2017 Chevrolet Equinox

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2017 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to protect the head from injury in the crash test. Still, the inflated portion of the curtain airbag should extend farther forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects if crash circumstances were to differ slightly.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1401
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm) 8
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1401
Head
HIC-15 49
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.13
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.63
Right 0.63
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.7
Right no data
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 48

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door 4wd

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.

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 VTF0820
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 ID VTF0820
Head
HIC-15 130
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.47
Maximum tibia index - right 1.00
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 121

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

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

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

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

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0919
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0919
Head HIC-15 166
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 ID CES0919
Head HIC-15 138
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-17 models built after March 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,106 lbs
Peak force 17,116 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.17

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual - power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual - power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.8
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 25
Max neck tension (N) 467

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package II

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2016-17 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LS
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
no 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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 12
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
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 No
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) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated