How Subaru Beats the Competition in Safety – Let Us Count the Ways

April 26th, 2021 by

Numbers tell the story on safety, and Subaru has the top scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the insurance industry’s safety testing agency, has released its latest crash test results. They clearly illustrate why Subaru is a safety standout:


  • Nine Subaru models were named as Top Safety Pick + or Top Safety Pick choices – the two top categories.
  • Subaru tied for the most awards earned by a single brand.
  • Since 2013, Subaru has received 52 Top Safety Pick + awards, the most of any brand.* **


The Top Safety Pick + winners included the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru Forester, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback and Subaru Ascent.

The Top Safety Pick winners included the Subaru Crosstrek (equipped with EyeSight® and specific headlights); Subaru Impreza sedan, Impreza five-door (equipped with EyeSight® and specific headlights) and Subaru WRX (equipped with EyeSight® and specific headlights).

It’s impressive that each of these Subies have made the Top Safety Pick + or Top Safety Pick lists for multiple consecutive years!

The IIHS puts vehicles through six crashworthiness evaluations. To get one of the top designations a vehicle must achieve a “Good” rating in each of them, as well as a “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight rating, and an available front crash prevention rating of “Advanced” or “Superior” in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation. The addition of “+” goes to vehicles that come exclusively with “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights.

Subarus have been among Coloradans favorite cars for several years, and we think that our brand’s concern for drivers’ safety is a big reason for that. It’s not just style, surefootedness on variable terrain and in changeable weather, or even their notable fuel economy. It’s all of these things wrapped into a great vehicle. As Subaru of America’s President and CEO Thomas J. Doll put it, “Our goal is to provide customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, comfort and value.”

 Subaru delivers on all counts. Schomp Subaru on Havana is proud to represent one of the safest brands on the road. Come in and see our whole – very safe – lineup! 

*Claim applies to U.S.-spec vehicles. Based on research conducted by Subaru of America and Subaru Canada.  

** As of February 2021