Three Consecutive Years of Brand-wide Safety Leadership for Buick

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Buick’s all-new 2017 LaCrosse flagship sedan has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety rating1, giving Buick a NHTSA five-star sweep across its entire tested lineup of premium vehicles for the third consecutive year. Buick was one of only two brands in the industry to earn a five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety ratings on every model with its 2015 product line, and every Buick vehicle tested since has been rated at this highest level.

In 2016, four all-new or significantly enhanced Buick vehicles were launched in the U.S., and each one earned NHTSA’s five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety ratings — including the Cascada, which is the first convertible for 2017 with a five-star Overall Vehicle Score.

“We know safety is top of mind for buyers when shopping for new vehicles, and the recent ratings by NHTSA showcase our brand’s dedication to providing our customers with safe, reliable transportation,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “We’ve launched four new vehicles in 2016 and we are extremely proud to continue to offer a lineup of award-winning vehicles that have NHTSA five-star Overall Vehicle Score ratings across the board.”

On sale since August 2016, the 2017 LaCrosse is longer, lower and wider than the previous generation. The car’s safety, handling and efficiency benefit from its advanced structure, thanks to the use of stronger, lighter press-hardened and high-strength steels. LaCrosse is a perfect blend of sophisticated technologies, advanced safety systems and authentic craftsmanship and continues to be Buick’s flagship sedan.

The Buick lineup offers a host of innovative safety features, including the company’s patented Safety Alert Seat, which provides alerts to the driver using haptic seat vibrations. The 2017 Enclave also offers the segment’s only front-center air bag, delivering enhanced protection to front passengers in side collisions. The all-new LaCrosse is the first Buick to offer Front Pedestrian Braking, helping to provide peace of mind for those inside the car and enhanced safety for those outside of the car.

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Head To Head: The All-New Chevrolet Malibu Vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry

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A lot has been said about the brand-new 2016 Malibu, but how does it stack up against another heavyweight in the industry? When you’re looking for your next vehicle, you have mo make sure you’re getting the best value, reliability, fuel economy, and deal for a quality vehicle. Today, we’ll compare the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT to the 2016 Toyota Camry SE. To establish what makes a great car, we decided to look at design, performance, technology, and safety. Which one do you think will come out on top?

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Design

The 2016 Malibu 1 LT comes with Standard ambient lighting, and LED Daytime Running lamps: features not available in the Camry. The Camry comes with 17-inch alloy wheels while the Malibu 1LT is supplied with 17-inch aluminum. The Malibu also has greater passenger volume and trunk volume (102.9 and 15.8 (cu. ft.)1 respectively) than the Camry, with or without a monoroof. The Malibu also comes standard with passive entry/push button start…a feature only available for extra on the Camry.

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Performance

The Camry is equipped with a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while the Malibu has a 1.5L Turbocharged engine. The Malibu has better EPA-estimated MPG on the highway, combined and the city (37, 31, and 27 respectively), and the Camry has a little more horsepower. However, the Malibu comes standard with Stop/Start technology unavailable in the Camry.

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Technology

The Camry is equipped with 4.2-inch diagonal color DIC, while it is only available in the Malibu. However, the Malibu comes Standard with OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi
hotspot trial: a savvy feature unavailable in the Camry. Each have their own infotainment system: The Malibu has MyLink, and the Camry has Entune, but only the Malibu has Apple CarPlay™4 and Android Auto™4 compatibility. What about the display? If you can’t read it, you can’t really use your infotainment system: the Malibu has a 7-inch display, versus the Camry’s smaller 6.1-inch display. Once you foctor in the  OnStar Guidance Plan 6 month trial, and text message alerts, the Malibu wipes the floor with the Camry for tech-savvy features.

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Safety

There’s no comparison in this category. If you want safety, there is one clear winner. Both the Malibu and the Camry comes Standard with ten airbags, and a rear-vision camera. However, The Malibu has a wide array of safety features available that the Camry does not have including Front Pedestrian Braking, Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alertwith Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Intellibeam headlamps, and Teen Driver Technology.

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In Summary

We have concluded that the Malibu LT comes out on top for its EPA-estimated fuel economy, customization and savvy technology features like Apple CarPlay and Chevrolet MyLink, and comprehensive limited warranty coverage, including Courtesy Transportation and telematics – features not offered by Toyota. 

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Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC
12421 Auto Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (877)840-7541
Email: Contact Us