If you're going to be driving around in such a powerful vehicle, you may find yourself worried that you're going to lose control. You won't have to have any of those worries as you're traveling in the 2016 Chevy Equinox, as the compact SUV includes a number of preventative and protective safety features, keeping all of the vehicle's occupants safe and secure.
The variety of features is a big reason why the vehicle (when equipped with a Forward Collision Alert system) was named a 2016 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The vehicle also earned a near-perfect four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, further confirming the incredible reliability.
You want to keep your passengers safe and your compact SUV looking nice, right? Those goals are both very achievable in the 2016 Chevy Equinox.
Preventative Safety Features
Your 2016 Equinox should continue to look good as new thanks to the SUV's assortment of preventative safety features. These technologies will serve as an extra set of eyes, keeping you and your new SUV out of harm's way.
Technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning will alert drivers of any approaching vehicles, thus preventing a potential fender bender. Meanwhile, the Forward Collision Alert will notify the driver if they're about to smash into another vehicle, and the Rear Park Assist uses sensors and warnings to guide a driver into a driving spot.
The Equinox even comes with a standard rear vision camera. Accessible via the Chevy MyLink system, drivers can monitor everything that's happening behind their SUV. That means you won't have to worry about running over a curb, accidentally bumping another vehicle, or crashing into the garbage can.
Protective Safety Features
If you do happen to find yourself in an accident, the Equinox should do everything in its power to keep the occupants secure. It starts with the six standard air bags, which provide plenty of cushion during a collision. If emergency personnel is needed, drivers can access the OnStar Automatic Crash Response System, which will automatically send help to the site of the crash.
You also won't have to worry about your Equinox failing due to a lack of upkeep. All 2016 Chevy vehicles are accompanied by a pair of maintenance visits, as well as a five-year/60,000-mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance (with Courtesy Transportation). This way, you really don't have any excuse for your Equinox not working.