2016 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#52 of 2016 SUVs

#136 of all 2016 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 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0552% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3059%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0552% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3059% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8666Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC TerrainHyundai TucsonMazda CX-5Kia SorentoFord EscapeSubaru OutbackFord FusionSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 86. The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is less safe than the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, the 2016 Ford Fusion, the 2016 Subaru Outback, the 2016 Ford Escape, and the 2016 Kia Sorento. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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