DETROIT– The Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent meet or exceed all federal safety standards, according to GM. For the 2009-model year, the Equinox and Torrent received the highest rating of 5-stars for both the driver and front passenger during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) frontal crash test.

The Equinox and Torrent provide a host of standard safety features consistent with GM's Continuous Safety Approach, including StabiliTrak electronic stability control system. New for the 2009-model year, the Equinox and Torrent will have standard head curtain side-impact airbags.

Each GM vehicle is engineered and tested to help provide protection in more than 150 types of collisions. The IIHS side crash test is a single and very severe test.