Chevrolet Equinox Safe Pick for Teen Drivers | Mission, TX
In a recent report, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identified a wide range of used vehicles (including model years) that are ideal choices for teen drivers because of their IIHS safety scores, as well as their ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One vehicle that we were not surprised to see make the cut: the Chevrolet Equinox.
How The Equinox Earned Its Spot
The IIHS specifically called out Equinox small SUVs from the 2016 model year and onward. To earn a spot on this coveted list, the Chevrolet Equinox had to earn either a good or acceptable rating (the number 1 and 2 ratings, respectively) in the IIHS’s driver-side small overlap front test, as well as good ratings in head restraint, side, roof strength, and moderate overlap front tests. In addition, the Equinox stood up to stringent testing with the NHTSA. To qualify, SUVs need to earn at least four stars in side and front tests — and as an overall score. The Equinox, of course, met all expectations.
But earning a place on the list did not just depend on performance in IIHS and NHTSA testing. Vehicles, including the Equinox that made it onto the list had to score at least three out of five stars for emergency handling capability in Consumer Reports testing.
You can find used Chevrolet Equinox SUVs across a plethora of model years at Bert Ogden Mission Auto Outlet in Mission, Texas.
What To Look For When Shopping Used For Your Teen
When buying a used vehicle for your teen driver, you should prioritize safety first and foremost. Other considerations are fuel economy (teens are on a tight budget) and reliability.
Specifically, recent Equinox models offer a wide range of safety technologies, including Teen Driver (for coaching your new driver) as well as other Chevrolet technologies like Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
Test-drive a used Chevrolet Equinox at Bert Ogden Mission Auto Outlet in Mission, Texas.