Family Affair: All Buicks Are IIHS Top Safety Picks
| Being the smallest Buick, the Verano faced significant peer pressure to match its larger siblings in safety systems. But the luxury sedan was up to the task, and, as a result, every Buick is a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
'Buick is building state-of-the-art crash protection into every model from the ground up,' said IIHS President Adrian Lund. 'This means the best overall protection in the most common kinds of crashes, along with standard electronic stability control for helping drivers to stay out of many crashes to begin with.'
The IIHS tests vehicles to determine occupant protection in front, side, and rollover crashes, and specifically tests seats and head restraints for neck protection in rear impact crashes. To earn a 2012 Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must be rated 'good' in all four tests.
Verano engineers were challenged to make industry-leading safety features a key element for the new vehicle.
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