Some new Subaru vehicles like the 2022 Outback, 2022 Ascent, 2022 Legacy, and Crosstrek Hybrid are Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ winners while other models are not. Subaru uses its new EyeSight driver assistance safety technology with Adaptive Cruise Control or Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control (adding lane centering).
Subaru models with adaptive cruise control that brings the vehicle down to a complete stop:
2022 Subaru BRZ with a CVT automatic transmission
2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
2022 Subaru Impreza with a CVT automatic transmission
Subaru models with adaptive cruise control and hands-on lane-centering both bring the vehicle down to a stop:
All 2022 Subaru Ascent trim levels
2022 Subaru Crosstrek with a CVT automatic transmission
All 2022 Subaru Forester trim levels
All 2022 Subaru Legacy trim levels
All 2022 Subaru Outback trim levels
2022 Subaru WRX with a CVT automatic transmission
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Impreza, 2022 WRX, and 2022 BRZ with a 5-or-6-speed manual transmission do not have the EyeSight driver-assist safety technology. Subaru has not developed the technology for a manual transmission to work with EyeSight.
The new generation EyeSight 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.
Why hasn’t the 2022 Forester been given an IIHS stay award?
The IIHS has not tested the 2022 Subaru Forester, and the compact SUV should also get the highest Top Safety Pick+ soon.
What should I look for in the new Subaru?
All 2022 Subaru Ascent, 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Legacy, 2022 Subaru Outback trims, and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru WRX with a CVT automatic transmission come with Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance package with Adaptive Cruise Control or Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with lane centering. All other models should be upgraded with the technology soon.
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