Buick Verano gets 5-Star rating for safety from the NHTSA

The compact premium sedan from Buick, the Verano, gets an overall rating of 5 stars for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A few months back, the Buick Verano garnered the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2013-buick-verano-crashThe brand certainly can be proud about the safety ratings of its vehicles and the consumer can be assured that they are protected in case of road mishaps.

Buick Verano

The NHTSA subjected the Buick Verano to their new program of car safety assessment. The score is based on frontal collision and side impact tests plus the evaluation for potential rollover accidents. Combine all the scores from these tests and you get the “Overall Vehicle Score”

The Verano is equipped with 10 airbags and the OnStar. This setup is unmatched by any market competitor. In case of a rollover, the computer system of the vehicle will deploy curtain airbags to protect the heads of the occupants that are left inflated for a certain period to give additional protection.

The Verano’s body architecture is also made from very strong steel that forms a safety cage for all occupants. The car is also equipped with disc brakes on all corners, ABS, StabiliTrak system, and brake override. The pedals of the vehicle are also collapsible to avoid potential leg injuries.

The 2013 Verano also comes with camera to aid rear vision. It displays the view from its rear bumper when the driver shits to reverse. Other safety technologies include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. The two technologies also make use of radar sensors that aids drivers avoid crashes when backing or changing lanes.

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