Tuesday, December 24, 2013

2014 Buick LaCrosse Earns Five-Star NHTSA Safety Score

The sharp looking 2014 Buick LaCrosse, available at Ferguson Buick GMC, has received the highest possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and their New Car Assessment Program.

According to the NHTSA, the New Car Assessment Program, "provides consumers with important information in making a new car purchase, and for comparable vehicle models it provides a direct comparison of the crashworthyness of vehicles."

Every new car at Ferguson Buick GMC has a consumer information sticker with results from the NHTSA tests, including the 2014 Buick LaCrosse with its 5-Star rating.

Jeff Yanssens, chief engineer of the Buick LaCrosse stated, “Safety is one of the pillars of the Buick brand and our flagship continues to echo this essential element to our customers. 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.”

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse has a sleek, comfortable, and high-tech cabin. The large sedan utilizes an incredible number of innovative advanced safety features inside and out  – including the use of camera and radar – to help avoid crashes. With the LaCrosse' 2014 freshened styling, the safety features are extremely user-friendly. If a crash threat appears imminent, some systems can even intervene and apply the brakes.

Available safety and convenience features on the 2014 Buick LaCrosse include:
  • Lane Change Alert – Under most driving conditions, the system helps to inform the driver of fast-approaching vehicles in the next lane that are up to 230 feet (70 meters) behind the car. The LaCrosse is one of the first vehicles to offer this technology.
  • Full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control – Radar technology senses traffic in front of the LaCrosse to adjust vehicle speed, including bringing the vehicle to a complete stop and accelerating again upon driver request.
  • Safety Alert Seat – A patented General Motors’ technology, the driver’s seat works with many of the advanced safety features, providing seat vibration pulses indicating the direction of a potential crash threat.
  • Rear Vision Camera – In reverse, the camera provides a view of the area behind the LaCrosse, shown on the display in the center stack infotainment system
  • Eight standard air bags – Including rear-seat thorax air bags designed to protect the upper torso.
  • Forward Collision Alert – If the camera technology detects a possible crash threat, the system will send an alert.
  • Lane Departure Warning – A camera-based lane detection system can warn the driver of unsignaled lane changes. The camera, mounted near the inside rearview mirror, identifies lane markings, and provides alerts.
  • Automatic Collision Preparation – Radar technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver. If the system detects that the driver does not apply the brakes, this feature intervenes to automatically trigger the brakes in an effort to reduce crash damage.
  • Side Blind Zone Alert – Using radar sensors on both sides of the vehicle, the system scans for other vehicles in the blind zone areas of the LaCrosse and under most driving conditions, indicates their presence with light-emitting diode, or LED-lit symbols in the outside mirrors.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Based on the radar sensors of side blind zone alert, it can warn the driver of vehicles in traffic when backing out of a parking spot – including angled parking. Visual, and audible or available seat vibration alerts are triggered if moving vehicles are detected.

Enabling greater vehicle control, the LaCrosse also features all-speed traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and four-wheel disc brakes with Intelligent Brake Assist on the four-channel antilock brake system.

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is the Essential Ingredient of Luxury

Discover the resigned 2014 Buick LaCrosse at Ferguson Buick GMC. Located at 1501 N. Elm Place in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; just outside Tulsa.

Schedule a test drive today, or call one of our friendly sales consultants at 918-258-1800. Ferguson has what you're looking for!

Source: General Motors

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