Peoria Subaru Safety - Four Subaru Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Subaru Safety


Subaru is at it again with their adaptive, responsive, and protective vehicles. So much, in fact, that six of their models earned awards from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. Subaru is proving (again) why their vehicles from nearly a decade ago are still on the road today. 

IIHS Top Safety Awards


Out of only fifteen vehicles chosen for the Top Safety Pick+ (plus) Award, four Subarus made the list. The 2018 Impreza, Legacy, Outback, and WRX models were granted this award by the IIHS when equipped with Eyesight and Steering Responsive Headlights. The 2018 Subaru Forester and Crosstrek received IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards based on their performance when equipped with Eyesight and LED Responsive Headlights as well. Learn more about these features here

Obviously, this isn't just handed out to every model. These versatile vehicles were chosen based on their crash prevention and crash protection ratings. According the the IIHS, your vehicle's "crashworthiness" is assessed with six tests:
  • moderate overlap front
  • driver-side small overlap front
  • passenger-side small overlap front
  • side strength
  • roof strength
  • head restraints and seats strength
To earn the Safety Pick+, a vehicle must receive a "GOOD" rating for five high-speed front and side crash tests as well as a rollover test and seat/head restraint test. A new test that was implemented for 2018 involves a scenario in which the vehicle gets in a front corner collision. This is to simulate hazards and obstacles in "real world" situations such as other vehicles, trees, or light poles. 

"Drivers expect that their passengers, who are often family, will be protected just as well as they are."- Adrian Lund - IIHS President

So, besides these innovative features, what else makes these Subarus do so well on these tests? Maybe it's their crumple zones and collapsing front end. Or, maybe it's their unique ring-shaped frame. One this is for sure, they sure protect you and your family, and that's all that matters. 

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