2015 Buick Encore and Four Other Buick Models Earn 5-Star Safety Ratings


It will come as no surprise to Buick owners, and it was certainly no surprise to us here at Arnie Bauer, that five 2015 Buick models have been granted a 5-Star Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA awarded this score to both front- and rear-wheel drive models of the new Encore. And for Buick owners who already appreciate this vehicle’s power, performance, and style, this is just one more thing to feel good about.

The NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program puts vehicles through a number of tests to determine their safety score. Front, side, and rollover tests are standard, as well as a side pole impact test. This high ranking can be attributed to the strength of the body structure on the 2015 Buick Encore which is mostly composed of high- and ultra-high strength steel.

Safety features on the 2015 Encore feature 10 standard airbags including:
• Driver and front passenger frontal air bags
• Driver and front passenger knee air bags
• Front and rear thorax air bags
• Side curtain air bags

The Convenience Package offered on the Encore provides further safety options with side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert systems. A Premium Package includes forward collision alert, front- and rear-park assist, and lane departure warning. In addition to the Encore, the Buick models Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, and Enclave also made the grade in the NHTSA’s assessment. The high- and ultra-strength steel used in the manufacture of all these vehicles contribute to the toughness, durability and the ability to absorb impact and limit damage to the body, and more importantly, to its driver and passengers.

Great fuel economy doesn’t hurt either, and the Encore delivers that with an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. A rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB port, and satellite radio come standard, and options for upgrades include a sunroof, seven-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and blind spot monitoring, to name a few.

Buick has made a name for itself as the maker of fine luxury vehicles that feature great design and stylish interiors, but we are proud that these models have also received such a high safety rating from the NHTSA. To check out the new Buick Encore, or any great Buick model, come visit us at Arnie Bauer. We have a team of knowledgable and friendly salespeople ready to assist you. We are located at 5525 Circle Drive in Matteson, IL.

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