Subaru Outback and Legacy Earn Top Safety Award

The 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback models have both earned top safety ratings in a new test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new passenger-side crash test evaluates the vehicle's ability to protect the right front passenger in the event of a small overlap frontal crash, and both the Outback and Legacy earned the top safety rating of "Good". Learn more about this new test, and the IIHS, below!

IIHS Introduces New Passenger Side Overlap Crash Test

The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is a top resource for safety research. The IIHS is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization that is dedicated to offering unbiased data on the safety performance of the nation's top vehicles. The overall goal of the IIHS is to offer research that works to reduce the danger of death, injury, or property damage that comes with crashes. 

In order the evaluate the passenger side overlap crash performance, a vehicle is sent into a barrier at 40 miles per hour. However, the vehicle has 25 percent of its front end overlapping the barrier on the passenger side. This is done in order to simulate what happens when there is a collision with another vehicle on the passenger's side corner, or perhaps a collision with an obstacle like a utility pole or tree. The new 2018 Subaru Outback was in the first group of midsize vehicles to be evaluated, and according to the IIHS, the Outback was one of the top performing vehicles. When tested later, the 2018 Legacy also performed exceedingly well, joining the 2018 Subaru Outback in earning the top rating of "Good". This important test will be integrated into the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, which are instrumental when handing out 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards.

More About the 2018 Subaru Legacy and 2018 Subaru Outback

Subaru is a brand that has always prioritized safety in every single one of their vehicles, and this continues to be true for the 2018 model lineup. In fact, every 2018 Subaru model that is equipped with LED Steering Responsive Headlights and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology has been awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. The 2018 Subaru lineup includes the Crosstrek, Impreza, Forester, and WRX, along with the Legacy and Outback models. 

The 2018 Subaru Legacy is a gorgeous sedan that delights both passengers and drivers. For 2018, the vehicle has received a wide range of updates to offer a more comfortable and safe experience. Every trim offers a great experience, and passengers will particularly love the roomy interior. The 2018 Subaru Legacy has a starting price of $22,195. The 2018 Subaru Outback is a legendary vehicle that has been the top choice in the segment for over twenty years. It has earned a much-deserved reputation for delivering capability in all weather conditions and 8.7-inches of ground clearance, along with an incredibly roomy interior. Drivers can look forward to having standard equipment like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Hill Holder, Hill Descent Control, and X-Mode. 

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