The 2013 Buick Enclave, equipped with standard front center air bag, has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program.
“Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and particularly when it comes to family-oriented luxury vehicles,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “The Enclave is designed to provide excellent crash safety, and goes one step further by offering a front center air bag – an industry first in crash protection.”
The front center air bag helps protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.
There are also standard head curtain side air bags with rollover protection for outboard occupants in all seating rows. In addition to providing protection in moderate to-severe side crashes, the roof-mounted head curtain air bags will deploy in a rollover to help provide in- creased occupant protection and containment.
Other safety features on the Enclave include: • StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology • Standard rearview camera system • Four- wheel-disc brake system with ABS • Safety belt pre-tensioners • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat attachment system • Tire pressure monitoring system • Standard OnStar uses GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of a crash
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