The 2015 Outback received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The Outback is on sale now at Subaru dealerships.
The 2015 Subaru Outback earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Institute rated the Outback "good" in its crash tests and "superior" in front crash avoidance testing. The Top Safety Pick+ award refers to Outbacks equipped with optional Subaru EyeSight driver assist technology.
Standard safety equipment on the 2015 Outback includes a rearview camera and a new rollover sensor that can deploy the side curtain airbags if an imminent rollover is detected. New front seat-cushion airbags help to keep occupants in place in a frontal crash.
The new Subaru rear vehicle detection system, which is standard on Limited and optional for the 2.5i Premium model, bundles blind-spot detection, lane-change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 GMC Terrain and Jeep Cherokee earned a four-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Ford Escape has not been rated.