Safety drives Subaru design

For the fourth consecutive year (2010-2013), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized Subaru as the only manufacturer with a TOP SAFETY PICK winner for all models. We don't shy away from crash tests, because safety is at the forefront of our design.

Top Safety Pick Award 2013
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Subaru EyeSight®

Subaru takes a look into the future with EyeSight®. Two cameras are mounted by the rearview mirror to monitor traffic and react to conditions even before you do. Basically, EyeSight® sees the problem and initiates action to help avoid the trouble. EyeSight® will also sound an alert and flash a visual warning if there's danger of a collision and will apply the brakes automatically if you don't. It can also optimize cruise control and warn drivers when they're swaying outside their lane.



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The Subaru Legacy® and Outback® earned the highest front crash prevention rating when equipped with Subaru EyeSight®. Read More

Available on select Forester, Legacy and Outback models.

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Control and Braking

Along with the traction that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives you, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system, automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path. The VDC system also includes an all-wheel all-speed traction control system.

In stopping situations, the Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) pulses braking power to help prevent wheel lockup. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) optimizes the distribution of braking force between the front and rear wheels according to how the vehicle is loaded with passengers and cargo. And the Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.

VDC, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist standard on:
All Subaru Models except BRZ

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Protective Systems

A ring-shaped reinforcement frame helps provide high-impact protection for the passenger compartment. An advanced airbag system deploys up to six airbags, with Forester, Outback and Tribeca models also including a rollover sensor. And the engine's low placement is designed to allow it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision, further protecting the passenger area.

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Visibility and Child Safety

Every Subaru is designed for optimal visibility, from generously sized windows to an available rear-vision camera on certain models, helping to improve rear visibility. Every vehicle also comes standard with the LATCH child safety rear seat system and rear child door locks. All sedan models are equipped with a self-illuminated inside-the-trunk release handle to help avoid entrapment.