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Research Into Buick Car Safety Features

safety signIn our research and writing on behalf of your Buick car dealership in Thunder Bay ON, we came across many safety features available in a new Buick car in Canada, some brand new and others have been around for some time.  The 2013 model year brought with it many added safety features for new Buick cars in Thunder Bay.  “Buick added a host of safety features for 2013: a standard backup camera and optional cross-traffic and blindspot alerts to the Verano, a standard front-center airbag for the Enclave and optional forward collision and lane departure warnings for the new Encore.”

An intriguing find in our research was that Buick, rather than repurposing the radar from adaptive cruise control mounted near or in the car’s grille — often the way collision warning systems work — decided to make the Buick Encore capable of seeing oncoming obstacles with a windshield-mounted camera that takes 10 to 12 images per second.  “It looks at the change in size of [the] object as you approach it,” GM safety engineer Ray Kiefer told us last week. “It works much like the human eye.”

Another interesting tidbit is that the system doesn’t engage automatic braking, which some do. However, it is still capable in the area of helping to avoid fender benders and lower repair costs for the ones that happen.  We stumbled upon one particular study in the new Buick car world, about the features listed above and their effectiveness in adding safety to the roadways.  Here are some of the details, “A study released last month by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports crash-avoidance technologies are having ‘some clear success stories.’

 

The Buick Encore Take Two

take 2The present options in the Thunder Bay ON Buick Encore lineup is what we plan to cover today in an effort to not only show you what a remarkable choice these Buick cars make for any family, but also to cover effectively, the options you will see in trim and features within the lineup of Buick Encore cars at your local Buick car dealer in Thunder Bay.

These Buick cars are available in four trim levels: base, Convenience, Leather and Premium. All of these Buick Encore models are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder making 138 horsepower under the hood. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission in each case. All-wheel drive is optional too, for those Thunder Bay Buick car customers who are interested in such power at any time and in any weather. There are a good number of Buick cars customers who shop their local Buick car dealer in Thunder Bay ON in search of base model Buick Encore options, so here, we will wrap up by elaborating on just what you will get from an entry level option in these new Buick cars.

The base Encore comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera and a suite of tech conveniences like Bluetooth, OnStar services, Buick Intellilink smartphone integration, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and a six-speaker sound system with a USB/iPod connection.   You can definitely add more in the way of features as you look at packages, such as the Convenience trim level, but seriously, these new Buick cars offer a ton of stuff at the entry level, compared to many other makes and models in the same class.  Read our future articles if you wish to gain more information about what features are available as you move up the trim level line, but for now the best advice for anyone strongly considering a Buick Encore in Thunder Bay is to simply schedule a test drive today.

 

The Buick Encore Take One

filmingOf all the Thunder Bay Buick cars in Ontario, the Buick Encore is the one we need to focus on today in the posts to follow.  It comes from a place of what people are most interested in at your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership and so we focused our efforts on researching more and passing the info your way.  According to Edmunds website, the Buick Encore “distills the brand’s essence into a small, affordable compact crossover SUV.”  Basically, that indicates you get a comfortable ride and a quiet, lush-feeling cabin environment.

To go right along with the above, you also will be happily surprised by the Buick Encore’s fuel-efficient engine and available all-wheel drive. A fair amount of Buick’s latest technology and safety features are also available to fully imbibe the Buick Encore with a healthy premium vibe.  You will know you picked the right Buick car in Thunder Bay, the moment you sink into the cabin, but why?

We think that it’s all in the knowing.  Understand the nature of the beast and know that the Buick Encore is smaller than other more established crossovers, however, and those petite dimensions cut down on the Encore’s available rear legroom and cargo space.  This changes nothing of the awesome value and respectable abilities of these Buick cars, however, we feel you need to know the class you are in when you seek the possibility of the Buick Encore at your local Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Canada.  Acceleration is one area that has been focused on in these new Buick cars in Thunder Bay.  Areas of improvement are always a good thing, provided that they are actually focused on and handled to the best of the company’s ability.  We think you will be pleased with every aspect of the new Buick cars in Thunder Bay ON.