It’s no accident that the Subaru Outback has repeatedly been voted as the best family car model. With its five-star safety features, you cannot go wrong with Subaru and it’s because of these safety features that your vehicle will last you longer than the average vehicle out there.
Subaru brought out their EyeSight safety suite to their vehicles. EyeSight is camera-based driver-assist technology, which gives you an extra pair of eyes on the road to be able to drive safely. Of course, you can never control other drivers on the road or influence how they drive, but with EyeSight in your car you can ensure your own driving is as safe as possible. Adaptive cruise control, object pre-collision braking and active braking are only a few of the features available and affordable with EyeSight and for the family car, these are now necessities.
Subaru do amazingly well with their safety crash tests and it’s no surprise, what with all the features that go along with it. Here we’ve listed for you some of the features you can find in a Subaru model that go a long way toward keeping you safe:
Advanced Airbags: Did you know that Subaru vehicles are equipped with supplemental restraint systems? The airbags they use are up to date with the latest technology, purely to keep you safe. The sensors are sensitive enough to deploy one or more of the airbags in the car depending on the impact of the crash. It’s for this reason that when you go for Subaru servicing, always get your sensors and airbags checked out. You can switch off the airbags in the front of the vehicle if the front seat is occupied by a child in a car seat, but always get them switched back on when the car seat is moved from the front.
Disconnecting Boxer Engine: Subaru vehicles are renowned for their boxer engine, which you can read more about here. If you have a collision, your engine placement can determine the damage to you and your car. The Subaru boxer engine disconnects in the event of a crash, and sits low enough to slide out from under the car once it disconnects. This then prevents the engine from being thrusted into the cabin if there is an accident and can mean better results for the passengers.
Anti-Lock Braking: Subaru are fantastic cars for all-wheel drive, but no matter how steady your drive, you’re still at risk on slippery road conditions. With an anti-lock braking system, Subaru prevents wheels from locking by pulsing braking power quickly. This then helps to gain a grip on the road and is a life-saving feature for a car.
Your safety in your car is important and should never be taken for granted. With a Subaru Outback, Impreza or Forester, you can ensure your comfort and safety in your vehicle. You’ll never look back once you’ve researched the ANCAP safety features. Head to your nearest dealership and take a model for a test drive today.