Buick is the trend setter in automotive technology. In the area of helping boost driver awareness, Buick's state-of-the-art Rear Cross Traffic Alert system was developed in order to ensure safety when backing up by sounding an alert when any approaching vehicles or pedestrians come within 65 feet of the vehicle.
Side blind spots, especially over a driver's left shoulder, are one of the most dangerous, but with Buick's Side Blind Zone Alert system, switching lanes and pulling into traffic is made safer. It works by using radars to sense vehicles that are located in the driver's blind spot and alerts them of their presence. Available in the larger luxury models the Buick Enclave and LaCrosse. One of the most unique safety and technological features designed by Buick is the Lane Departure Warning system. This system uses onboard cameras that continuously monitor lane markings on the road. If they detect the vehicle moving from its designated lane without a turn signal engaged, the system will initiate visual and audible alerts.
Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. They're not just phones anymore; instead, they are personal assistants at our fingertips. The pairing of smartphones with vehicles has proven to make a powerful team.
Buick was the first automotive company to equip its vehicles with 4G LTE WiFi capabilities. Powered by the OnStar system, this feature provides available, as well as reliable access to high-speed wireless Internet with a smartphone, laptop or tablet. This system marks a true travel companion for consumers, allowing the connection of up to seven devices to provide entertainment for all occupants.
Buick is a leader in luxury and safety, and due to their dedication to providing quality vehicles, they have raised the standard for the rest.
Buick has been setting the standard in vehicle safety for a while. Buick continuously receives high marks in crash testing, plus providing the newest innovations in safety technology. Buick’s OnStar service more than a decade old automatically unlocks doors for consumers that forget their keys inside. It can also automatically report a crash to authorities to reduce time for emergency help to arrive.
New safety features in Buick luxury sedans and crossover SUVs help boost driver awareness with visual and audio alerts that warn of impending trouble. Like Buick’s Side Blind Zone Alert system that uses radar to sense vehicles that are located in the driver’s blind spot and alerts them of their presence. A feature available in Buick’s larger luxury vehicles such as the Buick Enclave and LaCrosse where visibility is limited due to size.
Buick has won many accolades through the years up to today. Buick's 2015 Encore not only offers attractive styling in a roomy SUV, but it was also named a 2015 top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It was awarded top scores in all categories, including: small frontal-overlap, moderate frontal-overlap, and head and seat restraints, plus side-impact and roof-strength tests. There are many safety features which make these top crash test scores possible.
Another honor Buick received is the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety by the NHTSA. These ratings reflect testing in areas, such as: front, side, and rear impacts. Several Buick vehicles have received five-star ratings by the NHTSA, including the 2015-16 Enclave SUV, 2015-16 LaCrosse, and 2015-16 Verano.
Buick's 2015 models of the Verano, Enclave, and Encore all achieved the Kelley Bluebook 5-Year Cost to Own Award. This award measures what a vehicle will cost beyond its purchase price when considering out-of-pocket expenses (fuel, insurance), plus depreciation loss. This shows consumers just how valuable investing in a Buick truly is.