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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
'Good,' frontal offset, side, and rear impacts; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
Five stars overall; five stars side crash; five stars frontal crash
Our biggest complaint with the interior of the LaCrosse remains the outward visibility. The thick A-pillars make for very prominent blind-spots when turning or running down a curvy road.
Rear visibility, however, is compromised by the car's high rear deck and thick roof pillars.
The 2012 LaCrosse earns one of the best ratings of any vehicle from the federal government—including five stars overall—and it was rated an IIHS Top Safety pick last year. In all, its combination of vaultlike construction, all the expected occupant-protection features, stable handling, and good outward visibility make the LaCrosse a top choice for shoppers who demand top safety.
Safety-tech options include a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cornering headlamps, and rear side thorax bags, and for 2012 the rear-view camera system is available without the nav system. A head-up display is also available.
In safety, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is about as good as it gets—even if you include more expensive luxury brands.