2021 Buick Encore GX Safety Ratings

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Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) performs a battery of crashworthiness and crash mitigation tests to assess the safety of new vehicles. Below, we’ve listed the 2021 Buick Encore GX safety ratings for front crashes, side crashes, and rollovers. So what can you expect from the GX on your drives around Raleigh? We’ll also take a look at some of the standard safety features that helped the GX earn its impressive overall score of 5 stars.

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2021 Buick Encore GX Safety Ratings: Frontal Crash

The Frontal Crash test simulates a head-on collision between two vehicles of similar size and weight, both moving at 35 mph:

  • Overall Front Star Rating – 5 stars
  • Front Driver Side – 5 stars
  • Front Passenger Side – 4 stars

2021 Buick Encore GX Safety Ratings: Side Crash

For the Side Barrier test, vehicles are engaged in a simulated intersection collision between a vehicle and moving barrier at 35.5 mph. The Side Pole Barrier test simulates a crash between a moving vehicle and a fixed object like a tree or utility pole:

  • Overall Side Star Rating – 5 stars
  • Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings – 5 stars
  • Side Barrier – 5 stars
  • Overall Side Pole Star Rating – 5 stars

2021 Buick Encore GX Safety Ratings: Rollover

The NHTSA’s Rollover Resistance test measures the probability of rollover in a scenario where the driver loses control without involving another vehicle. The rating is based on Static Stability Factor, a measurement that determines how “top-heavy” a vehicle is. In other words, a higher SSF indicates that a vehicle is more likely to tip over during an abrupt maneuver while driving. As you can see from the 2021 Buick Encore GX safety ratings below, the GX is relatively unlikely to tip over on the road in Cary:

  • Rollover Risk – 18.5%
  • Dynamic Tip Result – No Tip
  • Rollover Star Rating – 4 stars

Buick Encore GX Standard Safety Features

The NHTSA recommends choosing a vehicle with the latest and most effective driver-assistance safety technologies. These systems are designed to reduce driver error, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. The Encore GX is equipped with every feature recommended by the NHTSA, and lots more. Even better, these features come standard:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • OnStar® and Buick® Connected Services
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System

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