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