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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Diesel 1.6L Not Avaliable In 2020 AWD

I was just going through the order guide for the 2020 Equinox/Terrain and noticed that the 1.6L Turbo Diesel is no longer available for the AWD's, FWD only so if your looking for a AWD diesel grab one before there gone.

The active Aero Shutters are gone on all models as well, although I don't think that's something the average driver will really miss.

At the same time I looked at the changes for the 2020 Traverse and Chevy has gotten rid of the 2.0L Turbo (actually mid 2019) which I don't think was a big seller anyway, so now it's 3.6L only across all of Traverse models.

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That is odd that they would't offer the TD in AWD.. Must have not sold many that way in 2019... I have no interest in diesel passenger cars or trucks myself, I can't see the upside...
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At the same time I looked at the changes for the 2020 Traverse and Chevy has gotten rid of the 2.0L Turbo (actually mid 2019) which I don't think was a big seller anyway, so now it's 3.6L only across all of Traverse models.
At the same time the Traverse loses the 2.0; the 2020 Blazer gains the 2.0 I-4 LSY as an option.

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I read the AWD take on the diesel was very small. You can't tow more with it. So its better to get the 2.0 with AWD for that so it makes since.
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Can't imagine why they would discontinue the AWD diesel. It's a fantastic vehicle, and having the AWD option is what sold us.

We get 40+ mpg on the highway and can punch the AWD button if we hit snow.
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I don't understand why they decided you can't tow with the diesel,its a very capable powertrain
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Can't imagine why they would discontinue the AWD diesel. It's a fantastic vehicle, and having the AWD option is what sold us.

We get 40+ mpg on the highway and can punch the AWD button if we hit snow.
You would have to get 40+ mpg for all miles to break even with the low per mile fuel cost I get with my 2017 Nox AWD 2.4L LEA running E85.

E85 now at $1.66 a gallon in my area. My 2017 Nox averages about 21 MPG on the stuff. That comes out at about 8 cents a mile fuel cost.

Diesel is $3.08 in my area. To get the 8 cent a mile fuel cost, it would have to average 40 MPG for all miles not just highway to break even.

That and the additional complexity and emissions junk doesn't make diesel in a car worth it to me. I have to deal with diesel in my commercial stuff (21,000 gallons of diesel a year I buy) and have no interest in adding to the frustration with my personal vehicles.

Could be others figured out the same thing and the demand and mystique of diesel in the Nox/Terrain platform went away. Or the gell up of diesel in winter that less experienced folks dealt with lessened demand.

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I don't understand why they decided you can't tow with the diesel,its a very capable powertrain

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Those who think of diesels as ideal for towing will be disappointed, however, to learn that the Equinox diesel is rated to tug just 1500 pounds. (The 2.0-liter gas engine, meanwhile, earns a 3500-pound rating.) Blame the diesel powertrain’s cooling requirements, we’re told.

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Yeah, when you have not only the cooling of the motor, but water cooling of the turbo and water cooling of EGR on these modern diesels, it really puts a strain on things. This is why radiator requirements doubled on heavy commercial trucks. The emissions junk really takes away from the glamour of diesel. Even in many medium duty trucks that traditionally had diesels, they are scaling back and putting larger gasoline engines in them. You can thank your government who cares for you. Sarcasm intended.
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Copperhead--I agree 100%. I was raised in a western state where approximately 80% falls under the jurisdiction of the BLM--Bureau of Land Management; talk about a dogmatic, authoritarian approach. Unfortunately, I believe the Environmental Protection Agency used the BLM as a role model when they started implementing management styles and "protection" philosophies. I'm off my soap box now!

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