Small overlap front: driverside
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4door 4wd
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were redesigned for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as small SUVs. Driverside small overlap 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  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTN1801 

Lower occupant compartment  
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)  6 
Footrest (cm)  5 
Left toepan (cm)  4 
Brake pedal (cm)  5 
Parking brake (cm)  
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)  1 
Upper occupant compartment  
Steering column  0 
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)  5 
Upper dash (cm)  5 
Lower instrument panel (cm)  5 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTN1801 

Head  
HIC15  86 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.8 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  8 
Maximum Nij  0.17 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  22 
Femur (kN)  
Left  0.7 
Right  0.1 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.47 
Right  0.51 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  1.2 
Right  0.2 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  56 
Right  43 
Small overlap front: passengerside
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4door 4wd
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were redesigned for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as small SUVs.
Overall evaluation  

Structure and safety cage  
Passenger injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics  
Driver injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics 
Action shot taken during the passengerside small overlap frontal crash test.
The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained reasonably well.
The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the passenger dummy’s head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.
Intrusion of the dashboard and door hinge pillar contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the right lower leg.
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side
Test ID  CEP1811 

Lower occupant compartment  
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)  11 
Footrest (cm)  7 
Right toepan (cm)  3 
Center toepan (cm)  2 
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)  2 
Upper occupant compartment  
Center dash (cm)  6 
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)  11 
Upper dash (cm)  9 
Right lower dash (cm)  11 
Passenger injury measures
Test ID  CEP1811 

Head  
HIC15  109 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  1.0 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  16 
Maximum Nij  0.25 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  16 
Femur (kN)  
Left  0.0 
Right  1.1 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  1 
Right  9 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.43 
Right  0.82 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  1.8 
Right  1.0 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  63 
Right  41 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  CEP1811 

Head  
HIC15  90 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.8 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  14 
Maximum Nij  0.16 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  28 
Femur (kN)  
Left  0.2 
Right  0.2 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.28 
Right  0.19 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  0.2 
Right  0.2 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  54 
Right  42 
How the passengerside small overlap front test is conducted
Moderate overlap front
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4door 4wd
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were redesigned for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as small SUVs. Moderate overlap 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 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTF1801 

Footwell intrusion  
Footrest (cm)  5 
Left (cm)  7 
Center (cm)  7 
Right (cm)  6 
Brake pedal (cm)  7 
Instrument panel rearward movement  
Left (cm)  0 
Right (cm)  0 
Steering column movement  
Upward (cm)  3 
Rearward (cm)  1 
Apillar rearward movement (cm)  1 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTF1801 

Head  
HIC15  163 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.9 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  4 
Maximum Nij  0.20 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  25 
Legs  
Femur force  left (kN)  1.0 
Femur force  right (kN)  0.4 
Knee displacement  left (mm)  0 
Knee displacement  right (mm)  0 
Maximum tibia index  left  0.34 
Maximum tibia index  right  0.67 
Tibia axial force  left (kN)  1.7 
Tibia axial force  right (kN)  3.0 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  54 
Right  81 
Side
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4door 4wd
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were redesigned for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as small SUVs. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle:2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4door 4wd
The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain were redesigned for the 2018 model year. Both vehicles are smaller and lighter than the earlier design and therefore are now classified as small SUVs. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.
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 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTS1802  

Bpillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)  20.5  
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline. 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTS1802 

Head HIC15  151 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  1.2 
Compression (kN)  0.3 
Shoulder  
Lateral deflection (mm)  38 
Lateral force (kN)  1.4 
Torso  
Maximum deflection (mm)  38 
Average deflection (mm)  33 
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)  4.51 
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)  0.77 
Pelvis  
Iliac force (kN)  0.9 
Acetabulum force (kN)  1.2 
Combined force (kN)  2.0 
Left femur  
LM force (kN)  0.7 
LM moment (Nm)  19 
AP moment (Nm)  84 
Passenger injury measures
Test ID  VTS1802 

