Subaru Canada awarded accolades for safety and qualityBlog May 26th, 2023
The glitterati of Hollywood were not the only ones receiving accolades earlier this year, as Subaru celebrated its own set of impressive achievements. The automaker was honored by several esteemed organizations, including the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, AutoTrader, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Subaru Outback brought home “Best Compact SUV” and the coveted “Best Overall SUV” at the AutoTrader Awards, while the Subaru Crosstrek was crowned “Best Subcompact SUV.” The AutoTrader Awards jury considers every vehicle available in Canada to determine the top candidates in each category that they would confidently recommend to Canadians and carefully selects winners based on thorough testing of every new vehicle available on the market.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awarded Subaru the “Best Safety Innovation” award for its new wide-angle mono camera, a key component of the latest version of Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
The new three-camera system is more effective at identifying and preventing collisions with pedestrians and cyclists in low-speed situations such as intersections and crosswalks, thanks to its wider field of view. The camera made its debut on top trims of the 2023 Subaru Outback and Legacy and is now offered as standard equipment on the 2023 Ascent. Subaru recently announced that it will be standard equipment for the all-new 2024 Crosstrek and Impreza, bringing award-winning safety technology to its most affordable models.
Finally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized Subaru for its safety achievement. The newly refreshed Subaru Ascent and Subaru Outback, as well as the new Subaru Solterra each received the institute’s top honor, the “Top Safety Pick+,” while the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Forester both achieved a “Top Safety Pick” nod. The Legacy boasts 18 consecutive wins, while the Forester has achieved the award for the past 17 years straight. The IIHS has recently strengthened its requirements for testing, demanding better side crash protection and improved pedestrian crash prevention systems, and eliminating subpar headlights from the field of qualifying vehicles.