2020 Chevy Equinox LT Named Safe Option for Teen Drivers
Handing over the car keys to your teen is not an easy parenting milestone. Even if your teen is smart and focused behind the wheel, he is still inexperienced, and well, the world is a frightening place. To help alleviate some of your trepidation, you want a car that’s reliable and safe. But, there are so many options out there! To help you out, since it truly does take a village to raise a kid, the experts at Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety have put together the first-ever list of 18 new vehicles they’d recommend for teens. And, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT made the cut in the small SUV category.
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“While buying a new car for a young driver is less common than buying used, new vehicles offer the latest in both crash avoidance and crash protection technologies,” said Jennifer Stockburger, director of operations at CR’s Auto Test Center. “And if you’re putting out the additional money to buy new, why not make it the safest option you can find?”
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
When equipped with available high-intensity discharge headlights (standard in the LT model and up), the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox earns a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. Both the FWD or AWD versions of the Equinox earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT features a bevy of advanced safety technologies, including the automaker’s Teen Driver system. This system allows you to keep tabs on your teen’s driving habits and behaviors, providing you a unique opportunity to continue to coach them into better, safer drivers. Advanced driver-assist technologies such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist that help reveal dangers as you reverse are available on the 2020 Equinox LT; super helpful tech when your teen is backing out of the driveway or a busy parking lot.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.