Chevy Equinox models from 2016 and after were all named as top choices for teen drivers in the latest “Safe Vehicles for Teens” list released annually by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In order to receive a spot on this respected IIHS list, cars must receive ratings of “acceptable” or “good” in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The Equinox also had to earn “good” safety ratings in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraints tests.
More standards had to be met to get on the list. The 2020 Chevy Equinox also received at least 4 stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) side and front tests to go along with an overall score of 4 stars at minimum. A spot on the list also required a score of at least 3 out of 5 on the Consumer Reports emergency handling capability test.
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS after proving its mettle in crash tests. Teen Driver is a safety feature that enables you to determine which features will be activated and which will be limited while your teen drives. Teen Driver will track your child’s performance and present you with an in-vehicle report card detailing their habits.
Find out more about the Equinox when you call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or better yet, stop by to take it for a test drive!
The 2020 Chevy Blazer was recently named the Best New Midsize SUV, which is part of the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Best New Family Car Awards. If you’re in the market for a new two-row SUV in Dixon, Illinois, consider this family-friendly Blazer.
The Blazer is a midsize SUV that comes with seating for five people, over 64 cubic feet of total cargo space. The Blazer can also easily tow 4,500 pounds, when properly equipped, so you can bring along a small trailer. Plus, drivers can pick between a 2.5-liter engine, 2.0-liter turbo, or a 3.6-liter V6.
“A stylish exterior and an appealing aesthetic wraps this practical, fun-to-drive crossover,” said Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping Institute head engineer and chief technologist. “You’ll enjoy a confident, responsive drive that stands out on city streets and highways alike.”
The institute tested each vehicle for convenience, considering things like cargo space, convenience, safety, and infotainment. The Blazer, for example, has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to let you hook up your smartphone to the in-vehicle media system, accessing apps, playlists, contacts, and more. Each vehicle is tested for 5,000 miles by the Good House Keeping Institute for the Best New Family Car Awards.
Experience all that the Blazer has to offer when you stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test-drive it. You’re sure to fall in love with this award-winning SUV.
The impressive array of camera trailering tech is a primary
reason these models earned accolades. Both trucks have the most views possible,
a total of 15, thanks to eight cameras. Surround View enables you to see the
bed, the truck sides, inside the trailer, and the truck’s surroundings.
Transparent View is another feature that gave the Sierra HD
and Silverado HD an edge on the competition. It’s the first system of its kind.
This tech relies on multiple cameras from the back of the trailer and the truck
to give you a full view of what’s behind the trailer, so that the trailer
appears invisible. It provides increased safety and convenience for a variety
of trailering tasks.
The Sierra HD and Silverado HD also have easy-to-use
infotainment systems, wireless charging, and a suite of modern driving
assistance programs. This translates to a connected driving experience so you
can work and play en route to your destination.
ALG has hosted the Technology Innovation Awards only twice, and experts say this year’s winners have set the bar high for the industry. Celebrate these two winning GM trucks for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test-drive them.