Tri-shield full-size sedan gets top marks for safety

Buick’s flagship full-size sedan has been run through the wringer and comes out the other end with top marks. The LaCrosse scored a five-star rating during NHTSA crash testing, GM stated in a release.

“Safety is one of the pillars of the Buick brand and our flagship continues to echo this essential element to our customers,” said Jeff Yanssens, chief engineer of the LaCrosse. “Not only do we offer advanced safety technologies in the 2014 LaCrosse, but we designed and engineered the core of the car to perform well with respect to crash safety.”

In frontal and side impact tests, the LaCrosse earned a full five stars. However, in rollover testing, it only achieved four stars.

LaCrosse is host to a full array of safety features, including Safety Alert Seat, Automatic Collision Preparation, Forward Collision Alert, Full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Vision Camera.

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