Safety reviews of the Chevrolet Equinox are good. The NHTSA awards a full five stars overall and full marks in both frontal and side crash tests. Rollover test results are common in the segment, at four stars. The IIHS concurs, with a spread of top scores and one of lower-than-average Marginal for updated side crash tests.
All models come with an airbag system that includes front driver and passenger airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and head curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. ABS braking, LED headlights, and traction and stability control are all standard.
The basic specification is good across the lineup, with standard items including a following distance indicator, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, a rear seat reminder and rearview camera, as well as teen driver function. Higher up in the range, you get access to front and rear park assist, an HD rearview camera, side blind zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. A surround-view monitor is an optional extra.
|Chevrolet Equinox Trims||LS||LT||RS||Premier|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||O||O||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
Chevy's Equinox has already been recalled for the 2023 model year - once, at the time of writing, for a loose bolt in the driver's seat frame. Three recalls affected 2022 models, pertaining to the same loose bolt issue, problems with the seat cushion frame, and tire tread separation. These issues afflicted 2021 models, too.
Chevrolet covers the Equinox with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and a one-year/one-visit maintenance plan.
The Equinox received a full five out of five stars from the NHTSA and good overall scores from the IIHS. Side crash test results were less than ideal, however.