owning a new car every few years.

With a lease, you are essentially renting the car for a fixed amount of time (typically 36 to 48 months). Therefore, you pay only for the use (depreciation) of the car for that period instead of absorbing the full depreciation cost of the vehicle. Leasing a car will never put you in an upside-down position.

Finally, for business owners, leasing a car may offer tax advantages if the vehicle is used for business purposes.

The Drawbacks

By leasing a car, you always have a car payment because you will never actually own the vehicle. So if you don’t like that prospect, leasing is probably not right for you. However, depending on your type of lease, when your lease term is up you may have the option of financing the remaining value of the vehicle, which mean you will own it when you finish making the loan payments.

The mileage restrictions of leasing pose another drawback. If you drive a great deal during the year, purchasing a car may be the better choice.  If you go over your allotted miles, you’ll pay 25 cents for every extra mile, depending on your lease agreement and the type of vehicle involved. This penalty can leave you with a fairly large bill to pay at the end of the lease if you rack up a lot of extra miles.

If you do go over your allotted lease mileage by a substantial amount, you can purchase your leased vehicle and not be on the hook for the overage amount.  Your friendly Ron Westphal Chevrolet product consultant can council you on your best lease-end options.

  • $0 Down? No problem! Let us customize a lease just for you! Call our Customer Care Team now at 630-898-9630.  
  • $1,000 Cash or Trade due at signing (after all offers). Tax, title, license, dealer fees extra. Includes Conquest/Loyalty rebates. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 30,000 miles. Take delivery by 03.31.2019.Payments are for a 2019 CHEVROLET Equinox LS with an MSRP of $26,995. Monthly payments total $7,020. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. Lessor must approve lease. Current Lessees of select GM vehicles must show proof of ownership. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and disposition fee of $395 or less at end of lease. Plus first payment. Stock # N29340.  

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Save over $10,519* on this beautiful 2019 Chevrolet Equinox.

Stock # N295142019 Chevrolet equinox additional optional equipment

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2019 Chevrolet equinox additional optional equipment

