Chevrolet Equinox Makes US News’ List of the 14 Safest SUVs for 2020
Safety is often the number-one priority of SUV buyers, especially those who have family members to transport. The Chevy Equinox delivers a long list of standard and available technologies and systems designed to help keep everyone safe. For its safety-minded efforts, the well-equipped SUV made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.
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In U.S. News’ rankings, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox earned a USN Safety Score of 9.8/10 and a USN Overall Score of 7.9/10.
“In addition to its strong safety scores, the Equinox also features efficient powertrains, competent handling, and user-friendly tech features,” said U.S. News & World Report writer Cherise Threewitt.
Whether equipped with FWD or AWD, the 2020 Equinox earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In frontal and side crash testing, the compact SUV earned five stars. In rollover crash testing, it took home four stars.
When equipped with specific headlights, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is rated as a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2020 Chevy Equinox
The Chevy Equinox offers drivers even more safety features for 2020, with a more comprehensive list of standard driver-assist technologies. Drivers may feel more confident behind the wheel thanks to lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection. Parents can monitor the driving habits of their inexperienced drivers with the standard Teen Driver system.
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The 2020 Equinox does not offer a diesel engine option. Instead, it is powered by a standard 1.5-liter turbo engine that earns an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 31 mpg on the highway. Drivers who need serious towing power should opt for the available 2.0-liter turbo engine, which allows a properly-equipped Equinox to tow 3,500 pounds.
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.