6 Ways Subaru WRX Outperforms All Other Sports Cars
Even though you don’t think of the rally-bred Subaru WRX for its safety, it shines in this area against the competition. The 2017 Subaru WRX, equipped with optional EyeSight, receive the highest possible ratings in crash prevention tests. When you compare how the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated WRX compared to the competition, it has no equal.
Subaru is known for safety, and the performance WRX is no exception in their lineup. It’s as safe as the Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Impreza and Legacy models. The new WRX gets the highest Superior rating from the IIHS in front crash prevention tests. The Volkswagen GTI, Lexus IS 250/350, Audi A3 and BMW 3 Series all received the lower level Advanced ratings.
WRX has 5 safety features
The 2016 WRX, equipped with Subaru’s optional driver assist EyeSight, comes with Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Volkswagen GTI and Lexus IS 250/350 do not offer any Pre-Collision Throttle Management or Lane Departure Warning systems. The higher priced Audi A3 and BMW 3 Series do not offer a Pre-Collision Throttle Management system on their vehicles.
2017 models offer even more safety
The 2017 Subaru WRX (with Sport Lineartronic transmission) comes with additional safety features. New models now offer Reverse Auto Braking on WRX Limited models equipped with EyeSight. Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert is now available on the base 2017 WRX STI for the first time.
2017 Subaru WRX models equipped with EyeSight also come with Steering Responsive Fog lights. This works when the fog lights are turned off and activates the left or right fog light independently, depending on the vehicle speed and steering angle. The feature provides enhanced illumination in the direction of the turn. The fog lights are pre-aimed for maximum coverage in corners. (More on Page 2).
When you think of the Subaru WRX performance sports cars, winning rally racing championships around the globe comes to mind. It’s also the safest sports car on the planet when equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight.
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