2011 Buick LaCrosse wins five-star safety rating award

April 27, 2011 12:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2011 Buick LaCrosse its five-star safety rating.

In 2011, the NHTSA used a more intensive testing process that rigorously examined performance and technologies that reportedly assist drivers avoid collisions.

According to the report, the 2011 LaCrosse got a five-star rating for Overall Frontal Crash and Overall Side Crash.

Tony DiSalle, the vice president of Buick marketing, celebrated the news in a statement, saying: "car buyers today want the peace of mind that comes with buying a vehicle they know will help protect their family. This five-star overall vehicle score for safety shows Buick can equip an affordable luxury midsize sedan with top safety features."

Some of the safety-related features in the 2011 LaCrosse include a blind zone alert technology, rearview cameras, rollover air bags, OnStar technologies, General Motor's StabiliTrak and traction-control system and much more.

In addition, engineers at General Motors created a new seatbelt locking system. In the event of the a crash, this new latchplate will prevent the passenger's pelvis from moving forward and also contain the upper torso.  

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