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Why New Subaru Crosstrek is the Safest Crossover for Consumers in America

The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the safest crossover for consumers in America. Here’s how it just got safer.
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The all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will be available at showrooms across the U.S. and Canada this summer and it’s the safest crossover in America. The Subaru XV achieved the highest score ever for safety in the newest Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests. The Crosstrek earned 199.7 points which was the highest score ever by any automobile up until now.

Subaru wants to be recognized as the safest automaker on the planet and it’s why they developed the new Subaru Global Platform that all new-generation Subarus will ride on. The new Impreza rides on the new architecture and now the new-generation 2018 Crosstrek gets it as well.

Why new Subaru Crosstrek is the safest crossover for consumers in America

The new platform underpinning the 2018 Crosstrek is over 70 percent more rigid, and increases crash energy absorption by 40 percent, resulting in improved crash worthiness and reduced risk of injury to occupants.

The optional EyeSight driver assist safety system is a must-buy for consumers. The system is available on mid-and-upper trims, and includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, lane sway warning, and lane keep assist.

The all-wheel-drive Crosstrek gets other new safety features for 2018

The lane keep assist can provide gentle steering inputs if the system senses the vehicle is departing its lane, helping the vehicle maintain its intended course. Other upgrades include a reverse automatic braking feature on the optional EyeSight Package. The system can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing.

There’s still more new safety features on the 2018 Crosstrek that include LED steering responsive headlights that illuminate curves as the vehicle steers into them and a new rear-view camera with guide lines that help the driver maneuver safely. It also now features high beam assist which automatically switches from high beams to low beams when necessary. All 2018 Crosstrek models include front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.

Subaru has always been about safety, but they’ve stepped it up a notch by developing a new architecture that underpins all new-generation Subaru vehicles. The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek rides on it and the crossover is already achieving the highest safety scores in the industry. It’s why the Crosstrek is the safest new crossover for consumers in America.

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