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NHTSA Gives 2017 Buick Envision AWD Five-Star Safety Rating

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The 2017 Buick Envision is one of only a few 2017 model year vehicles to have earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

2017 Buick Envision
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the 2017 Buick Envision AWD has earned a five-star overall vehicle safety score, placing it at the very top of possible scores next to every Buick model in rated in two consecutive model years.  This comes after, earlier this year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Envision the title of Top Safety Pick+, the highest honor it can give for safety.

Buick’s vice president of Global sales, Service, and Marketing Duncan Aldred said in a statement, “Safety, quality and craftsmanship are designed into every Buick. Earning top ratings from some of the industry’s most important safety organizations validates not only the excellence of the Envision, but further builds the Buick brand’s reputation as a leader in safety and quality, two attributes high on every shopper’s list.”

Considering the consistency with which Buicks are gaining 5-star ratings, this sentiment certainly seems true.

The Envision comes with a number of active and passive safety features. Active features include systems like Forward Collision Alert and Forward Automatic Braking (features which were essential to its IIHS title), which passive features include such features as a carefully-constructed high-strength steel body structure.

All in all, this should only help with the Envision’s popularity—since the model hit dealership lots in the summer, the Envision has tallied up more than 10,000 sales, and on average spends less than a month sitting on a dealership lot, which is less than half the industry average.