2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback Earn 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Award | Edmunds

2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback Earn 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Award


Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan and the companion 2015 Subaru Outback wagon earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Subaru has the most 2014 Top Safety Pick awards of any brand.
  • Other winners include the Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Forester, WRX and XV Crosstrek.

ARLINGTON, Virginia The redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan and the companion 2015 Subaru Outback wagon earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Subaru has the most 2014 Top Safety Pick awards of any brand.

Other winners include the Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Forester, WRX and XV Crosstrek.

"The previous-generation Legacy also was a Top Safety Pick+ winner, earning an acceptable rating overall in the small overlap front test," said the Institute in a statement on Tuesday. "Structural performance improved to 'good' for the 2015 Legacy, compared with a marginal score for the outgoing model."

The 2015 Legacy and Outback have not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Standard safety equipment on the 2015 Legacy includes a rearview camera and new front seat-cushion airbags that help to keep occupants in place in a frontal crash.

The new Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System, which is standard on 2015 Legacy Limited trims and optional on the 2.5i Premium, provides three functions. Blind-spot detection detects vehicles on either side of the vehicle, in the driver's blind spots; lane-change assist detects fast-approaching vehicles in adjacent lanes; and rear cross-traffic alert detects vehicles approaching from a perpendicular direction while reversing, such as from a driveway.

Key competitors to the Legacy include the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat. Outback rivals include the Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Highlander.

Edmunds says: Subaru continues to collect trophies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, something that should be reassuring to car shoppers considering this brand.

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