All New Subaru Models Achieve IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Subaru has more top safety awards than any other automaker.

Subaru is officially among the safest car brands in the world, with more IIHS Top Safety Pick + awards (66 total) than any other automaker since 2013.

The Japanese company recently announced three new Top Safety Pick+ awards for its stellar lineup. The 2023 Subaru Outback crossover, 2023 Legacy sedan, and the 2022 WRX sports sedan have all earned the institute's top honor, joining the 2022 Ascent, 2022 BRZ, 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid, and 2022 Forester.

Every single 2022 model year vehicle in Subaru's lineup (including the Crosstrek and Impreza) scored at least a Top Safety Pick when equipped with the automaker's EyeSight camera system and specific headlights. This is the first time the WRX has achieved a Top Safety Pick+ rating. Meanwhile, the Legacy has been a Top Safety Pick recipient for the past 17 years.

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Scoring a TSP or TSP+ rating isn't an easy task. The former requires "Good" ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, "Good" or "Acceptable" headlight ratings, and available front crash prevention with "Advanced" or "Superior" ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian tests.

To score a TSP+ award, a vehicle must have "Good" or "Acceptable" headlights, a task that's been challenging to achieve due to ancient US regulations.

Subaru can add these accolades to an already impressive list of safety achievements this year. For example, the Outback is the only mid-size SUV to pass the new IIHS side impact test, earning a "Good" rating in the evaluation.

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2020-2022 Subaru Outback Front Angle View

The company will continue to improve safety in the future by adding EyeSight to manual-equipped vehicles and reducing traffic fatalities to zero by 2030.

"We are absolutely thrilled that every model currently available in our lineup received a 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick award," said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer of Subaru of America. "This is a testament to our commitment to our customers that we will provide them with vehicles set to the highest safety standards year over year."

It's safe to say that Subaru has one of the safest car lineups in the world.

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