Safety has been an upmost priority for the Subaru brand especially in 2019 with introduction of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. 

According to PR Newswire, Subaru announced recently that it's 2019 product line-up scored more TOP SAFETY PICK awards than any other brand. The 2019 Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, and WRX earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. If you are doing the math, that's seven Subaru vehicles out of 30 vehicles in the industry that qualified for the TOP SAFETY PICK+. The 2019 Forester also did great and earned the TOP SAFETY PICK award. All models received a 'Superior' rating in front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

PR Newswire says that for a vehicle to earn the IIHS 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, the vehicle must receive a "Good" rating for the six tests of high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test and evaluation of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in reach impacts. The vehicle also must earn an "Advanced or "superior" rating for front crash prevent and a "Good" headlight rating. 

They also claim that IIHS assesses a vehicle's crashworthiness with six tests: moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints & seats. For 2019, new criteria has been implemented for the TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards. A vehicle must now receive a "good" rating specifically for the passenger side small overlap crash test to earn a TSP+ award.  Also, an "acceptable" or "good" rating for the passenger-side test is now necessary to earn a TSP award. 

Looking to compare the results? For the full list of winners, visit the IIHS website:

You can also check out our award winning inventory here. If you are in the Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Auburn or Tacoma area stop by Walker's Renton Subaru and check out why Subaru is the best safety choice. Our Subaru experts are ready to answer any questions you have!