2011 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#46 of 2011 SUVs

#106 of all 2011 vehicles


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


The 2011 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 2011 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0546% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2322%, 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 6.2322% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is 30% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9243Mitsubishi GalantNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxSubaru ForesterToyota VenzaHonda CR-VSubaru OutbackKia SorentoHyundai Santa FeGMC TerrainToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 43 to 92. The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2011 Mitsubishi Galant and less safe than the 2011 Toyota RAV4, the 2011 GMC Terrain, the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2011 Kia Sorento, the 2011 Subaru Outback, the 2011 Honda CR-V, and the 2011 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2011 Subaru Forester.

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