What Are Some Buick Cars That Offer Dual Airbags for Both Driver and Passenger?


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Almost all Buick models sold from 1995 onward in the United States feature front airbags for the passenger and driver, including the Buick Century, Buick Regal and Buick Rendezvous crossover. Some newer Buick models built from the early 2000s onward may feature dual-stage advanced airbags for the front seats, such as the LeSabre and Lucerne. In 2013, Buick also introduced a specialized front airbag that deploys from the center console to cushion both driver and passenger in the Enclave SUV.

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Dual front airbags were mandated by federal law for new vehicles starting in 1995; therefore, almost any vehicle from any manufacturer, including Buick, built after that time incorporates dual airbags. The term dual airbags may also refer to a specific type of airbag known as a dual-stage airbag rather than the presence of airbags for both driver and passenger. Dual-stage airbags are also known as advanced airbags, and use sensors and two separate airbag initator systems to deploy airbags in an optimized fashion depending on the type of crash and the height of the driver or passenger. Dual-stage airbags were first introduced on the 2001 Buick LeSabre sedan. In addition to frontal airbags, contemporary Buicks feature up to 10 airbags in total, including side impact, curtain and knee airbags.

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