The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Buick Veranoan overall vehicle score of five stars under its revised New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The agency’s “Overall Vehicle Score” is based on a calculation consisting of values from a vehicle’s performance in three different areas, including front and side crash tests as well as an evaluation for rollover resistance. NHTSA’s five-star rating follows the naming of the Verano as a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Verano’s safety features include ten standard airbags, OnStar, standard four-wheel disk brakes with ABS, Panic Brake Override, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and collapsible pedal system that reduces risk of leg injury. In addition, 60 percent of the Verano’s body is constructed of high-strength steel, which forms a protective safety cage around the car’s occupants. Rounding out the Verano’s safety features are a standard Rear Vision Camera and optional Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The Verano’s stellar safety rating is an impressive accomplishment by Buick in that every passenger car has received the highest possible ratings from NHTSA and IIHS.
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