General Motors continues to advance its active safety features for all vehicles to ensure preventative caution becomes a cornerstone in the future of automotive. But, for now, only two of its vehicles rounded out the IIHS’ list of Top Safety Pick+ award winners.
Specifically, the 2017 Volt showed a low risk of any significant injuries in a small overlap crash scenario. The cabin space was also well maintained with minimal structural intrusion.
Regarding the 2017 Buick Envision, “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.”
In order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ the vehicle must score an “Advanced” rating in crash avoidance and mitigation and “Good” ratings in all other crash tests. The Volt and Envision aced all of these.
While there may not be a plus sign at the end, a few other GM vehicles were named Top Safety Picks as well. They are:
To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.