While it is thanks to the headlights that the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox was able to score a Top Safety Pick award from IIHS, it still wasn’t good enough to give it the Top Safety Pick + rating.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox headlights were given a Marginal rating, the second-lowest rating that you can get. For the 2020 model, the headlights were rated as Acceptable but do take note that this is for the LT trim option. The lower trim will be getting the standard headlights that were rated Marginal.
The Equinox also managed to past all the crash tests with great results and will also be fitted with new safety techs like automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and braking and more.
Other small crossovers that also got the same safety rating from IIHS include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and more.