2005 Chevrolet Equinox

Small SUV
  • Side
    M
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional in 2006-08 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2007 models)
3
Electronic stability control (beginning with 2007 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
A
M
2008
G
M
A
M
2007
G
M
A
M
2006
G
M
A
M
2005
M
A
M

Applies to 2005-08 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Chevrolet Equinox was introduced in the 2005 model year, and the Pontiac Torrent was introduced in the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2009 models, all Equinox and Torrent models have standard side airbags.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious neck injuries and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but head hits with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the window frame of the rear passenger door and the pillar behind the door. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4wd
Weight 3,821 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase113 in.
Length189 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.4 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0823
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
0.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0823
Head HIC-15564
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)58
Lateral force (kN)3.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.92
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)6.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)56
A-P moment (Nm) 36

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0823
Head HIC-15409
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.18
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)45
A-P moment (Nm) -29

Applies to 2005-09 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight3,821 lbs
Peak force13,253 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.47
Tested vehicle
2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2005-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)26
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.3
Head contact time (ms)76
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)155
Max neck tension (N)780

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