Thanks to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, it’s never been easier to pick a high-quality vehicle for your young driver. The ranking includes used cars that are both affordable and well equipped for safety. This year, the Chevrolet Equinox — from 2016 to the current model year — was selected as one of the best vehicles for teen drivers.
In order to be considered for the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, a vehicle must meet several qualifications. For instance, each model needed to pass the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test with an Acceptable or Good rating. Not only did the Chevy Equinox manage this, but the crossover also got good ratings on other crash tests, like the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint tests.
The Equinox also needed to earn at least four stars for the front and side crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, plus a minimum of three out of five stars from Consumer Reports for its emergency handling capability.
The teen-friendly Chevy Equinox met all of these qualifications and received an IIHS Top Safety Pick award for its crash-readiness and its advanced safety systems. The most relevant is the innovative Teen Driver mode, which lets you limit certain settings and features, as well as monitor their driving progress with an in-vehicle report card.
If you’re looking for a safe, reliable vehicle for your teen driver, take a look at our online inventory of Chevrolet Equinoxes at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC.