2017 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#58 of 2017 SUVs

#142 of all 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 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 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 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.

9065Chevrolet EquinoxNissan RogueGMC TerrainMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonMazda CX-5Kia SorentoSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 90. The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is less safe than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, the 2017 Toyota Camry, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, the 2017 Subaru Forester, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

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