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2010 Buick LaCrosse Gets Top Crash-Test Scores

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2010 Buick LaCrosse

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for the mid-size 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan.

The newly redesigned Buick LaCrosse earned perfect ‘good’ scores all around, in frontal, side, and rear tests plus all subcategories, with the IIHS assessing a “low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.” With electronic stability control standard, it earns the Top Safety Pick designation.

In’s Bottom Line review of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, Nelson Ireson notes that rear-seat-mounted thorax airbags—a relative rarity in mid-size sedans and in vehicles of this price class—are available across the LaCrosse range. Standard features include StabiliTrak stability control and a full complement of six airbags.

For those willing to check a few option boxes, several high-tech options could further boost safety. While visibility from the driver’s seat of the new Buick LaCrosse has been ranked pretty well by editors and other reviewers alike, a blind-spot warning system is available on the LaCrosse, as are adaptive cornering headlights—either of which might help you avoid an accident in the first place.

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