Every 2015 Subaru earns IIHS Top Safety Pick – Ruge’s Subaru

26 Dec

Subaru 2015 lineup press photo

Just when you thought Audi and Dodge were the sultans of safety, Subaru reminds us every 2015 model in its lineup made Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick status.

A press release from Subaru said all seven of its 2015 models — Legacy, Forester, Outback, Impreza, BRZ, XV Crosstrek, and WRX (which also counts the STI) — earned Top Safety Pick status in IIHS testing.

Furthermore, five of them — Legacy, Outback, Forester, Impreza and XV Crosstrek — earned the IIHS’ top rating of Superior for front crash prevention technology, the release said. That earned them the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick + status. Subaru said the Impreza and XV Crosstrek are the only cars in the entire small car category to achieve the “superior” rating for front crash prevention. Beginning with the 2015 model year, Subaru said those two models get Subaru EyeSight driver assist technology. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and vehicle lane departure warning, Subaru said. Other models with available EyeSight are the Legacy, Outback, and Forester, Subaru said.

Subaru of America, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas J. Doll said, “We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized Subaru in their recent tests. Safety is a long-time hallmark of the Subaru brand and we are proud to have the IIHS’ 2015 Top Safety Pick endorsement for every vehicle in our line-up.”

Subaru said in order to earn Top Safety Pick status, all its 2015 models had to achieve IIHS’ top rating of “good” in all four tests of high-speed frontal, side, and rollover crashes as well as the test of seats and head restraints that measures likelihood of head or neck injury in a rear-end collision. In addition, the automaker said its models had to score “good” or “acceptable” on the IIHS’ stringent small overlap crash test that has ripped the safety ratings of small and large cars to literal and figurative shreds since it was introduced to the testing regime in 2012.

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