The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is renowned within the car industry as being sticklers for safety. Last year, the IIHS upped the criteria for TOP SAFETY PICKs by adding a roof-strength assessment to test the protection of a rollover crash. Cars awarded the designation of TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS wear a badge of honor.
Two 2011 Buick autos now wear that badge within the large car category: the Buick Lacrosse and the Buick Regal. In order to earn such a distinction, the vehicles had to pass evaluations not only in roof strength, but in the following areas as well:- Frontal crash tests- Side crash tests- Rear crash test- Seat/head restrain tests Safe?. And Opulent
About the Buick Lacrosse - Luxury sports sedan- Seductive, curvaceous lines- Ice-blue ambient lighting- Leather-appointed seating- Powerful 2.4L ECOTEC ? four-cylinder engine- 182 horsepower (hp)- EPA-estimated 30 mpg (highway)- First-class rear seating- Available all-wheel drive (one of the most advanced on the road)- Available dual seat-mounted DVD screens
About the Buick Regal- Premium sports sedan- 2.4L ECOTEC? SIDI Variable-valve timing engine- 182 hp- 6-speed transmission that features Drive-Shift Control- EPA-estimated 30 mpg (hwy)-Class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control system that offers three alternative modes for a truly personalized driving experience (this is done via real-time adjustments to vehicle suspension, steering, and throttle and transmission settings).