Crossover customers want a vehicle that can manage everything from comfort and connectivity to efficient performance and safety. The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox delivers on all counts — especially when it comes to protecting its passengers.
The Equinox offers a suite of active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that help provide peace of mind on the road for adults as well as new teen drivers.
Teen Driver technology allows parents to set certain vehicle controls and review an in-vehicle report card with their teens, helping to encourage safe driving habits.
“The Chevrolet Equinox ramps up its awareness and protection capability with an even broader range of available technologies designed to assist drivers in everyday situations,” said Ray Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety technical fellow. “From daily driving to parking and crash avoidance, it can help the occupants avoid trouble altogether.”
Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts or warnings about potential threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to possibly avoid them, including:
The all-new Equinox’s expanded safety features are rooted in a stronger body structure and a range of available advanced driver safety assistance features. New for 2018 is Surround Vision, a technology that provides a literal look at the 2018 Equinox’s perimeter. This available system uses strategically located cameras on all sides of the vehicle to provide a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, helping drivers quickly view the surrounding area at a glance for more confident maneuvering when reversing, parking or trailering.
Equinox models without Surround Vision offer a standard rear-vision camera system.
IntelliBeam headlamps are also new, offering automatic high-beam control.
When it comes to traditional passive safety features, there are six standard air bags, including frontal driver and passenger air bags; roof rail-mounted head curtain side air bags that help protect the front and outboard rear seating positions; and front-seat-mounted side-impact air bags.
Additional safety features include:
All of the Equinox’s crash-avoiding and passenger-protecting technologies are built into a stronger body structure that incorporates high-strength steel in key areas to help prevent intrusion into the passenger compartment.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox goes sale in spring 2017.
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