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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good," frontal offset, side, and rear tests
Five stars, frontal and side tests
high-strength steel for protection
Car and Driver
Safety is typically a top concern for families and luxury shoppers, and the 2010 Buick Enclave addresses this with top crash-test performance and a full roster of safety features.
Crash-test results for the 2010 Buick Enclave are about the best possible for such a vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) scores the Buick Enclave at five stars for front and side impact protection, while giving the big crossover four stars for rollover resistance. The insurance-affiliated IIHS awards its top "good" rating in frontal offset, side-impact, and seat-based rear-impact tests. The Enclave has also been an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
For 2010, new electronic stability systems monitored by OnStar’s Vehicle Diagnostics offer even more safety features than last year’s model. The Enclave, of course, comes with standard front-seat side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, and electronic stability control. According to Car and Driver, GM uses "high-strength steel for protection" of its occupants.
The 2010 Buick Enclave is one of the safest choices in this class, with high crash-test scores and an arsenal of standard safety equipment to give buyers peace of mind.