As a parent, you want to make sure your teen has a safe vehicle when they’re learning to drive in Fort Worth.
The experts at Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety have provided a list of reliable and safe vehicles you should choose from. The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT was at the top of the small SUV category, proving it’s one of the safest SUVs for teens.
This respected ranking consists of 18 new vehicles that the experts recommend for teens, with the winners offering the latest in crash avoidance and crash protection technologies.
As a small SUV, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT is loaded with advanced safety features, such as Chevy’s Teen Driver system which lets you monitor your teen’s driving habits and behaviors to help coach them. Other driver-assist technologies on the 2020 Equinox LT that will help make your teen a safer driver include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist.
This honor is the latest in safety accolades for the 2020 Equinox. The 2020 Chevy Equinox earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS when equipped with available high-intensity discharge headlights. The FWD and AWD versions of the Equinox also earn a 5-star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You can rest assured that the newest Chevrolet Equinox models from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet have been designed for optimal protection on the road for your family. Find your next SUV here in our inventory.
While you should always drive safely on the road, you need to take even more precautions when driving with your little ones. Be sure to follow these tips to keep your kids safe on every drive in and around Fort Worth, Texas.
Check the back seat
Leaving your kids alone in the car is dangerous, no matter the temperature outside. To remember to take your kids out of the back seat, place an important personal item in the rear, like your purse or wallet. When you reach for it, you’ll remember the newborn in the car seat next to it. Some vehicles, like the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, have a Rear Seat Reminder that prompts you to check the back seat upon exiting the vehicle.
Use the backup camera
When shopping for a family hauler, pick one that has great safety ratings and also has protective technologies. For instance, the 2021 Equinox comes standard with the Rear Vision Camera, which displays a view of the area behind you.* Using this feature, you can avoid hazards when driving with your family and keep an eye out for children playing nearby.* Even with this tool, it’s also worth walking around your car to check for smaller children before driving away.
Keep items secure
If you get into a collision, all of the loose items in your car can become hazardous to you and your children. That’s why it’s important to secure any cargo in the trunk and keep the heaviest items on the floor. Tie them down with bungees to make sure they don’t move around while you drive.
Chevrolet SUVs, like the Traverse and Equinox, have the dependability you need in a family hauler. Find the right vehicle for your family at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet by viewing our inventory online.
*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.
Living the 9-to-5 office life in Fort Worth can catch up with you quickly, and sometimes you need a nice weekend hike or a pleasant afternoon picnic to escape. These parks in and near Fort Worth, Texas, are ideal destinations for recharging and reconnecting. And there’s no better vehicle for getting to your getaway spot than a new Equinox or Trax from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet.
Eagle Mountain Park
The beauty of Texas is on full display at Eagle Mountain Park. A sprawling property of over 400 acres of lush landscapes, the park is a thriving habitat for all sorts of birds, animals, and plants. Your best bet for taking as much of it in as possible is the well-maintained trail system, which includes six different trails covering more than five miles. Don’t skip the quarter-mile Overlook Trail, which offers a beautiful view of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Sometimes the best escapes are the ones right in front of you. Trinity Park is located right outside the Fort Worth Cultural District, which means it’ll be easy to find a parking spot in a city-savvy Chevrolet Trax. The park covers 252 acres and offers everything from 40 miles of trails to kid-friendly playgrounds to a peaceful duck pond. At Trinity Park, you’ll be removed enough from your hectic routine yet close enough to your city that you’ll want to visit whenever you get a chance.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
Strap the kids into your Chevrolet Equinox for an unforgettable day at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. You could plan a weeklong family getaway entirely around exploring the site’s 3,621 acres and 20 miles of hiking trails. The star attraction is its majestic bison herd, which you can not only see but support with your membership to the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Buying a top-level membership earns you a behind-the-scenes tour at the Nature Center, or you can experience a one-of-a-kind bison hayride.
Whenever you feel like it’s time to take a break, you’re always just a short drive away from a great park near Fort Worth. No matter how short your trip may be, make it a journey worth remembering with the convenience of the Chevrolet Equinox or the comfort of the Chevrolet Trax. These and other great SUVs are available at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, your family-strong DFW dealership since 1922.