Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Buick Encore & Chevrolet Trax Earn IIHS Top Safety Picks Awards

2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax Earn IIHS Top Safety Picks Awards

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The small crossover market is heating up and General Motors' Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax are owning it! Both auto brands pride themselves on offering vehicles that will keep you safe when you hit the road and their two new small crossover SUVs are the most recent to receive recognition for doing so. The 2015 Buick Encore & Chevrolet Trax just earned IIHS Top Safety Picks Awards thanks to new safety upgrades.

The Chevy Trax and its safety features are new to the market, but as for the 2015 Encore, GM has incorporated some of the new technologies while also making improvements to the crossover’s airbags, dashboard, and front-end structure. The Encore has been named a Top Safety Pick in the past, but Buick recognizes the importance of making these adjustments to help protect occupants in the event of a small front overlap crash. Their efforts have clearly paid off, as both the 2015 Buick Encore & Chevrolet Trax earned IIHS Top Safety Picks awards.

The 2015 Buick Encore’s ability to withstand a small overlap front crash now earns a top grade from the IIHS, matching its already stellar ratings in the other areas that IIHS tests: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seats. According to the IIHS, the driver’s space in both the 2015 Encore and the 2015 Trax was reasonably maintained during this test, and the airbags prevented their test dummy’s head from making contact with any part of the vehicle. They also state that significant injuries would be unlikely in either vehicle in the event of a crash similar to the simulated version!

2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax Earn IIHS Top Safety Picks Awards

During testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small front overlap crash test is meant to simulate a crash in which only the front corner of a car collides with an object. This kind of crash causes occupants to move both forward and to the side and also increases the likelihood that the driver’s space will be compromised, compared to a crash in which the entire front end of the car collides with an object. Scary, yes. But you can drive easy knowing the Buick Encore and Chevy Trax will keep you safe!

If safety is your #1 concern in the search for a new vehicle, come see us to learn more about the 2015 Buick Encore or the 2015 Chevrolet Trax! At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858.

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