Two small crossovers from GM have earned top safety honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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When it was last tested, the 2013-14 Buick Encore rated ‘poor’ in the small overlap test while the current model managed a ‘good’ rating thanks to a redesigned structure. The Encore and Trax both scored ‘good’ ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.
The Encore earns a ‘basic’ rating for its forward collision warning while the Trax offers no front crash prevention system.
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