IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors for 2012 Buick Verano image

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2012 Buick Verano a 2012 Top Safety Pick.

“Buick is building state-of-the-art crash protection into every model from the ground up,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund. “This means the best overall protection in the most common kinds of crashes, along with standard electronic stability control for helping drivers to stay out of many crashes to begin with.”

The IIHS is known for its rigorous tests including front, side, rollover crashes, tests for seats and head restraints for neck protection in rear impact crashes, and besides all these the car must also include electronic stability control. Taking this into consideration, it is not an easy task receiving the 2012 Top Safety Pick designation.

The Buick Verano‘s features emphasize safety: OnStar, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, 10 standard air bags, a body structure composed of over 60% high strength steel, Brembo brakes that can stop the car from 70 mph in only 160 feet and options like blind spot warning systems, rear-view cameras, and ultrasonic park assist. The 2013 Buick Enclave crossover will also come equipped with an industry-first front center airbag, placed between driver and front-seat passenger.