2012 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#49 of 2012 SUVs

#117 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2005, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Equinox 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 exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 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 2012 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0547% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2493%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0547% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2493% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9243Mitsubishi GalantNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4GMC TerrainToyota VenzaSubaru LegacyKia SorentoSubaru OutbackVolkswagen PassatHyundai Santa FeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 43 to 92. The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant and less safe than the 2012 Toyota RAV4, the 2012 GMC Terrain, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Subaru Outback, the 2012 Kia Sorento, the 2012 Subaru Legacy, and the 2012 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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