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The 2003 model year Subaru Forester has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest rating in the most recent series of frontal offset crash tests. The Institute also distinguished Forester with its coveted “best pick” designation. In fact, of four new or redesigned sport utility vehicles (including the Honda CR-V, Saturn VUE and Land Rover Freelander), Subaru Forester is the only vehicle to achieve the IIHS’ highest rating in both the 5 mph bumper and 40 mph frontal offset tests.

“The Institute’s findings reinforce our dedication to building safe vehicles,” said T.K. Saito, Chairman, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are proud to say that the full line of Subaru All-Wheel Drive vehicles tested by the IIHS – including the 2003 Forester, as well as the Legacy and Impreza models – have earned the Institute’s highest rating as well the ‘best pick’ distinction.”