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Crash Dummy
Four Subaru Vehicles Listed as Best Cars in a Crash

The Subaru Tribeca, Outback, Impreza, and Legacy were all on the Forbes.com list of 10 best cars in a crash. The list is based on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick awards. Then Forbes.com evaluated current model-year vehicles and picked ones that have earned perfect or near-perfect scores of “good” in all sections. This year no car in the “small car” segment received “good” scores across the board, but the Impreza had the next best score with one “acceptable” rating.

Several safety features contribute to the highly rated safety of these Subaru vehicles:

  • Unique SUBARU BOXER engine design, which sits low on the chassis and slips under passengers in the event of a frontal impact
  • Three-ring construction, which reinforces body pillars from front to rear
  • Durable, high-strength steel and special latches that attach the rear doors to the metal frame