2015 Chevy Trax Safety Rating Furthers Chevy’s Claim to Safety

The all-new Chevy Trax was recently presented with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the highest rating given out by the government organization.

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The 2015 Chevy Trax’s safety rating continues Chevy’s winning streak in terms of safety; Chevrolet has more 5-Star-rated vehicles for 2015 than any other automaker in the country. It is also reassuring to see another small SUV earn a top safety rating, as the market is expanding at an incredible rate. In fact, Chevrolet reports that the market for small SUVs like the Trax is expected to grow a whopping 80 percent over the course of the next few years.

Earning the top safety rating is no easy task. The Trax had to undergo front, side, and rollover testing in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. The SUV was also subjected to a side pole impact test, in which the Trax earned another 5 stars.

“The Trax is the perfect example of Chevrolet’s commitment to putting state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features where it matters most for the customer,” said Brian Sweeney, the U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.

Among those features and technologies are 10 standard airbags, a standard rearview camera, and available rear park assist. In addition, the Trax is composed of 66 percent high-strength and ultra-high strength steels.

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Come test drive the Trax today at Wiesner of Huntsville!

Four Star Safety Rating for 2015 GMC Terrain

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2015 GMC Terrain a four-star overall safety rating. The rating comes from the Terrain earning four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

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The Terrain comes with standard safety equipment like six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control and rearview camera. Some options include forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, side blind-zone alert and rear cross traffic alert.

All of these safety features combine to make the 2015 GMC Terrain one of the safest SUVs on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given I high remarks, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded last year’s model an overall “good” rating. We expect the 2015 model to earn a similar rating.

If you want to check out how the 2015 GMC Terrain can keep you and your family safe, come to Wiesner of Huntsville and see all the Terrain has to offer.

GM Trucks Take Home Top Safety Scores

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Following a recent 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors has yet again scored another win (or two). GM trucks have officially taken the safety lead. The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and the 2014 Chevy Silverado recently earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both trucks scored big on their New Car Assessment Program.

All cab configurations for the Silverado and Sierra each have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score under their belt, making them the first pickup trucks to win these safety scores since the requirements were made more difficult to achieve (in 2011). Regardless, we couldn’t be prouder of our GM trucks.

With the power you want to finish your toughest job comes safety features you need to stay secure in your truck. Just a few of the safety features you’ll find in the Silverado and Sierra include:

    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Steel frames throughout
    • Standard lap belt pretensioners
    • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
    • Available OnStar services and capabilities
    • Six standard air bags with a 360-degree sensor system

What are you waiting for? Check out the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado today at Wiesner of Huntsville!

2014 Buick LaCrosse Nets NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

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The 2014 Buick LaCrosse received an early Christmas present this December when it was named a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety pick.  Kicking Tires reports that both the front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2014 Lacrosse earned the five-star distinction, and Edmunds adds that the award also extends to the eAssist version of Buick’s sedan.

“Safety is one of the pillars of the Buick brand and our flagship continues to echo this essential element to our customers,” said Jeff Yanssens, chief engineer of the LaCrosse, in the brand’s official press release. “Not only do we offer advanced safety technologies in the 2014 LaCrosse, but we designed and engineered the core of the car to perform well with respect to crash safety.”

Buick boasts a number of advanced safety features available on the 2014 Buick LaCrosse.  These include:

  • Safety Alert Seat – Causes the seat to vibrate in the event of a potential crash
  • Automatic Collision Preparation – Automatically riggers the brakes in event of potential crash
  • Forward Collision Alert – System alerts driver to potential crash threat
  • Full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control – Senses traffic and adjusts vehicle speed (including full stop/start) accordingly
  • Lane Departure Warning – Warns driver of unsignaled lane changes
  • Lane Change Alert – Notifies driver of fast-approaching vehicles in the next lane
  • Side Blind Zone Alert – Scans for vehicles in blind spots and warns of their presence
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Warns of traffic when backing out of a parking spot
  • Rear Vision Camera – Provides a view of the area behind the LaCrosse

For more information on the five-star overall safety pick LaCrosse, or any other of Buick’s 2014 model year lineup, stop in and see us at Wiesner of Huntsville today!