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Multiple Buick Vehicle Models Reach IIHS Top Safety Pick Status

According to multiple news agencies, Buick has a full line of vehicles featured by the IIHS as Top Safety Picks for the year.

The IIHS has awarded the new Regal, Verano, LaCrosse and Enclave with the Top Safety Pick awards for 2013. According to the reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also awarded all of these vehicles a 5-star overall rating.

The tests performed by the IIHS determine how safe occupants would be in accidents that would cause impact to the front and sides of the vehicle. The tests also evaluate how well the vehicles protect occupants in a rollover accident.

The agency also tests the vehicles by exposing them to crashes that simulate a side-impact crash involving a 10-inch-diameter pole, which is a recreation of what an average collision with trees or poles looks like. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also awarded the vehicles that were designated as Top Safety Pick with 5 star ratings.

The new Encore model, experts say, is equipped with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, which are technologies that identify traffic patterns in order to offer drivers alerts and warnings on potential hurdles ahead.

You can click here to read the full article and learn more about the Buick vehicles that have been awarded Top Safety Pick awards.


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