Pricing Details:
Destination Charge $1,195.00

Installed Options

  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat $995.00
  • Infotainment II Package $1,125.00
  • Confidence & Convenience II Package $2,145.00
  • LPO, Wheel locks $75.00
  • Sunroof, power $1,495.00
  • Total Options $5,835.00
MSRP* $42,730.00
Equinox Standard Equipment
Interior
  • Front bucket seats
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
    • Separate buttons on the climate control panel allow you to choose from 3 levels of warmth
    • At the touch of a button you can warm the cushions and seatbacks with multilevel temperature control
    • Individually controlled
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • 8-way power driver seat
    • Seat position forward and back
    • Seat position up and down
    • Tilt seat cushion up and down
    • Recline seatback forward and back
    • Also includes 2-way power lumbar
  • Power driver seat lumbar control
    • Front and back adjustment supports your back and creates a more comfortable driving experience
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • 4-way manual front passenger seat
    • Can be positioned forward or back and up or down
  • Fold-flat rear seat with 60/40 split
    • Convenient levers in the rear seat allow for the seat to be folded flat
    • Rear seats can be folded individually for even greater cargo carrying options
    • Includes a center armrest and recline feature
  • Memory Package
    • 2 driver presets for power driver seat and outside mirrors
    • Press the memory buttons to return position preferences
  • 2-way adjustable front head restraints
    • Easily adjust up or down, giving you the comfort you expect
  • Rear seat release levers
    • Second row manual release levers located in the cargo area
  • 120-volt power outlet
    • Located on the rear of the center console
    • Makes it convenient for powering laptops, phone chargers and other electronic devices
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Front carpeted floor mats
    • Helps protect your interior from road debris and the elements
    • Engineered to fit your vehicle
  • Rear carpeted floor mats
    • Helps protect your interior from road debris and the elements
    • Engineered to fit your vehicle
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
    • Allows the driver to adjust the steering wheel up or down, and the steering column forward or back
    • Provides extra comfort when entering or exiting the vehicle
  • Steering-wheel mounted controls
    • Allow the driver to easily operate the audio system, phone interface, cruise control and Driver Information Center controls
  • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
  • 4.2″ diagonal multi-color driver information screen
  • Power windows with driver express-up/down
    • Quickly raises the window or lowers it with the touch of a button
    • If an obstruction is detected, the anti-pinch feature will auto-reverse
  • Power windows with front passenger express-down
    • Quickly lowers the window with the touch of a button
    • If an obstruction is detected, the anti-pinch feature will auto-reverse
  • Power windows with rear express-down
    • Quickly lowers the window with the touch of a button
    • If an obstruction is detected, the anti-pinch feature will auto-reverse
  • Power door locks
    • Programmable
    • Allows you to lock and unlock doors easily whether it’s from the driver or passenger seat or from outside using the key fob
    • Lockout protection helps you avoid locking keys in the vehicle
  • Keyless Open
    • Locks and unlocks your vehicle’s doors without having to use the key fob, increasing security and convenience
    • Lockout protection helps you avoid locking keys in the vehicle
    • Keep your keys in your purse or pocket to open your vehicle
  • Remote Start
    • Start your vehicle remotely and step into a comfortably warmed or cooled vehicle, depending on the weather and your preset preferences
    • If equipped, the heated seats may be activated
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Keyless Start
    • Uses an integrated key fob sensor instead of a traditional key
    • Keep your keys in your purse or pocket to start your vehicle
    • With the vehicle in Park or Neutral, press the brake pedal and then press the engine start/stop button to start the engine; the green indicator on the button will illuminate
    • Shift to Park and press the engine start/stop button to turn off the engine
  • Cruise control
    • Maintains a selected speed while driving
    • Automatically disengages when the vehicle’s traction control system needs to limit wheelspin on slippery surfaces or when the StabiliTrak® stability control system detects an oncoming skid
    • Set and resume speed functions
    • Steering-wheel mounted controls to easily maintain and manage cruising speed
  • Universal Home Remote
    • 3-channel programmable
    • Conveniently activate compatible devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices from inside your vehicle
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system
    • Sounds the horn and flashes the turn signals when someone attempts to open the vehicle without the proper key or remote transmitter
    • Helps deter unauthorized entry, helping to protect your vehicle
  • Remote panic alarm
    • Use to assist in an emergency situation or help in locating your vehicle
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • Automatically maintains the selected temperatures for both the driver and front passenger
    • Sensors strategically located around the vehicle constantly monitor the temperature, including solar heating from the windows
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Rear window defogger
    • Helps to keep your rear view clear of fog or frost
    • Utilizes a warming grid to help remove fog or frost from the rear window
  • 12-volt auxiliary front power outlet
    • Located in front storage bin
  • USB data ports
    • Includes 2 USB ports located in the center console
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • USB data ports and auxiliary input jack with SD Card Reader
    • Includes 2 USB ports (one type-A and one type-C), one SD Card slot and an auxiliary input jack located in the front storage bin
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • Charging-only USB ports
    • 2 USB ports located in the rear of the center console
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
    • Automatically dims the inside rearview mirror when it senses bright light from behind
    • Helps improve the driver’s ability to see other vehicles and obstacles in low-light conditions and at night
    • When headlamp glare is no longer detected, the mirror returns to its normal state
  • Overhead sunglass storage
  • Driver and front passenger visors with illuminated mirrors
    • Include covered mirrors
  • Assist handle, driver
  • Assist handle, front passenger
  • Assist handles, rear outboard
  • Driver seatback map pocket
  • Front passenger seatback map pocket
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift lever
    • May require additional optional equipment
  • 12-volt auxiliary cargo area power outlet
    • Located in the rear cargo area
Mechanical
  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
    • Offers 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
    • 4-cylinder dual overhead cam design with Direct-Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
    • Paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 9-speed automatic transmission with 2.0L Turbo engine
    • Electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and gear range select
    • Smooth, effortless automatic shifting
  • 4,850 lbs. GVWR
    • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment
  • 3.17 axle ratio
  • E15 fuel capable
  • Automatic Stop/Start
    • At complete stops, when drivers keep their foot on the brake pedal, and under certain conditions, the engine shuts off
    • When drivers remove their foot from the brake, the engine automatically restarts
    • Under certain circumstances, the engine will not shut off at a complete stop
  • Driver shift controls
    • Allows you to switch from an automatic to a clutchless sequential manual
    • Simple tap-up/tap-down operation lets you shift through the gears
  • All-wheel drive
  • Trailering equipment
    • 3,500 lbs. towing capacity with this available trailering equipment
    • Heavy-duty cooling system, to help head off overheating on a long trip under load
    • 2″ trailering receiver
    • 7-wire electrical harness and 7-pin sealed connector for connecting your trailer’s lights and brakes to your vehicle
  • Trailer hitch
    • This frame-mounted trailer hitch is installed at the factory
  • MacPherson front suspension
    • Delivers a perfectly connected, smooth ride
  • 4-link rear suspension
    • Helps minimize road irregularities, creating a smoother ride
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 17″ front and 16″ rear
    • Help reduce wheel lockup and help maintain steering control during hard braking on most slippery surfaces
  • Electronic parking brake
    • Takes the place of the manual foot actuated parking brake
    • Activated by the simple touch of a switch and can be operated even when the ignition is turned off
    • Brake is automatically set if the system senses the vehicle is parked on a steep incline
  • Performance brake linings
    • Limit noise transmission to the cabin as well as to provide good dust performance
    • The FNC rotors are treated with a process that helps harden and strengthen the rotors and helps prevent corrosion to extend rotor life
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
    • Bright tips
  • Mechanical jack with tools
Entertainment
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8″ diagonal HD color touchscreen
    • 8″ diagonal HD color touchscreen
    • Bluetooth® audio streaming for two active devices for compatible phones
    • Voice recognition
    • In-vehicle apps capable
    • Cloud connected personalization for select infotainment and vehicle settings
    • Voice command pass-through to phone for compatible phones
    • Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phones
    • Android Auto capability for compatible phone
    • Use, control and manage select smartphone apps through the Infotainment system
  • 6-speaker audio system
    • Speakers are positioned throughout the cabin for outstanding sound quality and an enjoyable listening experience
  • Active Noise Cancellation
    • This technology blocks and absorbs sound, as well as dampens and eliminates vibrations, helping to leave outside noise where it belongs
    • In-cabin microphones distinguish unwanted powertrain noise and cancels it to create a quiet interior cabin
  • SiriusXM® Radio trial
    • Welcome to the world of SiriusXM
    • Enjoy your 3-month trial subscription to the All Access package with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, exclusive talk, entertainment and news
    • Plus, listen on the app and online — it’s included with All Access, so you’ll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you
  • Antenna, roof-mounted (Body-color.)
  • Bluetooth®
    • Pair your compatible mobile phone to your vehicle’s infotainment system
    • Place and receive hands-free phone calls
    • Store your phone’s contact list in the system to place an outgoing call quickly using the touch-screen display or voice command system
    • With streaming audio capability, you can listen to files stored on your phone or Bluetooth digital media device
  • Wireless Charging
    • Uses induction technology for portable electronic devices
    • Convenient charging is located just below the audio system and air conditioning controls
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
    • Terms and limitations apply. See onstar.com or dealer for details.
    • *Must finance through GM Financial.  Includes Conquest rebate (must own/lease a 99 or newer non-GM vehicle).  Plus tax, license and fees.  Includes all rebates.  Special low financing does not apply.  Leasing incentives vary.  Ends 3.31.19.

