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 |  Jun 12 2014, 12:02 PM

9. Chevrolet Equinox

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The American automaker’s fuel-efficient crossover is also one of the safest available. Starting from an affordable $25,315 price tag, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. With the four-cylinder engine under the hood, the Equinox is good for 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 that can run on either gasoline or E85 providing 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive model starts from $27,065.

  • TDS

    If the list is alphabetical, they shouldn’t be numbered. Seems like a countdown to the safest vehicle, when in reality, the worst performer is the Toyota Highlander listed at #2. If you checked NHTSA as well as IIHS, the Highlander, Equinox, Rogue, Terrain, Forester and Outlander all fall behind many other SUVs. There are only four that ace both NHTSA and IIHS. The MDX, M-Class, CX-5 and XC60.

  • Jamal

    Did you even read the article? “To determine the safest crossovers and SUVs available in today’s
    marketplace, we headed over to see which vehicles have been awarded a
    Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
    With the addition of the new small overlap front crash test, the IIHS
    truly puts the newest cars to the test in order to determine which are
    the safest. Given the requirement of being a Top Safety Pick+, there
    were exactly 10 crossovers and SUVs on the list and are listed in
    alphabetical order.”