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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Midsize SUV
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
Crashworthiness

    Headlights
    M

    Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
    ease of use
    A

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    Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
    Driver Passenger
    2018
    Crash avoidance rating
    M
    A
    2017
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    A
    2016
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    A
    2015
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    A
    2014
    G
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    2013
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    2012
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2011
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2010
    G
    G
    G
    G
    Crash avoidance rating
    2009
    G
    A
    M
    Crash avoidance rating
    2008
    G
    M
    A
    M
    Crash avoidance rating
    2007
    G
    M
    A
    M
    Crash avoidance rating
    2006
    G
    M
    A
    M
    Crash avoidance rating
    2005
    M
    A
    M
    Crash avoidance rating
    Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
    Trim level(s)
    • LT trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premier trim equipped with Confidence and Convenience II package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Premier trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • L trim
    • LS trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
    car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • LT trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 87.0 m None
    Straightaway left edge 54.1 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 58.2 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 49.6 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 47.9 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 43.4 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 145.0 m
    Straightaway left edge 111.0 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 61.2 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 62.5 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 50.8 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 49.5 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premier trim equipped with Confidence and Convenience II package
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 96.7 m None
    Straightaway left edge 65.7 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 45.5 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 48.0 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 40.4 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 41.8 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 109.1 m
    Straightaway left edge 97.2 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 54.1 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 55.7 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 44.1 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 44.9 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Premier trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED projector
    High-beam headlight type LED projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 96.7 m None
    Straightaway left edge 65.7 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 45.5 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 48.0 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 40.4 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 41.8 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 109.1 m
    Straightaway left edge 97.2 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 54.1 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 55.7 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 44.1 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 44.9 m

    Trim level(s)
    • L trim
    • LS trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    M
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 118.5 m None
    Straightaway left edge 62.5 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 51.7 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 49.8 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 40.3 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 144.9 m
    Straightaway left edge 26.8 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 52.3 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 51.7 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 39.7 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 39.6 m

    Applies to 2018 models

    How this rating is determined

    Overall evaluation

    A
    Vehicle trim LS
    Seat type cloth

    This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

    It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

    1 2 3


    Good
    Acceptable
    Marginal
    Poor
    Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
    Tether anchor
    Lower anchors
    Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
    No hardware available

    Details by seating position

    1
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    not too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    easy to maneuver around anchors
    2
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    none available
    3
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    not too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    easy to maneuver around anchors

    Seat position 21

    3
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 13
    Clearance angle (degrees) 88
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 14
    Clearance angle (degrees) 85
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present Yes
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    No

    Seat position 22

    2
    Lower anchor A
    No lower latch for this seat position
    Lower anchor B
    No lower latch for this seat position
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present Yes
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    No

    Seat position 23

    1
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 12
    Clearance angle (degrees) 85
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 11
    Clearance angle (degrees) 97
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present Yes
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    No

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