2021-2022 Chevy Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX earn High Security Choose awards
A pair of GM’s small crossovers earned high marks for security, the IIHS introduced Tuesday. The 2021-2022 Buick Encore GX earned a High Security Choose designation, whereas the 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer one-upped its cousin with a High Security Choose+ award, thought of by many to be the trade’s hardest security recognition.
Headlight scores separate the 2 awards. The Chevy Trailblazer’s commonplace and elective headlights earned not less than an “Acceptable” ranking, whereas the halogen headlights commonplace on the 2021-2022 Encore GX warranted a “Marginal” ranking. The highest ranking for the Trailblazer applies solely to autos constructed after July 2020.
Each autos earned “Superior” scores in stopping crashes with different automobiles and pedestrians, and each crossovers earned high “Good” scores in all six crash exams performed by the IIHS, which is a non-profit funded by the insurance coverage trade.
When the Trailblazer relaunched as a small crossover for 2021, the NHTSA ranked the Trailblazer at 4 stars in crash exams, together with a subpar three-star entrance passenger aspect crash take a look at. Updates for 2022 bumped it as much as a five-star ranking, identical because the 2022 Encore GX.
Commonplace security gear contains automated emergency braking, lively lane management, and automated excessive beams come commonplace on each fashions, however solely the Encore GX will get commonplace LED headlights.
The five-seat crossovers be part of 120 different autos to earn High Security Choose awards in 2021, practically doubling the entire from 2020. A number of automakers have adjusted the headlights in the midst of the manufacturing 12 months to fulfill the stringent necessities of the IIHS, which tweaks the factors for the awards as soon as extra automakers obtain them.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer joins different small crossovers such because the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, 2022 Hyundai Tucson, and 2021 Mazda CX-30 with a TSP+. The 2022 Encore GX finds aggressive firm with the 2021 Hyundai Kona and 2021 Lexus UX.