In addition to mandated features such as airbags, a rearview camera and traction control systems, every Equinox includes active safety features such as forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and IntelliBeam automatic high beam headlights. Also standard: the Teen Driver Mode, which can set parameters on some vehicle functions, and the subscription-based OnStar telematics system, which comes with a 3-month trial. Optional safety features include a surround-view camera system and blind spot monitoring. If you want adaptive cruise control, you must buy the highest trim and then pay extra. On rivals such as the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 and the Subaru Forester, adaptive cruise control is standard on every model. In crash testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox a 5-star overall rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this crossover SUV its highest rating of Good in every crash test and a Superior rating in the accident avoidance and mitigation test.