2020 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#50 of 2020 SUVs

#91 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is 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 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.042% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8004%, meaning the average driver has a 0.042% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8004% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8867Mitsubishi OutlanderNissan RogueJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterAcura ILXMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2020 Toyota RAV4, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2020 Acura ILX, the 2020 Honda CR-V, the 2020 Subaru Outback, and the 2020 GMC Terrain.

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