Head HIC15  194 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.2 
Compression (kN)  0.8 
Shoulder  
Lateral deflection (mm)  31 
Lateral force (kN)  1.6 
Torso  
Maximum deflection (mm)  22 
Average deflection (mm)  19 
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)  3.34 
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)  0.31 
Pelvis  
Iliac force (kN)  1.1 
Acetabulum force (kN)  2.9 
Combined force (kN)  3.6 
Left femur  
LM force (kN)  0.1 
LM moment (Nm)  15 
AP moment (Nm)  27 
Roof strength
Rating applies to 201819 models
Tested vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Premier 4door 4wd
Overall evaluation  

Curb weight  3,460 lbs 
Peak force  18,196 lbs 
Strengthtoweight ratio  5.26 
Head restraints & seats
Rating applies to 201819 models
Seat type: Power leather seat
Overall evaluation  

Dynamic rating  
Seat/head restraint geometry 
Seat type  Power leather seat 

Geometry  
Backset (mm)  26 
Distance below top of head (mm)  24 
Seat design parameters  
Pass/fail  Pass 
Max T1 acceleration (g)  11.9 
Head contact time (ms)  60 
Force rating  1 
Neck forces  
Max neck shear force (N)  26 
Max neck tension (N)  443 
Front crash prevention
Headlights
Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.
Trim level(s)

SL trim

SLE trim

SLT trim
Lowbeam headlight type  HID projector 

Highbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination: 
Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp left and sharp right curves.
The low beams created excessive glare.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Highbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating Applies to 201819 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  122.0 m  308.9 % 
Straightaway left edge  84.8 m  308.9 % 
250m radius right curve, right edge  68.4 m  290.5 % 
250m radius left curve, left edge  66.8 m  152.7 % 
150m radius right curve, right edge  52.4 m  440.8 % 
150m radius left curve, left edge  53.8 m  68.6 % 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  125.5 m 
Straightaway left edge  100.7 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  69.0 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  67.5 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  51.6 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  54.3 m 
Trim level(s)

SLT trim equipped with Driver Alert II package
Lowbeam headlight type  HID projector 

Highbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination: 
Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp left and sharp right curves.
The low beams created excessive glare.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.
Highbeam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Highbeam headlight type  HID projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating Applies to 201819 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  122.0 m  308.9 % 
Straightaway left edge  84.8 m  308.9 % 
250m radius right curve, right edge  68.4 m  290.5 % 
250m radius left curve, left edge  66.8 m  152.7 % 
150m radius right curve, right edge  52.4 m  440.8 % 
150m radius left curve, left edge  53.8 m  68.6 % 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  125.5 m 
Straightaway left edge  100.7 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  69.0 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  67.5 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  51.6 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  54.3 m 
Trim level(s)

Denali trim
Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 

Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux 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 created excessive glare.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating Applies to 201819 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  98.4 m  387.6 % 
Straightaway left edge  77.6 m  387.6 % 
250m radius right curve, right edge  50.3 m  229.2 % 
250m radius left curve, left edge  47.0 m  94.1 % 
150m radius right curve, right edge  43.6 m  393.7 % 
150m radius left curve, left edge  41.1 m  96.8 % 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  102.3 m 
Straightaway left edge  88.2 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  51.2 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  49.0 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  44.8 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  43.1 m 
Trim level(s)

Denali trim equipped with Driver Alert II package
Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 

Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux 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 created excessive glare.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.
Highbeam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating Applies to 201819 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  98.4 m  387.6 % 
Straightaway left edge  77.6 m  387.6 % 
250m radius right curve, right edge  50.3 m  229.2 % 
250m radius left curve, left edge  47.0 m  94.1 % 
150m radius right curve, right edge  43.6 m  393.7 % 
150m radius left curve, left edge  41.1 m  96.8 % 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  102.3 m 
Straightaway left edge  88.2 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  51.2 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  49.0 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  44.8 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  43.1 m 