2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Midsize SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
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 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chevrolet Equinox was redesigned for the 2010 model year, and the GMC Terrain was introduced in the 2010 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the front structure and door hinge pillar were modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 10 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 5-6 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4wd
Weight 4,096 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1401
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)10
Footrest (cm)8
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)2
Parking brake (cm)8
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)4
Steering column3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)5
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)5
Lower instrument panel (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1401
Head
HIC-1549
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.13
Chest maximum compression (mm)18
Femur (kN)
Left0.9
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.63
Right0.63
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.7
Right0.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left36
Right48

Applies to 2010-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chevrolet Equinox was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Its weight has increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a midsize SUV. (Earlier models were classified as small SUVs.) The GMC Terrain was introduced in the 2010 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4wd
Weight 4,189 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0820
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0820
Head
HIC-15130
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.47
Maximum tibia index - right1.00
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left69
Right121

Applies to 2010-14 models

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

The Chevrolet Equinox was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Its weight has increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a midsize SUV. (Earlier models were classified as small SUVs.) The GMC Terrain was introduced in the 2010 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries 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 protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4wd
Weight 3,891 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length188 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0919
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.
-13.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0919
Head HIC-15166
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)41
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)184
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0919
Head HIC-15138
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)29
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)31
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.84
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)87
A-P moment (Nm) -23

Applies to 2010-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,106 lbs
Peak force17,116 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.17
Tested vehicle
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2010-14 models

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

Seat type

Manual - power cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual - power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)28
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.8
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)25
Max neck tension (N)467

Applies to 2013-15 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Safety Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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