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IIHS Says Young Drivers Will Have Fewer Accidents In A New Subaru Model

Are the 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Outback, and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek safer than other vehicles? The IIHS says yes and especially for younger drivers.

How safe are the 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Outback, and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek for families? A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals that Subaru vehicles equipped with EyeSight safety technology benefit younger drivers.

Crash-avoidance technology like Subaru's EyeSight reduced claim rates by 21 percent for drivers under 25 in Subaru vehicles like the Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek when equipped with its vast array of safety devices, according to research by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

Subaru's EyeSight package includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with complete stop, lane departure warning, lead vehicle start alert, rear vehicle detection, blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and a rear cross-traffic alert.

EyeSight is standard equipment on every 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Outback, 2022 Ascent, and 2022 Legacy model. It comes on all 2021 Crosstrek, Impreza, WRX, and BRZ models with an automatic transmission.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

"Earlier studies have also shown that younger drivers have higher claim frequencies as well as more front crashes than drivers of other ages," the report says. "Both facts support the findings in this research that the younger drivers may benefit more from front crash prevention systems like (EyeSight)."

Last week, the research report summarized findings from three studies that analyzed claim rates by drivers who drove any Subaru model equipped with the EyeSight driver-assist system. They also tested some Kia and Honda models.

Subaru drivers younger than 25 years old saw a 21 percent reduction in property claims. ADAS systems also decreased collision claims rates for drivers over 25 years of age. Drivers 25 to 65 experienced an 18.5 reduction. Drivers 65 and older saw a 6 percent reduction.

Subaru says EyeSight has reduced the rear-end collision rate by 84 percent and the pedestrian accident rate by 49 percent. The rear-end collision rate for vehicles equipped with EyeSight is 0.06 percent.

Europe's NCAP recently tested the 2022 Subaru Outback and rated it the safest vehicle in the midsize SUV category. The Outback received the highest ever score in its class. The 2022 Subaru Forester and 2021 Subaru Crosstrek also get the highest IIHS safety scores and are a good choice for families.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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