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Buick Encore GX and Chevrolet Trailblazer Grab IIHS Safety Awards

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Greer, SC

If you’re shopping for a small SUV, consider taking the Buick Encore GX or Chevrolet Trailblazer out for a spin. The Trailblazer just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top recognition, IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Encore GX earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award.

The difference between the two awards comes down to headlights. The Buick Encore GX has the TOP SAFETY PICK award because it has an available headlight system with an acceptable or good rating. The Trailblazer’s bump to the TOP SAFETY PICK+ comes from headlights across all of its trim levels that meet that designation.

Both of the vehicles scored a good rating in the six IIHS crash tests, including the notoriously difficult overlap tests.

As a nod to advanced driver-assist technology, the IIHS recognized that both the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer have an available front crash prevention system. Not only can you add these systems, but they also performed at a level to bring home a superior or advanced score. 

If you’re shopping for something to help you drive around town in comfort, the Buick Encore GX is a good choice. Its small size makes it a breeze to maneuver, but the interior cargo areas can be configured for all the cargo you need. 

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of Chevy’s storied nameplates. Discontinued in 2009, it’s back and more than ready to take on your family’s adventures. 

Visit Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina, to learn more about both of these award-winning SUVs.

New GM Safety Technologies Get New Testing Ground

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

Unlike consumers, automakers often don’t have instruction manuals when it comes to figuring out their new technologies. Instead, they have to rely on their own innovative thinking. When an automaker is developing advanced safety features, like General Motors, then you need plenty of room and resources to ensure everything works perfectly.

To ensure that GM safety technology is the best, the American carmaker has made a $14 million investment on a new 52-acre research facility. In this facility, they will test their new, cool safety gadgets. The new testing ground is an addition to GM’s Milford Proving Ground. This testing ground will provide plenty of space and resources to significantly change the way safety technology is tested.

An observation building is outfitted with technology allowing engineers to remotely control vehicles as they maneuver around a 16-acre testing area, allowing GM engineers to basically turn real cars into the remote-controlled toys of your childhood dreams. There is also a tunnel simulator and areas designated to test parking and pedestrian technologies.

The new GM safety technologies that will be tested at the new GM testing grounds include automated braking and pedestrian recognition. Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what you think of GM’s new investment in the testing of safety technologies below in the comments!