The IIHS Honors 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and WRX

When it comes to impeccable safety credentials, you can count on Subaru to deliver. Both its top adrenalized performer, the new 2018 WRX, and our automaker's go-anywhere orienteer, the new 2018 Crosstrek, took home a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS, which included a superior front crash prevention rating. That makes six years running for WRX and three years in a row for Crosstrek. So, how did each Subaru make its showing to earn the coveted award?

Surely, the new Subaru lineup has come to be known for the winning combination of its horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER engine and standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel. Laterally moving pistons and fewer points of power transfer in the former join together with the latter's excellent command of traction, resulting in a ride quality both balanced and controlled across diverse landscape and through rough weather alike.

But step into the driver's seat of a new Subaru Crosstrek SUV or WRX sedan offering available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED steering-responsive headlights, and how both excelled IIHS crash testing becomes plain to see. The former suite enables safe distancing from other vehicles, helps avoid collision by automatically advance-braking, and offers both alerts and feedback for staying on course during lane drift. What's more, the latter not only delivers enhanced visibility in the thick of weather turns for the worst, but also can illuminate the area in front of you around corners as you turn.

Bring both together, and 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and WRX join their siblings Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback in the ranks of the latest Subaru cars and SUVs to earn top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They're all favorites here at our Macomb, MI Subaru dealer, and we have more than the aficionado's choice of trims ready and waiting for test drive here at 23651 Hall Rd. Take the short drive out to visit our showroom today, and we'll introduce you.

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