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.