Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019

By January 3, 2019Subaru Cars, Subaru News
Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019

Subaru has the most IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2019! For 2019, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded Subaru with more TOP SAFETY PICK + awards than any other brand with seven models  (the 2019 Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza (sedan and 5-door), Legacy, Outback and WRX) all earning the TOP SAFETY PICK + distinction when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. The 2019 Forester also earned the TOP SAFETY PICK award and all models received a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

“Each year we continue to improve and innovate the safety features in our vehicles for our customers,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “For the Subaru brand to lead the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards with seven winners reflects our commitment to making safety the top priority in our vehicles.”

Out of 30 vehicles that qualified, the Subaru brand had the most TOP SAFETY PICK + awards. In order to earn this distinction, a vehicle must receive a rating of ‘Good’ for six tests of high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, evaluation of seat/neck restraints for protection against injuries caused by rear impact, as well as earning ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ in front crash prevention and a ‘Good’ headlight rating. This year’s ratings are more stringent than in previous years and marks the sixth time the test has been updated to reflect newer safety standards since the awards launched in 2006.

“We challenged manufacturers to provide the best possible protection in a range of crash scenarios and equip vehicles with automatic emergency braking system to avoid crashes, as well as offer headlights that give drivers confidence when traveling at night,” says IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey. “Fifteen brands hit all the marks to give consumers shopping for a new car a wide variety of 2019 models to consider.” For more Wilde Subaru news, deals, and specials, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.