2018 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#51 of 2018 SUVs

#98 of all 2018 vehicles


The Equinox, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is below average 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 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0491% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6072%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0491% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6072% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8969Mitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxSubaru CrosstrekJeep CherokeeV. Golf SportWagenToyota RAV4Mazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainSubaru ForesterNissan RogueHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is less safe than the 2018 Subaru Forester, the 2018 GMC Terrain, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, and the 2018 Honda CR-V.

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