2013 Buick Enclave Awarded NHTSA Five Star Safety Rating

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2013 Buick Enclave. (04/03/2012)

The 2013 Buick Enclave has received a five-star overall vehicle rating for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Enclave, which is equipped with a standard front center air bag, was also named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The American automaker contributes the five-star overall vehicle safety rating to the front center air bag, which is an inflatable restraint designed to help protect drivers and front passengers during a far-side impact crash. The air bag deploys in milliseconds from the inboard side of the driver’s seat, between the driver and front passenger.

2013 Buick Enclave. (04/03/2012)

The luxury crossover SUV also comes with plenty of other safety features including available side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert system, standard head curtain air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, standard rearview camera, standard four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS, safety belt pretensioners, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), TPMS, standard hill start assist brakes, and standard OnStar.

“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.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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