Safety features on the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2021 Equinox is brimming with safety features as even the base model comes with some coveted active safety tech. Given a top safety pick by the IIHS for having aced literally every single test they threw at it, the 2021 Equinox is one of the safest crossovers on the market – and that's a matter of fact, not an opinion.
But don't take our word for it, let's look at what you can expect out of the Equinox in terms of safety. And there's no better start than with the L trim, the Equinox's base model.
Fitted with a tried-and-true 1.5-liter turbo engine that will deliver 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, the Equinox L also comes with what’s dubbed the Chevy Safety Assist Pack which includes:
- Automatic Emergency Braking: an active safety feature that uses radar, cameras, and sensors to detect imminent frontal impacts. As soon as the system registers one, it sends an alert to make the driver aware of the imminent threat. If you fail to hit the brakes in time, it will do so for you at speeds of below 50 miles per hour, to try and minimize the impact or avoid it completely.
- Forward Collision Alert: also by using sensors and radar, the car will send out an alert when it picks up on an imminent frontal impact. Great for highway driving to help you keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, this system enhances driver awareness but doesn’t actively steer or slow the car down.
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: if the car changes lanes and the blinking signal is off or the steering wheel isn’t moving, this system will assume that you’re drifting out of your lane so it will send out an alert to notify you. If following the alert you don’t steer the car back in its lane, then the system will gently do that for you by easily moving the steering wheel to keep the car in its current lane.
- Front Pedestrian Braking: another hugely important high-tech active safety feature, Front Pedestrian Braking works identical to the Automatic Emergency Braking but its sensors are fine-tuned to spot pedestrians rather than cars. Being far smaller in size and with a different moving pattern than cars, pedestrians could never be picked up by the Automatic Emergency Braking system, but luckily your future Equinox has you covered.
- Following Distance Indicator: in conjunction with the Forward Collision Alert, this system helps boost driver awareness on the open road, especially that of new drivers
In addition to the above-mentioned safety features, the 2021 Equinox L also comes equipped with standard IntelliBeam lights, Rear Seat Reminder, a rear vision camera, plus the Teen Driver Pack that allows parents to help young drivers make better decisions on the road by limiting the maximum speed and audio volume.
With upper trims come even more safety features. For example, buyers that order the Equinox LT will be able to add Side Blind Zone Alert onto their vehicles, and those that go for the Equinox Premier will benefit from everything listed above plus Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and standard Side Blind Zone Alert.
If you want to see all these safety features in action, visit us at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, Connecticut where we have multiple 2021 Equinox Chevys in our lot.