2015 Acura TLX an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX

We at Butler Acura are proud to report the 2015 Acura TLX is not only stunning, it’s also safe!  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently made the luxury sedan one of its 2014 Top Safety Picks+, the agency’s highest possible rating.   The Acura MDX and RLX also received top honors, which Acura says makes it the luxury brand with the most 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rated vehicles.  Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX, says, “Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment as part of an exceptional all-around luxury driving experience.  The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”

For more on the TLX’s many safety features read the entire Acura press release here.

Hyundai/Ford Make List of Safest Used Cars for Teens

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle for your newly minted teenage driver chances are pretty good you’re looking for a safe vehicle that’s also affordable.  A recent survey of parents in that situation found a majority ended up paying between $7,000 and $12,000 for their teen’s first car.  Lower price tags are frequently found on older models.  Older models often have fewer safety features than desired.  So, YahooAutos put together a list of 21 older model, affordable cars that can also claim a reasonable number of safety features, including electronic stability control, and rollover and crash protection.  Making the list at number 2 and 12 respectively are the 2011 (or later) Hyundai Sonata and 2010 (or later) Ford Fusion.  All the vehicles on the list were given high safety marks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when they were first released.

To read the complete article and view the entire list click here.

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is IIHS Top Safety Pick

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

For the second year in a row the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid one of its Top Safety Picks.  After conducting a handful of tests the IIHS rated the C-MAX Hybrid “good” in side crash, roof strength, restraint and seating.  “We are proud”, says Steve Kenner, global director of the Ford Automotive Safety Office.  “Ford takes the safety of our customers very seriously.”  For the complete Ford article on the recent IIHS rating click here.

2015 Hyundai Sonata is IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata

If you’re looking for a safe sedan you can’t go wrong with the all new 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata model equipped with optional forward collision warning was recently named a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  According to IIHS president Adrian Lund, “The TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation recognizes state-of-the-art safety.  The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is not only engineered to protect people when crashes happen, but with its optional forward collision warning system rated basic in our tests, this car can help drivers avoid some of the most common kinds of collisions altogether.” Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America says, “Occupant safety is at the forefront of Hyundai design and engineering. Sonata’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ recognition reinforces our dedication to occupant safety, and integrating our accident prevention technologies makes the 2015 Sonata one of the safest midsize sedans on the market today.”

For the complete Hyundai press release click here.

2015 Hyundai Genesis is IIHS Top Safety

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis

If you’re looking for a rear-wheel drive luxury sedan that IIHS deemed a “Top Safety Pick” you have one option and one option only: the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. The redesigned Genesis is the first and only RWD luxury sedan to ever earn the designation. It’s loaded with safety equipment including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, and Smart Cruise Control to help you keep pace with the vehicle in front of you. For all the details on the IIHS ranking click here.

Source: http://www.AutoWeek.com

Butler Makes/Models Make Earn IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Award

2013 Kia Optima, an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winner

2013 Kia Optima, an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winner

If you’re in the market for a safe vehicle, chances are Butler Auto Group has one to meet your needs.  Our confidence stems from the fact that four of the 13 vehicles on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2013 Top Safety Pick+ List are makes and models we sell.  They are the Acura TL, the Ford Fusion, The Kia Optima, and the Suzuki Kizashi.  “Models that earn Top Safety Pick also offer outstanding protection in many crashes, ” says IIHS President Adrian Lund.  “These vehicles are much safer choices than most vehicles on the market just five years ago.”   For more on the list and the stringent testing standards visit: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr122012_TSP.html.

2013 Acura ILX Receives Top Safety Pick Award

The 2013 Acura ILX hasn’t been on the scene long but already it’s turning heads and piquing interest. Aside from the fact that the entry-level luxury sedan is good-lookin’ and affordable (starting at under $27,000), now it’s been awarded the Insurance Institute for High Safety’s (IIHS) highest possible safety rating. The ILX is in great, and equally attractive, company. The 2013 Acura RDX (now on sale) and 2012 TL, TSX Sedan and TSX Sport Wagon have also earned Top Safety Pick honors. So, congratulations to all those behind the ILX who are bringing to life the company’s tagline of “Safety Through Innovation”.

Source: www.acuranews.com
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