If you’re looking for a safe, reliable, affordable vehicle for your teen driver, the Chevrolet Equinox is a top pick. As proof, the SUV just earned a coveted spot on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list.
Making it on the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list is no small feat. The small SUV needed an acceptable or good rating in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The Equinox also received good ratings in the roof strength, moderate overlap front, side, and head restraint tests.
Another factor the IIHS considered during its evaluation is whether or not the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration scored the vehicle at least four stars for side and front collision tests, as well as a minimum of four stars overall. Finally, Consumer Reports also had to give the Equinox at least three out of five stars for its emergency handling capability.
The 2020 Equinox earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award thanks to its crashworthiness and numerous safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Following Distance Indicator. The SUV also comes with Teen Driver mode, which allows you to customize settings and limit certain features when your child is behind the wheel. The system also provides an in-vehicle report card that summarizes their driving behavior so you can help them improve and stay safe.
To learn more about the Chevrolet Equinox — and why it might be the ideal vehicle for your teen driver — take a look at our new and used inventory online at Quirk Chevrolet of Bangor.