Two 2018 Subaru Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Rating for New, Passenger-Side Crash Test!

Both the 2018 Subaru Outback & the 2018 Subaru Legacy Earned a Score of “Good” in New IIHS Crash Test

Today, we’re here to honor two Subaru models—the new 2018 Subaru Legacy sedan and the new 2018 Subaru Outback SUV are enjoying the top safety rating of “Good” on the newest test for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award criteria. The test? A new passenger-side crash test.



The two Subaru models tested earned the highest available rating of “Good,” when subjected to the new IIHS passenger-side crash test. They’re actually part of the first test group, including 13 midsize cars.

While these were only test tests, all 2018 Subaru models equipped with available Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights received the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS—its highest rating currently available.

“In the test of the Outback, the passenger’s space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of 4 inches at the right edge of the toepan,” said Becky Mueller, IIHS Senior Research Engineer. “The safety belt and front and side curtain airbags worked together to keep the (crash test) dummy in place, and measures taken from the dummy showed there would be a low risk of injury in a similar real-world crash.” —from an October 20, 2017 Subaru of America Press Release

Subaru is always known for safety, with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive featuring throughout the entire Subaru lineup with the notable exception of the Subaru BRZ (because it’s a sports car!). With this recently added test to the IIHS criteria, we have every expectation that drivers in the Detroit area will continue to enjoy the outstanding safety of the Subaru Lineup.

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