Consumers looking for the safest SUVs don’t have to spend a lot to get one. The Subaru brand offers an affordable lineup of all-wheel-drive SUVs that rank highest is safety. Subaru beat 29 other manufactures in a new survey to take the number one spot. It was customers who rated the Subaru brand highest among all automakers in the UK. Subaru was voted Best Manufacturer for Safety Features in the 2019 Driver Power Survey, and the newly-redesigned 2019 Forester ($24,295) is the number two vehicle overall among 100 cars ranked for safety by customers who drive one.
The all-new Forester SUV comes with standard EyeSight, Subaru’s driver assist system that customers have consistently praised. It now includes low-and high-speed autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring as standard equipment. The second-generation Subaru Crosstrek ($21,895) was also rated high and came in fifth place overall in the customer survey, and Outback ($26,345) came in 11th among 100 cars for safety.
Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief said: “Subaru has long been known as a maker of tough, well-built, all-wheel-drive models. More recently, Subaru has placed its EyeSight system at the heart of its model range. The feature is a well-judged package of safety systems powered by a pair of cameras to scan the road ahead. This year, owners have consistently praised Subaru’s safety credentials in our Driver Power survey, placing the manufacturer ahead of some far-larger manufacturers.”
Subaru leads all automakers in the U.S.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says Subaru leads all automakers in safety performance. The IIHS announced the Subaru brand has achieved TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards on seven of their 2019 models, more than any other automaker. Subaru’s win streak of top IIHS safety picks goes back over a decade, and Forester extends its title as the longest running TSP winner in the small SUV category with a record 13th win.
Subaru also gets 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating
The 2019 Subaru Forester, Crosstrek, and Outback also hold the maximum 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating. All three models are fitted with a host of safety features, including EyeSight driver assistance, as standard. Customers looking for safety don’t have to buy a luxury vehicle to get it.
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