Control and Braking: In addition to the traction that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives you, there is the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system, which automatically senses steering and braking signals to help the vehicle stay on the driver's calculated path. While putting on the brake, the Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) pulses braking power to help prevent any wheel lockup.
Protective Systems: An advanced airbag system deploys up to six airbags, with the Forester, Outback and Tribeca models. 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.
Visibility and Child Safety: Subaru has optimal visibility, from large sized windows to a rear-vision camera on certain models, helping to improve visibility. Every vehicle comes standard with the LATCH child safety rear seat system and child door locks. All sedan models are equipped with a self-illuminated inside-the-trunk release handle to help avoid entrapment.
IIHS Superior Front Crash Prevention: The Subaru Legacy and Outback earned very high ratings on front crash prevention when equipped with Subaru EyeSight®.
Subaru All-Around Safety: Subaru puts emphasis on the lives of the driver as well as the passengers. They offer wide visibility and superior drivability, as well as provide drivers with advanced preventive safety technologies. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system aims for stable control and peace of mind in all driving conditions.
Primary Safety: Subaru's come with seats developed to maintain a firm driving position, minimal blind spots and an interface designed with driving in mind. Drivers can take the wheel and feel safe and confident with the knowledge that Subaru’s underlying proprietary Symmetrical AWD + BOXER platform is designed for safety and peace of mind.
Active Safety: Fine-tuning base performance for better safety Subaru has fine-tuned all the basic functions of a car – driving, turning and stopping – to develop cars that offer exceptional stability and predictable control. Subaru is designed with a high level of basic functionality and also designed to avoid dangerous situations with safety first in mind.
Passive Safety: The safety technology found in each and every Subaru have been praised around the world for their exceptional safety for the driver, as well as passengers and pedestrians in the event that an accident occurs. To protect the cabin in the event of a collision or roll-over, the “New Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame Body” has been adopted as the basic concept, with three-point seatbelts for all seats and a comprehensive SRS airbag system for protection.
SUBARU — TOP SAFETY PICKS FOR 2015: Subaru announced that all seven 2015 Subaru models; the Legacy, Outback, Forester, BRZ, WRX/STI, Impreza and XV Crosstrek, have earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models for six years running (2010-2015). Five of the seven vehicles also earn 2015 Top Safety Pick status; Subaru Forester, Legacy, Outback, Impreza, and XV Crosstrek, when equipped with optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.
Top Safety Pick+ is the highest standard of safety the Institute can award and the 2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Forester, Impreza and XV Crosstrek were awarded the highest possible rating of "Superior" for front crash prevention. When equipped with the optional EyeSight, these five 2015 models also earned 6 of 6 points for front crash prevention. Impreza and XV Crosstrek are the only cars in the entire small car category to achieve the "Superior" rating.