2013 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#49 of 2013 SUVs

#120 of all 2013 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 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 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 2013 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 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 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8761Hyundai Santa FeNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4GMC TerrainToyota VenzaFord EscapeToyota HighlanderKia SorentoSubaru OutbackVolkswagen PassatComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 87. The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and less safe than the 2013 GMC Terrain, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat, the 2013 Subaru Outback, the 2013 Kia Sorento, the 2013 Toyota Highlander, the 2013 Ford Escape, and the 2013 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2013 Toyota RAV4.

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