Why 2015 Subaru Outback makes Subaru the safety leader
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Why 2015 Subaru Outback makes Subaru the safety leader

Subaru calls themselves the safety leader. Why does the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback show that they are the leader?

Subaru is leading the automotive world in safety, and the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback shows why Subaru is leading the way around the globe. Subaru is the only automaker in the world with the distinction of earning IIHS Top Safety Pick awards for every model it builds and has done so four consecutive years. The 2015 Outback is projected to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, as the 2014 Outback did. What makes Subaru the safety leader?

The 2015 Subaru Outback continues in the tradition of Subaru’s commitment to building safe vehicles. The fifth-generation Outback will be available with a new Rear Vehicle Detection System featuring Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It will also be available with their new version of EyeSight driver assistance system with improved camera performance.

And the new 2015 Outback will be even safer than the outgoing model due to getting new front seat-cushion airbags that help to keep occupants in place in a frontal collision. All trim lines come standard with a rear-view camera, and a new rollover sensor can deploy the side curtain airbags if an imminent rollover is detected.

Outback also comes with new added nighttime security features like the new standard Welcome Lighting that automatically turns on cabin illumination and exterior lights as the driver approaches or departs the vehicle. The Outback Limited offers a Keyless Access & Start system with PIN Code Access.

For 2015, Outback Limited comes standard with the new Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System. The safety system offers three functions: Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. All three keep the driver and occupants safer by detecting vehicles approaching the Outback.

What sets Subaru apart from the competition in the area of safety is their new-generation EyeSight driver-assist system. 2015 Outback features this Subaru system that is the highest-rated front crash prevention system by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new-generation EyeSight uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology and integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. It’s available on Outback Premium and Limited trim lines.

The Outback is truly an outdoor-oriented vehicle and will be safe in all situations. Many Outback buyers will use their multi-use wagon for recreation and it will be safe off-road too. EyeSight equipped models will now come with new Steering-Responsive Fog Lights. Subaru says the new fog lights work only when the fog lights are turned off, and it activates the left or right fog light independently, depending on vehicle speed and steering angle, to provide enhanced illumination in the direction of the turn. The fog lights are pre-aimed for maximum coverage in corners. These work like steering-responsive headlights, but give even more illumination when needed for off-road and extreme conditions like fog and heavy snowfall.

Who makes the safest vehicles on the planet? Subaru is the leader in safety and the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback shows why Subaru will continue to be the leader. Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, has a goal of eliminating the possibility of any and all automobile accidents. If any automaker can do it, it will be Subaru. Their new-generation EyeSight safety system, along with all their other safety features in the 2015 Outback, are a key reason why.

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The Fog light idea is a good one. Other than that, Honda has had all of the safety features mentioned for two model years on much of the lineup. Have we forgotten how to drive? What next, a blanket and a nap session while the care drives itself? The world's gone mad...
I agree with Parks McCants. What happened to roll up windows, wind wings, mechanical locks, etc. I'd pay a premium to get an Outback without all these state of the art gizmos. All these electronic "improvements" mean when you are in a remote "outback" area and something goes wrong you may be stranded because it's impossible for an armchair mechanic to fix. Owners are increasingly dependent on the "stealerships" to keep their vehicles in operation. How many of us expect these systems to be still working worry-free in 5 more years?
My 2014 subaru has been in for problems with the "eyesight" issues twice and the "x-model" having problems once already. I would suggest buyers skip these and go with the base or premium (one up from base) without these "features" because when you leave warranty you will be sorry.
On the other hand, you may encounter a situation such as I had where I took my foot of the brake while trying to coast to a better parking spot, became distracted and had the car brake itself before hitting the car parked in front of me. Eyesight paid for itself right there. Yes, I should have been paying more attention but I didn't. If you never make a mistake you won't have any need for these devices, However, if you are human, you will mess up at least a couple times in your life. Nice to know that there is something out there that can limit the damage.
Have had the Outback 2015 for 6 months now. So far no problem at all. Love the electronic safety features (EyeSight system, blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitor), and the adaptive cruise control. On the other hand, I'd wish that the display size of the clock-time is larger while reducing that of temperature settings. I check the time frequently but set the temperature only once and never look again.
I purchased a new 2014 Outback with eyesight in October 2014. After 14 months I have 18,000 miles on the Outback and have yet to have the first problem of any kind with not only eyesight, but with anything on the car. I have had incidents where the eyesight saved us, if not from a fatal accident, at the very minimum from a major accident that would have caused serious harm. I will not purchase another new vehicle besides Subaru, and not without eyesight. The Outback is now going to become my wife's daily driver and I have ordered a 2015 Subaru Legacy Limited for my use, and yes, it has eyesight, and well worth every dime of it. I will acknowledge the car is not for everybody and eyesight is not for everybody, but for us it is, and for those other individuals who feel the same way, well you can't do a great deal better, especially when you compare what you receive for the money.