Chevrolet Is Running Low On Equinoxes 

Chevrolet Is Running Low On Equinoxes 
Chevrolet Is Running Low On Equinoxes 

1st Gear: The CAMI Assembly Strike Continues To Affect Chevy’s Precious Supply Of Chevy Equinoxes

The strike at the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, has been going on for weeks now and Chevy is starting to feel the sting in the form of a diminishing stockpile of its popular SUV the Equinox.

From Automotive News:

Stockpiles of the Equinox, GM’s second-best-selling nameplate, are quickly drying up, despite the automaker’s attempts to ramp up Equinox production at two plants in Mexico to supplement Canadian output.

U.S. inventory dropped to 43,453 vehicles, or a 41-day supply, at the beginning of October, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Estimated inventory stood at an all-time high of 74,400 units, or a 66-day supply, in June.

“That’s going to be hard on Equinox to compete on such a limited quantity in such a hot segment,” said Edmunds analyst Jessica Caldwell.

Since the June peak, Equinox inventory has dropped on average about 10,300 units per month. If that pace continues, it would mark the lowest Equinox inventory level since 30,900 vehicles in August 2012.

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Chevrolet Equinox strike update

Chevrolet Equinox strike dashboard

The longer the Chevrolet Equinox strike at the Ontario, Canada, plant goes on, the more it will hurt sales of the Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox strike Equinox picture

DETROIT — Workers at General Motors’ assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, say they want a resolution to the contract impasse that has them on the picket line this week.

But GM also has an incentive to make this a short-term work stoppage — fickle car buyers.

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A long-term shutdown at the plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, could mean that consumers looking for a Chevrolet Equinox — one of GM’s hottest-selling vehicles — might not be able to get what they want. Workers in the Unifor union in Canada went on strike late Sunday after union and company negotiators failed to reach agreement on a new contract.

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Analysts predicted the situation would put pressure on General Motors.

“They build the Chevrolet Equinox at two other plants in Mexico, but they are still ramping up in those facilities,” Joe Langley, associate director of North American automotive production forecasts at IHS Markit. “It is our expectation GM will want to get a deal done quickly since the new Equinox is one of the rare GM vehicles in lower supply and in demand.”

