Buick’s luxury crossover SUV is also IIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick
The 2013 Buick Enclave, equipped with a standard front center air bag, has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
Previously, the luxury crossover SUV was also named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
“Our customers are looking for state-of-the-art safety when buying a vehicle,” said Robert Crotty, VP for Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “With Enclave’s unmatched combination of safety systems, we’re confident it will not only meet but exceed the needs of Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY drivers.”
“Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and particularly when it comes to family-oriented luxury vehicles,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “The Enclave is designed to provide excellent crash safety, and goes one step further by offering a front center air bag – an industry first in crash protection.”
The front center air bag is an inflatable restraint designed to help protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle. When a severe impact occurs, the air bag deploys in milliseconds from the inboard side of the driver’s seat and inflates between the driver and front passenger, providing added protection for both front occupants.