Given how the automaker has been consecutively receiving different honors in the recent years, it would not be a surprise if a lot of people have already expected this outcome. This does not change the fact that Subaru has achieved an incredible feat as five of its vehicles won top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) annual event.
The Top Safety Picks
According to a report from Torque News, Subaru was able to earn the three Top Safety Pick+ award with its Outback, Forester and Legacy while the Crosstek and WRX were each given a Top Safety Pick award. The Top Safety Pick+ represents the highest honor in the annual IIHS event while the Top Safety Pick represents the second highest award.
It Is Not An Easy Battle
Apparently, qualifying even for the second top mark is not easy. Reports stated that a good rating has to be achieved by a vehicle in after being subjected to five crashworthiness tests. The tests will check the small and moderate overlap front, the roof strength and head restraints, the side and the car.
In addition, a superior rating also needs to be achieved by a vehicle in the aspect of crash prevention as reported. Earning the Top Safety Pick+ honor is harder. Aside from the five crash worthiness tests and superior crash prevention rating, the car also needs to achieve a good rating in the headlight aspect. Apparently, the latter is one aspect where many failed.
Not The First Time
This is not the first time that Subaru was able to earn a Top Safety Pick Award. In fact, the Subaru Forester holds the longest streak of achieving this award and this win marks the 12th year of the automaker's midsized SUV winning the Top Safety Pick award as reported by The Province. "Safety continues to be one of Subaru's Core values. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to safety as we design and develop core technologies such as the Subaru Global Platform, to meet the safety standards of the future", said Shiro Ohta, charman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc.