If quality was of concern to you over the 2016 Buick Envision, put those fears to rest. The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety recently wrapped up its crash testing for the 2016 Envision and the Chinese-built crossover earned itself a Top Safety Pick+.
As the first Chinese-built vehicle to ever undergo IIHS crash testing, the 2016 Envision scored a “Good” rating in the small overlap, moderate overlap front, side and roof strength tests. It also earned a “Good” mark in head restraints and seats. But, to score a Top Safety Pick+, the vehicle must score an “Advanced” rating in crash avoidance and mitigation. The 2016 Buick Envision did that, too.
Regarding injury measures, the IIHS reports, “Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity, including head injury risk from the head contacting steering wheel rim.”
This adds to Buick being the first brand to score NHTSA five-star safety ratings on each of its vehicles, in an effort to focus on occupant safety. The NHTSA, however, has not yet rated the Buick Envision or 2017 Buick LaCrosse.