According to J.D Power ratings, Chevrolet Equinox has a reliability score of 87/100.This rating comes under the great category (81-90), with the best category ranging from (91-100). When it comes to safety, Equinox received 4 out of stars in the rollover test and 5/5 stars in the front cum side crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2021 version of Chevrolet Equinox has two major braking systems: front pedestrian braking and automatic emergency braking.
The front pedestrian feature helps you identify pedestrians to avoid a front-end collision. The detection is followed by activating a hard emergency braking. In contrast, automatic emergency braking is designed for lower speeds (less than 50 mph). If there is a possibility of a crash at low speeds, the hard emergency braking mechanism averts a collision.
There are three types of airbags in the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox: overhead, front-impact, and side-impact airbags.
Overhead airbags protect the passengers’ heads during an overhead collision or rollover. On the other hand, front-impact airbags protect the front-row passengers in the event of a crash. The side-impact airbags open up during a side collision to protect the passengers’ bodies.
With a 7.0 – inch touchscreen, Chevrolet Equinox has an attractive electronic infotainment system. There is impressive standard WiFi connectivity, coupled with compatible Bluetooth and USB options. The infotainment system is fairly easy to use, and it offers quick responses.
Chevrolet Equinox comes with automatic high-beam headlamps. Based on the exterior lighting, the headlamp either turns ‘on’ or ‘off.’
Traction control system (TCS)
There is a robust traction control system that operates in collaboration with an electronic stability control system. When the wheels start to spin, the TCS gets activated and reduces the engine, thereby limiting the wheel’s spin.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
Seat belt pretensioners protect the front outboard occupant of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox. During the event of a rollover or a side-crash, these pretensioners tighten the seatbelts. But, once activated, you cannot reuse it, and you need to replace the pretensioners.