Always the leader in safety- Subaru tops the IIHS Safety Pick and Awards


The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback as a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

The redesigned Subaru Legacy achieved the highest possible rating of 'good' in the Institute's crash-worthiness evaluations of front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush and rear impact. The sedan also received a 'superior' rating in the Institute's front crash avoidance testing. The 2015 Subaru Legacy is a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner when equipped with the optional EyeSight® driver-assist system.

 

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback also achieved the highest possible rating of 'good' in the Institute's crash-worthiness evaluations, as well as a 'superior' rating in the front crash avoidance testing. Similar to the mid-size Legacy, the Outback crossover is a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner when equipped with optional EyeSight®.

Subaru has more 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards than any other brand. Seven Subaru models, including the BRZ, Impreza, WRX/STI and XV Crosstrek, have earned 2014 safety awards from IIHS – four with TOP SAFETY PICK and three with TOP SAFETY PICK+ including its Forester, Legacy and Outback models equipped with optional EyeSight ®.

The Institute's findings reinforce our dedication to building safe vehicles," Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "We are proud of the 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK endorsement for every Subaru vehicle in our line-up."

The previous generation Legacy also was a TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner, earning an acceptable rating overall in the small overlap front test. Structural performance improved to good for the 2015 Legacy, compared with a marginal score for the outgoing model.

The Institute added the small overlap evaluation to its testing lineup in 2012. In the crash, 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph. It replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object such as a tree or a utility pole.

The Legacy and Outback earn superior ratings for front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight, their optional forward collision warning system with autobrake. In track evaluations, the system completely stopped the vehicle in the Institute's 12 and 25 mph front crash avoidance tests.

Doug Smith Subaru has the new 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback vehicles available for test drive. Call to make an appointment today: 1-888-485-8396.


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