Now, you have one more reason to encourage the teen in your life to lease or buy a Chevrolet Equinox. (Besides its superb highway efficiency rating of 31 mpg and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pound, of course.) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently named the Chevrolet Equinox a top choice for teen drivers on the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens List.
IIHS Test Standards
To earn a spot on the list, vehicles must receive an “acceptable” or “good” rating in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. They must also achieve “good” ratings in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint tests.
Safety Beyond Measure
In addition, the Equinox needed at least four stars from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the side and front tests, and a four-star overall score. Consumer Reports also needed to award the vehicle 3 out of 5 for emergency handling capability. The Equinox not only met but surpassed these requirements.
Teen Driver Technology
The 2020 Equinox was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick after demonstrating its crashworthiness in these tests. Another strength of this protective model is that it comes with Chevy’s exclusive Teen Driver technology. It lets you customize settings for your teenage driver and monitors his or her performance, so you can examine their virtual report cards to know where they could use extra coaching during their driving lessons.
Pay homage to the Chevy Equinox model’s recent performance on the IIHS ranking when you and your teen test-drive one here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn.
Top Safety Pick Criteria: In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, the vehicle in question is thoroughly tested to ensure it is crashworthy. The Equinox rated well when assessed by the organization’s roof strength, head restraint, and overlap tests.
Crash Prevention: The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with crash prevention features intended to mitigate or avoid altogether the effects of a crash with another vehicle. The IIHS tested the Equinox’s crash prevention feature and found that the SUV was able to completely stop a crash when traveling at 12 mph, and was able to slow the vehicle from 25 to 3 mph at a higher-speed test. The Equinox’s pedestrian crash avoidance feature also received high marks, though it did not contribute to the award.
High Beam Assist: For a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick, it must have at least an “acceptable” ranking for its headlights. The Equinox’s standard high-beam assist feature on its HID projection headlamps helped it meet the criteria.
We commend Chevy for securing this lauded award for the 2020 Equinox. Experience the Top Safety Pick-winning Equinox for yourself when you test-drive one here at Lannan Chevrolet of Woburn. You’re bound to fall in love with this safe, eco-friendly, contemporary family-hauler.