When it comes to driving on today’s roads, one thing is for sure: you can never be too safe. At O’Brien Subaru Ft. Myers, we take that truth to heart, and that’s just one reason why we are so proud to see two more Subaru models make great strides in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Front Crash Prevention (FCP) test program.
Both the 2014 Subaru Legacy sedan and 2014 Subaru Outback crossover have earned “superior” ratings in the FCP program, which was developed out of Highway Loss Data Institute research indicating that automatic braking systems and forward collision warning systems like Subaru EyeSight have been pivotal in helping drivers avoid frontal crashes. The IIHS rated models with standard or optional front crash prevention systems as either “superior,” “advanced” or “basic” according to the availability of autonomous braking (autobrake) and its effectiveness in tests at both 12 and 25 miles per hour.
- Superior rating: autobraking system can avoid crashes or substantially reduce speeds in both tests administered
- Advanced rating: autobraking system can avoid crashes or reduce speeds by at least five miles per hour in one of the tests administered
- Basic rating: forward collision warning system meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performance criteria
With 74 vehicles tested, we’re proud to see the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback included among the seven vehicles with the “highest” possible rating of “superior” thanks to their optional autobrake and forward collision warning systems. Both the 13MY/14MY Legacy and Outback models were also the only models to earn the highest possible score: six points.
If you’re ready to sign on for enhanced safety, visit our dealership in Ft. Myers! The Subaru Outback and Legacy models are ready for a test drive. Both 2014MY vehicles have also earned 2013 TSP+ status while all 2013 Subaru vehicles have been named IIHS Top Safety Picks. When it comes to safety offerings, you really can’t go wrong with Subaru!