2021 Chevrolet Equinox  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#48 of 2021 SUVs

#85 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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. 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. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Chevrolet's Chevy Safety Assist greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox: Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9367Kia SportageJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterFord EscapeAcura ILXMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanNissan RogueGMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is safer than the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2021 Toyota RAV4, and the 2021 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Ford Escape, the 2021 Acura ILX, the 2021 Subaru Outback, and the 2021 GMC Terrain.

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