2012 Buick Verano awarded Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that the 2012 Buick Verano has been awarded a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the agency.

“Buick is building state-of-the-art crash protection into every model from the ground up,” said IIHS President Adrian Lund. “This means the best overall protection in the most common kinds of crashes, along with standard electronic stability control for helping drivers to stay out of many crashes to begin with.”

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The IIHS puts vehicles through rigorous front, side and rollover crashes and specifically tests seats and head restraints for neck protection in rear impact crashes. To be awarded the 2012 Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must be rated ‘good’ in all four tests.

The 2012 Buick Verano has 10 standard air bags with an advanced body structure that is comprised of more than 60 percent high-strength steel.

Refresher: The 2012 Buick Verano will be offered in three trim-levels with the top model carrying an MSRP of $26,850. All models of the 2012 Verano are powered by an Ecotec 4-cylinder engine making 180-hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2012 Buick Verano will run from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and should estimate 31 mpg on the highway.

– By: Omar Rana