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Chevy Equinox Named One of the Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

2021 Chevrolet Equinox | Bangor, ME

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.

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox: The Modern Family SUV

2019 Chevrolet Equinox | Bangor, ME

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a crossover that meets the needs of the modern family. Technology, comfort, and space are standard amenities that any pack can depend on.

Interior

Seating for five passengers and upscale upholstery make the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox a solid choice for families. Innovative technologies, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, add to the family-friendly versatility of the Chevrolet Equinox.

It also features an expansive 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat. The cargo area is easily accessible thanks to the available hands-free liftgate.

Safety

A variety of available safety systems prevent drivers of the 2019 Equinox from getting themselves into dangerous situations. Rear Seat Reminder alerts drivers to check the backseat with audible chimes and a message on the touch-screen display. Teen Driver technology allows parents to keep an eye on their young driver’s habits on the road.

Performance

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox tackles the open road with three available engine options. Its standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 170 horsepower and averages 32 highway mpg.*

When upgrading to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, drivers get 252 horsepower. A maximum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds adds to the capability and versatility of the Equinox.

The available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel engine adds more capability to an already competent SUV. On top of that, this engine achieves 39 highway mpg.**

Test-drive the 2019 Chevy Equinox at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor.

*EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/32 highway on 1.5L FWD models.

**EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.

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