Subaru SafetyJan 11st, 2024
Putting the power to all four corners gives drivers the special confidence that comes with knowing their vehicle is capable in even the roughest winter weather, but Subaru safety is more than its all-wheel drive system. It’s a symphony of cutting-edge technology and construction: think of it as having an extra set of eyes on the road and, if needed, an extra foot on the brake.
For starters, the Subaru Global Platform introduced in 2017 helps Subaru vehicles deliver higher degree of control in less-than ideal circumstances. The platform features a world-class AWD system and class-leading active safety systems, such as Active Torque Vectoring, Brake Assist, Brake Override, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).
The interior design delivers a sanctuary on wheels to maximize comfort and stress-free driving. All the details have been carefully engineered, including cozy seating positions, stellar visibility, intuitive interfaces, logical controls, and meticulous ergonomics. Passive safety systems designed to deliver class-leading levels of protection include rigid construction, a ring-shaped reinforcement safety cell, a full complement of airbags, collapsible pedals and front bumpers designed to minimize injury to pedestrians.
And of course, there is EyeSight, a collection of advanced driving assistance and collision avoidance systems. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Subaru EyeSight has demonstrated an 85 per cent reduction in rear-end collisions that result in injuries, and a reduction in pedestrian injuries by as much as 35 per cent.
The system includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, and pre-collision throttle management to reduce engine power when EyeSight detects an obstacle ahead. Some Subarus are additionally equipped with a DriverFocus system, which uses facial recognition technology to identify a drowsy or distracted driver. To-date, Subaru has sold over 1 million EyeSight-equipped vehicles.
Subaru safety isn’t just a feature; it drives to the soul of every vehicle. Check out Subaru EyeSight in action.