Buick is one of the safest brands on the market, but don’t just take our word for it. The company recently earned five-star Overall Vehicle Scores on every vehicle in its lineup, a rating given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the third year in a row Buick has earned this score for its entire lineup, and its only one of two brands in the history of the industry to do so.
According to Buick, the all-new 2017 Buick LaCrosse was the last vehicle to be tested by the NHTSA, securing the prestigious award. Buick vehicle safety is always a priority for engineers, one reason each vehicle comes with updated safety systems, intuitive engineering, and the latest sensors. New safety features include things like the Safety Seat which alerts drivers to possible dangers using vibrations, as well as the all-new Front Pedestrian Braking system for urban environments.
“We know safety is top of mind for buyers when shopping for new vehicles, and the recent ratings by NHTSA showcase our brand’s dedication to providing our customers with safe, reliable transportation,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “We’ve launched four new vehicles in 2016 and we are extremely proud to continue to offer a lineup of award-winning vehicles that have NHTSA five-star Overall Vehicle Score ratings across the board.”
How do you earn a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA? The program began in the 1970s, and it has been updated many times. Vehicles are tested in frontal, side, and rollover tests to ensure the safety of passengers in every situation. By earning a five-star rating, Buick vehicles prove that they hold-up in a majority of crashes, making them among the safest cars on the road. If safety is a priority for you, consider buying a new Buick.