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Chevrolet Equinox Makes US News’ List of the 14 Safest SUVs for 2020

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2020 Chevrolet Equinox
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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.

Safety ratings

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.