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With a recent barrage of testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Subaru was recognized as the only automaker to get a Top Safety Pick rating for every vehicle in its lineup.
What this means it that every Subaru vehicle meets the IIHS’s highest standards, receiving a “good” rating (the highest possible), for front, side, rear and (new for 2010) rollover crashes. On top of this, to receive the Top Safety Pic rating, the car must come with stability control.
“Subaru is the only manufacturer with a Top Safety Pick winner in every vehicle class in which it competes,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund. “The vehicles that earn this designation are the cream of the crop for protecting people in the most common kinds of crashes, and they have electronic stability control for helping drivers stay out of many crashes altogether.”
Subaru of America VP Tom Doll expressed his pleasure in the news stating that, “This is an outstanding success and a tribute to the engineering that goes into Subaru products. To have this recognition by the IIHS reinforces to our customers that we maintain the highest standards when producing vehicles that are safe, durable, reliable as well as fun-to-drive.”
Subaru’s Top Safety Pick rating is even more impressive than normal, as the IIHS’s new roof safety tests resulted in fewer Top Safety Pick awards being handed out with past winners like the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion droping from the list.