Every Subaru model earns IIHS safety pick


Subaru Canada announced it is the only automaker to earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards for every model it builds.

“Right from its underpinnings, safety is top of mind for Subaru's engineering and design team,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized us again as the only manufacturer with a 2012 Top Safety Pick winner for all models. This strongly reinforces our commitment to producing vehicles that inspire confidence in our consumers.”

A Top Safety Pick nod recognizes vehicles that, in IIHS testing, do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on 'good' ratings in each category. The IIHS ranks in terms of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with 'good' as the top rank possible in Institute tests.

Winners also must have electronic stability control.

“For three years running, Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer with the distinction of earning IIHS top safety pick awards for every model it builds,” said Institute president Adrian Lund.

“It's tough to win, and we commend Subaru for making safety a top priority.”