Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models, three years in a row. We don't shy away from crash tests, because safety is at the forefront of our design.
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.
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.
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.
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 theLATCH 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.
Rear Vision Camera
Available on select: Legacy Forester Outback Tribeca