2015 Legacy and Outback Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+
Subaru has announced that both the 2015 Legacy and Outback have been named recipients of the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Both earned “good” marks in small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush, and rear impact crashworthiness tests to earn the Top Safety Pick. What earned the 2015 Legacy and Outback that little “+” was the optional EyeSight® driver-assist system, which garnered a “superior” rating in front crash avoidance testing in both instances.
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So far, Subaru has earned more 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards than any other automaker. Four models—the BRZ, Impreza, WRX/STI, and XV Crosstrek—have been named Top Safety Picks, while the 2015 Legacy and Outback join the Forester as Top Safety Pick+ winners when equipped with EyeSight®.
“The Institute’s findings reinforce our dedication to building safe vehicles,” Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are proud of the 2014 Top Safety Pick endorsement for every Subaru vehicle in our line-up.”
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EyeSight includes features such as Pre-Collision warning, Braking, and Throttle Management; Lane Departure Warning; Adaptive Cruise Control. In the case of both the 2015 Legacy and Outback, no competitor can attest to a comparable IIHS score despite the fact that Subaru’s models are the most affordable in their respective segments. Only one of Forester’s competitors—the 2014 Volvo XC60—gets a “superior” front crash avoidance score, but Forester carries an MSRP that is nearly $8,500 less expensive.
Gallery: 2015 Subaru Legacy Small Overlap Crash Test