IIHS gives 2011 Buick Regal the Top Safety Pick award

2011 Buick Regal IIHS Side Impact Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2011 Buick Regal the Top Safety Pick award.

The 2011 Regal earns the Institute’s top safety accolade after achieving good ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear impact protection.

“The Regal is the seventh vehicle from General Motors to earn the award since the Institute implemented a new roof strength requirement for protection in rollover crashes,” the IIHS said.

“In this test, a metal plate is pushed against one corner of a vehicle’s roof at a constant speed. The maximum force sustained by the roof before 5 inches of crush is compared to the vehicle’s weight to find the strength-to-weight ratio. The roof of the Regal withstood a force equal to nearly 5 times the car’s weight. For comparison, the current federal standard is 1.5 times weight.”

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