Langley’s firm estimated that GM would lose the ability to make another 872 Equinox SUVs a day, a significant hit and one not likely to be covered by the two Mexican facilities — Ramos Arizpe and San Luis Potosi. The company sold 28,245 Equinoxes last month.

Consumers who want particular colors or options might not be able to get what they want and might be prompted to consider other compact SUVs, such as the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue, Kristin Dziczek, director of the industry, labor and economics group at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. The longer the strike goes on, the worse the shortage becomes.

“When you start drawing down inventory levels, you might lose sales because of the lack of choice and the delay in getting exactly what the customer wants,” Dziczek said.

Mike Van Boekel, Unifor Local 88 GM Unit chairperson, said union members had tried to research that on their own recently, being told that it would be an eight- to 10-week wait to get a specific Equinox. He was skeptical that the strike would end quickly, but he said the union is hopeful because the pressure is on both workers and GM.

“We don’t want to lose customers and they want their vehicles so …the clock’s ticking on both sides,” Van Boekel said.

He noted that many workers have families and will struggle financially if the strike lasts for a long time.

“Our members are feeling it, but the clock’s ticking on GM, too,” Van Boekel said.

Michelle Krebs, senior analyst for AutoTrader.com, said job security appears to be the major concern for the union, which has said it is seeking new investment from the company. When production of the GMC Terrain was moved from the plant to Mexico earlier this year, it “shook the union,” she said.

But Krebs noted that while concerns about moving production to Mexico have been an issue, the plant is likely to face competition for new products from plants in Michigan and Ohio that make passenger cars but could be retooled to make SUVs, such as the Equinox. GM, like other companies, is grappling with a consumer shift away from cars and toward SUVs and trucks.

“There’s definitely going to be some adjustments in car production,” Krebs said. “The union’s clearly looking out into the future, and it’s going to have more competition.”

Specific details on what each side had been seeking in the negotiations have not been released, but the union has said it is seeking improved wages and benefits in addition to a new investment from GM.

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Source: GM plant strike could create shortages of hot Chevrolet Equinox SUV

GM Doubles Down On Diesel As 2018 Equinox Gets 39 MPG Rating, 577-Mile Range

2018 Chevy Equinox diesel engineGM doubles down on diesel with 39 mpg Equinox that has 577 mile range

2018 Chevy Equinox diesel engine

Flashback to June 2015. Volkswagen was the unrivaled leader in sales mainstream diesel-powered cars in America. The only other brands selling any notable number of diesel cars were the three German premium brands. VW’s only competitor was General Motors which had sold about 12,000 Cruze diesels over the prior two years with almost no marketing push. As GM was revealing the all-new second-generation Cruze including a new diesel engine, Powertrain VP Dan Nicholson declared that GM intended to become the U.S. market leader in passenger vehicle diesels. Three months later all hell broke loose for Volkswagen and it looked like diesel in America might be on the verge of extinction.

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Two years later, Volkswagen has paid out billions of dollars in fines and updated millions of vehicles globally and repurchased most of the nearly half million affected vehicles in the U.S. It now appears unlikely that VW will ever sell another new diesel in this market and even Mercedes-Benz, the brand that sold the first ever diesels back in the 1920s has largely given up on the technology.

Despite that, it’s way too early to declare either the the rebirth of the demise of the diesel engine. Since VW was outed for cheating on diesel emissions, Jaguar-Land Rover has added diesel engines to most of its lineup, Mazda has announced a diesel in the new CX-5 and GM has launched the GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado and Cruze. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to add its new 1.6-liter “whisper diesel” to a pair of its most popular vehicles, the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers.

The manual transmission Cruze diesel got an EPA rating of 52 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined. With the Equinox about to hit dealers, it has achieved a label rating of 39 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined. That’s significantly better than any of its gas-fueled competitors and it even beats the numbers from the hybrid versions of the Nissan Rogue and Toyota Rav4.

 

It’s been about six months since the diesel-powered Cruze sedan went on sale and the results so far could charitably be described as modest. Sales of compact cars in general have been in a rapid decline of late as customers rush to crossovers and the marketing push for the diesel has yet to begin in earnest. Perhaps more importantly, the Cruze hatchback will be finally be offered with the diesel with the start of model year 2018 production.

“American diesel customers have generally shown a preference for five-door models so we expect the addition of the hatchback this fall to significantly boost Cruze diesel sales.” said Nicholson in a recent interview.

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Source: GM Doubles Down On Diesel As 2018 Equinox Gets 39 MPG Rating, 577-Mile Range