2010 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#39 of 2010 SUVs

#91 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2005, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Equinox provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0546% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2379%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0546% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2379% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is 30% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9241Hyundai SonataMercury MilanNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota VenzaToyota HighlanderHonda CR-VSubaru OutbackHyundai Santa FeGMC TerrainToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 92. The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and the 2010 Mercury Milan and less safe than the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2010 Subaru Outback, the 2010 Honda CR-V, the 2010 Toyota Highlander, and the 2010 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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