2015 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#54 of 2015 SUVs

#135 of all 2015 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 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 2015 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 2015 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0554% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3273%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0554% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3273% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is 16% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8950Kia OptimaHonda AccordChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Nissan RogueFord EscapeSubaru OutbackJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 89. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2015 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2015 Mazda CX-5, the 2015 Subaru Forester, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, the 2015 Subaru Outback, and the 2015 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2015 Toyota RAV4 and the 2015 Nissan Rogue.

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