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Subaru Forester Reigns Supreme In Safety Aspect, Here’s Why

By James Yu , Dec 12, 2016 07:42 AM EST

The Subaru 2017 Forester currently holds the record of the longest consecutive Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). This feat is certainly not the kind that can easily be accomplished. The Subaru Forester reigns supreme in the safety aspect and here's why.

Subaru Values Safety Above All

In a report from Torque News, it was stated that safety is one of the core values of the Japanese automaker. The 2017 Forester is equipped with safety system called Subaru EyeSight. This safety package includes adaptive cruise control, vehicle lane departure warning, pre-collision braking and rear cross-traffic alert. In addition, there are also camera systems available in the 2017 Forester and other models that assist drivers from getting into dangerous situations. "Safety continues to be one of Subaru's core values," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada.

Subaru's Proof

If the Subaru's 11 consecutive Top Safety Pick honors, the longest streak in the automotive industry is not proof enough, the automaker also has other ways of proving why it reigns supreme in the safety aspect. According to report, Subaru has conducted a survey of accidents involving Subaru vehicles in the period of 2010 to 2014. It was shown by the data that there is a 61 percent reduction of vehicles crashing thanks to the Subaru EyeSight.

There's More To 2017 Forester

There is more to the 2017 Forester than its supremacy in the safety aspect. The Subaru 2017 Forester also has a good amount of power under the hood. A report from the Spokesman stated that a 2.5-liter boxer engine powers the 2.5i trims while the 2.0XTs get a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Both engines are boxer type, capable of cranking out 170 and 250 horsepower respectively. The lower trims get a six-speed manual transmission with an option for a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The higher 2017 Forester trims on the other hand will only get a CVT gearbox as reported.

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