2007 Chevrolet Equinox

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-09 models built after January 2006

Tested vehicle: 2007 Pontiac Torrent LS 4-door 4x2

The Pontiac Torrent was introduced in the 2006 model year, and the Chevrolet Equinox was introduced in the 2005 model year. All 2006 and later Torrent and Equinox models built after January 2006 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification. The tested vehicle was manufactured after the structural modifications had been made.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0605
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 22
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0605
Head
HIC-15 230
Peak gs at hard contact 25
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.8
Femur force - right (kN) 2.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.42
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 65

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2005-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4-door 4wd without optional side airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
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.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
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.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared red greasepaint indicates where the driver dummy's head was hit by the barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the rear window frame and the pillar behind the passenger door.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0823
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 0.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0823
Head HIC-15 564
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 ID CES0823
Head HIC-15 409
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,821 lbs
Peak force 13,253 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.47

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 60
Distance below top of head (mm) 26
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.3
Head contact time (ms) 76
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 155
Max neck tension (N) 780

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted