The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the new 2020 Chevrolet Equinox has been named a Top Safety Pick. Here are some highlights about the Equinox model’s latest accolade.
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.